With increasing popularity to outsource FX technology at banks, Vikas Srivastava, Chief Revenue Officer at Integral, gets to the core of the matter and explores how to outsource the notoriously complex risk management technology stack. Integral recently spoke on a Greenwich Associates Webinar discussing the key technology criteria an FX desk at a bank needs […]
UMR extension: Building a roadmap for the buy-side
On the surface, the news that BCBS and IOSCO have granted an extension to the final phase of the Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR) is likely to be welcomed by asset managers currently trading uncleared derivatives with a notional between $8 billion and $50 billion. The extension pushes the initial margin compliance date out by exactly […]
Why now is the time for a fresh approach towards FX technology at banks
In an era where pundits like to predict doom and gloom for banks FX businesses, Integral’s Chief Revenue Officer Vikas Srivastava offers a different perspective that shows how a change in the approach towards technology can allow heads of FX desks to significantly increase their profits – even during the periods of low volatility. We’re […]
Global FX markets have seen a lot of change again this year. Volumes are still depressed. The regulatory environment is heating up. A number of new competitors were announced and will be launching in the near future. Is this a good time to start your own FX brokerage? Read what Harpal Sandhu has to say in response to this and 9 other questions.
Why uncleared IM rules will spur innovation among asset managers
Just as asset managers recover from the herculean effort of preparing for MiFID II, along comes another rule to adhere to. As of this September, uncleared initial margin rules will hit hundreds of asset managers. The objective is ultimately to make over-the-counter (OTC trades) costlier so that more firms turn towards trading on regulated venues. […]