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Kaufmann-Rothstein International Survey Says: Most Traders Want Automation of OTC Post Trade, Operational Competence, and Enhanced Risk Management

Kaufmann-Rothstein International, a leading provider of commodity futures and brokerage trading services, has finally released the result of the recently concluded survey relating to the involvement of senior operations professionals at some selected investment firms that offer over-the-counter derivatives trading.

Haarlem, Netherlands, July 08, 2011 --( The survey basically scrutinized the comparative significance of risk management issues confronted by these senior trading professionals in today’s electronic market environment.

Majority of 1000 respondents revealed that they prefer post-trade OTC derivatives process automation with 75 percent confirming they will do automation in the following year. These respondents agreed to automation which also includes affirmation, verification and security management.

“As over-the-counter markets expand and develop quickly, it is evidently clear that most trading organizations are starting to convert their traditional settlement operation through process automation and that organizations have their respective approach to this process. These initiatives have become a major management change via electronic solutions which eventually lead to better, controlled and efficient workflows. We participated in this survey because we want to dig deeper and better understand how to accurately translate those market challenges into appropriate solutions which will help us to improve and success in this swiftly changing markets,” said Lindsay Kornemann, Chief Operation Officer of Kaufmann-Rothstein International and one of the respondents of the survey.

In addition, the survey discovered that respondents diverged extensively in the use of electronic over-the-counter affirm and confirm processing. 28 percent of the respondents claimed that most of their processes including the affirmation, confirmation and collateral management are done electronically while about one quarter said that electronic processing composed only 50 to 75 percent of the activity.

When respondents are asked as to what OTC derivatives markets they are most interested to learn, three top results came out and these are: 35 percent want to learn about electronic operational efficiency; 20 percent are interest in managing potential risk while using electronic processes and 16 percent are also interested in managing counterparty risks. More survey results will be published soon at Kaufmann-Rothstein International’s website.

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