Industry Preparedness for Accelerated Settlement Report
This academic paper is written from research commissioned by the SWIFT Institute discusses the progress made towards T+1 and instantaneous settlement in financial markets, and industry preparedness for such a change. It covers the various equity settlement technologies and analyses how collateral, stock lending and margin requirements can impact the settlement processes. The debate on […]
Thinking about T+1 – Is a crisis always obvious?
Thinking about T+1 – Is a crisis always obvious? How do you define a crisis? It may sound like a dumb question – surely, it’s obvious! If your house is on fire – certainly. But is it always obvious? The reason I raise this issue is the efficiency of post-trade operations in buyside firms. For […]
The move to T+1 – measuring the impact on Market Resilience
The move to T+1 measuring the impact on Market Resilience An Industry Research Consultation kindly hosted by the SIO Date: 22nd February 2023 Time: 3.30 – 5.45 Location: Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, 16 St Mary’s St, Edinburgh EH1 1SU, UK ISITC Europe has been commissioned by the SWIFT Institute to conduct academic research into […]
Solving the post-trade transparency challenge
New SWIFT report: Solving the post-trade transparency challenge From packages to pizzas, today we can track the status of almost anything we order. But currently there’s no way of tracking a securities transaction across the various intermediaries in a trade. As a result, securities players face significant costs and risks associated with failed trades that […]
T+1 settlement in the UK/Europe straightforward ?
As you may have seen, in the US the SEC has recently voted to propose rule changes including moving to a T+1 settlement cycle for most broker-dealer transactions in securities. The SEC says: “The proposed changes are designed to reduce the credit, market, and liquidity risks in securities transactions faced by market participants and […]
Transformational Challenges for Post-trade in 2022
Webinar: Transformational Challenges for Post-trade in 2022 24th March 2022 @ 16:00 GMT As 2022 gets underway, we discuss some of the key strategic considerations and transformational challenges that the post-trade community will need to address. If 2021 saw ongoing focus in digitalisation as a response to the pandemic, 2022 will see momentum continuing as […]
Post-trade Alpha Discussion Paper
Post-trade Alpha Discussion Document The recovery from the initial phases of the pandemic dominated management agendas in 2021, as the industry adjusted to what has been widely described as the ‘new-normal’. The adoption of remote and hybrid working practices created momentum around digitalisation agendas, which whilst focussing on new ways of working (rather than transforming […]
Why multi-asset post-trade now?
The diversification of institutional investments into a broader range of asset types over the last couple of decades has been significant and transformative. Buy-side firms have expanded their investment focuses from the more traditional end of the investment spectrum to all kinds of alternatives, including real assets such as commodities, real estate and even crypto […]
ISITC TALKTIME: Post-Trade Efficiency and Transformation
ISITC TalkTime Podcast: Post-Trade Efficiency and Transformation ISITC Europe talks to Bob Santangelo from Broadridge about the need for post-trade efficiency and transformation. The discussion centres around the impact that the global pandemic has had on the need for banks and brokers to transform their processes to achieve greater post trade efficiency. Which has been exacerbated […]
Post-trade: The growing need to invest in derivatives post-trade
We need to talk post-trade : The problem with the status quo Even before the spring 2020 volatility, the need to invest in post-trade infrastructure across the sell-side was becoming widely accepted. Investment in the back-office has lagged that of the front-office for decades. In some institutions, front-office systems capable of executing thousands of trades a […]