It’s not just about cutting costs

Few in the markets and banking business will argue with the notion that streamlining operations through removal of manual processes and reduction of settlement risk is a worthy goal. However, when it comes to budget allocation, these areas have consistently been...

Preparing for the Perfect Storm

By Ferdinand Peelen – EMEA Director of Sales, Baton Systems  In March, we were confronted with a stark reminder of the challenges banks face during periods of extreme volatility, as  customers drew down on agreed credit facilities, and risk weighted assets (RWA) and...

Collateral Damage: How Market Volatility Impacts FCMs

By Ragu Raymond – Director of Business Development and Client Success, Baton Systems As COVID-19 advanced, financial markets experienced record volatility, resulting in record transaction volumes and collateral pledges at central clearing counterparties (CCPs). While...

It’s called risk management for a reason

By Alex Knight – EMEA Head, Baton Systems Financial markets and their participants are experiencing an extended period of unprecedented stress – volumes and volatility are sky-high, while liquidity and confidence are in short supply.  In times of extreme...

BitCoin : is it really a fraud?

Is BitCoin and the whole cryptocurrency ecosystem really fraudulent? I always thought that it was insanely frothy, but what would constitute a fraud? Depending on your definition, I think the answer could be yes! Certainly, Jamie Dimon does. Read more …