Life @BatonSystems

Life @BatonSystems

Interested in finding out what it's like working at Baton? Please find below just some of the activities and events that our amazing team members have participated in over recent months.

Baton's UK Team Holiday Party - Dec 23

Baton’s UK team came together to celebrate the holiday party, creating a joyful atmosphere filled with laughter, camaraderie, and the spirit of the holidays.

The Digital Dollar Project, Washington - Nov 23

We were delighted to attend the Digital Dollar Project’s event in Washington this year. Our team members, Ronn Baker, and Ravindra Madduri attended and led a fireside chat, discussing how Baton Systems’ suite of DLT-based solutions enable wholesale market participants to safely expedite the movement of assets and securities.

The Full FX, London - Nov 23

We were delighted to attend The Full FX event in London this year. Our Head of Sales and EMEA, Alex Knight, participated as a panelist in a discussion on ‘Delivering Solutions to T+1,’ moderated by Colin Lambert. They explored the challenges and solutions of T+1 settlement.

AFME’s OPTIC, Brussels - Oct 23

We were thrilled to attend AFME’s OPTIC in Brussels this year. Our team members, Alex Knight and Alistair Griffiths, attended and exhibited at this event. It provided a great opportunity to catch up with existing clients and meet new contacts across the industry.

FIA EXPO & The FullFX Events, Chicago - Oct 23

We were excited to attend both the FIA EXPO and The FullFX events in Chicago. Our Founder and CEO, Arjun Jayaram, along with the Baton Team, participated in the events. Arjun was a panelist in a discussion on ‘The Real FX Revolution – Behind the Trade’ at The FullFX event. These events provided us with valuable opportunities to connect with our clients and prospects.

SIBOS, Toronto - Sept 23

We are delighted to have attended SIBOS 2023 this year. Our Senior Director of North American Sales, Ronn Baker, represented Baton Systems at this prestigious industry event. With his wealth of knowledge and expertise in the industry, Ronn actively engaged with industry professionals, networked, and explored opportunities for collaboration.

Mohammad Abidi, Tucker Dona & Ravindra Madduri visit Baton's India office - June 23

ISLA Conference, Lisbon - June 23

The Euroclear Collateral Conference, Brussels - May 23

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in the annual Euroclear Collateral Conference held in Brussels. Our Head of Sales and EMEA, Alex Knight, along with our Director of EMEA Sales, Alistair Griffiths, represented our company at this event. It was a great opportunity to connect with leading industry representatives from the broader collateral world and to benefit from a series of the very interesting and informative presentations and informal discussions.

Fintech Americas - May 23

We were very excited to participate in this year’s Fintech Americas conference in Miami. Our Senior Director of North American Sales, Ronn Baker, represented our company at the event. Ronn witnessed the remarkable innovation shaping a significant part of the world and had the pleasure of meeting many new prospects. The atmosphere was electric, and the influential leaders present showcased their remarkable impact on the region.

FX Markets Asia, Singapore - Apr 23

We are delighted to have participated in this year’s FX Markets Asia conference in Singapore, where our President – Jerome Kemp, Head of Sales and EMEA – Alex Knight and Program Manager – Akila Ramadoss, represented our company. It is with great pride that we announce our success in being awarded the “Best FX Settlement and Risk Mitigation Solution” award. Moreover, we were thrilled to be invited to speak on three panels throughout the event, reaffirming our commitment to sharing our expertise and insights with fellow professionals. We look forward to continuing to push boundaries and deliver innovative solutions to our clients.

FIA BOCA, BOCA Raton - Mar 23

We were excited to attend FIA BOCA in Boca Raton this year, where our Founder and CEO – Arjun Jayaram, President – Jerome Kemp, Head of Sales and EMEA – Alex Knight, Head of Business Development and Client Success – Tucker Dona, and Senior Director of North American Sales – Ronn Baker were all in attendance. In addition to exhibiting at this significant event for the derivatives industry, we had the opportunity to reconnect with current clients and make new connections across the field. Jerome Kemp also took part in a panel discussion on “The Market of the Future.”

