The value of a system

Collateral management

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The discord in the financial markets over the past few months has raised plenty of doubts - the valuation of collateralised debt obligations, the role of rating agencies and how to manage liquidity risk, to name just a few. Even the most widely accepted and dependable of risk mitigants - the posting of collateral - is under scrutiny.

At the height of the turmoil, reports began to surface of disputes between hedge funds and prime brokers over margin calls and the subsequent seizing and liquida

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