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Portfolio Valuations - Initial Margin Calculation Service

Trusted Initial Margin calculations provided within an end-to-end ecosystem for margin exchange and regulatory compliance

The mandatory exchange of initial margin for uncleared derivatives under BCBS/IOSCO guidelines is driving the need for accurate and fast margin calculations. To efficiently manage portfolio margin, firms need the ability to quickly assess the impact of proposed trades, calculate accurate initial margin for completed trades, and seamlessly manage the margin exchange workflow.

Our Initial Margin Calculation Service provides margin calculations within our existing Portfolio Valuations interface for OTC derivatives. We use the standard ISDA Standard Initial Margin Model (ISDA SIMMTM) to deliver accurate calculations based on our trusted OTC derivatives valuations and risk sensitivities.

Key facts of the service:

  • 10+ years track record of providing valuations services
  • 400+ clients worldwide handling a wide array of portfolios
  • Offering industry leading market data and analytics
  • New features to ensure scalability and enhanced performance
  • Experienced and geographically diverse customer support teams
  • Transparency through any service level offered

In an increasingly complex environment where both variation and initial margin need to be exchanged, we offer an end-to-end solution for managing the collateral workflow. Our Initial Margin Calculation Service operates seamlessly with Margin Xchange, our solution for Credit Support Annex (CSA) document management, as well as Collateral Manager, our cloud-based solution for collateral management.

  • Connectivity - Take advantage of end-to-end initial margin management, with support for CSA management, integrated trade data inputs, and our collateral management solution, as well as third-party integrations with SWIFT and AcadiaSoft
  • Accuracy - Our calculations are based on our industry-leading valuations and risk sensitivities, with accurate results and fewer counterparty disputes
  • Consistency - One source for initial and variation margin calculations provides you with consistent NAV numbers and collateral management workflows
  • Flexibility - Utilize our IM solution with your own risk sensitivity calculations and inputs, or outsource calculations to our expert team

Explore our other solutions for Initial Margin compliance

IHS Markit helps firms confidently address margin requirements while increasing efficiency across the enterprise. We offer a complete, easy-to-use solution through a unique ecosystem of services and partnerships with best-in-class providers. Our comprehensive workflow solution addresses legal documentation, counterparty management, collateral management, valuations and trade processing.

  • Margin Xchange™ is an online platform built to seamlessly and efficiently cover all stages of mass repapering of derivatives contracts required to comply with Initial Margin (IM) regulations
  • Collateral Manager is a cloud-based solution for managing every aspect of the collateral management lifecycle, with intuitive tools for optimizing the process

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