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In 2021 we conducted an in-depth study of the reconciliation challenges facing the sell-side listed derivatives market. Two years later we revisit and update the report asking what has changed since then and where there is still work to be done.
This report is based on a survey of Acuiti's Sell-Side Clearing Expert Network, a group of senior executives at banks and non-bank FCMs from across the global market. The report includes a detailed look at EMIR 3.0, CCP default risk, DORA and training in manual clearing.
The FIA Task Force on Cyber Risk's report has been lauded for addressing critical issues of cybersecurity. However, is it reliant on existing programs or is it a forward-thinking approach to truly fortify cybersecurity measures?
DORA is a complex and costly regulation, but is it a necessary response to the ever-growing importance of operational resilience within the financial sector?
In this digest we’ll bring fresh insights and, some may consider, controversial opinions to some of the key topics for operations leaders in 2023.
Over recent months, capital markets participants have reached a growing consensus that the best way to manage data is through cloud technology. A marked departure from the past, curious about the benefits offered by cloud-based solutions?
What are the surprising hidden dangers of standardisation, and can it impact operational resilience and increase risk?
Banks commonly have failed to put in place overarching frameworks for data quality, while data analysis remains highly manual.
Firms are required to raise the bar through the trade lifecycle, from order management through to post-trade confirmation, netting, settlement, and reconciliation.
The Derivatives Market Institute for Standards (DMIST) has made its first major proposal centering around reducing inefficiencies and uncertainties in post-trade processes. What criticisms have been raised and how does DMIST plan to address them?
Financial markets are bracing themselves for the fresh wave of regulation, expecting significant challenges in implementing Refit.
Automation is slowly eating away at rule-based processes, which can free up people for more important opportunities or it may simply make human tasks and processes obsolete.
The derivatives efficiency puzzle facing many organisations is not the volume of data they possess but how to maximise its utility.
In capital markets the recent period has presented significant challenges, with one of the hardest hit areas in post-trade being settlements and payments.
FCMs need to avoid taking a narrow view of automation and advanced analytics and need to realise that the value potential of these initiatives can amount to more than the sum of their parts.