International Women's Day Celebration - Mar 23

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the amazing women who are the backbone of Baton Systems. We are proud of our highly talented and motivated team, who are driving significant impact in our company. Our women employees are integral to the success of Baton Systems, whether in software engineering, product management, operations, or HR. We extend our appreciation and gratitude to all the women at Baton Systems for their unwavering dedication, hard work, and invaluable contributions. Your unique perspectives, expertise, and talent help us foster innovation and attain our goals.

Baton's Intern Group - Feb 23

Baton Systems is thrilled to welcome our largest intern group, consisting of talented individuals from Government Engineering College, Thrissur, Christ College of Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Ramapuram, Anna University-MIT Campus, and Amity University Lucknow Campus. We are proud to have such a diverse and skilled group of individuals join us. Let’s give them a warm welcome to the Baton Systems family!

London Networking Drinks Event - Feb 23

In February, we hosted a successful networking event where our esteemed attendees gathered to socialise over drinks and canapés. The atmosphere was fantastic, and it was great to see everyone enjoying themselves. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all who attended, our entire leadership team from Baton who were in attendance and we look forward to more events like this in the future.

Chennai New Office Inauguration - Feb 23

We are thrilled to announce our recent office expansion in Chennai! Our new space is three times larger than before and was officially opened by our Sonia Bathija – Head of Operations and Ananth Ramakrishnan – Head of Engineering. The inauguration was made even more special as we welcomed new interns to the Baton family. With the move to a larger space in London earlier this year, we are excited to be back in the office and ready to enhance in-person collaboration, strengthen relationships with our employees, and start 2023 on a high note. Join us in celebrating this important milestone for Baton Systems!

Baton's Work Week & Mahabalipuram Visit in Chennai - Dec 22

In December, Baton’s Chennai team along with our Founder and CEO – Arjun Jayaram, President – Jerome Kemp, COO – David Ornstein, and Global Head of Sales – Alex Knight, visited one of the famous tourist sites in India called Mahabalipuram, a historic city and UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its shore temples and monuments. The Mahabalipuram team visit was followed by lunch and games at the “Radisson Blu” resort and a wonderful panel discussion by the leadership team. Finally, the day happily ended with a group photo session.

FIA EXPO, Chicago - Nov 22

We were thrilled to attend FIA EXPO in Chicago again this year. Our Founder and CEO – Arjun Jayaram, President – Jerome Kemp, Senior Director of North American Sales – Ronn Baker, and Head of Business Development and Client Success – Tucker Dona, attended. We also exhibited at this important global gathering for the derivatives community, which provided a great opportunity to catch-up with existing clients and meet with new contacts across the industry.

Baton's UK team expansion - Nov 22

We were delighted to welcome our new joiners, Igor Gnyp, Director of Finance, Alistair Griffiths, Director of EMEA Sales, and Narcis Dimuleasa, Marketing Manager, to the Baton family and continue our growth.

Singapore cocktail party - Nov 22

In November, our President, Jerome Kemp, and Global Head of Sales, Alex Knight, caught up with old and new industry friends in Singapore. We were delighted to co-host a great cocktail party to kick-off Singapore Fintech Festival week with Illuminate Financial, Cloudwall, Copper.co, Notabene, and Talos.

 Joining BNY Mellon's Singapore fintech panel session - Nov 22

Our President, Jerome Kemp, was invited by BNY Mellon to join a panel discussion at their Singapore offices discussing financial market infrastructure and the benefits of strong collaboration between banks and the fintech community. We were thrilled to participate and join industry leaders to debate this interesting topic during Singapore Fintech Festival week.

