Statistics show growing pessimism for blockchain, while start-ups touting the technology are falling in their thousands. Are we being too hasty in our judgements or has blockchain had its day, asks Charles Gubert.
An 11-year project with immeasurable costs and missed targets, but one which has delivered on its promise to harmonise Europe’s settlement market, should we class T2S as a success or failure? Asks Jonathan Watkins.
Self-service has become prevalent in the customer service experience through new technologies at supermarkets and airports, but can this spread to securities services?
The Capital Markets Union has drawn wide criticism for failing in its various objectives and the road won’t be any clearer with Brexit on the horizon. GC looks at the current state of play and assesses whether there’s still hope for the project.
London stands to lose a significant amount of clearing business from European derivatives traders as a result of Brexit. How will this fragmentation affect Europe’s clearing landscape, asks David Whitehouse.
Institutional money requires institutional-level custody. Third-party custody of traditional assets is an established and secure service offering, but these services are not readily applicable to digital assets, says Jeanette Turner, chief regulatory officer, Compliance Solutions Strategies.
By 2020, buy-side firms of all sizes will be required to post collateral for their bilateral derivatives trades, but how ready are they for this?
The securities services industry is beginning to roll out chatbots to respond to client queries, so what can we expect from this new technology going forward? Jonathan Watkins investigates.
Tokenisation is opening up a whole new world of tradable assets, along with revolutionising the way the market can trade traditional products. Jonathan Watkins investigates.
Corporate actions and proxy voting is rarely viewed as a high priority for asset managers and trading firms. But if they only knew what they were missing out on, maybe they would take a bit more notice.
Six years ago, BNP Paribas was the only top five global custodian without a presence in the US. Since then, it has established a New York-based operation. How has the bank approached the challenge of breaking in to such a mature market?
Are distinctions between developed, emerging and frontier markets still useful? asks Richard Schwartz, as Global Custodian prepares to publish its annual emerging markets survey.
Custodians are sitting on a mountain of valuable data which could be a new revenue stream if used properly, but as recent scandals have shown, navigating the data collection world can be a minefield, writes Charles Gubert.
After a relentless stream of regulations over the past decade, we are entering a quiet period where market players can put their regulatory work to one side and concentrate on other business matters guilt free.
Alternative investment managers are having to weigh up the costs of carrying out an overhaul of their internal technology to meet current regulatory and investor demands, or instead to outsource.