Singapore/Hong Kong, 15 December 2020 – TriOptima, a leading infrastructure provider that helps to lower costs and mitigate risk in OTC derivatives markets, has won Best Solution in Initial Margin Compliance in the 3rd Regulation Asia Awards for Excellence 2020 in an online ceremony on 15 December 2020.
As a large number of market participants are set to come into scope in the remaining phases of the initial margin rules in September 2021 (Phase 5) and September 2022 (Phase 6), there has been an increasing need for tools and solutions to support compliance. TriOptima’s comprehensive offering of triCalculate & triResolve Margin was created specifically to help the industry overcome the challenges of meeting regulatory demands, including sensitivity/IM calculation, call exchange and collateral settlement.
The solution provides full support for all aspects of initial margin for financial institutions of any size or class. It leverages TriOptima’s triResolve service, which is already used by over 2,000 OTC derivatives and repo market participants globally for portfolio reconciliation, and provides unique insight into a portfolio to identify trade differences which might drive initial margin discrepancies. Initial margin results from triCalculate feed into triResolve Margin, where margin calculation and call exchange take place.
To date, triResolve Margin has over 230 clients globally, of which 70 reside in Asia Pacific. The global service covers all major jurisdictions and provides comprehensive support from offices in New York, London, Stockholm, Singapore and Tokyo – which has proven particularly useful amid the Covid-19 pandemic, as firms sought to increase automation in their margin processes.
“TriOptima provides an end-to-end initial margin compliance solution with powerful features, a user-friendly workflow and significant automation,” remarked one judge on the awards panel. “This eases the compliance burden for market participants, particularly those small firms coming into scope the in the final two phases. Widespread adoption of offers further testament regarding the robustness of TriOptima’s solutions.”
In 2020, TriOptima expanded its offering to enable automated settlement of margin calls via SWIFT infrastructure, eliminating the need for firms to build out their own connectivity to each individual custodian and tri-party agent. It has also extended its collaboration with AcadiaSoft to automate collateral interest payments and make trade processing more efficient. TriOptima is part of CME Group.
About the Regulation Asia Awards for Excellence 2020
The Regulation Asia Awards for Excellence recognises financial institutions, technology companies, legal and consulting firms, exchanges and other players that have helped meet the challenges of the ever-changing and increasingly complex regulatory landscape in Asia Pacific. Each year, submissions are diligently evaluated and award winners selected by a panel of industry experts serving as judges.
The full list of award winners is available here.
About Regulation Asia
Regulation Asia is the leading source for actionable regulatory intelligence for Asia Pacific markets. With over 8,500 subscribers, including regulatory bodies, exchanges, banks, asset managers and service providers, Regulation Asia plays a key role in shaping the regulatory agenda.