SIBOS, Amsterdam - Oct 22

We were delighted that our Founder and CEO, Arjun Jayaram, was invited to speak at SIBOS – an event that brought together more than 10,000 participants in Amsterdam. Arjun Joined a discussion with industry leaders from Microsoft, Bain & Company, Citi, State Street and CLS Group to explore how FX should evolve in a world transforming the way it moves value. Arjun provided an interesting perspective, including explaining how T+0 settlements are not only possible, but here at Baton we have been providing Payment vs Payment (PvP) settlements on a T+0 basis for 3+ years.

Baton's college visits - Aug & Sept 22

During August and September, our recruitment team visited 3 colleges in-person and met virtually with participants at a 4th institute. We welcomed over 1,000 fresh minds to learn about Baton Systems, received applications from over 600 participants and were thrilled to offer places to 40+ fantastic applicants!

Our Founder and CEO, Arjun Jayaram, visits Baton's India office - Aug 22

After a 2 year lockdown induced break, our Founder and CEO was delighted to be back visiting our Chennai office reconnecting with existing colleagues and meeting new joiners in-person. Much fun was had by all across 4 days of valuable face-time, team building activities, food and games.

Our Chennai office reopens - May 22

Baton‘s India team celebrated the reopening of our Chennai office with a team lunch – providing an opportunity for new joiners to meet their colleagues in-person.

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"The people at Baton are friendly, enthusiastic and innovative - these are some of the best people I’ve worked with."

– Ragu Raymond, Director of Business Development and Client Success, Baton Systems


Core-Liquidity

Core-Liquidity®

Transfer asset ownership, in real-time, on-demand, 24/7.

With Core-Liquidity® we’re solving the old money problems associated with controlling and tracking the movement of funds with the best in new, ledger technology. Core-Liquidity, allows asset ownership to be transferred in real time, on demand, 24/7, in a legally enforceable way. It’s programmable money on existing payment rails.

Welcome to Baton. Post-Trade. Redefined.


Minimise liquidity usage and funding costs

It’s challenging to track and balance liquidity between entities and some firms find themselves crossing large spreads on interest payments and charges when they’re actually sufficiently funded to avoid these costs.

Core-Liquidity facilitates real-time, friction-free cash movements between accounts. Providing real-time reporting and smart workflows that allow you to optimise the netting and sequencing of cash movements, so they can be matched to your firm’s binding constraints.

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Core-Liquidity: Transfer asset ownership in real-time

Alex Knight, Global Head of Sales and EMEA at Baton Systems introduces and demonstrates Core-Liquidity.

Baton's Core-Liquidity is a solution based around a set of wallets that are used to share an underlying cash account with a nostro bank, allowing for real-time frictionless movements of cash.


Watch this video to learn more about Baton Core-Liquidity


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THE PLATFORM

Changes of ownership controlled by your configurations and instructions

The Baton ledger reflects the allocation of asset ownership across a range of sub-accounts or wallets. Changes of ownership are driven through smart workflows, according to the configuration and instructions that you determine.

They’re completely flexible- and enforced by a robust rulebook, ensuring irreversibility and enabling you to achieve settlement finality.

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BENEFITS:

Improved Liquidity

See huge improvements in the use of liquidity, at the firm level, with lower funding and capital costs.

Improved Control

Gain real-time reporting and control over the movement of funds between your affiliates.

Improved Performance

Reduce the operational and third-party costs associated with internal cash transfers.

See Baton Core® in Action - Book a Demo with our team Today!

Learn about Baton's CORE solutions for FX Settlement, Payments and Collateral Management

Core-FX®

Safely settle FX trades, when you want to - quickly and securely. Removing complexity, enabling smart netting and payment strategies.

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Core-Payments®

Core-Payments operates across product silos. Business-defined rules provide complete control and visibility over payments and settlements.

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Core-Collateral®

With Core-Collateral, FCMs and CCPs can automate and optimise collateral holdings and expedite the movement of cash and securities.

