The Global Investor Collateral Management Guide 2021 tracks the key themes in the changing field of collateral optimisation. From primarily a back-office, operational function, collateral management is increasingly a critical front-office role, playing an important part in investment decisions. Managing the sources and uses of inventory efficiently contributes directly to the bottom line. Innovation has continued through technology and automation, creating new efficiencies, and ongoing regulatory change means that time-tested structures are being used in new and innovative ways.
In this special report, SmartStream also explains how connectivity, standardisation and outsourcing provide a way forward in automating collateral management. Financial institutions will be looking at how they can automate more collateral processes, and the success of which rests on three pillars.