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Strate partners with A2X Markets for Collateral and Settlement Services

On Friday 13 October, 2017, the first non-cash collateral exposure between A2X Markets and one of its brokers was successfully reported and settled using Strate’s Tri-Party Collateral Management Services. This came just over a week after A2X Markets had announced it was operational and  settling transactions on a T+3 settlement cycle using Strate’s settlement infrastructure. […]

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Strate Collateral Management Services (SCMS): An automated, compliant Tri-Party Collateral solution that completely meets the market’s collateral needs

Regulation for cleared and non-cleared derivatives has driven the themes of collateral transparency, segregation, collateral tracking , standard reporting requirements and eligibility. Upcoming regulation, such as Secured Funding Transaction Reporting (SFTR), is further driving these themes at a transactional level for securities lending and borrowing, margin lending, commodities lending and borrowing and repurchase transactions. It […]

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CloudMargin and South Africa’s First Tri-Party Collateral Agent – Strate Collateral Management – Bring Unprecedented Automation, Efficiencies to South African OTC Derivatives Participants

South African market participants can now enjoy unprecedented automation and straight-through processing by leveraging newly available, integrated cloud-based technology to exchange tri-party SWIFT1 messaging for collateral instructions, settlement and confirmations. CloudMargin, the multi-award winning creator of the world’s first web-based collateral and margin management solution, and Strate, the South African Central Securities Depository (CSD) and […]

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‘Liquidity Alliance’ builds blockchain solution for cross-border collateral transfer

Four members of the ‘Liquidity Alliance’ (LA), an international group of central securities depositories (CSDs), are cooperating with Deutsche Börse to launch an initiative leveraging blockchain technology to ease cross-border mobilisation of security collateral. With the planned solution, The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited (CDS), Clearstream (Luxembourg), Strate (South Africa) and VPS (Norway) want to […]

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Strate: A Pioneer of Exchange-of-Value Settlement Solutions

All too often, good infrastructure goes unnoticed. This is probably one of the reasons why few South Africans know and understand the country’s Central Securities Depository, Strate, however, without it, investors would shy away from South Africa.
Prior to the implementation of Strate in 1999, SA was categorised as one of the worst emerging markets in terms of operational and settlement risk. Trading volumes on the stock exchange were averaging 4,000 trades daily, very thin when this is compared to the 350 000 on average during a month today.

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OTC derivatives regulatory reform impacts – Eurozone specific?

By Anthony van Eden – Head: Collateral Management Services, Strate   The Collateral Management team at Strate attended Clearstream’s Global Securities Financing Conference in Luxembourg in January 2016.   The Group of 20 (G20) regulatory reforms to ensure stable financial markets continues to gain traction in the Eurozone, which already has several licensed trade repositories […]

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First Interbank Collateralised Lending Transaction Processed through Strate’s Collateral Management Services

Two of South Africa’s large financial institutions, Standard Bank South Africa Ltd (SBSA) and FirstRand Bank (FRB), have created a significant milestone for South Africa’s financial markets, entering into the first secured interbank collateralised lending transaction through the country’s only Tri-Party Collateral Management Services Provider, Strate. The transaction was processed on 9 December 2015.   […]

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The Liquidity Alliance Now Able to Extend Collateral Management Services to Buy-side via 360T

The Liquidity Alliance is Now Able to Extend Collateral Management Services to Buy-side via 360T: The Service enables the buy-side to trade triparty repos with banks on 360T platform as collateralised alternative to unsecured cash deposits. Service already offered by Clearstream and 360T, will be made available to all members of The Liquidity Alliance The […]

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Tri-Party Repo: Future-Proofing Risk and Cost for Corporate Treasurers

As a Tri-Party Collateral agent in the South African Market, Strate’s Collateral Management Services (SCMS) is well positioned to manage all of these new challenges for corporate treasurers, with its proven world-class systems and service, facilitating both cash and non-cash collateral for collateralised loans as well as Tri-Party repos.   Tri-Party repos are becoming an […]

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Thought Leadership: In 2016 – A Collateral Odyssey

A global demand for high-quality liquid assets, as a result of regulatory reform, may drive a change in the way that assets are used as collateral in each market. In order to obtain an understanding of these implications

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