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Core-Collateral

Core-Collateral®

Clearing firms post billions of dollars across CCP’s, how it’s handled has a massive impact on profitability. With rising interest rates, it’s more important than ever to ensure your firm isn’t leaving money on the table.

Core-Collateral® enables FCMs and Custodians to automate and optimise collateral management, and expedite the movement of cash and securities across the major CCPs.

Welcome to Baton. Post-Trade. Redefined.


Increase operational and financial efficiency.
Improve Net Interest Income.
Gain real-time visibility and control.

Baton’s Core-Collateral solution enables FCMs to overcome the operational burden of manually-intensive and time-consuming collateral management processes.

With Core-Collateral, firms can improve decision making with intraday visibility of their margin obligations, collateral posted and assets available for use.

Be automatically alerted to changes, introduce zero-friction end-to-end workflows for cleared derivatives and configurable rules to optimise allocation.

Then accelerate productivity with the ability to directly connect to the major venues and instruct multiple cash and security pledge and recall movements via a single, consolidated interface.

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Baton's Core-Collateral solution is connected to 13 major CCPs across EMEA, North America and Asia, together comprising more than 95% of cleared margin posted by U.S. registered FCMs

  • ECC
  • EUREX
  • CME
  • LCH Ltd – SwapClear

  • LCH SA CDS Clear
  • LCH SA Equity Clear
  • ICE Clear Europe
  • LCH Ltd – ForexClear

  • ICE Clears US
  • ICE Clear Credit
  • SGX
  • OCC


Latest Announcements:

Baton Systems collaborates with J.P. Morgan to Expand CCP Coverage for Collateral Management Optimisation Solution

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BNY Mellon and Baton Systems announce collaboration to deliver enterprise collateral optimisation solution

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Baton Systems expands its CCP network by connecting to OCC

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Baton Systems adds LCH SA to its expanding CCP network

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Core-Collateral: Automation & optimisation

Alex Knight, Global Head of Sales and EMEA at Baton Systems introduces and demonstrates Core-Collateral.

Baton's Core-Collateral solution gives clearing firms real time visibility and control by providing direct, real time interfaces with the main CCPs and custodians.


Watch this video to learn more about Baton Core-Collateral


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THE PLATFORM

Avoid inefficient or excessive collateralisation by monitoring and acting on evolving CCP requirements in real-time

Core-Collateral allows you to make more informed decisions with access to real time, normalised and aggregated data directly from the major CCP's.

With Core-Collateral you can automate the delivery or recall of assets, according to completely configurable predefined rules to optimise allocation.

Rules and alerts run continuously, allowing for real time identification, notification (and remediation) of inefficiencies or potential points of stress.

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BENEFITS:

Improved Control

Increase financial and operational efficiency with real-time visibility and control.

Improve Net Interest Income

Implement decisions quickly and ensure the collateral you post is working as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Improve Financial Efficiencies

Redefine the collateral management process to reduce operational costs, increase capacity and efficiencies.

See Baton CORE® in Action - Book a Demo with our team Today!

Learn about Baton's CORE solutions for FX Settlement, Liquidity and Payments Management

Core-FX®

Safely settle FX trades, when you want to - quickly and securely. Removing complexity, enabling smart netting and payment strategies.

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Core-Liquidity®

With Core-Liquidity, asset ownership can be transferred in real time, on demand, 24/7, in a legally enforceable way.

FIND OUT MORE

Core-Payments®

Core-Payments operates across product silos. Business-defined rules provide complete control and visibility over payments and settlements.

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Core-Payments

Core-Payments®

Complete, real-time visibility and control of payments and settlements, across business silos.

Core-Payments: Prepare to transition to T+1, reduce intraday funding requirements and decrease counterparty risk exposure with real-time visibility and control across settlement functions.

Welcome to Baton. Post-Trade. Redefined.

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For Business Leaders

For Risk Managers

For Operations Managers

For Treasury Teams

For Technologists


Bring automated, comprehensive, and real-time control to cash settlements today.

