Collateral Management 2017: Best Practices and Technologies for Ecosystem Optimization
Collateral becomes an asset class in itself and its value chain is undergoing rapid reconstruction by fintech startups and industry initiatives.
Key research questions
- What new realities are changing collateralization practices for sell side, buy side, and market infrastructure firms?
- Where are disruptive technologies and fintechs impacting the collateral value chain and incumbent providers?
- What constitutes best practice capabilities to navigate the upcoming changes?
Collateral management activities are entering the next stage of development, beyond firm-level infrastructure and data enablement alone; towards market participants as a whole looking to connect and optimize pools of collateral on an industrywide basis.
Recent times have seen significant changes in terms of startup firms and market infrastructure players offering services that help firms discover, aggregate, optimize, align, and mobilize collateral flows and its value chain at a price/performance point that enables all market participants in the ecosystem to potentially benefit. Firms now are able to pursue multi-pronged approaches to achieve next-generation capabilities to manage and optimize their collateral operations.