Trusted to be an Independent Provider of Custody and Settlement Services

Strate’s success lies in its independence and good corporate governance. It has continued to be a trusted and independent party in the market, which is evident by Strate offering CSD services to new stock exchanges.   At the beginning of September 2016, the Financial Services Board notified the market that it had granted ZARX and […]

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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 e-Tutor awarded the Gold Standard Award for Innovation

Earlier this year, Strate was given the opportunity to apply for an international award for innovation through a UK publication called the FSR (Financial Services Research).   This publication is a very well read and respected publication internationally, particularly in the financial markets.   The appetite for product and service innovation is vital to the development […]

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Strate Processed Largest Corporate Action in its History

    Strate successfully processed the electronic entries which enabled the conclusion of the acquisition of SABMiller by Belgian-Brazillian group, Anheuser-Busch InBev; the largest corporate action in its 18-year history. Shareholders received in excess of R116-billion in cash entitlements, executed through the South African Reserve Bank.   “Since the Competition Commission’s approval of the merger […]

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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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After Brexit, will a BRICS-it multilateral financial system be next?

Geneva – There is no doubt that the Central Securities Depositories community has evolved through the various partnerships that have been forged over the decades. While countries are leaving regional unions, such as Brexit, CSDs belonging to the BRICS nations continue to come together in the spirit of collaborating for the greater benefit of the […]

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Strate to launch new brand and logos

Strate, will be launching its new brand and accompanying logos tomorrow, reflecting the evolution of the company and its new strategy. A little over a month ago, we announced that Strate was embarking on a new journey, creating two divisions within the company, CSD Operations and Fractal Solutions. The changes in the company’s structure are needed to support […]

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Blockchain and the Disruption of Financial Services

Blockchain, the online distributed ledger technology, has the potential not only to fundamentally disrupt the global financial services industry, but also disrupt how monetary instruments and assets are transferred, stored and traded.   Leader of Rand Merchant Bank’s ‘Blockchain’ initiative and one of the founders of the bank’s FinTech unit, Farzam Ehsani told a recent […]

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CSDs Sign Letter of Intent to Collaborate on Initiatives using Distributed Ledger Technology

The Central Securities Depositories (CSDs) Strate, South Africa and NSD, Russia have signed a Letter of Intent at the Sibos event in Geneva in September 2016.   The intention is to forge a partnership between the two CSDs to develop solutions utilizing Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) with the first use case focused on proxy voting. […]

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