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    Outsourcing: From “Run the Bank” to “Change the Bank”

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    Financial services firms have always faced market volatility, but new challenges are forcing most to rethink their traditional operating models—including the way they use outsourcing. Since the 1970s, banks and other businesses have used outsourcing for functions unrelated to their core business. Outsourcers, of course, would do the work at a fraction of the cost of what companies spent to do it ...

    Creating a Nimble, Scalable and Sustainable Model for Global Compliance

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    On April 21, Sapient Global Markets, along with hundreds of other market participants, will convene in Montreal for ISDA’s 30th Annual General Meeting.  The sessions will address a wide range of topics, from trade execution, clearing and the upcoming margin requirements for uncleared trades to reporting and data quality. Increased capital rules and margin on non-cleared derivatives, along wi...

    Innovative Optimization Techniques turn Collateral Management into Profit Centers

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    Driven by post-financial crisis regulation, specifically the central clearing mandate, an infinite, interconnected flow of risk with collateral and liquidity has replaced traditional, sequential flows of risk and taken center stage alongside risk weighted asset considerations. The industry is now addressing these regulatory-driven changes by centralizing collateral management functions, while the...

    New On Forbes: Oil Traders Increasingly Struggle To Bet On Higher Prices

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    In his latest column for Forbes, Chip Register, CEO of Sapient Consulting, examines some of the geopolitical factors that could affect fundamentals and send oil prices higher. He scrutinizes a couple of recent events that have moved the markets: Yemen, the Iranian nuclear deal and China. An informal poll of oil traders reveals that while concerns remain over blips that may move the market sharply...

    Happy 20th Anniversary to Josh Sutton – VP General Management at Sapient Global Markets

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    Setting ourselves apart in the industry and forging innovative and transformative ways forward require top-notch people, and Sapient Global Markets has some of the best. The 20 Year Milestone Anniversary series conveys the stories and vision of those who have been here the longest, while tapping their experience and knowhow to share with all of us.  Today we’re profiling Josh Sutton, Vice Pr...

    Increase Profits through Physical Portfolio Optimization

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    Energy companies are managing more assets, contracts and transactions than ever before. To stay competitive and profitable, firms need to successfully navigate the volatile world of supply, demand and market pricing. This means more confidently making the choices that will help you minimize risk, maximize profits and meet your customer obligations. By capturing, analyzing and visualizing position...