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The most sought after people in securities services

Data scientists will play a crucial role within securities services firms in the future but with a mass shortage of those professionals how can providers compete for this talent? Jonathan Watkins writes.

The road ahead

Vikram Limaye, CEO of India's National Stock Exchange (NSE) outlines his vision of where the Indian securities markets need to focus in the sort to medium-term.

Above the clouds

Amazon Web Services and other cloud providers are fast becoming a critical part of the financial world and, in particular, the securities services industry. But how is this impacting the traditional providers?

East Asia’s saunter to T+2

Stock exchanges in East Asia are preparing to embrace shorter settlement cycles, but will differing approaches signal a shift in regional dynamics? Richard Meyer explains.

Private equity changing course

Charles Gubert summarises the key takeaways from the annual Super Return conference in Berlin, and looks into they key trends for private equity investing.

Are smart contracts really contracts?

 

Much of the discussion about the applicability of distributed ledger technologies to financial transactions revolves around the notion of ‘smart contracts’. 

 

A series of fortunate events

Mark Aldoroty’s reputation in the industry was hardly up for debate, however Global Custodian decided to add one more achievement to the resume of Pershing’s prime services head by adding him to our Hall of Fame. Here he discusses his career and the ever-changing prime brokerage industry.

On the front foot

Following a live voting process in which over 7,000 votes were cast, Northern Trust’s Peter Cherecwich, president of corporate and institutional services, took home the coveted North America Person of the Year. We speak to Peter about how Northern Trust is leading the way in technological development and his future goals for the business. 

Here to help… not to replace

Artificial intelligence will remove boring and dull tasks rather reduce headcount in securities services.