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You can now watch videos from the 2017 Strate GIBS Fintech Innovation Conference Online

To provide you with a holistic understanding of the impact emerging FinTechs will have on the future of financial services, GIBS partnered with Strate to host the Fintech Innovation Conference during August 2017.   The videos for the following topics are now available online:   Welcome Remarks from Strate; Keynote Address from the Deputy Governor […]

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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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Strate from the Ground

For the past 18 years Strate, South Africa’s Central Securities Depository, has focused on settling securities transactions across South Africa’s financial markets. Today, the organisation is placing a core focus on financial literacy through its consumer education initiative, Strate from the Ground.   According to Dr Merrill van der Walt, Data Scientist at Strate, one […]

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Winners of the Finance and Investment Management Olympiad Announced

The Finance and Investment Management Olympiad (FIMO) is an initiative of the Finance and Investment Management Department at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), focused on Grade 10, 11 and 12 learners in high schools across all nine provinces. Earlier today, a group of prestigious individuals were awarded as winners of the second annual FIMO.   […]

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Strate Africa Blockchain Summit

On 13 October, Strate held its Africa Blockchain Summit in Johannesburg to educate the market about Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology. The event was a great success, attended by over 200 delegates. Below are some pictures from the Summit.   Ten blockchain experts, including four international speakers, presented at the event. The following presentations have been […]

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Women’s Month Spotlight: Education

Women represent approximately half of the global population, half of South Africa’s population, and half of the population of working age (15-64 years) in the country. That’s 18.5 million women that can add value in South Africa, yet the country still lags behind in unequal access to education. Read Monica Singer and Dr Merrill van Der Walt’s views on the importance of education.

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Expert from the Economist to Speak at Strate’s International Roadshow

Strate’s International Roadshow taking place in London next month is expected to receive a major draw card in the form of the Economists Editorial and Regional Director, Middle East and Africa, who will be sharing her insights at the event.   Pratibha Thaker (Pat), who leads The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Middle East and Africa team and […]

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Inaugural Finance and Investment Management Olympiad a Success

The first annual Finance and Investment Management Olympiad (FIMO) kicked off this year with 825 students, most of whom came from public schools.   The initiative, sponsored as a consumer education project by Strate, was run out of the Finance and Investment Management Department at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and focused on Grade 11 […]

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The Benefits of Strate for Listed Companies, Chartered Secretaries and the Financial Markets

Governance. Compliance. Risk. Three words that are well known to any chartered secretary. So when it comes to the post-trade environment and the processing of corporate actions, why should someone in the profession settle for anything less?   For close to two decades, Strate has provided the local market with the highest governance standards, compliance […]

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