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Securities Services

Securities Services: Blockchain - A beginner’s guide

July / August 2016 (Magazine)By

Think you understand and grasp the concept of blockchain technology? Prepare to be surprised as we explain the theory and potential uses within securities services

Innovation: State Street's Beacon Project

July / August 2016 (Magazine)By Christopher O’Dea

State Street is digitising every aspect of its financial services business through its Beacon Project. Is it the model for others to follow?

Regulation: Scrutiny pushing up costs

July / August 2016 (Magazine)By Brian Bollen

The securities services industry is finally experiencing a respite from a decade-long regulatory onslaught which has increased costs for all participants

Settlement: A pan-European platform

July / August 2016 (Magazine)By Anthony Harrington

Anthony Harrington looks at the introduction of the Europe-wide Target-2 Securities settlement engine for securities transactions

Securities lending squeezed

July / August 2016 (Magazine)By Anthony Harrington

Anthony Harrington discusses the effects of the Basel III capital adequacy regulations on the securities lending business

Securities Services: Tougher times for providers

September 2015 (Magazine)By Anthony Harrington

Securities services providers are having to raise their game in response to demands of clients who face both increasing regulatory pressures and a low-yield environment

Beyond Excel spreadsheets

September 2015 (Magazine)By Anthony Harrington

Pension funds are increasingly turning to custodians for help in dealing with the complexities of investing in illiquid alternatives asset classes

T2S: What happens next?

September 2015 (Magazine)By Brian Bollen

It will be some time before it becomes clear whether the Target2Securities platform will streamline cross-border transactions or spark unintended consequences with layers of national and international regulations

Special Report - Securities Services: Without a TRACE

September 2014 (Magazine)By

Lorraine White urges governments and pension funds to adopt the OECD’s Tax Relief and Compliance Enhancement system (TRACE), in order to introduce a more efficient relief-at-source model to international withholding tax

Special Report - Securities Services: The custodian cornerstone

September 2014 (Magazine)By

As the UK continues its discussion of ‘Dutch-style’ collective DC schemes, Carl Giannotta examines changes in the securities services landscape in the Netherlands and how custodians can support such collective schemes across both sides of the North Sea

Special Report - Securities Services: Strained relations

September 2014 (Magazine)By Iain Morse

A wave of regulation is putting pressure on custodians’ resources across the board – including client relations. Iain Morse notes that R&M’s latest annual Global Custody survey found an unprecedented decline in client satisfaction, with the burden of meeting regulatory requirements seen as the main reason

Special Report - Securities Services: Reporting progress

September 2014 (Magazine)By ,

While most counterparties have managed to submit their OTC trades to authorised repositories under new reporting rules, Susan Hinko and David White note that it remains unclear who has traded with whom

Special Report - Securities Services: In transition

September 2014 (Magazine)By Emma Cusworth

The transition management industry has had its knuckles rapped by regulators over recent months. But as Emma Cusworth reports, clients have an obligation to understand the service thoroughly, too

Special Report - Securities Services: Minority report

September 2014 (Magazine)By

As deadlines for mandatory reporting of OTC derivative trades under EU rules pass, Daniel Ben-Ami finds a fair amount of confusion and evidence of non-compliance

Special Report - Securities Services: In time, every time

September 2014 (Magazine)By

Ido de Geus outlines what pension funds and their service providers need to do to ensure they are ready for the collateral-hungry regulatory environment that awaits them in a few months’ time

Special Report - Securities Services: The optimisation opportunity

September 2014 (Magazine)By

Collateral optimisation presents an opportunity for the buy-side to take advantage of the collateral shortfall, says Matthieu Baudoin

Special Report - Securities Services: Collateral transformations

September 2014 (Magazine)By Brian Bollen

Is the securities services industry betting on a new set of complex solutions to a collateral management problem that might never materialise? Brian Bollen investigates

Special Report - Securities Services: Margin of error

September 2014 (Magazine)By

It’s tough making an honest euro in custody banking. Users of these services might be forgiven for thinking that wherever banks can bury sharp practices in obscure parts of their businesses, they will – and the findings of the UK finance regulator’s recent investigation into transition management won’t put their minds at rest.

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Brexit uncertainty hits UK markets

UK roundup: LAPFF, Aberdeen, PPF, BlackRock, LPP

Tue, 13 Dec 2016By

LAPF warns Sky not to undervalue company as it considers bid from 21st Century Fox

Dorset, England

National LGPS framework targets State Street replacement and more [updated]

Mon, 3 Oct 2016By

Local authorities gearing up to seek performance, cost-monitoring services

House fronts, Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish pension funds voice worry about falling bond liquidity

Tue, 23 Aug 2016By

Danish bankers, securities dealers propose steps to improve situation

Vienna at night

Derivatives rules could force pension funds into 'fire sales' – PGGM

Thu, 30 Jun 2016By

Dutch fund manager also expresses concerns over mandatory central clearing

City London

UK roundup: Docklands Light Railway Pension Scheme, TPR, Serco, ABI, SGSS

Thu, 3 Sep 2015By IPE Staff

Pensions regulator intervenes to secure £37m funding for pension scheme deficit

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