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OTC Derivatives – Collateral Optimization

Build, buy, or outsource – How should buy-side firms decide?


With increased collateral requirements potentially changing the way firms trade swaps, it is imperatives that buy-side firm inventory their enterprise-wide collateral pool and analyze the cost of their collateral. This paper outlines:

  • Estimating the cost of collateral
  • Defining collateral cost index
  • Business case for collateral optimization
  • Core capabilities for collateral optimization
  • Challenges in building collateral optimization capabilities
  • Road ahead for buy-side firms

Download this paper for insights into how buy-side firms are faced with challenges such as whether to build internal collateral management capabilities, continue to rely on clearing brokers for collateral services, or completely outsource a function that is not a core competency.

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