ESMA report highlights lack of harmonised definition of safekeeping and record-keeping of ownership of securities at an EU-level.
Ahead of the New Year, we ask industry experts to give their predictions on what to look out for in 2019. Here we assess new and growing asset classes along with how client demands will evolve over the next 12 months.
Move aims to provide institutional comfort for engagement in digital asset lending.
Standard Chartered’s global head of securities services believes the custodian has seen a need to begin exploring its own digital asset offerings.
The involvement of CSDs in a governance and operational role could help increase trust of investors, and raise the quality of the crypto-trading ecosystem.
The investment will allow Libra to release new products and services which will support its fund administrator, trading operations and crypto exchange platform clients.
Crypto fund-only fund administrator launches with $700 million in cryptocurrency assets under administration from around the world.
Trident Trust and Theorem Fund Services have gone live on the crypto back-office platform, with Apex Fund Services and North Street Global among those onboarding clients.
Coinbase launches custody for cryptocurrencies but is still looking to partner with traditional custodians.
Cryptocurrency exchange giant CoinBase is looking to launch its own custody offering in a bid to make trading digital assets just like any other financial product for institutional investors, and part of the platform’s plans involve teaming up with traditional custodian banks.