SunGard Launches Cross-Asset Risk and Margin Solution to Help Brokers and FCMs Offer Increased Trading Capacity

Published 

SunGard has launched Front Arena Cross-Asset Risk to provide brokers and futures commission merchants (FCMs) with real-time consolidated risk, exposure and margin calculations across multiple asset classes and markets.

The new solution can eliminate the need for multiple risk systems, which lowers total cost of ownership (TCO) and helps improve operational efficiency. By delivering cross-asset portfolio margining and high-performance pre- and post-trade risk aggregated across all trading and trade processing systems, SunGard’s Front Arena Cross Asset Risk platform will help brokers and FCMs increase competitiveness and better serve clients. Firms will also benefit from real-time risk control on client accounts and the ability to offer real-time reporting to clients, helping them deliver superior customer experience.

“In the context of ongoing complex economic conditions and regulatory change, FCMs and brokers are still reviewing their business models to increase profitability and are also looking to expand or differentiate their services. By delivering extended cross-asset risk and margining capabilities through a single platform, SunGard helps firms to increase competitiveness and to achieve more with a single platform.” – Christian Kromann, chief operating officer, SunGard’s capital markets trading business

“As trading continues to fragment, there is a strong demand for risk consolidation and mitigation, and for collateral and margining optimization given the cost and scarcity of capital. Applications that enable brokers and FCMs to offer capital efficiency optimization and portfolio-wide cross-asset margining to their clients are becoming essential for firms to be competitive, remain regulatory compliant and drive higher ROE in the future.” – Dushyant Shahrawat, senior research director, CEB TowerGroup

About SunGard Financial Systems
SunGard Financial Systems provides mission-critical software and IT services to institutions in virtually every segment of the financial services industry. The primary purpose of these systems is to automate the many detailed processes associated with trading, managing investment portfolios and accounting for investment assets. These solutions address the processing requirements of a broad range of users within financial services, including asset managers, traders, custodians, compliance officers, treasurers, insurers, risk managers, hedge fund managers, plan administrators and clearing agents. In addition, we also provide professional services that focus on application implementation and integration of these solutions and on custom software development.

© SunGard 2014. All rights reserved. SunGard, the SunGard logo, and Front Arena are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunGard Data Systems Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries.  All other trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Most recent episodes

Audio TMI - ESG: Time to Decide

The pressure to comply with ESG initiatives is being felt by corporates like never before, with ESG-compliance a common concern among treasury departments. TMI talks to Lavinia Bauerochse (Deutsche Bank) about treasury’s ...

11:41

Embedded Finance: A 101 Guide for Treasurers

Our latest TreasuryCast guest, Aman Narain (HSBC) sits down with TMI's Eleanor Hill to consider the ways in which treasury might be impacted by embedded finance. In this podcast, Aman explains the differences between embedded finance and BaaS, shares his hopes for the future in this space, and provides...

12:58

Audio TMI - A Modern, Agile, and Efficient Machine

UniCredit's Raphael Barisaac and Massimo Ortino explain how the fir...

What’s on the Horizon for Short-term Investments?

The treasury community has risen to the ongoing challenge of rising interest rates and inflation, with corporate cash serving as the sought-after safety net. Here, Daniel Farrell (Northern Trust Asset Management) and Karl Adams (ICD) consider how the latest MMF reform proposals affect short-term...

39:27

Transitioning a Corporate from LIBOR to CME Term SOFR

The loans market has predominantly moved to forward looking term rates, and both corporate borrowers and global lenders are increasingly turning to CME Term SOFR as the forward looking risk-free benchmarks to support their activities. Listen to this podcast, featuring Gavin Lee, Marco Bianchi (CME...

37:16

HSBC’s Sibos Spotlight – View from Sibos

TMI's Eleanor Hill invites Neil Atkinson, Nadine Lagarmitte, and Vinay Mendonca (HSBC) to discuss the critical treasury topics and conversations highlighted at this year's Sibos conference in Amsterdam. Amongst a wealth of market insights, our guests consider the most critical developments emerging from...

38:40

ECB’s Targeted TLTRO Tweaks Set to Drain Excess Market Liquidity

Welcome to the latest edition of Liquidity Link Live, your exclusive market analysis provided by Northern Trust Asset Management, one of the world’s largest cash managers. Tune in each month to discover the very latest insights on the UK, Eurozone and US markets. This edition was recorded on the 7th...

05:42

Asian Treasury Trends: Learnings and Opportunities

Former corporate treasury professional, Valerie Heng (Deloitte) joins Eleanor Hill to discuss the hot topic of treasury transformation, alongside other key shifts treasurers should be aware of. In this podcast, Valerie uses her knowledge of the Asian Treasury market to explain how the role of the...

20:27

Collaborative Trade Finance: How to Unlock Liquidity at Speed

Imagine if trade finance applications were fully collaborative and corporates could communicate with every trade participant via an open digital hub.  In this podcast, Vincent Almering (Interfood Holding B.V.) and Enno-Burghard Weitzel (Surecomp) explain to TMI's Ben Poole how collaborative trade...

35:54