André Nortjé, Strate CEO, to participate in World Forum of CSDs Conference: 1 June 2022

André Nortjé, Strate CEO, to participate in World Forum of CSDs Conference: 1 June 2022

We are delighted that André Nortjé, Strate CEO, is taking part in the upcoming World Forum of CSDs (WFC) Conference. The WFC is an important forum for regional central securities depository (CSD) associations to exchange information, discuss issues of common interest and increase their engagement on cross-regional and global developments.

Key conference themes include:

  • CSD engagement in Sustainable Development
  • Facilitating cross-border investment flows
  • Technology Vision for FMIs
  • Business optimisation and the ways to scale up a CSD
  • Settlement cycle

André is looking forward to participating in a highly topical panel discussion on “Expectations of stakeholders and cooperation with other market infrastructures” on 1 June 2022, at 11h30-12h15.

The panel discussion will focus on:

  • The evolution of the CSD ecosystem
  • The needs of CSD stakeholders
  • How CSDs can align with these

To find out more about the WFC Conference, which runs from 30 May to 1 June, click here

Strate awarded Level 1 B-BBEE status

Strate awarded Level 1 B-BBEE status

Strate has been awarded Level 1 Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) status following its latest evaluation by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS). This is the second year in a row that Strate has achieved this level, which is a pleasing reflection of our commitment to the transformation of our people.

Based on the central role Strate plays in serving the South African financial market, it is important that we act as a good corporate citizen and proactively participate in the country’s socio-economic development. As part of this commitment, we work towards meeting employment equity and skills development targets within the framework of South Africa’s B-BBEE transformation objectives and the Financial Sector Charter Codes.

Strate aims to achieve a consistent Level 3 B-BBEE status. To view the certificate, click here.