Aquarius: Liquidity Management Software
The finance industry is focused on liquidity optimisation because of the financial regulators encouraging a strict control on intraday operations (e.g. Basel III), wide use of collateral and system risks (e.g. EMIR, DODD Frank), and the liquidity bank assets.
Aquarius is the new suite by TAS Group delivering modular and integrated features for Securities, Cash and Collateral management. Advanced graphical features and a high customisation capability permit you to self-configure all the preferred application settings for your own business model. Aquarius can simultaneously manage multiple legal entities to also satisfy Bank groups and Service Provider requirements
Each single module of Aquarius can run stand-alone or be part of a wider Aquarius platform installation integrated in the customer architecture.
About Treasury and Collateral
Aquarius automatically manages Post-Trade operations interacting with the settlement domestic and international systems (CSD, iCSD and Global Custodian). It supports all T2S features for both direct and indirect participants. It allows real-time monitoring of the lifecycle of settlement and the balance of accounts, providing value-added features such as matching, balance reconciliation and Settlement Instruction, aggregation and shaping.
It standardizes the method of communication of counterparties and integrates user applications to allow proper and efficient management of post-trade processes in full STP approach.
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Aquarius is also the treasury management platform that allows real-time monitoring and management of liquidity on the accounts held with market infrastructures and connected banks. It ensures the correct flow of payments on the various settlement channels; it integrates and reconciles forecast information with the settlement of payments in order to allow a detailed intraday analysis; it performs simulations so as to know in advance the effects caused on future cash flows.
Focus on Intraday Liquidity Management
Aquarius offers an integrated framework to monitor Intraday Liquidity and consolidate Cash Management and Collateral activities for both direct and indirect settlement systems participant. Core functionalities includes : bcbs248 monitoring tools; global intraday liquidity overview on individual country, currency, legal entity or customer level; monitoring features on monthly and daily bases; flexible alerting system; easy integration with bank back office and network applications.
Starting May 2017 a Stress Testing Module is available to improve BCBS 248 stress testing in a totally automated way.
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Download Aquarius Intraday Liquidity Management Overview
Focus on T2S
T2S C&C (T2S Cash & Collateral) is the Aquarius module that permits to work on T2S for Cash and Collateral components; it offers a real time view on DCA accounts status, operational limits and collateralization activities for National Bank and Clients.
Focus on T2
TARGET2 module is the core component of the suite allowing real time liquidity monitoring and management of payment flows on the Eurosystem RTGS to significantly improve the management of balance positions and transactions.
Focus on Correspondent Banking
The module provides monitoring on active position in Commercial Bank Money on a country and currency basis, according to different time zones and bank profiles. It enables FX conversion into a single base currency to manage Nostro accounts information, individually or in aggregated form, on an intraday basis.
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