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As the market in Europe prepares for the commencement of mandatory clearing, new clearing structures are being devised by CCPs (central counterparty clearinghouses) to make the process smoother, more cost efficient and, perhaps most pertinently, more collateral efficient for clients.

With increased demands being placed upon collateral, collateral management and optimisation has never been more important. Being able to source the right collateral at the right time is vital.

The way that collateral is being used, and indeed needed, in financial markets has altered significantly since the financial crises. With the central role handed to CCPs in markets, the majority of trades now need to be collateralised in one way or another.

Thomas Murray spoke to HSBC's head of product solutions - regulatory change, Paul Ellis, about how the bank managed the implementation of UCITS V and the similarities with getting over the line with AIFMD, how this directive has impacted custody arrangements and what the future holds for the UCITS brand.

Thomas Murray spoke to Robert Goldbaum, SVP product & market strategy at Backstop Solutions about how regulation is affecting the environment for asset managers and investors.

Article published by: Investor Strategy News on March 20, 2016.

The latest custody tender battle – that for the assets of the Crown Financial Institution (CFI) in New Zealand – has ended in victory for the incumbent, JP Morgan. The assets under administration total $NZ6 billion ($A5.37 billion).

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