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South Africa’s Financial Institutions Explore Collateral Optimisation

Strate, Africa’s leading Central Securities Depository (CSD), and Clearstream, the International CSD (ICSD) and national CSD that is part of the Deutsche Börse Group, have announced the launch of a centralised collateral management service for the South African financial market. Some of South Africa’s largest financial institutions*, including banks, a number of fund managers and the JSE, have committed to exploring the […]

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Collateral Management Conference 2013

Strate’s Collateral Management Project is on track to be implemented with Clearstream on 16-18 November 2013. The Clearstream technology, through sophisticated algorithms, automatically manages bilateral eligibility criteria for collateral, allocates the cheapest securities to deliver against open exposures and thus provides regular intra-day collateral optimisation, where possible. In addition, collateral top-ups and returns, cash margin […]

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Update on Strate’s Collateral Management Project

Strate’s Collateral Management Project is on track to be implemented in November 2013. The project aims to meet the growing need for the greater use of collateral for financial transactions in South Africa, allowing banks to free cash on the balance sheet in order to meet Basel III requirements and improve the tracking and efficient use of collateral.

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Liquidity Alliance launched to address global collateral crunch

The goal of the Liquidity Alliance is to exchange information, identify common needs and to extend global collateral solution. The Alliance will be a dynamic forum and open to additional participants from all regions …

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Principles to further reduce counterparty risk in Close-Out Netting agreements under way

From 1 to 5 October, the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (Unidroit) met to consider draft Principles on Close-Out Netting, a tool that South African institutions use to reduce exposures to the insolvency of a counterparty …

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Cash-based collateral dethroned

In a world scared by the events of 2008, considerable questions have been put forward regarding the mitigation of counter-party credit risk, the protection and use of collateral, and greater demands on transparency within the financial services arena…

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