Wall Street Letter conducted its first “twitterview,” or an interview over Twitter.com, on Feb. 27 on transparency and efficiency in the collateral management process. Managing editor Jeanene Timberlake tweeted with John Avery, a partner at SunGard Consulting Services, and Kevin McPartland, an analyst at the TABB Group, on how buy- and sell-side concerns have changed and how automation can help with the process.
Wall Street Letter: What is the biggest concern buy-side firms have related to collateral management now? And what about the sellside?
Kevin McPartland: An OTC derivatives market, part cleared, part bilateral, complicates collateral management. Improved collateral management technology should help ease the burden.