Capital Markets

Exchanges and Clearing

In moving away from bilateral relationships, a new wave of market participants has emerged to mutualise risk. The convergence of exchange traded and OTC derivatives, and the adoption of central clearing is changing Europe’s trading landscape once more. New exchanges and clearing houses have flourished and consolidated, and are likely to consolidate further.

Market participants have to formulate a strategy for a post-EMIR and Dodd Frank marketplace for clearing and settlement. Central counterparties are upgrading their risk management capabilities. Exchanges are adopting new business models that ensure they are the destination of choice. Tight margins and growing fee pressure mean all players require an intelligent response that is fuelled by greater insight into current and future profitability.

Baringa’s financial markets consultants help investment banks, asset managers and intermediaries to manage the uncertainty that surrounds this area, and understand the implications of future change. We help firms develop optimised operating models, built on concepts of scalability, transparency, efficiency and agility. We implement systems that ensure the right data is in the right form and the right place to support better decision-making. Running through all our work is a focus on sustainability and long-term success – building organisations able to face current and future challenges.

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