As the derivatives market grows, OTC collateral agreement such as CSA (Credit Support Annex) is widely used to manage credit risks, however the efficiencies of CSA implementation may be compromised by the mismatches lied in the system records between the 2 parties. Portfolio reconciliation was established as a process to verify the accuracy of a firm’s trade population using live system data by comparing the two counterparty’s records of a bi-lateral OTC portfolio as of a given business date.
The industry would like to promote regular portfolio reconciliation in the Asia Pacific region. Under the auspice of ISDA Collateral Steering Committee, ISDA Asia Pacific Collateral Management Operations Working Group launched an initiative to draft a Memorandum of Understanding of Portfolio Reconciliation, the document is published on January 3, 2011. Firms with business in the Asia Pacific region are encouraged to adhere to the MoU.
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