Baton’s Core-Payments solution is being used today by a tier 1 bank to bring real-time control and visibility to the settlement process.

With the transition to T+1 just months away, its critical firms make the operational changes necessary to support a compressed settlement cycle. Core-Payments allows banks to automatically track and reconcile inbound cash settlements and then orchestrate the release of outbound cash payments using configurable rules and real-time data.

As a result, Core-Payments significantly reduces the need for manual intervention across key reconciliation and control processes, including netting and pre-settlement affirmation, accelerating the completion of key functions and reducing operational costs, whilst increasing control and visibility.

Furthermore, Core-Payments provides intraday visibility of financial allocations at a counterparty, product, currency, business-line and market level. This allows Business Resource Management teams to benefit from a continuous calculation of real-time settlement risk exposure and a clear view of current and forecast funding requirements. This time-stamped data can then be used to design settlement strategies to reduce intraday funding requirements, which can be deployed using the inherent automated orchestration tools.

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BLOG POSTS


Reduce the strain on liquidity management by splitting payments

Don't let legacy post-trade systems hold your business back

Reduce Intraday Funding Requirements with Real-time Payments Intelligence

Real-time Counterparty Risk Management: Keeping Your Bank Safe With Core-Payments®


Core-Payments: Bringing real-time control & complete visibility to the payments process

Baton’s Alex Knight, introduces Core-Payments a solution that enables firms to: 

  • Expand revenue opportunities by onboarding new relationships and redeploying settlement lines to increase business capacity
  • Explore opportunities to increase return on capital and improve funding allocations with augmented netting capabilities
  • Reduce costs by minimising the frequency and impact of funding breaks such as remediation, backdating, repairs and imposed fees
  • Reduce counterparty risk exposure with real-time notification of payment fails combined with the automated and controlled release of settlements
  • Eliminate laborious manual post-trade processes prone to bottlenecks and introduce STP


Watch this video to learn more about Baton Core-Payments


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THE PLATFORM

Interoperable, automated settlement orchestration

Core-Payments is a highly scalable and interoperable solution. All data inflows and outputs are supported by a range of APIs and integration protocols. This allows firms to digitally transform their approach to payments and settlement without requiring their counterparties to adopt new technologies or rip-and-replace legacy systems.

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See Baton CORE® in Action - Book a Demo with our team Today!

Learn about Baton's CORE solutions for FX Settlement, Liquidity and Collateral Management

Core-FX®

Safely settle FX trades, when you want to - quickly and securely. Removing complexity, enabling smart netting and payment strategies.

FIND OUT MORE

Core-Liquidity®

With Core-Liquidity, asset ownership can be transferred in real time, on demand, 24/7, in a legally enforceable way.

FIND OUT MORE

Core-Collateral®

With Core-Collateral, FCMs and CCPs can automate and optimise collateral holdings and expedite the movement of cash and securities.

FIND OUT MORE
BENEFITS:

Never Breach

Avoid ever breaching limits or paying against a failing counterparty.

Never Overdraw

Manage nostros with a level of control, avoiding expensive overdrafts or failed settlements.

Never Worry

And you can do all this with reduced manual input, increased efficiency and productivity.


Core-FX

Core-FX®

DLT powered, Real-time PvP Settlement with no Pre-Funding

Core-FX: Now being used in a live production environment everyday to risklessly settle FX transactions by some of the world’s largest financial institutions

Actionable, automated, bilateral netting and PvP settlement extended across all currencies and counterparties


Reduce FX settlement risk. Improve intraday liquidity. Build with optionality

FX is changing. FX settlement risk is gaining growing regulatory attention, market volatility and cost pressures continue to increase, whilst corridors offering emerging market opportunities remain inaccessible. These factors compete for attention as banks prepare for 24/7 trading, T+5 min settlement and the need to process and settle the new universe of digital assets now firmly on the horizon.

