When it comes to an increase of automation in your Back-Office operations, one can easily assume that, like the vast majority of institutions which are required to exchange margin today, collateral management is achieved typically via spreadsheets and emails.
Especially for buy-side firms, collateral management is considered as a back-office operation mainly concerned with daily margining and most prevalently, reporting.
This manual process can become unsustainable with the increased complexity of regulation (EMIR, BCBS 269 (Basel Committee on Banking Supervision etc.,) and the increased amount of collateral required in more and more transactions.
Don’t worry; you are not left alone trying to survive in the collateral management jungle! Large sell-side institutions, traditional software vendors and cloud-based technology companies will be able to assist you with the solution which will best fit your requirements.