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LIBOR Transition: What are the Complexities and Opportunities in a System Execution Plan?

Alexandre BonIn this podcast series, we’ve discussed the high-level market aspects of the transition away from LIBOR, as well as the legal aspects. In the third and final episode, we discuss the technological and infrastructure implications of the changes with Alexandre Bon, the Group Co-Head for LIBOR and Benchmark reform at Murex in Singapore. Listen in to hear what Alexandre has to say about what transition plans look like, whether relying on the fallback is a reliable strategy, and how to set up systems to support the various transition paths.  Topics Discussed in Today’s Episode: Alexandre’s role at MurexThe main operational and technological changes are that firms have to contend with as they transition away from LIBORWhat a typical transition plan would look likeWhether relying solely on the fallback is a reliable strategyHow firms deal with differences between CCPsHow systems need to be set up to support different transition pathsCommon questions that Alexandre’s clients ask while preparing to transitionAdvice for firms that want to prepare for the transitions ahead but also keep up with market changes as they happen Resources: Alexandre Bon Podcast transcript The post LIBOR Transition: What are the Complexities and Opportunities in a System Execution Plan? appeared first on Derivsource.

27 Apr 2021

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LIBOR Transition: What are the Legal Questions and is the Fallback Mechanism Enough?

Episode 2 of LIBOR Transition podcast series with Murex Deepak Sitlani, LinklatersIn episode 2 of our LIBOR transition podcast series, we take a deeper look at the challenges firms are facing with legacy trades as they prepare for the transition away from LIBOR and to alternative benchmarks. To help with that examination we have Deepak Sitlani, Partner in the derivatives practice at Linklaters in London. Listen in to hear Deepak discuss the issues firms are having with protocol, rates that aren’t covered by protocol, and what’s happening with legislative options. Topics Discussed in This Episode: Deepak’s role and experience with LIBOR and the transitionWhat firms need to be thinking about right nowIssues that firms come across with the protocolIssues firms are raising with Deepak’s companyRates not covered by the protocolLegislative options and whether they can be relied onWhat’s happening in a cleared space with CCPsAdvice that Deepak would give listeners Resources: Podcast transcript Deepak Sitlani The post LIBOR Transition: What are the Legal Questions and is the Fallback Mechanism Enough? appeared first on Derivsource.

22 Apr 2021

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LIBOR Transition: What are the Top Market-wide Challenges Remaining?

Episode 1 of LIBOR Transition podcast series with Murex Adam Schneider, Oliver Wyman As the market makes preparations for a transition away from the use of LIBOR, financial institutions must look at their strategies for tackling legacy trades that reference this soon to expire interbank lending rate. There are several options a firm can take and tackling this one element will be complicated and laborious. In this podcast series, we explore the complexities, challenges, and opportunities firms will have when executing strategies to move legacy accounts away from LIBOR. In the first episode focus on a market-wide look at top challenges the financial industry faces from the LIBOR transition. And to talk about this subject we have Adam Schneider, Partner at Oliver Wyman. Listen in to hear what Adam has to say about liquidity, the implications of currency facilities, and the future forecast for the lending market. Topics Discussed in Today’s Episode: • Adam’s background • The challenges revolving around liquidity • How the cash lending market is impacted by the change • The global and multi-currency implications of currency facilities • Why the US market isn’t adopting this • The future forecast for the lending market • Why lending is going so slowly • Whether firms are doing impact analysis on existing contracts Resources: Podcast transcript ALS-LIBOR-2021 The post LIBOR Transition: What are the Top Market-wide Challenges Remaining? appeared first on Derivsource.

8 Apr 2021

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Post-Trade Digitalisation – Practicalities of Transformation

This is the third episode of our three-part podcast series on “Post-Trade Digitalisation – Evolution or Revolution?”  with Torstone TechnologyIn this podcast series, we have already covered the top trends influencing this space, including the newer technologies being used today by financial institutions to support digital transformation projects.In the final episode, we explore what is happening more on the ground level by looking at the main components of a post-trade digitalisation project, some of the common challenges and unexpected benefits that firms can achieve. Listen in to hear a practical look at digital transformation, with David Pearson, Product Owner at Torstone Technology.Read podcast transcript hereThe post Post-Trade Digitalisation – Practicalities of Transformation appeared first on Derivsource.

19 Jan 2021

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Post-Trade Digitalisation – Understanding the Role of “Newer” Technologies

Podcast SponsorThis is the second episode of our three-part podcast series on “Post-Trade Digitalisation – Evolution or Revolution?”  with Torstone Technology In this episode we take a look at how firms can use newer technologies, such as cloud computing and AI, as part of their digitalisation post-trade plans today and in the long-term. Tune in to hear views from two industry technologists including: Peter Kennedy, Partner at Capco, a global management and technology consultancy dedicated to the financial services and energy industries, and Amrik Thethi, Chief Technology Officer at Torstone Technology, a SaaS platform for post-trade securities and derivatives processing technology.  Missed episode one on the emerging and existing landscape for the post-trade digital space? Listen now. Podcast transcript – read now. The post Post-Trade Digitalisation – Understanding the Role of “Newer” Technologies appeared first on Derivsource.

