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Peter DavidsonSelf Employed - New York

Is Commission Free Trading Now the New Normal?

20 March 2019  |  5810 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Investment brokers are typically solicited when clients need to buy or sell stocks, bonds, exchange traded funds (ETFs), mutual funds and the like. Brokers are licensed agents from investment companies. The primary purpose of a broker is to invest funds on behalf of the client, including the buying and selling of financial instruments. A broker, o...

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Patricia TessierIHS Markit - New York

Distressed Loan Settlement: The PSA Solution

07 February 2019  |  4841 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In an earlier article I suggested that we can finally address the challenge of extremely long trade settlement times in the distressed loan market (T+66 is the current average) by applying three rules for driving technology and process change. Rule #1: What can be standardized must be standardized. Rule #2: What has been standardized must be ...

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Patricia Tessier
Patricia TessierIHS Markit - New York

Distressed Loan Settlement: A Time for Change

16 January 2019  |  5379 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Settling LSTA distressed loan trades in the secondary market is complex and time-consuming. Unlike the par loan market, distressed features additional requirements for inventory management, due dilige...

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Sally Yates
Sally YatesXceptor - London

A million reasons to retrospectively review your live trade portfolio

20 July 2018  |  4826 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

You’re late in identifying a contractual issue on a trade and it costs six figures. You’re not quite flying blind but you’ve certainly not got 20/20 vision. In the same year, it happens another half d...

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a non-active Finextra member

Automation and AI key to future bank profitability

15 May 2017  |  6408 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 s...

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Retired Member
a non-active Finextra member

Australian Super Assets Surge Driving Technology Investment

17 March 2014  |  4882 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...

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Paul Taylor
Paul TaylorSwift - London

What comes before regulatory compliance?

27 September 2013  |  5871 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  |  4357 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  |  5183 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  |  3675 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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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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