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Let’s be clear: The marginal benefits of transparency are not marginal

George Kaye, April 2017
Background
Since the financial crisis of 2009, the financial industry has come under significantly greater regulatory scrutiny, in all areas from inducements to execution and reporting transparency. In Europe, two cornerstones of this regulation are the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). The full scope of these directives is beyond the scope of this article. We will instead

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AFEX using Derivitec’s Risk Portal for Collateral Management

(For the original press release please go to http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/-2168040.htm)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwired – October 19, 2016) – AFEX, one of the world ‘s largest non-bank providers of global payment and risk management solutions, has selected Derivitec’ s Risk Portal product for production of its collateral management reports.

Derivitec ‘s Risk Portal allows clients to access industrial standard risk reporting software directly through the web, with zero installation overhead. Whilst originally designed to handle analytics on derivative products, the platform has been significantly extended to cover everything from shocks to regulatory reports across a wide range of assets, globally. End-of-day market data, and portfolio management are provided as standard, leaving the client with nothing more to do than upload portfolios and calculate to obtain their end of day risk numbers.

Derivitec’ s solution enables firms to benefit from effective collateral risk management and is being used daily by major financial intermediaries involved in trading currencies, the largest financial asset in the world. In particular, Derivitec ‘s innovative cloud-based collateral risk management solutions have made an important contribution in helping firms manage some of the currency risks associated with Brexit.

AFEX’ s trade

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World First to Use Derivitec’s Risk Portal

(For the original press release please go to http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/-2157751.htm)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwired – September 13, 2016) – World First, one of the world ‘s largest non-bank providers of tailored foreign exchange solutions, has selected Derivitec’ s Risk Portal product for its collateral management and risk reporting requirements.

Derivitec ‘s Risk Portal allows clients to access industrial standard risk reporting software directly through the web, with zero installation overhead. Whilst originally designed to handle analytics on derivative products, the platform has been significantly extended to cover everything from shocks to regulatory reports across a wide range of assets, globally. End of day market data, and portfolio management are provided as standard, leaving the client with nothing more to do than upload portfolios and calculate to obtain their end of day risk numbers.

World First’ s trade and counterparty data are being fed into the Derivitec platform, allowing them to drill down into changes in counterparty collateral and margin requirements that would result from an unlimited range of possible

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