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CACEIS launches Collateral Express, an integrated collateral management product
With the implementation of regulations such as EMIR, Dodd-Frank and Basel III giving rise to the systematisation of collateral and greater demands on quality and liquidity, CACEIS has honed its expertise in the field of collateral management.
Fully integrated with CACEIS’s Asset Servicing offering, Collateral Express is a comprehensive solution intended for buy-side players as part of their OTC derivative transactions. While processing its clients’ OTC derivative transactions, CACEIS ensures that each stage of their lifecycle is compliant with the new regulations.
Its solution offers access to electronic affirmation platforms to reduce confirmation time frames; systematic, daily, independent valuation of all OTC instruments, from plain vanilla to complex products and regular reconciliation with counterparties according to frequencies defined by the regulators.
It also includes access to clearing houses via clearers; reporting of transactions to Trade Repositories from the following day; calculation and regular reconciliation of margin calls; management of collateral in the form of securities or cash and combined reporting of cleared and bilateral transactions.
As collateral is becoming an increasingly rare key resource, CACEIS also offers optimisation solutions through its trading room. All clients may be offered the transformation, substitution, financing and reinvestment of collateral as well as the optimisation of securities collateral, depending on their situation and investment rules.
It is also important to note that CACEIS ensures the secure custody of collateral against the counterparty in accordance with the recommendations of the Basel Committee on margin requirements for non-cleared derivatives (BCBS-IOSCO). This system facilitates the complete segregation of collateral and ensures its fluidity.
Speaking about the launch of this new product, Laurent Durdilly, CACEIS Products and Solutions Director, stated: “With Collateral Express, CACEIS now offers its clients a global and consolidated view of their collateral by counterparty, irrespective of whether the underlying assets are OTC derivatives, forex, listed derivatives, securities lending or Repo, etc.
Collateral Express is the solution for optimising a resource that has become critical for the functioning of the financial system and for our clients”.
CACEIS is the asset servicing banking group dedicated to institutional and corporate clients. Through offices across Europe, North America and Asia, CACEIS offers a broad range of services covering depositary and custody, fund administration, middle office outsourcing, derivatives clearing, forex, securities lending, fund distribution support and issuer services. With assets under custody of €2.5 trillion and assets under administration of €1.3 trillion, CACEIS is one of the world market leaders in asset servicing and the largest depositary bank and the premier fund administrator in Europe (figures to 31 December 2012).