7 Jan 2021

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Post-Trade Digitalisation – the Existing and Emerging Landscape

Podcast Series Sponsor This is the first episode of our three-part podcast series on “Post-Trade Digitalisation – Evolution or Revolution?”  with Torstone Technology The digitalisation of post-trade processing has accelerated in recent years, driven by the rise of newer technologies like AI and DLT, as well as the increase in remote working because of the ongoing pandemic. However, the primary drivers remain the same – to automate processes, increase efficiency, and support innovations such as tokenization and digital assets, as they arise. In episode one of our Post-trade Digitalisation Podcast Series, we look at the top trends driving the evolution of post-trade processing today, and what might revolutionise this space in the coming months and years from a digital perspective. In this podcast, we feature three industry experts; Matthias Voelkel, Partner, and Stefan Schorsch, Associate Partner at Global Management Consultancy Firm, McKinsey and Co. Also, Gordon Russell, Head of Asia for Torstone Technology, a SaaS platform for post-trade securities and derivatives processing.  Listen in for a discussion of the driving forces behind both “classic’ and ‘new” digitalisation evolution today and revolution for tomorrow. Related reading: Podcast transcript The post Post-Trade Digitalisation – the Existing and Emerging Landscape appeared first on Derivsource.

9 Dec 2020

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Market Conduct & PAD: Harnessing Technology for Market Conduct Practices with Remote Working

Sponsored by FISThis is the third episode of our podcast series on “Market Conduct, Personal Account Dealing: How to Keep Up Controls and Compliance in a Time of Remote Working.” In this episode, we look at how USA-based firms are managing changes to market conduct as a result of remote working. We also discuss the role of technology and related software services in assisting firms to better adhere to market conduct and compliance practices, and hopefully builds better controls to support the new needs of today.  Rex Gooch, General Manager of Retail Surveillance at FIS and its Protegent Business Unit shares his views. Related Reading: Read transcript here More about the interviewee, Rex Gooch, FIS More about our sponsor, FIS Episode 1 “Market Risk & PAD: The Challenges & Value of Maintaining Company Culture” Episode 2 “Market Conduct & PAD: Regulatory Guidance for Remote Working“ The post Market Conduct & PAD: Harnessing Technology for Market Conduct Practices with Remote Working appeared first on Derivsource.

28 Sep 2020

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Market Conduct & PAD: Regulatory Guidance for Remote Working

Sponsored by FISThis is the second episode of our podcast series on “Market Conduct, Personal Account Dealing: How to Keep Up Controls and Compliance in a Time of Remote Working.” In this episode, we explore some of risks remote working may introduce in the areas personal account dealing (PAD) and market conduct and the regulatory guidance emerging to address such risks. Listen for insight from Michelle Kirschner, Partner at Gibson Dunn for insight on this topic and specifically the guidelines and views expressed by the UK regulatory body, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in its recently published Market Watch 63. Have you missed episode 1 on the challenges and values of maintaining company culture in this podcast series? Listen here. Related Reading: Transcript here FCA’s Market Watch 63, here More about the interviewee, Michelle Kirschner of Gibson Dunn More about our sponsor, FIS Episode 1 “Market Risk & PAD: The Challenges & Value of Maintaining Company Culture” The post Market Conduct & PAD: Regulatory Guidance for Remote Working appeared first on Derivsource.

10 Sep 2020

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Market Risk & PAD: The Challenges & Value of Maintaining Company Culture

Sponsored by FISThis is the first podcast of a three-part series on “Market Conduct, Personal Account Dealing: How to Keep Up Controls and Compliance in a Time of Remote Working.” In this series, we will be exploring the challenges when it comes to maintaining controls for market conduct and personal account trading when the majority of market professionals are working remotely and away from the office and their teams during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this first podcast of the series, Manmeet Rana, partner at global consultancy Aurexia, shares her views on importance of culture for firms as they reassess their risk profiles, their controls, especially when it comes to market conduct and trade surveillance among other activities. Listen to the podcast by playing it here or via your podcast player such as iTunes. Related reading: Podcast transcript here FCA blog on “Conduct, culture and Covid-19 More about the interviewee, Manmeet Rana More about our sponsor, FIS The post Market Risk & PAD: The Challenges & Value of Maintaining Company Culture appeared first on Derivsource.

24 Aug 2020

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Career Coaching – The Value to Professionals and their Companies (Oldie but Goodie!)

Last summer we posted the following podcast which we are re-broadcasting for our audience. Whether it is the navigate a job transition, company move or gaining support for another personal goal, professionals are increasingly relying on coaches to support their career progression. Likewise, companies across sectors and including financial services, are increasingly relying on career coaches to boost the productivity and job satisfaction of its employees. In this podcast, we speak to Lucy Mullins, an executive coach, coaching instructor at Strategically Blonde and leader of “Ride the Wave” to learn more about how coaches help professionals grow and thrive and boost a company’s bottom line. Listen for more info on how you can learn more ‘coaching’ skills to improve your own working relationships with your team and support your wider goals.  Show notes: For more information on how to find a coach, please visit the Association for Coaching: https://www.associationforcoaching.com/https://www.associationforcoaching.com/ For more information on the coaching course, Ride the Wave, please visit: https://www.ridethewave.co.uk/https://www.ridethewave.co.uk/ You can find Lucy on Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/lucy-mullins-4b991a29https://uk.linkedin.com/in/lucy-mullins-4b991a29 The post Career Coaching – The Value to Professionals and their Companies (Oldie but Goodie!) appeared first on Derivsource.

14 Aug 2020

Rank #10