Market volatility sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a significant increase in prime brokers asking for more collateral from hedge funds.
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Asset managers receive respite from authorities in implementing the final phase of the uncleared margin rules as coronavirus continues to impact regulation.
Despite the extension to comply with the final phase of the uncleared margin rules, major operational challenges remain for buy-side firms.
Pimco will use OpenGamma’s technology in a bid to reduce margin financing costs for derivatives trading.
Citi has leveraged the ISDA SIMM model to launch a new regulatory margin calculation service for buy-side firms that come into scope from 2020 and 2021.
Counterparties within scope for Phase 4 of initial margin compliance have been onboarded to the AcadiaSoft platform.
Both vendors will combine services for a single collateral platform to help firms meet UMR requirements.
The final phase would have enforced thousands of asset managers, hedge funds and insurers from September 2020.
SimCorp research finds only 7% of buy-side firms are ready to comply with the incoming rules in September.
With Brexit and Donald Trump’s election victory, who knows what will happen in 2017. Industry experts do their best to give their views on the year to come.