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1st May 2020

Are you stockpiling or using your assets efficiently? By Helen Nicol, Head of Solutions

At VERMEG we believe that optimisation solutions should be tailored to different market sectors. Different organisations have varied drivers and priorities depending upon their size, their strategy and the legality of pooling assets across multiple entities or funds. Each organisation must set its own goals in relation to what it wishes to accomplish, whether this […]

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1st May 2020

Navigate the crisis By Wassel Dammak, Head of Product Strategy, Collateral Management

To face Covid-19 crisis, many financial firms triggered disaster recovery plans. Due to the lockdown in different countries, they had to cope with an unprecedented way of working, entirely decentralized, with most of the staff working from home. At the same time, both buy side and sell side firms had to manage higher trading volumes […]

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1st May 2020

Has Margin Call madness highlighted broader failures in the collateral ecosystem? By Matthew Siredzuk, Senior Sales Executive

As Covid-19 sweeps the world, we’ve seen global leaders in ICU, negative oil prices, record-high global debt, record-low interest rates, equity markets in free-fall, F1 teams building emergency medical equipment, and conspiracy theorists out in full force – no doubt there will be geopolitical powerplays going on behind the scenes. 5G towers and Chinese biochemical […]

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30th April 2020

Locked down for 40 days but more connected than ever By Eric Bemelmans, Director Digital Consulting

Forty days of lockdown and here we are. The symbolic importance of that number is still debated. Number 40 is at the heart of numerous sacred scripts, very often in the context of judgment, so much that many interpret it as the number of divine intervention or punishment. Number 40 seems to be associated with […]

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29th April 2020

G20 Financial Reform – What’s in store for 2020: A South African Case study By Tracey Adams, Regional Collateral Management Head

As 2019 came to a close for the financial industry in South Africa, there was an acknowledgement that 2020 could be a year of regulatory change with respect to trade reporting and BCBS/IOSCO. Following the G20 meeting in September, South Africa’s government was keen to promote deeper cross-border economic and infrastructure integration, but also under […]

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