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Post Trade Forum June 2021 Discussion Outcome

The inaugural meeting of the ISITC Europe post trade forum (PTF) was held on the 16th of June 2021, with the newly appointed co-chairs initiating a discussion with members/representatives of the advisory board and invited guest attendees. This represented a good cross-section of the capital markets industry, with attendees from wealth managers, custodians, investment banks […]

Death by Cyber Attack

The ability of cyber threats to compromise information systems is an ongoing danger to all organisations, an emerging threat presents a new challenge, cyber-attacks that may cause harm to systems with the potential to kill the business. Financial services are amongst the most attractive targets for cyber attackers as industry reports rank FS as the […]

The Future of Work: Reimagining business as usual

Even before the COVID-19 crisis hit, major shifts were under way in how businesses and their employees work. This report on ‘the Future of Work’ from Verizon investigates to what degree companies have been preparing themselves for the future, and how their efforts have been affected by the crisis. More than 1,700 senior executives in […]

What ever happened to Blockchain?

There is no doubt that the creation of Blockchain/DLT and relevant technologies has brought forth many multiple levels of opportunity for future innovations in the financial markets. Based on its consensus-based and trustless nature, we have seen the seen the evolvement of first generation Bitcoin and its underlying payment system via an elegant DLT structure […]

CSDR – Impacts on the buy-side

When fully implemented, it could be argued that Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR) will have had the biggest impact on the post-trade life cycle. HSBC have prepared a guide for asset owners and managers explaining why, how and what CSDR is about, focusing particularly on settlement efficiency, to help navigate the impact of CSDR implementation. The […]

Developing Standards Across Cloud Services

Cloud enables innovation but adoption in Capital Markets remains low – why? ISITC EUROPE  organised a workshop on the 10th March, kindly hosted by the CISI The panel of experts included  Cloudsoft and AFME, who explore this topic. A preview of the video can be found on the Cloud Standards Forum and a report written […]