Wed, May 23, 2018
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
New Managers June 2012

Q&A - Sapient: Hedge funds must face changes in central clearing and in collateral management.

 

Sapient: Hedge funds must face changes in central clearing and in collateral management

Mark Israel

Mark Israel helps lead the Investment Management practice at Sapient Global Markets, in Boston. Sapient is a consultancy firm that tackles key issues within financial services. It does a lot of work with regulatory bodies, central banks, and other market participants such as clearing houses.

Israel talks to Opalesque about some the operational challenges that new hedge fund managers must deal with. He also comments on the hedge fund industry's ability to recycle.

Opalesque: What operational challenges must new hedge fund managers deal with nowadays?

Mark Israel: One of the things that we are seeing right now from the operational side is the changes in central clearing and in collateral management, which will have an impact on anyone who trades derivatives, including hedge funds.

Right now, there are sweeping changes of going into central clearing and how that is going to affect tri-party agreements all the way through to their ISDA agreements, and what they're dealing with, and then how they deal with the collateral, and how they actually manage their collateral going forward. We see that creating an interesting dynamic.

Q: Tell me more about this new dynamic.

Mark Israel: That dynamic affects a few things. One, it affects all their processes all the way up to the portfolio manager.

"That means people who make the investment decisions will have to change their measurement techniques."

We are seeing people take the collateral and the swap in the same strategy and same measurement strategy, so they can ac......................

To view our full article please login

This article was published in Opalesque's New Managers a top-down monthly analysis, news and research publication on the global emerging manager space.
New Managers
New Managers
New Managers

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. News Briefs - Warren Buffett: Target date funds aren't the way to go, Cambridge Analytica could be reborn under a different name[more]

    Warren Buffett: Target date funds aren't the way to go Planning for retirement can be complicated and stressful. This is why target date funds - funds that are managed based on when you expect to retire - are so attractive. Over time, the balance of stocks, bonds and cash evolve automati

  2. Investing - Hedge funds hike Smurfit Kappa positions amid takeover deal hopes, Hedge fund IBV Capital digs deep to unlock long-term value in a competitive market, Eisman of 'The Big Short' fame recommends shorting Deutsche Bank[more]

    Hedge funds hike Smurfit Kappa positions amid takeover deal hopes From Irishtimes.com: Two US hedge funds, Davidson Kempner and York Capital, have accumulated a combined 4.74 per cent interest in cardboard box maker Smurfit Kappa using financial derivatives. It comes as many investors cl

  3. Foundations of hedge fund managers gave big to controversial donor-advised funds[more]

    In the world of philanthropy and tax-deductible charitable giving, the explosion of donor-advised funds has touched off intense debate. Now, there is evidence that the DAF boom is being further fuelled by hedge fund foundation money. Four of the top five foundations that gave the most to large do

  4. Study: For hedge funds, smaller is better[more]

    From Institutionalinvestor.com: The smaller the hedge fund is, the better its performance is likely to be, according to a new study. The study - "Size, Age, and the Performance Life Cycle of Hedge Funds," released April 26 - sought to determine whether a hedge fund's size and age had any effect on i

  5. Hedge fund returns rose in April for first gain since January[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Bloomberg Hedge Fund Database shows returns flat this year - Currency strategies had the biggest monthly gain at 13% Hedge fund returns increased 0.78 percent in April, reversing two consecutive monthly declines. The swing of 134 basis points was driven by gains in all seven