The industry’s innovators are now exploring Core-FX, built using interoperable distributed ledger technology (DLT), as a practical and flexible solution. With Core-FX banks can really take control with greater transparency and unfettered access to more secure and efficient FX settlement processes.

The result: With Core-FX firms can achieve improved risk, liquidity, funding and credit management today. Along with using technologies that will provide much needed optionality as they build the bank of 2030.

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See Baton Core-FX® in Action - Book a Demo with our team Today!

BLOG POSTS


Addressing the Challenges of T+1 with Distributed Ledger Technology

The Future of Post-Trade: Embracing New Technology for Success in the Post-Trade Landscape

Revolutionising Post-trade Workflows Across Asset Lessons

How enhancing your post-trade processes can drive revenues and reduce costs


Core-FX: Take control with real-time riskless interbank settlement with no pre-funding

Baton’s Alex Knight, Head of EMEA, introduces and demos Core-FX, Baton’s PvP settlement solution, designed to reduce FX settlement exposure.

Core-FX puts you in the driving seat, with full control, you’re able to achieve settlement finality, with access to a choice of payment and netting strategies. You can settle multiple times a day, choose what you net or settle gross, whether you split payments and the time you settle.

And there’s no pre-funding: You fund when you choose to settle and complete the settlement process in less than 3 minutes – so your assets are not tied up unnecessarily.


Watch this video to learn more about Baton Core-FX

Latest Core-FX Interview Videos


The Full FX Interview: Splitting Settlements

The Full FX Interview: Payments Risk

The Full FX Interview: Data Analytics

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Latest Announcements:

Baton Systems Triumphs Again, Winning "Best FX Settlement Innovation" at Euromoney Foreign Exchange Awards 2023

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Baton Systems’ DLT Now Risklessly Settling Offshore Yuan Transactions in World First

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Baton Systems wins “Best Settlement Initiative” at the FX Markets e-FX Awards for the second year running

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Baton Systems’ technology powers the world’s first interbank riskless settlement outside of CLS

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THE PLATFORM

Immediate and on-demand, secure PvP settlement for real assets, held in real accounts at commercial banks

Governed by the Baton Rulebook, Core-FX extends the benefits of PvP settlement across all currencies (including emerging market currencies) and counterparties – enabling banks to take control and settle transactions on-demand and immediately with settlement finality. With Core-FX:

  • FX settlement processes that previously took 24 hrs can be completed in 3 minutes
  • FX settlement participants can choose how and when they net, or if they want to settle in gross, with access to automated configurable payment netting processing (both the calculation and agreement of netted values) and the safe settlement of those netted values.
  • FX settlement participants can pre-agree when they settle and do so multiple times a day – without the liquidity and funding constraints pre-funding introduces
  • FX settlement participants can align settlement timeframes with corresponding liquidity events – allowing for more effective use of funding
  • Previously opaque processes can be monitored with full transparency and, because we use DLT technology, with a single source of truth
  • Nostro accounts can be managed with full transparency enabling improved intraday liquidity usage

All of which can be achieved without the need to immediately replace existing systems, processes and communication rails.

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Learn about Baton's CORE solutions for Liquidity, Payments and Collateral Management

Core-Liquidity®

With Core-Liquidity, asset ownership can be transferred in real time, on demand, 24/7, in a legally enforceable way.

FIND OUT MORE

Core-Payments®

Core-Payments operates across product silos. Business-defined rules provide complete control and visibility over payments and settlements.

FIND OUT MORE

Core-Collateral®

With Core-Collateral, FCMs and CCPs can automate and optimise collateral holdings and expedite the movement of cash and securities.

FIND OUT MORE
BENEFITS:

Reduce Settlement Risk

On-demand and immediate access to PvP settlement and automated netting facilities

Reduce Costs

Lower intraday liquidity usage, reduce overdraft fees and the need for credit facilities.

Real-Time Acces

Settle FX trades in under 3 minutes and gain immediate access to the funds that you are due to receive.