Since the financial crisis regulatory changes and market dynamics have led to an increased usage of non-cash collateral for securities lending transactions. This trend is most dramatic in the US, which has historically been a predominantly cash based market. A guest post from State Street.
The Basel Committee has issued a new FAQ on how banks need to treat settled-to-market derivatives transactions in the Liquidity Coverage Ratio and Net Stable Funding Ratio. This will renew the balance sheet squeeze on banks for cleared derivatives trades. There are still other benefits to STM however.
In capital markets, the historical trend has been for systems to supplement people, supporting greater volumes and more complex products. So what is different about the current wave of enthusiasm for automation compared to those in previous decades? A guest post from Broadridge.
This Finadium report looks at how much big capital markets players - banks, custodians, asset managers, hedge funds and institutional investors - should get excited about crypto as a business model extension.