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Volante and Open Vector partner
16 November 2017 | New York | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Open Vector open banking strategy will be combined with Volante’s VolPay Channel
AFME urges integrated post-trading system in EU
15 November 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Theo Andrew
Responding on the final day of the commission’s public consultation on post trade in the Capital Markets Union, AFME urged for the “swift dismantling of the European Post-Trade Forum barriers”
Asset managers concerned about reliance on manual processes, says Confluence
15 November 2017 | Pittsburgh | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
In a recent Confluence report, 22 percent of asset managers said the reliance on manual processes was the biggest back-office challenge they faced
Another mandate win for Wolters Kluwer
08 November 2017 | Luxembourg | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
“No greater threat” than cyber, says SIFMA
02 November 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer-Derrien
BoE raises interest rates, to mixed industry opinion
02 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer-Derrien
BNP Paribas posts positive Q3 results
31 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Theo Andrew
Luxembourg funds hit €4 trillion in AUM
31 October 2017 | Luxembourg | Reporter: Theo Andrew
SEC cements Peter Driscoll as director of OCIE
30 October 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Theo Andrew
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Clearstream partners with Citi to increase Chinese bond trades
30 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Euroclear welcomes ICE as new shareholder
26 October 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Clearstream promises post-Brexit services continuity
20 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
SIX successful in migrating clearing payments under ISO 20022
19th October 2017 | Zurich | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Peel Hunt expands Torstone’s Inferno into US business
13 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Theo Andrew
Orange and BASF select BNY Mellon as depositary bank
12 October 2017 | New York | Reporter: Becky Butcher
BNP Paribas wades into collateral pools with triparty service
05 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Smartkarma opens European hub in London
25 September | London | Reporter: Theo Andrew
First RFQ inflation swap transactions executed on Tradeweb platform
25 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
AcadiaSoft expands user base for IM compliance
21 September 2017 | Massachusetts | Reporter: Drew Nicol
UCITS funds enjoy assets boom in Q2
18 September 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Gestar acquires ESG solution provider ISS
08 September 2017 | New York | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
AxiomSL expands European presence
07 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
World’s pension funds return to form in 2016
05 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Northern Trust appoints new head of Southeast Asia
30 August 2017 | Singapore | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
SIX reports strong results for 2017 so far
30 August 2017 | Zurich | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
SS&C: manual processes still rife in client reporting
29 August 2017 | London | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
London Stock Exchange and NEX among new APA providers
25 August 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
EU expert group identifies post-trade barriers to CMU
24 August 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
ISDA: Transition period essential for post-Brexit derivatives trading
21 August 2017 | New York | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
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Between the LGPS pooling project, Brexit and changes in technology, fund managers in the UK, and their service providers, have a lot to think about
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Rocky Martinez considers how AI can help improve post-trade processes, and how SmartStream’s new reconciliations solution is moving a step in the right direction towards helping firms keep costs at sustainable levels
New regulations, new competition and new cost pressures mean custodians and sub-custodians have more balls in the air than ever before
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Artificial intelligence is already a reality in daily life, and it has a place in financial services, says Matt Davey of Societe Generale Securities Services
As technology has advanced, so too has the threat of cyberattack, and if financial services firms put a foot wrong, they stand to lose more than money
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No nation is an island, and the Polish CSD has post-trade services to cater to all of Central and Eastern Europe, says KDPW’s Iwona Sroka
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The Chinese market has taken a knock to its confidence, but despite its size, it is still merely an emerging market, and must take these setbacks in its stride
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