June 2020

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Collateral management has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, from a sharp uptick in volumes to a new acceptance of key responsibilities being delivered from home. In response, collateral service providers have worked to adjust their capabilities to meet new sorts of demands, while the recent disruption has accelerated client willingness to adopt new ways of doing business. This is a work-in-progress, as clients continue to identify the gaps in their dispersed operations and processes.

This report is a survey of 43 senior collateral professionals at 21 firms including technology suppliers, custodians, operations outsourcers and central securities depositories. Our questions covered a cross-section of how COVID-19 has impacted collateral management, including economics, technology and expectations for the future. We document how service provider organizations have been impacted, and also how their collective clients – banks, asset managers and other segments – have performed while working from home.

The outcome of current discussions between collateral service providers and their clients will shape not only the next product development cycle, but likely key components of collateral infrastructure going forward.

This report will be useful reading for any market participant in collateral management across buy-side, sell-side and service providers.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • The Collateral Response
    • – Methodology
  • The Collateral Experience of Working from Home
    • – Buy-side vs. Sell-side
  • Delivering on Functionality
    • – Industry and Regulatory Initiatives
  • Future Planning
  • About the Author
  • About Finadium LLC

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