September 15, 2011

BNY Mellon Enhances Derivatives Collateral Servicing Platform


NEW YORK, September 15, 2011— BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, has enhanced its derivatives collateral servicing platform for institutional clients with new margin management capabilities delivered through a secure web-based portal.

As part of DM Edge® - the company's derivatives margin management service - the enhancements provide clients with a fully automated system that facilitates the entire margin call and collateralization process, improves reporting capabilities and reduces operational risk.

"Given the growth and complexity of the derivatives collateral management process, it is imperative we provide clients with a clear, real-time window into reviewing and approving their collateral agreements, margin calls and settlements.  Our new portal, DM Edge Connect, does that and more," said Scott Linden, managing director and product manager for DM Edge at BNY Mellon.  "In addition, with our new capabilities, we are well positioned to accommodate the requirements that will emerge in a centrally cleared environment, as well as the changes resulting from global regulatory reforms."

To help introduce these enhancements, BNY Mellon has partnered with Algorithmics, a leading provider of collateral management solutions.  

BNY Mellon's DM Edge service is part of the company's Derivatives360 suite of services, which comprises a broad array of offerings for issuers and investors around the execution and processing of derivatives. These include trading and execution, collateral management and other middle office outsourcing services, as well as custody, accounting and consolidated reporting. Other middle office services available through Derivatives360 on an outsourced basis include cash collateral reinvestment, OTC trade affirmation and confirmation, independent (third-party) valuation, counterparty and investment manager reconciliation and lifecycle event management.

"Our new margin management capabilities have been well-received by our clients who are increasingly turning to BNY Mellon to handle their derivatives servicing needs," said Patrick Tadie, global business head for Derivatives360. "The range of services we can deliver to investors and issuers highlights the power of harnessing and delivering capabilities from across our entire company."

BNY Mellon is a global financial services company focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets, operating in 36 countries and serving more than 100 markets.  BNY Mellon is a leading provider of financial services for institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals, offering superior investment management and investment services through a worldwide client-focused team.  It has $26.3 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $1.3 trillion in assets under management, services $11.8 trillion in outstanding debt and processes global payments averaging $1.7 trillion per day.  BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK).  Additional information is available at www.bnymellon.com and through Twitter @bnymellon.