Entries by Bimal Kadikar

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Finadium report on ISDA’s Common Domain Model and the Digitization of Collateral

Finadium recently spoke to Bimal Kadikar, CEO of Transcend, regarding the adoption of ISDA’s Common Domain Model (CDM) by market participants. Finadium’s new report, published by Josh Galper, Managing Principal, evaluates the role of CDM to solve business problems for collateralized trading markets and its potential to standardize data elements across the derivatives lifecycle. Bimal […]

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Centralized collateral management becoming a reality

Collateral management has transitioned from an ancillary service to a core competency, largely as a result of the sheer breadth of activity from front to back office and horizontally across silos and asset classes. This has spurred a marked shift towards centralization of collateral management, providing organizations with a centralized view of inventory as well […]

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In five years, 90% of funding will be done by machines

You may disagree with the number of years or the percent, but everyone understands that automation in the funding and collateral space is occurring at a fast pace. The question is how you prepare for this inevitable future? Our view is that connecting data from disparate sources is the key to the next evolution in the […]

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Collateral management: A path littered with obstacles

As collateral rules have grown in complexity, so has the need for greater optimization – But as Tim Steele [of Funds Europe] discovers, achieving that can be painful. Collateral has long been used as a tool for mitigating counterparty risk and obtaining credit, but now more than ever, it is the key determinant of an […]

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QFC Recordkeeping Compliance: Top 5 Challenges, and Even Greater Benefits

With 2019 upon us, the first deadlines for banks to comply with the QFC Recordkeeping regulation are just around the corner. The final rule, detailed under the Dodd-Frank Act, will provide US regulatory authorities visibility into firms’ financial exposures and counterparty relationships to reduce the market risks and potential impact in the case of a […]

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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

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 trends in collateral management for 2018 and highlight important areas to watch going forward. The […]

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Revisiting the Importance of Inventory Management in Collateral and Liquidity

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 match collateral to needs, improve front-to-back office communications and increase operational efficiency and compliance. Inventory […]

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

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 moving but seldom have the drivers of change […]

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Optimizing Your Collateral Resiliency and Recovery

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 to become more efficient and how to respond […]