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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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A Mexican Wave from WFC2015

The national depository of Mexico, Indeval, in conjunction with the American Central Securities Depositories Association (ACSDA), hosted the 13th World Forum of CSDs Conference (WFC2015) from 19 to 22 May 2015 in Cancun, Mexico.

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Save the Date – 2015 WFC Conference

The conference of the World’s Central Securities Depositories (WFC 2015) will be held in Cancun, Mexico, from 19 – 22 May 2015.   The 13th edition of this biennial event will be hosted by Indeval, the national depository of Mexico, in conjunction with the Americas’ Central Securities Depositories Association.  

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World Forum of CSDs Update on Initiatives

During April 2011, the five regional CSD associations announced the formation of the World Forum of CSDs (WFC) in order to further enhance inter-association communications. Since then, significant progress has been made under the various WFC initiatives to meet the objectives of the industry forum.   The WFC formed a Task Force in May 2012 to look at the possibility of […]

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