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Managing Post-Trade Risk in Precious Metals Portfolios - Susan Hinko & Mattias Palm, TriOptima

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Portfolio compression, also known as multilateral early termination, of OTC derivative portfolios has arrived in the precious metals derivatives market and is gaining traction. In March 2013, TriOptima completed the first portfolio compression cycle for precious metals forwards and swaps, terminating $7.2 billion in notional principal outstandings. Six institutions were able to reduce their gross positions in gold and silver, unlocking regulatory capital and reducing collateral requirements. Additional precious metals cycles are scheduled for later this year.

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Susan Hinko, Head of Industry Relations, TriOptima. 
Susan Hinko is responsible for TriOptima’s corporate communications and industry relations globally. Prior to joining TriOptima, she worked at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) as head of policy for the Americas. Susan also served as the administrative officer of several investment banking departments at Lodestar, Merrill Lynch M&A, and Goldman Sachs Real Estate. She started her career on Wall Street in the cash management area at Chase Bank and Merrill Lynch treasury. Susan holds a BA from Skidmore College, an MA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Columbia University. 

Mattias Palm, Business Manager, TriOptima  

Mattias Palm is responsible for managing TriOptima’s business in the commodities markets, which includes the portfolio compression service triReduce Commodities, as well as the portfolio reconciliation service triResolve. Prior to joining TriOptima in 2011, Mattias was EVP, Head of Markets & Sales, at Navita Systems (now part of Brady plc.). This role included executive responsibility for sales, marketing, and product strategy, as well as hands-on responsibility for product management. During his 17 years in the commodity trading and risk management sector, he has also worked at NASDAQ OMX as product manager, and in principal consultant roles at PA Consulting Group and Capgemini. Mattias holds a MSc in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.