Collateral Crunch Unlikely, Survey Finds

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Most participants see a rise in the cost of collateral and the number of margin calls in the future.

The 2014 Collateral Survey, conducted by Sapient across buy- and sell-side respondents, covered several areas of technological, procedural and operational issues across collateral management today. Respondents indicated that while they expect both the cost and the demand for collateral to rise in the future, the crunch predicted among eligible assets will not manifest as severely as portrayed.

"For the past couple of years you've been reading about everyone in the marketplace talking about a col

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