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The Post Trade Forum's aim is to propagate debate and discussion between senior practitioners in Post Trade Operations in the global securities market; to bring about increased awareness and knowledge across both buy-side and sell-side financial institutions in financial products and be a focal point for firms and practitioners to air views.
Rhys OctiganDST Global Solutions - Melbourne

Australian Super Assets Surge Driving Technology Investment

17 March 2014  |  3256 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The Australian superannuation sector surged in size to $1.8 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2014, while contributions into superannuation funds with at least $50 million in assets were $22.7 billion during the quarter. Before long, the asset pool will reach $2 trillion, driven by rising asset values and compulsory superannuation contributions. D...

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Paul TaylorSwift - London

What comes before regulatory compliance?

27 September 2013  |  5023 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Its old news: there is a lot of effort being expended on the landslide of regulatory change. But before you can even start to consider complying with new (or for that matter more established) regulations, surely consideration needs to be given to the operational and technical processes in place today? I don’t necessarily mean basic operational proc...

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Paul TaylorSwift - London

Alternative routes to cost reduction..

09 August 2013  |  3515 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Since the early 2000s financial institutions have been reducing headcount to cut costs and increase margin/return on equity. Received wisdom has it that this is the cost saving option which makes the ...

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Paul TaylorSwift - London

Static Data, a closed topic?

01 July 2013  |  4407 views  |  0  |  Recommends 2

Static Data, quite simply information by which financial services firms can identify where to settle transactions, and indeed identify their counterparts. Then why so difficult? Many claim to have ‘gl...

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Paul TaylorSwift - London

Why do post trade STP projects fail?

03 June 2013  |  2842 views  |  0  |  Recommends 3

Industrialisation of operational processes, improving settlement efficiency, focus on cost, STP – these are all common phrases or terms to indicate a plan to improve settlement rates, reduce failure a...

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Paul TaylorSwift - London

Post Trade Services: why the buy side needs to commit

10 May 2013  |  4619 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

With the multitude of regulation being debated or approved for implementation, the financial sector must navigate myriad new rules. Post-trade operations, typically an area of activity driven by the s...

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Anti-money laundering - the final solution

15 August 2012  |  4368 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Money laundering continues to be a scourge on financial services. Recent cases of some of biggest and most respected banks clearly demonstrate that as time goes by the risk of money laundering keeps i...

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Bringing greater efficiency to payments

14 August 2012  |  2727 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The payments industry has been a sticking point in financial services for quite some time. Vested interests and a concentration of far too much business between too few banks have created development ...

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Identity management the key to linking operations

17 July 2012  |  3515 views  |  0  |  Recommends 2

Historically banks have built business and operations in silos, and over decades, despite numerous mergers and purchases creating the proverbial one stop shop, the typical bank still maintains a verti...

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Kathleen Tyson-QuahGranularity Ltd - London

The ESMA OTC Derivatives End User Carve Out

30 June 2012  |  3400 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

ESMA has released a Consultation Paper on the draft technical standards for trade repositories, OTC clearing and CCPs. Discussion of non-financial counterparty exclusions begins on page 14. OTC contra...

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