Strate scores higher in economic transformation rating

Strate has been awarded a level three Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) rating by verification agency Empowerdex, with an overall score of 78.44% …

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Strate recognised as a Southern African Best Company to Work For in 2012 Deloitte survey

Strate has been voted the Southern African best company to work for regional winner in the 2012 Deloitte ‘Best Company To Work For’ Survey’s small company category …

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The importance of a Trade Repository for over-the-counter derivatives

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, great concern was expressed over the lack of transparency and risk management of the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market, which many believed to be one of the fundamental causes for …

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Bankserv Africa forges relationship with Strateʼs SWIFT Services

After a long-standing working relationship with the BankservAfrica group, we are excited to have Africaʼs largest automated payments clearing house join and utilise Strateʼs SWIFT infrastructure ..

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Financial market experts: Crisis is not over

On October 2nd 2012, the financial industry gathered at a conference hosted at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) to hear from influential leaders as to whether the financial market could be sitting on the cusp of another crisis. In response, they believe the crisis is not yet over …

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South Africa inches into the top 3 spot in a World Economic Forum report

South Africa’s financial market development rank has climbed to third in the World Economic Forum’s The Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013, from fourth in the prior year, scoring 5.7 out of 7 …

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Companies need to ready themselves for LEI’s March 2013 deadline

The Financial Stability Board wants a universal Legal Entity Identifiers (LEI) system to start operating by the end of 2012, and on a self-standing basis by March 2013. The LEI is designed to create and apply a single universal standard identifier to any organisation or firm involved in a financial transaction internationally …

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Cash-based collateral dethroned

In a world scared by the events of 2008, considerable questions have been put forward regarding the mitigation of counter-party credit risk, the protection and use of collateral, and greater demands on transparency within the financial services arena…

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