With the introduction of central clearing for OTC derivatives, financial institutions will have to manage new agreements, with different business rules, in addition to the existing documentation for bilateral trading relationships.
Exari's Paul Nelmes was recently interviewed by Julia Schieffer of DerivSource and he explained how documentation will change within a Central Counterparty Clearing (CCP) environment and why financial institutions must implement efficient documentation processing methods to avoid increased legal and operational costs caused by the new market requirements.
Thanks to all of you (and there were more than 400 in-house attorneys) who completed our recent Sales Contract Survey which we conducted in conjunction with InsideCounsel Magazine.
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During our recent webinar, “Managing OTC Derivatives Documentation in a Central Clearing Environment,” we had several questions from the audience that we couldn’t cover in the time allotted. Paul Nelmes of Exari offers the following response to one of the questions posed from the audience during the Web-event.
Following our recent webinar, Managing OTC Derivatives Documentation in a Central Clearing Environment, Julia Schieffer posted a list of her favorite resources for derivatives professionals in search of explanations for some of the jargon used in the derivatives industry.
We have partnered with InsideCounsel Magazine to survey how in-house legal departments assess the effectiveness of their current sales contracts creation and management processes. The survey launched yesterday and will be open for two weeks.
Spring seems to be the season of surveys and we're being alerted to several. Since many of these contracts surveys have a direct correlation to contract creation (document assembly) and contract management, we'll be sharing interesting findings. Where appropriate, we'll also provide links to the surveys.
Compared to the typical environment for bilaterally traded OTC derivatives, central clearing adds complexity through the inclusion of multiple parties and the need to manage different sets of legal contracts. In this new market environment, if documentation management is not streamlined, financial institutions will face increased legal costs and operational risks.
You like to think you're efficient- don't you? Maybe even more so than the next person. These days, efficiency is more important than ever and no where is it more important than in your contracts process.