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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 institution’s ability to engage in financial transactions in the cash or derivatives markets….
“If you optimize every pool or silo individually, as a firm you will by design not be optimized,” says Bimal Kadikar.