The implementation of Dodd-Frank, European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and equivalent global regulations, together with the Basel III capital adequacy and liquidity framework, has transformed collateral management. Apex Collateral, our enterprise collateral management system, helps you comply with the regulations, achieve collateral optimization and handle the volume and complexity of collateral management activities.
With regulations driving increases in collateral requirements, regulatory ratios driving demand for high-quality liquid assets (HQLA) and balance sheet constraints shrinking the pool of available assets, collateral optimization is a necessity. The Apex Optimizer collateral optimization solution provides a unique approach using numerical collateral optimization algorithms to allocate collateral holistically in a single run.
To make informed collateral trading decisions in a timely manner, you need critical data at your fingertips. The Apex Collateral system provides a real-time view of your collateral inventory, aggregated market volumes and prices, and forthcoming corporate actions with a suite of trader tools to manage liquidity, lending and collateral.
With global market reforms yielding a tidal wave of regulations impacting collateral management, it is imperative to find efficiencies in collateral operations. The Apex Collateral system provides tailored, cross-product support for collateral operations, a centralized agreements repository and master templates for standard agreement types across securities finance, derivatives and master netting agreements.
Keeping track of collateral held, from whom, how it is posted and at what rate requires a universal view across products, asset classes and geographies. The Apex collateral management system allows you to tailor your account hierarchy to your firm’s structure, providing real-time visibility of collateral operations and the ability to drill down to underlying account details.
To manage the liquidity impact of your collateral program, you need insight into future requirements and risk. The Apex Collateral system allows you to better understand the multidimensional aspects of collateral risk management with a collateralization dashboard and control panel that display real-time global exposures at both the client and counterparty level.