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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 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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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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Strate CEO, Monica Singer, stepping down to pursue new opportunities

Strate would like to announce that its CEO, Monica Singer, will be leaving Strate at the end of August 2017 to fulfil her dream of living in Cape Town and to pursue new opportunities.   After being at Strate for almost two decades, and being its project manager since inception, Monica has been committed to […]

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South African Financial Blockchain Consortium wins global accolade

The 24 financial market players who form part of the SA financial blockchain consortium (SAFBC) have been recognised for their blockchain research efforts in the Banker Technology Projects of the Year Awards 2017. The Banker is owned by the Financial Times and is one of the world’s premier banking and finance resources, read in over […]

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Strate Collateral Management Services (SCMS): An automated, compliant Tri-Party Collateral solution that completely meets the market’s collateral needs

Regulation for cleared and non-cleared derivatives has driven the themes of collateral transparency, segregation, collateral tracking , standard reporting requirements and eligibility. Upcoming regulation, such as Secured Funding Transaction Reporting (SFTR), is further driving these themes at a transactional level for securities lending and borrowing, margin lending, commodities lending and borrowing and repurchase transactions. It […]

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