Capital Markets Advisors

Turning Change Into Opportunity

logo

July 3rd, 2012 Collateral Management historically has been viewed as a support function. Now it has come under increased scrutiny in  part because of the failure of several banks. New regulations require banks to demonstrate control of their own and their clients’ assets, and to strengthen their balance sheets by maintaining higher levels of capital adequacy.

Categories: Publishings

July 3rd, 2012 Technological advancement in financial systems and software along with consolidation in the financial sector have left market participants with IT legacy systems that they need to upgrade, or at least reconfigured to give management, traders, regulators and shareholders the best reporting of the company’s financial, market and operating activities.

Categories: Publishings

Large Scale Conversion Program – Foreign Investment Bank Background The client was looking to replace their back office systems and reengineer the processes that support risk management, core banking and lending, treasury operations, and financial reporting for the New York branch of an international bank. They have decided to implement Midas, a back office operation, corporate lending and general ledger system. In addition, a parallel initiative was launched to replace… Read More »

Categories: Case Studies

Large Scale Conversion Program – Global Universal Bank Background A top tier global universal bank acquired a large investment bank and sought to merge, integrate and run the consolidated entity as a single institution with a shared service center, an integrated platform, and a lower cost of doing business as it effectively managed its risk and expanded the volume of business across all asset classes. The challenges were inconsistent processing… Read More »

Categories: Case Studies

Transformation from a Front to Back In-House Equity Brokerage Processing Platform to an Integrated Solution with Market Standard and Vendor Components for a Top Tier Global Brokerage Services Firm Client Profile: Global Brokerage Service Firm Global multi-asset brokerage services firm. Approximate daily trading volume of 300k to 400k trades. Situation and Objectives: Newly merged entity wanted to achieve a significant growth in their equity and prime brokerage businesses, add new… Read More »

Categories: Case Studies, Main

Client Profile: Global Full-Service Bank. Undergone a significant merger activity in previous 24 months. Multiple business lines utilizing outsourced solutions for brokerage and settlement and clearing services. Manages more than $250 billion in client assets within Private Bank unit. Approximately 1.4m accounts with daily trading volume of 20k – 30k trades. A client base with primarily managed accounts and limited self-directed management. Situation and Objectives: Merger integration had left the… Read More »

Categories: Case Studies

Client Situation: Global Investment Bank was interested in migrating the handling of its cash securities products from a legacy risk management system to a new broader cash securities data store. CMA resources were hired as the overall PMO for the development of the data store, as well as specifically to perform a current state analysis for the legacy system, managed by the derivatives IT team. Approach: Worked with client to… Read More »

Categories: Case Studies

Client Situation: Global Investment Bank was experiencing deficiencies in its cash securities processing environment, including business growth not being supported by sufficient process reengineering or systems investment, complex processes resulting from regional silos and inadequate controls (more reconciliations and more breaks) due to volumes and product complexities. The objective of CSDS is to create a golden source of trades and position data for cash securities products used across front to… Read More »

Categories: Case Studies

Client Situation: Global Investment Bank was focused on building out a comprehensive wealth management platform to target their growing client base with the goal of: Enabling self-clearing and custody capabilities to address rapid growth, need for greater flexibility and more efficient processing to deliver superior client services. Aligning potential self-clearing operating model with overall strategic initiatives. Approach: CMA resources documented and evaluated potential approaches to grow the Private Bank’s operating… Read More »

Categories: Case Studies

CMA’s practice in Prime Brokerage leverages our experienced resources to deliver the best solutions for Broker-Dealers, Prime Brokers, Global Banks, Global Custodians, Asset Fund Managers, Hedge Funds and Pension Funds. The pressure on Prime Brokerage has intensified over the years and shows no signs of diminishing. Strategic decisions together with business and technology solutions cannot be made without considering Securities Finance, Risk Management and Compliance. There are many issues to… Read More »

Categories: Services Provided
  • Connect With Us

    Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On Linkedin