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Strate’s Collateral Management Services Update

Interest in Strate’s Collateral Management Services continues to grow, as nine local banks have successfully performed scripted testing on the system.   The banks participated in scripted market testing of the service to secure the interbank lending market. There was a particular focus on the lending in the ‘the South African Multiple Option Settlement (SAMOS) system position/square-off window’. Over 90 people […]

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Liquidity Alliance will Provide Worldwide Collateral Access to T2S

When the European Central Bank’s pan-European settlement platform TARGET2-Securities (T2S) goes live in waves from 2015 to 2017, the Liquidity Alliance members will benefit from access to the future pan-European liquidity pool T2S will create. Streamlined settlement will integrate respective assets for smooth collateral management activities. Iberclear, the Spanish Central Securities Depository (CSD), and Clearstream’s CSD in Germany, Clearstream Banking AG, will act as […]

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Liquidity Alliance Implements Next Generation of Customer Connectivity

The Liquidity Alliance, the global association of market infrastructures delivering collateral management services to their markets through a common platform, has announced the implementation of a new customer connectivity solution. The new interface was developed on the basis of experience and feedback received from clients using the underlying collateral management solution since its introduction in 2011.   The ongoing need for market […]

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Interview between Monica Singer and the Asset Servicing Times on Collateral and the Liquidity Alliance

Monica Singer explains to international publication, the Asset Servicing Times, how South Africa is meeting its collateral requirements and the benefits of Strate being a member of the Liquidity Alliance. You can read the article online here.    

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Collateral 101

Collateral Management is increasingly becoming a topic of interest. Not only has the volume of collateral exchanged rapidly grown over the past decade, but regulatory reforms and international recommendations are also expected to place additional pressure on the need for collateral in global financial markets.   Many financial institutions have only just begun to fully appreciate the high cost of inefficient Collateral Management […]

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Investor Strategy News Article: Tri-party Collateral Management the Right Direction

As published in the Investor Strategy News on 20 July 2014 Author: Penny Pryor The ASX’s tri-party collateral management service, ASX Collateral, has reached $500 million in balances in fixed income assets and expects that figure to reach $2 billion by the end of the month. ASX Collateral started with fixed income in July last year, in partnership with Clearstream […]

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Mobilisation of Collateral to the Right Exposure, at the Right Place and at the Right Time

The global financial industry is in the midst of a period of unprecedented change, as it navigates the aftershocks of the 2007-2008 banking crisis. Adapting to these changes is the biggest challenge that financial institutions have faced for a long time. Counterparty credit risk, asset safety and transparency rose to the fore following the financial collapse of many large institutions. […]

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The Norwegian CSD joins the Liquidity Alliance to Explore a Collateral Management Service

VPS, the Norwegian Central Securities Depository (CSD), has joined the Liquidity Alliance alongside other CSDs and financial market infrastructures that are using Clearstream’s global collateral management solution, known as the Global Liquidity Hub.   This association of industry peers aims to create a sustainable, cross-market industry approach to address current and upcoming regulatory and operational requirements in the […]

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Update on Strate’s Collateral Management Services

Strate’s Collateral Management Services is being made available to financial institutions, after successfully integrating Clearstream’s collateral management technology into its system during November 2013.   According to Strate’s Strategic Projects Director, Anthony van Eden, the objectives of a centralised collateral management service aligns to the views and recommendations of global regulators, who have been pushing towards greater risk […]

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South Africa’s Financial Institutions Explore Collateral Optimisation

Strate, Africa’s leading Central Securities Depository (CSD), and Clearstream, the International CSD (ICSD) and national CSD that is part of the Deutsche Börse Group, have announced the launch of a centralised collateral management service for the South African financial market. Some of South Africa’s largest financial institutions*, including banks, a number of fund managers and the JSE, have committed to exploring the […]

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