4 episodes

Welcome to Margin Matters


Our Margin Matters Podcast Series has been specifically created to shine a light on critical areas and themes within the financial industry.


Listen, learn, and subscribe to our podcast, where we'll discuss the latest news and trends within the derivatives markets with our host, Virginie O'Shea, and new guests every episode.

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Welcome to Margin Matters


Our Margin Matters Podcast Series has been specifically created to shine a light on critical areas and themes within the financial industry.


Listen, learn, and subscribe to our podcast, where we'll discuss the latest news and trends within the derivatives markets with our host, Virginie O'Shea, and new guests every episode.

    How to get your Boss to Invest in FinTech

    How to get your Boss to Invest in FinTech

    In episode four of Margin Matters, we talk briefly about the industry outlook for 2021 and cover off some words of wisdom for our listeners about business case building.


    T. Rowe Price's Kevin Khokhar, Multi-Asset Trading Solutions Manager, and Stanley Drasky, Director at Elgin White Consultancy,  join series regular and CEO of Cassini Systems, Liam Huxley, as we also discuss our big topic for the day... how can buy-side firms build a business case for FinTech, with particular emphasis on pre-trade and analytics technology investment..

    • 38 min
    Collateral Management Matters

    Collateral Management Matters

    Episode three of Margin Matters tackles the topic du jour of collateral management in stressed markets. What has the industry learned in 2020 and what can we expect in 2021?


    State Street’s Ingvar Sigurjonsson, managing director of funding and collateral transformation, and Chris Watts co-founder and director of Margin Tonic, join series regular and CEO of Cassini Systems Liam Huxley to discuss everything from collateral traffic jams to collateral optimization with host and founder of Firebrand Research, Virginie O’Shea.


    We also take a quick look at ISDA’s proposals to join together the worlds of collateral with securities financing.

    • 37 min
    The Unintended Consequences of Finreg

    The Unintended Consequences of Finreg

    Episode two of Margin Matters gets to grips with the intended and unintended consequences of derivatives regulation. Series regular Liam Huxley of Cassini Systems is joined by GAM Investments’ head of compliance Chris Beevor and DTCC’s Val Wotton to chat with host Virginie O’Shea of Firebrand Research about all things finreg for the buy side.


    We also take a quick look at the ongoing replacement of Libor and the nitty gritty of derivatives data with ISDA’s CDM.

    • 35 min
    Derivatives, WFH Edition

    Derivatives, WFH Edition

    In our inaugural Margin Matters podcast, fintech founders Liam Huxley of Cassini Systems and Christian Nentwich of Duco talk to Virginie O’Shea from Firebrand Research about how they got into the industry, what they’ve learned during the crisis and the unique challenges the industry has faced so far in 2020.


    We also delve into the regulatory delays for key pieces of derivatives regulation such as UMR and get the lowdown on what the European Commission has in store for the rest of the year.

    • 44 min

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