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Cassini Systems partners with SmartStream to help firms meet Uncleared Initial Margin obligations

London and New York – March 20th, 2019 – Cassini Systems, the leading provider of pre and post trade margin analytics for buy side derivatives trading, today announced its partnership with SmartStream Technologies, the financial Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM®) solutions provider, to help financial institutions comply with BCBS-IOSCO margin requirements for uncleared OTC derivatives.

Cassini Systems Named Best Trading and Execution Platform of the Year in HFM US Hedge Fund Technology Awards 2019

New York and London – February 8th, 2019 – Cassini Systems, the leading market provider for pre and post trade analytics for derivatives trading, has been named Best Trading and Execution Platform of the Year in the HFM US Hedge Fund Technology Awards 2019.

Winter is coming… Rising to the repapering challenges of IM Phases 4 and 5

By Michael Beaton of DRS

Introduction

The deadline for compliance with Phase 4 and Phase 5 of the IM requirements is miles away, isn’t it?  Isn’t it…?

The truth is that, whether you like it or not, the clock is already ticking.  Whether anyone has told you or not, the countdown has already begun.

Winter is coming…

excellent post on UMR from DRS - a must read for any firm who might be in Phase 4 or 5. Bill


Rising to the repapering challenges of IM Phases 4 and 5   Introduction The deadline for compliance with Phase 4 and Phase 5 of the IM requirements is miles away, isn’t it?  Isn’t it…? The truth is that, whether you like it or not, the clock is already ticking.  Whether anyone has told you or […]

Save a Million on Clearing Costs – A Webinar from Razor Risk and JXL Consulting

Clearing is now mandated globally which means for many high volume products their processing takes place via a CCP. With this bifurcation of cleared and un-cleared business, new clearing costs occur, but also from having trades in two environments. In this webinar we are going to consider: Whether your firm should move as much business into clearing as possible Whether ... Read More

IMminent- the other elephant in the room

With a scant 28 days until the MiFID 2 starting gun sounds, Regulatory Change managers could be forgiven for looking forward to a well-deserved rest. In reality, 3 January 2018 will actually represent the beginning of a long process of clarification, refinement and final implementation. In this slightly dispiriting context, it is not surprising that […]

Initial Margin rollout initially marginal

Yesterday marked the first test of the WGMR non-cleared margin rules in the US, Canada and Japan. Even with just over 20 banks in the initial phase, market participants were readying themselves for a rocky start to the new regime. They will not have been disappointed, the afternoon saw the CFTC step in with its […]

ISDA Publishes WGMR Compliant VM CSAs

For anyone involved in preparing for the bilateral margin regulations in September 2016 and March 2017 the post below and background are important. For many firms putting in place CSAs to cover the new regulations is fundamental and still not clear on how to achieve compliance. Click the link below to visit the DRS site and read on....

Margin rules delay is in the air

The industry`s call for a delay of the margin rules, expected to apply from 1 December 2015, may finally receive a positive response from the regulators[1]. These rules on risk-management of uncleared derivatives will impose collection of Initial Margin (IM) and Variation Margin (VM) . The global phase-in timeline was set by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision […]