Initial margin

TriOptima Launches triCalculate IM Analytics Tool for Initial Margin Compliance

TriOptima, a leading infrastructure service that lowers costs and mitigates risk in OTC derivatives markets, today announced that it has launched triCalculate IM Analytics which provides crucial insight into the options for initial margin (IM) calculation, helps with the identification and prioritization of in-scope counterparties and aids trading decisions to reduce future IM costs.

IHS Markit and AcadiaSoft to Deliver Integrated Solution Suite for Initial Margin Management

Alliance will enable straight-through processing for complete margin lifecycle

Business information provider IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) today announced an alliance with AcadiaSoft, a provider of margin automation solutions, to connect the firms’ industry leading platforms for managing initial margin. The alliance will help the non-cleared derivatives community comply with margin regulation, as potentially over 1,000 firms are brought into scope in phase four (September 2019) and phase five (September 2020).

CME’s TriOptima launches initial margin calculation tool

Charles River bolsters collateral management processes with AcadiaSoft

2 New Year’s resolutions which will save your firm millions

Everyone knows that January is the month of New Year’s resolutions – so why not set some for work as well as home? To help you get started, we’ve come up with two resolutions that will help you better manage your trading costs and see a greater return in 2019: 1. Dedicate time to reducing your margin costs New Year’s […]

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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 […]

Video: What is ISDA Create – IM?

Derivatives trading and processing are becoming more automated, but the legal documents that back these trades are still reliant on paper and wet signatures. This slows down the time it takes to negotiate a document, and creates inefficiencies throughout the whole process.

CFTC nod and a wink for IM phase 5 depopulation

The CFTC’s Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) has responded to industry petitions to mitigate the widely-forecasted IM Phase 5 oncoming storm. Readers will recall the July 2018 ISDA/SIFMA white paper previewing the phase 5 population explosion and recommending various reduction strategies: • Raising the in-scope AANA threshold from $8bn. to $100bn. • Postponing mandatory […]

ISDA and Linklaters Launch Test Version of ISDA Create – IM

ISDA and law firm Linklaters have launched a test version of a new online tool that will allow firms to electronically negotiate and execute initial margin (IM) documentation. The IM module is the first step in a broader push to make ISDA documentation available online through ISDA Create, ISDA’s new digital documentation platform.

Joint Trades Final Stages of Initial Margin Phase-In Comment Letter

The final phases of uncleared margin rules (UMR) implementation present serious logistical challenges. In-scope market participants face a number of major hurdles, which are exacerbated given the number of counterparties expected to come into scope. These include large scale efforts to re-document every bilateral relationship in accordance with UMR, operationally set up third-party segregated accounts and adopt IM modeling to minimize the dispute resolution process, among other key tasks.