Collateral Management

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SmartStream’s collateral management software takes an exceptions-based approach, delivering comprehensive functionality that is fully compliant with regulation. It provides financial institutions with confidence in all aspects of their collateral management programmes, including margin call workflow automation, optimisation, reporting, audit and reconciliations across all business lines.

It can be deployed in the cloud, in a hosted environment or on-premise, all as a private installation without the commingling of data. This is inherently more secure, ensures greater performance, and allows the solution to be used with custom code tailored to each firm’s specific requirements. Additionally, a well-versioned, backwardly-compatible, stable public API suite enables firms to connect seamlessly to upstream and downstream systems, which is fundamental during periods of volatility and high-margin activity.

Key Features

TLM Collateral Management is a comprehensive, automated data management solution that helps financial institutions lower the operational risks associated with collateral management programmes. It off ers a variety of functions, with coverage for cleared and non-cleared, over-the-counter(OTC) derivatives margining, repo margining and securities lending margining.

TLM Collateral Management assists with the reduction of credit and operational risk using a best practice approach to comprehensive collateral management. The solution is ideal for all types of financial institutions including banks, asset managers, hedge funds, custodians, central clearers and service providers. TLM Collateral Management offers an event-driven, exceptions-based workfl ow to manage the end-to-end activities and processes associated with collateral management.

TLM Collateral Management is an established, trusted solution, implemented by a broad range of financial institutions across the globe. SmartStream has an extensive product line and is staff ed by highly experienced industry professionals, with in-depth operations knowledge. SmartStream has access to a vast pool of client knowledge, and the company’s ability to draw on this collective experience ensures customers are kept abreast of the latest industry developments.

The solution can be installed on-premise or accessed via a cloud-based, on-demand service. The latter deployment option removes the need for firms to buy and install their own hardware, shortening implementation times and minimising overheads. Smartstream’s Collateral On Demand off ering provides physical segregation of client data to ensure that client information is never commingled.

In addition, unlike many other cloud vendors, SmartStream allows firms to upgrade at their own pace.

A set of integrated messaging tools connects TLM Collateral Management to third party vendors and other industry partners, promoting greater levels of automation in relation to margin calls and clearing. Additionally, a suite of Public APIs enables fi rms to build their own interfaces and connections to up and downstream systems. This allows for the real time fl ow of accurate data from systems including inventory management, optimisation, settlements and credit risk reporting.

To meet the needs of service providers, the solution supports a client portal through which a bank’s customers can interact, in real time, with the collateral decision-making process. TLM Collateral Management delivers an extensive QA testing suite, as a service. By using this facility, clients can adopt new functionality more rapidly, reduce risk, and avoid significant QA/testing eff ort and cost.

Key Benefits

TLM Collateral Management delivers:

  • Improved anticipation of operational and credit risk, allowing proactive planning of risk mitigation strategies
  • Public API suite enabling programmatic connectivity to all systems within a firm’s ecosystem. All API’s are backwardly compatible and do not require recompiling as part of any upgrade, ultimately lowering the overall cost ownership of the solution
  • A powerful intuitive interface that presents clear and logical paths for users. A management information dashboard assists senior staff with trend analysis and decision-making
  • Automated data capture – data is automatically drawn into the application, removing the need for it to be re-entered. The solution filters this information and alerts users to potential problems
  • Streamlined operational workflow – automation of key tasks associated with margin calls, including data capture, validation, calculation and processing
  • Collateral optimisation – APIs that provide eligibility schedules to in-house optimisation engines, plus automated selection of collateral assets enables the reduction of funding costs
  • Seamless uptake of new regulations, such as Dodd-Frank, BCBS-IOSCO and Basel III, that require institutions to manage capital reserves and collateral when entering derivatives trades



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