The last word: Collateral and CCPs

The leading question


Robert Almanas, member of the executive committee, SIX Securities Services
With upcoming regulation such as the Dodd-Frank Act and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation forcing financial institutions to lock down much more collateral – probably to the tune of trillions of dollars – collateral optimisation will become increasingly important for both the buy and sell sides, so that they can maintain, or even increase business levels.

High-quality collateral is already becoming scarce. We

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