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Optimising and Managing Collateral

Optimising and Managing Collateral

In September 2008, Lehman Brothers files for bankruptcy protection and financial markets panicked, ultimately leading to a global financial crisis.

Although many of the financial transactions with Lehmans were collateralised, the re-use of that collateral by Lehmans led to lengthy delays in the return of collateral posted. This was due to the absence of a centralised tracking mechanism.

Key Points

  • Securities as collateral
  • Demand for automated solutions


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Written by:


Anthony van Eden


CA, Chief Operating Officer

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