Entries by Bimal Kadikar

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Collaboration, Communication (and a Margarita?): The Catalysts for IT Innovation

Leadership, especially in critical, but technologically-challenged functions like collateral management, is the key to seizing a competitive advantage. IT innovation doesn’t just happen, even in the capital markets where opportunities for substantial improvements in areas like collateral and liquidity management can lead to greater, measurable and sustainable returns. All IT innovation needs commitment, investment and […]

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Top five trends in collateral management for 2018

This article was originally published on Securities Finance Monitor. To download this article, please click here. Collateral management has broadened far past simple margin processing; collateral now impacts a majority of financial market activity from determining critical capital calculations to impacting customer experience to driving strategic investment decisions. In this article, we identify the top five […]

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Revisiting the Importance of Inventory Management in Collateral and Liquidity

This article was originally published on Securities Finance Monitor. To download this article, please click here. In this article in Securities Finance Monitor, Transcend’s CEO Bimal Kadikar discusses the opportunities for more effective liquidity and collateral management – and the potential benefits to the bottom line. A solid starting point is inventory management whereby firms can […]

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A framework for build, buy or network in a changing market environment

This article was originally published on Securities Finance Monitor. Capital markets firms are faced with tough choices in their vendor and utility selection. But when should firms choose to partner with vendors, participate in industry utilities or insource development altogether? This article provides a framework for thinking through the options. Capital markets have always been fast […]

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Optimizing Your Collateral Resiliency and Recovery

This article was originally published in Securities Lending Times. Balancing collateral optimization and regulatory compliance front to back through “Holistic Collateral Architecture” July 28, 2017  Collateral Business Transformation Financial institutions today are increasingly evaluating how best to manage their collateral needs in the face of dual challenges – how to adapt their business and operational structures […]

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Building a Holistic Collateral Infrastucture

This article was originally published on Securities Finance Monitor. Following the financial crisis, regulations and their associated reporting have created an opportunity for banks and investment firms to create a single, unified collateral infrastructure across all product siloes. This does not have to be a radical architecture rebuild, but rather can be achieved incrementally. There are legitimate […]