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Sub-custodian monitoring can be eased for network managers with an industry standard due diligence questionnaire. Watch our video with AFME

New clearing models aimed at the buy-side are emerging in Europe as mandatory clearing approaches. Watch our interview with Eurex

On 17 May, OCC, the US clearinghouse that is the largest equity derivatives clearinghouse in the world, was placed on CreditWatch with negative implications by the ratings agency, S&P.

As the market in Europe prepares for the commencement of mandatory clearing, new clearing structures are being devised by CCPs (central counterparty clearinghouses) to make the process smoother, more cost efficient and, perhaps most pertinently, more collateral efficient for clients.

With increased demands being placed upon collateral, collateral management and optimisation has never been more important. Being able to source the right collateral at the right time is vital.

The way that collateral is being used, and indeed needed, in financial markets has altered significantly since the financial crises. With the central role handed to CCPs in markets, the majority of trades now need to be collateralised in one way or another.

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