Business strategy

Buy-side firms from investment managers to pension funds, insurance firms, corporate treasuries to hedge funds, will variously be impacted by regulations related to mandatory clearing and margining of non-cleared derivatives. Even though mandatory dates have moved out, firms may need to adopt clearing earlier for economic reasons. Each firm needs a clearing and collateral strategy that addresses critical issues such as:

  • What regulation will impact which geographies / legal entities by when
  • Choice of clearing venue(s)
  • Selection of clearing brokers and Futures Clearing Merchants (FCMs)
  • Collateral type and eligibility management (cash vs non-cash, considering performance drag)
  • Collateral segregation model (OSA vs ISA vs full segregation)
  • Collateral service capabilities (custody, transformation, optimisation, tri-party etc.)
  • Margin calculation, forecasting, agreement and reconciliation
  • Collateral selection, instruction, mobilisation, substitution, reconciliation
  • Legal documentation
  • Market infrastructure connectivity and messaging
  • Infrastructure provisioning: build vs buy; vendor vs utility

TFE can help you develop your strategy quickly and efficiently based on our deep expertise in clearing and collateral, underpinned by our structured methods and tools.


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