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Being an exciting emerging market is all well and good, but how long can that status really apply before interest wanes? India is doing its best not to find out
Hugh Leonard, director of repo sales at Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, explains how the Australian market has excelled in recent years
Securities lending is in a strong place in Australia. Dane Fannin, head of capital markets in the Asia Pacific at Northern Trust, explains the available opportunities
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MiFID II data security paramount, warns Silverfinch
28 June 2017 | London | Reporter: Theo Andrew
Data sent to regulators as part of the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) reporting requirements must be sent and managed securely, said regulatory data exchange Silverfinch
Banque de France to trial PSPP sec lending auction
28 June 2017 | Paris | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Trial auctions will be open at least one month to all eligible counterparties that signed the relevant contracts.
Collateral liquidity drought driving buy-side to CCPs, survey reveals
27 June 2017 | New York | Reporter: Drew Nicol
The report also highlighted that the “classic concerns” associated with use of CCPs still endure
Vontobel choses Clearstream for hedge funds business
27 June 2017 | Frankfurt | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Vontobel is set to become a user of Clearstream Banking’s investment funds processing infrastructure for its third-party hedge fund processing activities
GPP joins with Edgefolio for prime services
26 June 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
GPP has partnered with Edgefolio to provide a capital introduction service to its prime brokerage clients
China’s bond market opened through Tradeweb
26 June 2017 | New York | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Northbound trading will begin in the initial phase, meaning overseas investors will be able to invest in the China inter-bank bond market
Former ITG sec lending trader banned for ADR misuse
23 June 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Drew Nicol
The charges follow ITG’s settlement in January when the broker-dealer agreed to pay more than $24.4 million over allegations of securities lending violations relating to the facilitation of naked short selling
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SFTR dominated ISLA’s 26th Annual Securities Finance and Collateral Management Conference, but there was also room for MiFID II, Brexit, equities as collateral and more. Drew Nicol was there to report on the highlights
Senior business analyst Gilbert Scherff and securities finance and collateral management marketing director Martin Seagroatt break down what will be required of SFTR and explain how Broadridge Financial Solutions can help
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Getting to the final technical standards may indeed just mark the end of the beginning, but it is a significant milestone on this particular road. David Lewis of FIS Global maps out the rest of the journey to be made
SIX Securities Service—through SIX Repo—is developing a new methodology based on the seamless sourcing and pooling of collateral. Head of repo and securities finance Nerin Demir explains
Calypso Technology pits the viable options for a quick fix against implementing a strategic long-term solution for growth, and investigates the possibility of combining these options for the optimal securities finance solution
Matt Wolfe, vice president of new products and business development at OCC, explains how the central clearer is enhancing its stock loan programme to better serve the market
Rob Chiuch and John Templeton of BNY Mellon Markets discuss the potential impact of allowing equities to be used as collateral in the US
Tracey Adams of Lombard Risk examines examples of three challenges faced by market participants caught up on the first wave of SIMM
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