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Global Asset Manager Goes Live With FIS’ Apex Collateral to Meet Un-cleared Margin Requirements

The client, a top-tier global asset manager with more than a trillion dollars under management chose to replace their legacy in house collateral management infrastructure with FIS’ market leading solution, Apex Collateral. 

The client’s current in-house infrastructure lacked the level of straight-through processing (STP) and automation that they required to efficiently manage the large volume growth and new market connectivity requirements they were expecting to be introduced by BSCS IOSCO and FINRA 4210. In addition, the firm’s current infrastructure provided limited support for the efficient tracking and utilization of non-cash collateral and use of triparty agents for regulatory IM. 

FIS was able to deploy its Apex Collateral solution bringing highly efficient, cross-asset class collateral operations, inventory management and optimization within tight timelines to ensure the client met their regulatory deadlines. 

Gaining operational efficiency through zero-touch collateral workflows that are fully integrated into all Project Blazer market components the client has been able to manage the rising margin call volumes, while freeing up resource to focus on further regulatory change initiatives. In addition, the ability to gain transparency into the firm’s real time global inventory and leverage non-cash collateral has optimized their use of liquidity. 

Ed Hellaby, business development director, FIS said, “With this successful implementation of Apex Collateral, FIS has further cemented itself as a trusted partner and leader in the collateral management field. We look forward to helping the client roll out the platform to meet their Futures and Agency MBS obligations.”