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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 […]

Is the Home Worker the new Frontline in Security?

The growth in home working has been predicted for many years, however it has often been limited to those who work in the technology sector, or been a requirement for those who travel extensively and hence need the ability to work anywhere, rather than just at home. I remember meeting with a leading communications company […]

Mental & Physical Health fighting Cybercrime

In the recent ISITC Europe webcast ‘Is your home the new Office’, eminent panel members from the world of cybersecurity, including the DTCC and Verizon discussed amongst other things, the role of mental/physical health in fighting Cybercrime, due to the increased threat posed due to  a home or remote working environment. Lockdown from Covid 19 […]

Stock Borrowing: What it is and why?

By Roy Zimmerhansl At its most basic level, Stock Borrowing is the temporary transfer of an asset from an owner to a borrower in return for a fee, with risk managed through the provision of collateral and governed by standard industry documentation. Borrowing stock for the purpose of satisfying settlement obligations occurs in over 40 […]

Why most Institutional Investors still don’t Lend

Why most Institutional Investors still don’t Lend By Roy Zimmerhansl Why most Institutional Investors don’t lend! At first glance, the €21 trillion of securities available for loan at the end of 2019 seems a large figure and indeed it is. However, by various estimates, the total amount of institutionally managed assets was above €60 trillion […]