Project Colin: why Goldman-led margin hub fell apart

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The world’s big dealers quietly started work on a new swaps market utility last year, dubbed Project Colin. The aim was to control the vast collateral flows arising from incoming bilateral margining rules, but the consortium has since fallen apart, and a coalition of middleware and back-office firms have stepped into the breach

Scaling operational loss data and its systemic risk implications

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Failing to adopt a scaling methodology when including external data in operational risk calculations could lead to a distortion of capital charges and possibly systemic risk in a banking system relying on consortium data. Here, Roberto Torresetti and Claudio Nordio propose a scaling methodology to help overcome these shortcomings and compare the outcome with respect to alternative methodologies on a real operational data sample