Principles to further reduce counterparty risk in Close-Out Netting agreements under way

From 1 to 5 October, the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (Unidroit) met to consider draft Principles on Close-Out Netting, a tool that South African institutions use to reduce exposures to the insolvency of a counterparty …

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Strate creates a forest in the Eastern Cape

In October, employees who form part of Strate’s 2012 Mentorship Programme purchased 150 trees in the Eastern Cape to create a Strate Forest for National Arbour Week …

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Innovative share charity scheme has raised over R2 million for a host of worthy South African causes

Strate Charity Shares (SCS), an innovative scheme designed to get rid of unwanted odd-lots of JSE-listed shares to help a variety of needy causes, this week donated R100 000 – in all R400 000 – to four worthy causes …

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Social Media 101

Strate engages and connects with its stakeholders through various means, including the social media arena. With over 500 million ‘users’ on Twitter and 150 million members on LinkedIn, there is a growing emphasis on digital communication …

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In memory: Richard (Rick) Gray Cottrell

On Monday, 5 November 2012, Richard Gray Cottrell passed away unexpectedly. Mr Cottrell was the former Chairman of Strate’s Regulatory and Supervisory Committee and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Strate …

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Strate settles first transactions for de-listed companies

Four recently de-listed companies have chosen to continue to settle their shares electronically via Strate. Strate provides both JSE-listed and any unlisted companies a facility whereby they are able to dematerialise, clear and settle shares in the Strate environment …

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Collateral Management Seminar Speakers

The Collateral Management Seminar, which is due to take place today, promises to be a highly informative and rewarding function as attendees will be fortunate to learn from a number of high-profile speakers …

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South Africa’s bonds system to be revamped

At Strate, weʼre planning to revamp our bond clearing and settlement system with new advanced technology that will take the entire market forward using global best practice and standards …

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Leave nothing to chance with Strate’s upcoming Collateral Management Seminar

The emphasis on risk mitigation has increased significantly for all involved in the financial markets since new regulations such as Basel III, Solvency II and Regulation 28 of the Pension Funds Act were introduced …

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