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Omgeo partners UnaVista to bolster matching of synthetic equity swaps

23 July 2014  |  1133 views  |  0 Source: Omgeo

Omgeo, the global standard for institutional post-trade efficiency, today announced a partnership with London Stock Exchange Group's (LSEG) UnaVista to support tri-party matching of synthetic equity swaps between executing brokers, prime brokers and investment managers.

The offering links UnaVista, a global hosted platform for all matching, validation and reconciliation needs, with Omgeo Central Trade ManagerSM (Omgeo CTM), Omgeo's strategic platform for the central matching of cross-border and domestic equity, fixed income, repos, exchange traded derivative and equity swaps transactions.

The Omgeo CTM/UnaVista solution combines the respective workflows of the two platforms, automatically connecting investment managers on Omgeo CTM with their prime broker counterparties on UnaVista to match the economic details of the swap, and to communicate and match allocation breakdowns.

The solution also supports matching of the give-up (hedge) trade between the executing broker and the prime broker. In addition to UnaVista's existing community of prime brokers and executing brokers, the integrated solution allows executing brokers already on Omgeo CTM to leverage their existing interface to deliver the give-up to the prime broker. Finally, the combined workflow provides investment managers with new insights into the give-up status of swaps trades and allows them to view all of their transactions within the Omgeo CTM environment. The solution currently supports any swap with an equity underlier.

By adopting this joint solution, users ensure the terms of equity swap deals are clear to all parties to the trade while adding scalability to the synthetic equity swaps confirmation, allocation and matching processes. Users are able to better control their costs and reduce operational risk through post-trade best practice and exceptions-only workflows. The service also enables parties to match both legs of the trade on T+0 whilst providing additional consistency across equities and equity swaps for investment managers.

Mark Husler, Global Head of Product Management at LSEG, commented, "This new partnership allows us to combine Omgeo's buy-side network with UnaVista's prime broker network, providing one of the largestt CFD communities on the market. The solution creates a scalable platform for all parties and the flexibility to meet multiple different needs."

"We listen attentively to our clients, striving to deliver best-in-class solutions to help them better respond to the evolving market environment", noted Tim Keady, Managing Director of Sales and Solutions Delivery for Omgeo and Chief Client Officer at DTCC. "This new partnership between Omgeo and UnaVista brings greater transparency and simplicity to the tri-party matching process, allowing users to instantly access multiple prime brokers globally." 

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