Category Archives: Banking Technology

Margin management with smart contracts

Marginig is typically required for future settled instruments like futures and forwards. TBA trades, a type of agency backed MBS with around $180 billion daily volume, has escaped this requirement. The New York Fed estimates up to 1.5 trillion is uncleared and unmargined. It was not until 2014 that rules… Read more »

Distributed Ledger approach to STP

Settlement cycles have shortened from the 14 days that it took when horses and ships were part of the process to the current norm for many financial transactions of 3 days abbreviated as T+3. The push continues to drive that further down to T+2 and T+1. Straight-Trough-Processing (STP), aims at… Read more »