Finadium: Asset Managers and the Uses of Collateral

Finadium has released a new research report, “Asset Managers and the Uses of Collateral in OTC Derivatives, Securities Lending and Repo: A Finadium Survey.” This report looks at the progress made by fund managers and insurance companies in preparing for a future landscape where collateral may be in short supply, and cross-asset collateral management is a requirement.

Asset managers are active participants in OTC derivatives, securities lending and repo, all markets that rely on collateral to manage risk and exposure. As banks have learned, optimizing collateral creates opportunities for revenue generation and operational efficiencies across the firm. While asset managers understand this conceptually, individual firms are at very different stages of learning why and when they would embark on installing technology not just for collateral movements in one silo, but to gain a cross-product view of the collateral at their disposal.

This report presents the final results of Finadiumʼs 2015 asset manager survey, covering US$24.6 trillion in assets across 32 large buy-side firms. Our survey includes mutual funds, UCITS funds and insurance companies in North America and Europe. The results of this survey are useful for any asset manager looking to benchmark their progress and thinking against their peers, and for service providers looking to better assist their clients in optimizing collateral processes.

This report is part of the Finadium Executive Briefing series, providing briefings and analysis to the financial markets industry.

Finadium subscribers with logins can log in to access this report.

For non-subscribers, more information on this report and subscription information is available on the Finadium reports home page.

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