Collateral management has moved to the top of the agenda for many institutions as a tool to help mitigate credit risk and manage liquidity. This approach has mainly been driven by regulatory changes such as Basel III, Solvency II and G20 requirements pertaining to the central clearing of over the counter (OTC) derivatives. Basel III will require banks to hold more capital against their uncollateralised exposures, which will force more banks to increase their collateral requirements with clients. In turn, financial institutions will have to find the most efficient way for managing their collateral to manage liquidity as uncollateralised trades will become more expensive due to the CVA requirements.
The Hedge Fund Academy will explore the impact proposed regulatory changes will have on collateral management and liquidity requirements for the whole South African Market. Implementing a collateral management process can be challenging and implementing an insufficient collateral management system and process may even result in much greater losses.