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Collateral Management - 2 hours

A foundation course that explains what collateral management is and how it works.

It is suitable for those working in or around financial markets who need to know more.

There are simple examples with time for questions and answers.

This course is only available in-house and is suitable for up to 12 people.

This is what is covered:

  • The purpose of collateral
  • Main advantages of collateral
  • Market growth
  • How credit exposures occur
  • Entering collateralised transactions
  • Establishing a policy
  • Collateral workflow
  • Collateral terminology
  • Key terms and what they mean
  • Problems & risks with collateral
  • Credit risk
  • Operational risk
  • Valuation of trades
  • Valuation of collateral
  • Dispute resolution

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Counterparty credit exposure (CCE) is a big issue it's why you have credit limits. When you lend money the risk is clear, will you get repaid? But with over the counter derivatives (like swaps) credit exposures are harder to see but nevertheless they are real. Derivatives with positive mark-to-market values generate credit risk. Why? Because default by the counterparty puts your profit at risk. One solution is collateral management. This involves a regular trade portfolio valuation and a net exchange of margin or collateral between the two parties involved. Collateral management is a process; it mitigates your credit risk but at the same time increases your operational risks. It's too easy to focus on the credit aspect of collateral without identifying what else could go wrong. Let's have a look at ten of the main concerns. It's not an exhaustive list but it may help you identify where improvements can be made.