Our client is a component of one of the world’s leading global financial organizations, with its own assets under management of over USD 130 billion. The firm offers a wide range of single-country, regional, and global capabilities across public and private equity, fixed income, and commercial real estate, delivered through a diverse set of investment vehicles ─ i.e., retail funds, institutional accounts, ETFs, UCITs, and SCAVs.
The firm’s expanded use of derivatives in its European market product offerings, as well as the requirements under FINRA Rule 4210 ─ collateralization of TBA agreements ─ have increased its operational complexity.
The firm was seeking a collateral solution that would include the following:
The chief administrative officer engaged Cutter Associates to evaluate and validate the firm’s initial vendor selection, provide derivative subject matter expertise, and lead the project and implementation of a collateral management solution.
Cutter partnered with the key business and technology stakeholders of the portfolio management, operations, legal, and technology teams to perform the following:
Cutter’s in-depth knowledge of derivatives and collateral management, as well as its breadth of vendor application implementation experience, played a significant role in ensuring a successful solution that exceeded the stakeholders’ requirements.
As a result of this project, the client achieved many benefits, including the following: