margin OPTIMISATION AND WHAT-IF?

The Cassini Margin Esimation service is real-time – that means individuals and teams can find out the IM amount across funds, portfolios and strategies at any time “on demand” during the trading day. 

why you need IM on-demand

The Cassini service is available at any time during the day  opening up possibilities for improved decision making and increased portfolio returns.

Our real-time Margin Estimation service covers uncleared OTC, cleared OTC, ETD and PB portfolios


With Cassini:


A portfolio manager can model a strategy and test for lifetime IM impact 


A trader can see the effect of trades on IM prior to execution 


The credit risk team can monitor IM during the day and carry out limit checks


The treasury team can observe the forecast IM for T+1 to build their funding requirements


The collateral team can optimise asset placement, which also contributes to the T+1 funding requirement for IM

 know the impact of IM before trade execution

Cassini services can be integrated into your pre-trade workflow to give the front office enhanced decision-making capabilities.

The problem facing portfolio managers and traders is knowing how IM will be consumed for a new strategy or individual trade execution.

For a portfolio manager, constructing a strategy needs forethought by exploring the product choices, routing rules and IM impact of trade ideas. The IM impact can be measured using todays portfolio, but Cassini can show the impact of IM over the entire life of a portfolio.

For traders they need to compare the available routes for a trade alongside price quotes, comparing the IM for each option.


With Cassini you can:


Test strategies for IM impact before execution


Explore strategies over their lifetime and see the behaviour of IM


Find the ‘all in’ price for each quoted route


Compare cleared and uncleared routes for IM


Achieve best execution pricing 

enhance your decision making

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