Funding, Credit Risk Efficacy Remain Elusive for Buy Side

Mark Abbott, Guardian Life Insurance

As the line between risk management and compliance continues to blur, a major takeaway from last week's IBM-sponsored Waters Roundtable was that effective operational models for credit valuation and funding analysis remain—for smaller money managers especially—highly fraught, and technology providers, seeing an opportunity, are actively listening.

Potential solutions for credit are combating the twin issues of sophistication and cost. Collateral management is a clear and complicated example.