Round Table Summary: Prime Brokerage, Margin, Collateral and Data
Offering valuable insight into the priorities and challenges facing prime brokers, broker dealers and clearers, this report is a summary of the discussion during the Margin, Collateral and Data Round Table, sponsored by Imagine Software on Thursday 25th March 2021.
A number of key areas are covered:
• Current environment
• Move to intraday margin
• Change of Margin Rules
• Other regulatory changes (Libor, UMR)
• Blockchain Initiatives (including collateral optimisation, HQLAx)
• Transition from high touch to digital client services • Data Streams vs Portals
• Data Management issues
The session was attended by 21 senior experts representing 17 institutions based across North America and EMEA.
TS Imagine and IHS Markit have announced their partnership whereby the OEMS TradeSmart platform, in combination with IHS Markit’s live evaluated bond pricing data will provide real time insights into the global fixed income bond market.
We offer ten predictions about future developments in the margin arena. Some we expect with a fair amount of certainty, while others require us to gaze more deeply into our crystal ball; nonetheless, we believe all are legitimate and, we hope, thought-provoking.