Julian Eyre | published on 27th February 2018
The Field Effect attended J.P.Morgans 12th Annual Collateral Conference in London
The Field Effect attended J.P.Morgan’s 12th Annual Collateral Conference last week in London, where there were a number of thought provoking sessions on topics including the impacts to regulatory change in securities financing, enabling efficiencies through FinTech and innovation and the future of the collateral management landscape, led by industry experts.
David Field, Managing Director of The Field Effect was a panellist on the ‘Enabling Industry Change; Innovation and the New Securities Finance and Collateral Management Landscape’. David provided insight on how firms should consider an operating model encompassing both hybrid and in-house solutions. Innovation and FinTech dominated this discussion, when the audience was asked ‘What is the main driver for your firm to invest in FinTech and Platform solutions?’ 39.13% stated they would invest in operational and settlement efficiency. While 21.74% would invest in inventory management & collateral optimisation, with only 19.57% for regulatory compliance.
These results suggest the market is looking to create a zero-touch or straight through processing (STP) standardised model within their organisations. Whereas investing in inventory control and regulatory requirements have been deprioritised.
Given the constant change and the need to adapt in today’s ecosystem, could this be the time you review your firm’s front to back operational processes and consider how you could benefit from a more ‘innovative’ solution?