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Risks in reducing the settlement cycle

09 October 2012  |  3240 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

There is much talk about reducing the settlement cycle to T+2 on both sides of the Atlantic and its shaping up that markets will move to T+2 sometime soon in the future. Much of the motivation...

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The needs of the few

04 July 2012  |  2355 views  |  1  |  Recommends 1

What has happened to financial services to create such a breakdown of trust and an almost total dereliction of responsibility and duty? How did it all come to this? It’s understandable that everyone i...

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Does Germany have the courage to lead?

27 June 2012  |  2309 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Time is dragging on and yet another round of summits passes by with political leaders still posturing, seemingly unable to agree policies or implement anything that will tackle the global economic pro...

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Are Stock Exchanges Failing?

21 June 2012  |  1639 views  |  2  |  Recommends 1

This is the question for today? Economic strife and Government austerity measures have almost entirely stifled growth and with the Euro under threat and countries across the European Union suffering m...

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Collateral liquidity

15 May 2012  |  3234 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The markets are struggling today with collateral management as never before. The fragmentation of market infrastructures, volatility in markets, increased margining requirements and counterparty risk ...

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Payment convergence

14 May 2012  |  2469 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

T+2 is due in 2015 in Europe, and the USA are already investigating T+1, so it looks inevitable that shortening the settlement cycle is well and truly on the development map. Regular readers w...

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Risks in shortening the settlement cycle

01 May 2012  |  3123 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

Years ago when the UK markets moved from T+5 to T+3 there was plenty of research about the benefits gained in risk reduction. There was doubt about the actual risk benefits because although th...

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Data challenge for T plus 2

25 April 2012  |  2653 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Any shortening of the settlement cycle is clearly going to tax operations to complete all the tasks necessary to settle only two days after trade date. I remember being head of operations when the mov...

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Rating Collateral

09 March 2012  |  2840 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

One of the major problems in the stabilisation of securities markets is to find a recognised and standard mechanism to rate the quality of collateral. Clearing Houses have their own methods of assessi...

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Now is the winter of our discontent

20 October 2011  |  3064 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

This October, it’s 25 years since ‘Big Bang’ and with the current global financial and economic disaster inflicting everyone on the planet and protests against capitalism worldwide, a reflection on th...

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