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
State Street is digitising every aspect of its financial services business through its Beacon Project. Is it the model for others to follow?
The securities services industry is finally experiencing a respite from a decade-long regulatory onslaught which has increased costs for all participants
Anthony Harrington looks at the introduction of the Europe-wide Target-2 Securities settlement engine for securities transactions
Anthony Harrington discusses the effects of the Basel III capital adequacy regulations on the securities lending business
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
Pension funds are increasingly turning to custodians for help in dealing with the complexities of investing in illiquid alternatives asset classes
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Collateral optimisation presents an opportunity for the buy-side to take advantage of the collateral shortfall, says Matthieu Baudoin
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
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.
LAPF warns Sky not to undervalue company as it considers bid from 21st Century Fox
Local authorities gearing up to seek performance, cost-monitoring services
Danish bankers, securities dealers propose steps to improve situation
Dutch fund manager also expresses concerns over mandatory central clearing
Pensions regulator intervenes to secure £37m funding for pension scheme deficit
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