London, March 25, 2011 - J.P. Morgan this month hosted its sixth annual Securities Financing and Collateral Management Conference exploring the current developments and the impact of regulatory change on securities and derivatives collateral management. The event, in London, followed the European Repo Council's Annual General Meeting, which J.P. Morgan also hosted.
The event attracted 150 attendees from 100 market participants, including banks and broker-dealers, and was hosted by Paul Wilson, International Client Management and Sales Executive, J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services Financing and Markets Products.
Paul Wilson said: "The conference attendees agreed on the need for prudent oversight and appropriate alignment of risk. In this context the amount of new regulation, regulation-related white papers and consultation documents is considerable. Market participants, many of whom operate globally as well as in their local markets, are challenged to assess rapidly, absorb the implications of and build solutions for impending regulations."
John Rivett, Collateral Management Executive, J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services, added: "The majority of attendees believe they will have to invest significantly in new technology, the resulting cost of which they expect ultimately will be passed on to end consumers. The conference attendees were also concerned the additional operational burden of complying with regulations might encourage some market participants to return to a bilateral approach or other financing models that alter the concentration of risk in an unintended way."
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