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Post-Trade Forum

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Automation and AI key to future bank profitability

15 May 2017  |  5727 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

More and more bankers are suffering sleepless nights over spiralling, often out of control, costs and declining, or even disappearing, margins... And if they aren't, they should be. If they don't do something about it soon, they are going to go out of business. It is now widely accepted that banks' post-trade operations are clumsy, incoherent, over...

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Australian Super Assets Surge Driving Technology Investment

17 March 2014  |  4605 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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  |  5615 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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) regulati...

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Paul Taylor
Paul TaylorSwift - London

Alternative routes to cost reduction..

09 August 2013  |  4059 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 Taylor
Paul TaylorSwift - London

Static Data, a closed topic?

01 July 2013  |  4908 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 Taylor
Paul TaylorSwift - London

Why do post trade STP projects fail?

03 June 2013  |  3333 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 Taylor
Paul TaylorSwift - London

Post Trade Services: why the buy side needs to commit

10 May 2013  |  5670 views  |  2 comments | recommendations 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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Gary Wright
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Anti-money laundering - the final solution

15 August 2012  |  6332 views  |  1 comments | recommendations 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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Gary Wright
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Bringing greater efficiency to payments

14 August 2012  |  3220 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 ...

Gary Wright
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Identity management the key to linking operations

17 July 2012  |  4048 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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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Date 28 Apr 2011
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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.
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