Strate has been approved to issue Legal Entity Identifiers

South African legal entities who have to comply with European regulations to execute a transaction ...

A tribute to Iann Seymour-Smith

It is with deep regret and sadness that we have to tell you all that our friend and colleague, Iann,  passed away on 16 October 2018 after a short illness.   Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends during this time of profound grief.   Iann has been a part of the fabric at Strate […]

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Strate has been approved to issue Legal Entity Identifiers

South African legal entities who have to comply with European regulations to execute a transaction with European counterparts can now apply to Strate for their Legal Entity Identifier (LEI), which is being used by regulators to provide greater transparency into financial markets and counter party exposures.   From June 2018, firms subject to MiFID II transaction […]

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Strate appoints its new CEO

South African Central Securities Depository (CSD), Strate, is pleased to announce the appointment of André Nortjé as its new CEO, effective 1 August 2018.

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Strate appoints its new Chairman

Rob Barrow announced that he has stepped down as the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Strate. Nigel Payne has been appointed by the Strate Board as his successor.

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Nasdaq to Deliver Blockchain e-Voting Solution to Strate

South Africa’s central securities depository (CSD) will leverage the solution to improve voting efficiencies and increase shareholder participation in South Africa

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Strate unwraps its new website

Strate is proud to announce that its new website is live, where current and prospective clients will find useful information about our services in a fresh and fluid design that can be viewed on both desktop and mobile versions.   Leigh Bevis, Head of Marketing and Business Development explains, “The digital marketing landscape has changed […]

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4AX goes live with two issuers using Strate’s settlement services

Strate welcomes the news that its client – one of South Africa’s newest exchanges, 4 Africa Exchange (4AX) – announced its first two issuer listings on the Exchange – NWK Limited and NWK Holdings Limited.   NWK used to trade shares in the over-the-counter market. However, changes to financial market legislation and regulations meant that companies like […]

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Strate partners with A2X Markets for Collateral and Settlement Services

On Friday 13 October, 2017, the first non-cash collateral exposure between A2X Markets and one of its brokers was successfully reported and settled using Strate’s Tri-Party Collateral Management Services. This came just over a week after A2X Markets had announced it was operational and  settling transactions on a T+3 settlement cycle using Strate’s settlement infrastructure. […]

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You can now watch videos from the 2017 Strate GIBS Fintech Innovation Conference Online

To provide you with a holistic understanding of the impact emerging FinTechs will have on the future of financial services, GIBS partnered with Strate to host the Fintech Innovation Conference during August 2017.   The videos for the following topics are now available online:   Welcome Remarks from Strate; Keynote Address from the Deputy Governor […]

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Go-Live Date for Strate’s Debt Instrument Solution Project announced

South African Central Securities Depository (CSD), Strate, has confirmed that all the milestones necessary to proceed with its Debt Instrument Solution (DIS) Project have been met. This landmark has been achieved through an extended period of commitment and testing involving all market stakeholders.   Strate is, therefore, pleased to announce that 22-26 September 2017 has […]

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