Strate exams now available online

SAIFM wants to ensure that students have the option of completing their studies in the safety of their homes during the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, most centre-based exams, including Strate compliance exams, facilitated by SAIFM, are available online through Microsoft Teams. To book your online exam, please click here.   […]

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SocGen exit

Societe Generale Johannesburg Branch has voluntarily terminated its participation in Strate’s equity, bonds and money market environments. It ceased to be a full bank participant in the Strate environment with effect from 8 April 2020. The Societe Generale custody and trustee business has been successfully transitioned to Absa Bank Limited. Societe Generale has been a […]

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Turning Compliance Costs into Competitive Strategy

Created to alleviate and mitigate the build-up of systemic risk in financial markets, regulations drafted and implemented in South Africa post the global financial crisis have brought with them major complexities.   For entities with multiple exposures across various markets (e.g. a bank with multiple securities financing and derivative disciplines) this compounds to a plethora […]

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Strate e-Voting continues to serve the financial markets amidst COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our economy, our face-to-face business interaction and placing insurmountable strain on governments and healthcare systems in South Africa and globally. We acknowledge that this is a critical time for our clients as we all establish ways to manage the National State of Disaster.   Strate’s resilience measures remain focused on […]

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Strate continues to serve the financial markets amidst COVID-19

The world is dealing with an unprecedented global health emergency, Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). At Strate, we have been closely monitoring the situation. Our primary concern remains our ability to continue our services to the financial markets while ensuring the wellbeing of our employees in the face of this pandemic threat. We would like to […]

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Welcoming Absa Bank as a full bank participant

We are delighted to welcome Absa Bank Limited on its return as a full bank participant in the equities, bonds and money market environments.   In fulfilling our purpose to serve the financial markets, Strate is committed to supporting Absa’s ambition to re-establish its custody and trustee services offering to clients in South Africa.   […]

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Reporting and matching unlisted bond transactions

Strate has introduced an alternative digital access point for the reporting and matching of unlisted bond transactions and call bond transactions.   The new user-friendly platform provides custody, settlement and corporate action processes (coupons and redemptions) to the unlisted bond market. The platform can also facilitate the trade reporting of call bonds.   Users can […]

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Strate has new offices

Strate  new administrative offices have been completed and we are excited to have relocated to THE MARC as of 30 April 2019. Our new address is: 5th Floor, Tower 1, THE MARC 129 Rivonia Road Sandown Sandton 2196 Our postal address and telephone numbers remain unchanged.   We look forward to welcoming you to our […]

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Strate is moving offices

The week of 25 February – 1 March 2019 represents the first major step in the relocation of the Strate administrative offices from Illovo in Gauteng, South Africa, to Sandton in Gauteng, South Africa. All staff will initially be relocated to the 3rd floor, 2 Gwen Ln, in Sandton pending the completion of our new […]

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Bond and Equity donations change the lives of children across South Africa

Little do people know that a Non-Profit Organisation accepting donations in the form of securities, such as equities and bonds, has helped touch the lives of many children in need across South Africa. Previously investors who wished to dispose of their unwanted shares to neaten up their portfolios were deterred by the cost of selling […]

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