Creating the Collateral Rulebook

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The high-quality collateral crunch is here, according to Michael Barrett, VP, global head, collateral management services and solutions, GENPACT, who says it’s urgent that firms address collateral optimization now. But, he stresses, without understanding the various CCPs’ rules for margin and collateral, as well as counterparty margin and reference data, it’s impossible to optimize collateral inventory. In this TabbFORUM interview, Barrett and TABB Group partner and COO Alex Tabb discuss the regulatory effects on collateral, margin and liquidity, including the addition of initial margin rules for uncleared swaps; the obstacles to collateral optimization; and the building blocks to achieving it. (Source:

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