The frameworks of standard documentation for OTC Derivatives, Securities Lending and Repurchase Agreements have been tested by a succession of financial crises since they were widely adopted in the 1990’s. The Asian currency crisis, the Russian debt default, the Global financial crisis and the European sovereign debt crisis have all forced financial services firms back Read more about Know Your Master Agreements – be prepared for the next crisis[…]
Thomson Reuters has teamed up with Logical Construct to help global financial institutions gain visibility into the key legal and economic terms and risks hidden within their legal documentation with a full-service contract data management solution.
“Many financial services companies still face the daunting challenge of accessing data that lies buried in image-based scans of contractual documents,” said Luke Trigg, Managing Director, Logical Construct. “We are excited Thomson Reuters is collaborating with us and leveraging our platform to round out its industry-leading legal managed services for the benefit of global banks and other financial institutions.”
1. Unwitting ‘standardisation’ – the temptation to knock a few edges off a square peg and squeeze it into the round hole provided in the data capture platform, to avoid yet another agreement that’s ‘stuck’, waiting for an upgrade to the application. Of course it will be the provisions where transparency is key that will be swept under the carpet in this way.