Operational Risk Solutions





Matt Nelson
Director
Market Intelligence
With Lehman Brothers having followed the ill-trodden footsteps of Bear Stearns, many have questioned the operational risk management capabilities, techniques and desire of Wall Street. We know that greed and hubris played a role in the failure of these firms, but were risk management techniques absent, or were the results simply swept under the carpet in light of the earnings that the risk was generating for the firm?

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Oxera Research Report:
Building Efficiencies in Post-Trade Processing – The Benefits of Same-Day Affirmation

Without automation, operational processes can be extremely prone to risk. A broker/dealer may give the incorrect trade details in the notice of execution; the investment manager may fail to spot a mismatch between the actual trade order and what is reported. With same-day affirmation achieved through automation, operational risk can be a thing of the past.

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How Shorter Settlement Timetables Reduce Operational Risk
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85% of asset managers cite operational risk as the most important driver of automation. (Source: Celent and SmartStream)

Meeting the Challenge of Change
“Standardising the exchange of information with market counterparties and custodian banks is one of the key requirements for us to achieve higher levels of efficiency, to reduce operational risk and to take advantage of significant economies of scale. With growing trade volumes we realised it was time to look at new technology platforms to ensure that we automated the entire trade cycle, from execution through to settlement.”

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