Handling failed trades: A case for standardization
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Addressing failed trade market risks through a buy-in solution
A failed trade can trigger various financial risks down the ecosystem, causing potential financial losses, penalties, and credit risk downgrades for trading parties. This calls for standardization of the post-trade process with a solution that is less prone to market risks and has better liquidity management and consistent securities settlement capabilities. One of the significant solutions that accomplish these requirements is the setting up of a buy-in agent.
Some of the functional modules that an ideal buy-in solution must have are: