isda simm™ & UMR

Calculate your sensitivities and SIMM™ margin requirements for all assets with Cassini Systems, an official licensee of ISDA SIMM™.

Calculating bilateral margin under SIMM™ requires the calculation of sensitivities for all asset classes covered by UMR. For many buy-side institutions, this can seem like a daunting and laborious task.

Cassini solves these problems with a fully featured end to end SIMM™ Calculation Service which can calculate your sensitivities and SIMM™ margin requirements for all assets covered by UMR.

ISDA SIMM Licensee

With Cassini you can:


Calculate SIMM™ for your collateral management process at end-of-day


Calculate SIMM™ on demand – pre-trade, intra-day and end-of-day, to help you reevaluate trading strategies to reduce the capital impact of SIMM™


Generate sensitivities in required CRIF format for a complete end-to-end SIMM™ calculation


Supply your own existing sensitivities in any format if required. Cassini will transform these into CRIF for you


Estimate SIMM™ intra-day on a live portfolio, or on new trades at pre-trade with ‘What-if’ analysis

cassini supports cleared otc markets

For cleared OTC markets Cassini supports:


LCH SwapClear & CDSClear


CME OTC Clearing


Eurex OTC Clearing


ICE CDS Clearing


Our service utilises the official APIs and calculation services from those CCPs to exactly match their IM calculations.


We support products including:


Interest Rate Swaps


Interest Rate Swaptions


Inflation Swaps


Credit Default Swaps


Non-Deliverable Forwards


Cleared Swap Futures.


cassini supports the uncleared otc market

Cassini is an official licensee of ISDA SIMM™ and can calculate your Initial Margin exactly in line with the way SIMM™ is specified.

Regulations allow firms to use the grid or scale approach for IM. This uses notional values to derive the IM amount and in almost all cases will result in an IM figure far higher than using ISDA SIMM™. The Cassini services covers a wide product range, keeping as many trades as possible within SIMM™ and minimising the IM amount.


IM and SIMM Calculation For Uncleared OTC


Our service can take your own calculated sensitivities in a CRIF file format


Our service can also calculate your sensitivities for you


Runs at any time during the day to support the entire trade lifecycle. Not just end of day as some services offer


Two-way calculation – both for your firm and the expected IM from your counterparties


improved returns with cassini simm™ on-demand

The Cassini SIMM™ service is real-time – that means individuals and teams can find out the SIMM™ amount across funds, portfolios and strategies at any time – on demand – during the trading day, not just end of day.

Cassini is the only vendor able to provide this level of analytics and optimisation for you and your firm.

While posting Initial Margin is an End-of-Day process – and a key step to compliance – being able to understand your IM impact “On Demand”, throughout the day, with real and hypothetical portfolios, will allow for improved decision making and increased portfolio returns.

With Cassini:


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


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


Treasury can forecast IM for T+1 to build their funding requirements


Your collateral team get full SIMM™ post and call figures at the end-of-day

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UMR AND SIMM™: STAYING UNDER THE $50MM THRESHOLD LIMIT

If your firm can successfully – and continuously – monitor, manage and demonstrate that your IM will stay beneath the $50mm threshold, you need not implement the margin agreements and settlement arrangements for IM.

But, how will you ensure your portfolios will not breach the UMR 50 million Threshold, now and in the long term?

Remember, should your firm go over the 50 million threshold, you must achieve compliance with UMR immediately, including all necessary margin agreements with your counterparties and suitable custody arrangements for settlement.

With Cassini, you can better understand when your portfolios may breach the 50million threshold with our Margin Limit Monitoring Service.

This service also enables you to:


Use our SIMM™ calculator for pre-day, intra-day and end of day calculations


Find out the total IM required for your portfolios under UMR


Monitor the IM amount due to portfolio changes


Determine whether you can stay under the 50 million in the long term by running ‘what-if’ scenarios

Even if you are eligible to stay under the IM threshold you still need to:


Implement an approved IM model (such as ISDA SIMM™)


Receive regulatory approval for your IM implementation (depending on jurisdiction)


Establish operational procedures for running the IM model and managing the results


Communicate with your counterparties on this approach


Establish an operational threshold which triggers mitigating action


Cassini can ease the burden of these problems with a powerful, fully featured margin limit monitoring service.

Click the button below to further understand when you may breach thresholds, as well as how to remain compliant, if, and when you do.

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 THE CASSINI SIMM™ SOLUTION

Cassini offers a fully featured SIMM™ calculation service that can be seamlessly integrated into your workflow.

With Cassini you can:


Calculate SIMM™ for your collateral management process at end-of-day


Calculate SIMM™ on demand – pre-trade, intra-day and end-of-day, to help you reevaluate trading strategies to reduce the capital impact of SIMM™


Generate sensitivities in required CRIF format for a complete end-to-end SIMM™ calculation


Supply your own existing sensitivities in any format if required. Cassini will transform these into CRIF for you


Estimate SIMM™ intra-day on a live portfolio, or on new trades at pre-trade with ‘What-if’ analysis

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WANT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW SIMM™ IMPACTS YOU?

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