Initiatives

AcadiaSoft fosters openness and collaboration across the collateral industry by leveraging its working groups and partnerships to jointly explore industry trends, generate benchmark insights, create standards, and coordinate standards implementation across the market.

Working Groups

AcadiaSoft Working Groups develop industry standards and practices in response to regulatory changes and other shared industry concerns.

COLLATERAL WORKFLOW GROUP

The Collateral Workflow Working Group defines standards and practices for the industry-wide workflow lifecycle that extends from trade position capture through notification of collateral transfer.

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DATA WORKING GROUP (INITIAL MARGIN)

The Data Working Group defines standards and practices for the industry-wide processes of capturing data and calculating margin.

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TESTING AND IMPLEMENTATION WORKING GROUP

The Testing and Implementation Working Group orchestrates testing, implementation and launch activities for market participants and sets standards for acceptable practice.

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MESSAGING BEST PRACTICES GROUP

The Messaging Best Practices Group reviews changes in market practice and defines their impact on AcadiaSoft message standards.

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Industry initiatives

With uncleared margin rules due to take effect in September of 2016, the industry demands a new, highly automated and cooperative way to comply. To solve this looming industry challenge, AcadiaSoft has partnered with TriOptima and DTCC-EuroClear Global Collateral joint venture on its AcadiaSoft Hub Initiative.

The Hub links AcadiaSoft’s industry-leading electronic messaging service for OTC derivatives with ICAP TriOptima’s triResolve OTC trade reconciliation service and the Margin Transit Utility (MTU) to be operated by the DTCC-Euroclear Global Collateral joint venture.

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EXPLORATIONS

AcadiaSoft Explorations study topics of significant interest to the AcadiaSoft community with the goal of developing industry-standard solutions.

Vendor Partners

4sight Financial Software develops and implements software solutions for Securities Finance, Collateral Management, Synthetic Finance, Settlement, and Market Connectivity.

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Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas.

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Calypso is the leading provider of front-to-back technology solutions for the financial markets.

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CloudMargin has produced a functionally rich, highly automated, web-based collateral and margin management solution that looks to eradicate inefficiencies within collateral management that the industry are currently facing.

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DTCC, through its subsidiaries, advances industry-leading solutions that help secure and shape the future growth and development of the global financial marketplace.

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HazelTree is the leading Treasury Management solution provider, serving hedge funds, fund administrators, managed account providers and family offices with powerful, proactive performance enhancement and risk mitigation capabilities that generate operational alpha, reduce a range of risks and streamline operations.

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Lombard Risk is a leading provider of regulatory reporting and collateral management solutions to the financial services industry. Through intelligent automation and optimisation, Lombard Risk’s clients are able to improve their approach to risk management, gaining the agility they need for competitive advantage. As well as bringing immediate and urgent solutions to clients' needs, Lombard Risk’s global team of experts look beyond today’s reporting and collateral management to develop technology solutions that help them adapt as industry challenges evolve.

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Misys delivers market leading solutions by putting customer needs at the centre of everything. Misys offers a unique modular, open architecture to enable our clients to innovate, connect and expand their existing services and increase value faster.

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Murex has devoted near 30 years to the design, implementation and evolution of integrated trading, risk management, processing and post-trade solutions.

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SimCorp is a leading provider of investment management software solutions and services for the global financial industry. Our best-in-class software solutions portfolio supports and empowers global asset managers to mitigate risk, reduce cost, and enable growth all along the value chain, now and in the future.

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SmartStream is a global software and managed services provider that in challenging markets conditions has outpaced its rivals in the financial markets sector, creating an impressive base of more than 1,500 customers. This includes more than 70 of the world’s top 100 banks alongside the world’s leading asset managers, custodians and broker dealers.

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SunGard Financial Systems was acquired by FIS on November 30, 2015. However, the mission of its now more than 55,000 team members has not changed. We remain focused on providing mission-critical software and IT services to institutions in virtually every segment of the financial services industry.

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Quantile helps market participants reduce their counterparty risk. By doing so, our products help lower risk across the financial system, improve returns for our clients and enhance market liquidity.

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triResolve Margin, TriOptima’s new web-based collateral management service provides an innovative exception based, end-to-end margin processing solution. triResolve Margin connects triResolve’s existing award-winning portfolio reconciliation tool, case management workflow and dispute analytics to AcadiaSoft’s MarginSphere®. By linking the margin call and portfolio reconciliation process together triResolve Margin drives efficiency.

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OPERATIONAL EXPLORATION

INITIAL MARGIN REGULATION IMPACT ON BALANCE SHEETS AND FUNDING COSTS

This exploration assesses the impact of the changes required in Variation Margin processing under the new Uncleared Margin Rules. The objective of the exploration is to define standards and practices that can be adopted within the Margin and Collateral process in advance of the March 2017 broad implementation of the regulations.

TECHNOLOGY EXPLORATION

INITIAL MARGIN REGULATION IMPACT ON BALANCE SHEETS AND FUNDING COSTS

This exploration evaluates the impact of the new Initial Margin rules on the balance sheet and funding costs of market participants. The objective is to determine if/how industry-wide collaboration can help firms reduce this impact.

DATA EXPLORATION

DATA PROTECTION BEST PRACTICES

This exploration evaluates how new technologies can be applied to optimally secure trade and sensitivities data when exchanged between collateral counterparties. The objective of the exploration is to assess if/how the most current technologies, including Advanced Cryptography and Blockchain, can be used to further enhance data security.