Mapping out the risks you face

The last decade has brought unprecedented disruption to financial firms. New technology, regulations and market changes – not to mention the pandemic – have all turned ‘business as usual’ on its head. That brings some opportunities, but it also creates …

Prodktr Spark Podcast

Prodktr Spark Episode 1 – Everything About Outsourcing

Introducing the first episode of Prodktr Spark Podcast, powered by Prodktr ‘Everything About Outsourcing’ The Prodktr Spark podcast is aimed at people who work in the capital markets, in particular those involved in the process chain from the front office …

Security price

Getting the right security price every time

How we helped a client hunt down errors in their pricing system, and fix security price issues once and for all. What is a security price? It sounds like a simple question. But if you’re in finance, you already know …

funding margining into clearing

Have you simplified your fund margining into clearing?

An Investment Manager is required to deposit margin with the Clearing Broker to cover credit exposure.  There are different methodologies that can be utilised for the margin settlement process using one or more currencies. Multi-currency margin is the process whereby …

Systems Transitions Risk

7 Scary Risks For Systems Transitions

Migrating between systems introduces transition risks for investment firms using outsourced service and technology providers. This article highlights some of the typical investment operations transition risks and their mitigations to help firms with a successful transition delivery phase. “Successful transition …

CFD reset

How to verify CFD Equity Resets & Financing

A common challenge for Asset Managers, Fund Administrators & Middle Office investment book of record (IBOR) providers is how to ensure that Contract For Difference (CFD) resets as presented by the prime broker are correct. This article provides a brief outline of …