Acadia

Acadia Teams Up with Logical Construct to Further Strengthen Client Experience of Agreement Manager

Partnership aims to strengthen Company’s data and agreements digitization offerings Norwell, MA, October 19, 2021 – Acadia, the leading industry provider of integrated risk management services for the derivatives community, today has announced a strategic partnership with Logical Construct, a firm that specializes in contract data and document management. Through the partnership, Acadia’s Agreement Manager Read more about Acadia Teams Up with Logical Construct to Further Strengthen Client Experience of Agreement Manager[…]

Drinking our own champagne (aka dogfooding) – we do!

To drink your own champagne (or eat your own dog food – “dogfooding“) has come to mean using the software that you develop, to ensure it is fit for purpose and show confidence in it. The “dogfooding” phrase is often attributed to Paul Maritz at Microsoft in the 1980’s where he sent an email ‘Eating Read more about Drinking our own champagne (aka dogfooding) – we do![…]

ISDA AGM Digitisation Highlights

Digitisation highlights at the ISDA AGM

The fact that this year the AGM operated as a virtual conference is perhaps a fitting backdrop for the push towards digitisation in the derivatives markets. While obviously lacking the easy networking that naturally comes from in-person events, the content delivery itself worked very well. It had a more global feel – with speakers and Read more about Digitisation highlights at the ISDA AGM[…]

The future of derivatives, securities lending and repo contract flows

Putting it all together – ISDA Collateral toolkit, Common Domain Model, Clause Library, Smart Contracts. Back in 2013, Paul Kelly and I documented the state of negotiated ISDA documentation and the challenges it posed for the negotiation and onboarding processes as well as the high cost to derivatives participants – see Million Dollar Spreadsheet.   Winding Read more about The future of derivatives, securities lending and repo contract flows[…]

Derivatives Contract Risk

Better risk management preparations in light of COVID-19 Shock The economic fall out from the global pandemic is already being felt in a number of places in the financial sector, but the true extent is still largely hidden with governments doing their best to prop up economies.    A glimpse of the contractual risks in Read more about Derivatives Contract Risk[…]

Regulatory Capital / IMM

The ECB recently published its assessment methodology for banks using the internal model method (IMM) for calculating counterparty credit risk and credit valuation adjustment risk.  Given the very large differences IMM has on regulatory capital versus standard methods this is a useful guide for those looking to adopt IMM but also those already using it Read more about Regulatory Capital / IMM[…]

Is your contract analysis tool just a new version of an expensive spreadsheet?

Way back in 2013 I wrote an article in FX-MM magazine (no longer operating) about the ‘false economy of the million dollar spreadsheet’.  The article was inspired by the panic that happened across the financial markets in the wake of the financial crisis.  Banks poured lots of resources (and expensive legal review) into pulling out information from Read more about Is your contract analysis tool just a new version of an expensive spreadsheet?[…]

LIBOR-Lite Module Launched – Low Cost Start To Benchmark Reform

Stop talking, start doing! Logical Construct are pleased to launch a new LIBOR module designed for organisations looking for a low-cost solution to automate the first stage of benchmark reform contract analysis. Recent market surveys indicate a large number of organisations are yet to start tackling benchmark reform, with many completely unsure of the scale Read more about LIBOR-Lite Module Launched – Low Cost Start To Benchmark Reform[…]

LIBOR transition: The FCA is thinking about conduct risk – are you?

The LIBOR transition is one of the broader reaching changes to affect the financial services industry in recent years due to the wide range of products it affects. As part of that process many existing financial products offered to clients will need to change, so along with the obvious costs and financial and operational risks Read more about LIBOR transition: The FCA is thinking about conduct risk – are you?[…]