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India trumpets T+1 settlement India trumpets T+1 settlement

India has started to transition its equity settlement cycle from T+2 to T+1, leapfrogging the US and Canada, which both have similar plans. flow reports on the impact of this change in India, how it will be felt acutely by foreign investors and what the scope is for further compression

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APAC’s changing custody landscape APAC’s changing custody landscape

Digital asset appetite and alignment to ESG frameworks as well as pressure to reduce settlement cycles engaged panellists and virtual delegates at the 2021 Network Forum Asia meeting. flow reflects on how these themes are redefining global custody routines

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China’s capital markets path to growth China’s capital markets path to growth

As 300 million of Middle Kingdom’s households become middle class, this step up is one huge driver of investment demand. In a recent Global Custodian webinar organised in partnership with Deutsche Bank, panelists discussed China’s capital markets explosion and the new shape of investor demand

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TNF Americas: Adapting to the new order TNF Americas: Adapting to the new order

As markets across the Americas slowly recover from the pandemic, leading experts from the securities services world – speaking at The Network Forum (TNF) Americas Conference – explored the changes sweeping through the industry. flow looks at some of the main discussion points arising from the event

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China’s balancing act China’s balancing act

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan for self-sufficiency has not stopped the country’s pursuit of renminbi internationalisation. flow examines the progress of the country’s ambitious capital market liberalisation reforms, and how it is balancing investor appetite with the management of currency inflows and outflows

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Digital securities: the future of capital markets Digital securities: the future of capital markets

How are digital assets reshaping the traditional securities business in Asia? The latest in the webinar series “The Future of Asset Servicing Leadership, organised by The Asset magazine in collaboration with Deutsche Bank, offered an in-depth review

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Dashboard dynamics Dashboard dynamics

Consumers have had, for some time, the ability to shape service provision and get instant access to information within their personal lives. How do these changing expectations and dynamics impact the securities services environment? flow’s Janet Du Chenne explains how post-trade processes are being transformed by robotic process automation and data analytics

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Pandemic resilience and capital flows Pandemic resilience and capital flows

In “The future of Asset Servicing Leadership” webinar, organised by The Asset magazine in collaboration with Deutsche Bank, seven experts discussed how, despite the pandemic Asia’s overall wealth and digital revolution have rearranged capital flows and created a new breed of sophisticated investor. flow provides a summary of the key points

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What will be the shape of digital custody? What will be the shape of digital custody?

As investors build digital asset portfolios while they chase superior returns and diversification, custodian banks are building digital custody solutions to help them. Clarissa Dann reports on the risks and regulatory arms embracing these new asset classes

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Building a future custody model Building a future custody model

The investment landscape is embracing new technologies such as digital assets. Paul Maley, Head of Securities Services at Deutsche Bank, explains why the future of custody will require a co-existence of old and new technologies, how market structure for securities could change and the implications for clients

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What ESG means for funds in Apac What ESG means for funds in Apac

The latest event in the series “The future of Asset Servicing Leadership”, organised by The Asset magazine in collaboration with Deutsche Bank, considered what Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors mean for funds in Asia. flow reports

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Demystifying ESG in securities lending Demystifying ESG in securities lending

Regulators and market practitioners have introduced multiple initiatives to drive the adoption of ESG in securities lending. flow reports on market enthusiasm and what will boost the integration of sustainability in the market

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Regchecker Regchecker

In this latest brief, Boon-Hiong Chan, Global Head of Market Advocacy, Securities Services at Deutsche Bank, highlights key digital assets and data regulatory developments in 2020

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SRD II affects us all SRD II affects us all

Adhering to the spirit of the directive and going beyond the minimum requirements will benefit all parties in the securities post-trade value chain, explain Deutsche Bank’s Steven Hondelink and Mike Collier

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SECURITIES SERVICES, REGULATION

Accelerated settlement – the move towards T+0 Accelerated settlement – the move towards T+0

One of the problems with securities settlement happening up to two days following the execution of the trade is the potential for operational and counterparty risk during that window. flow hears from Deutsche Bank’s Mike Clarke and Emma Johnson on the industry and regulatory cooperation, as well as the  collaboration needed for instantaneous settlement

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Pole position for growth Pole position for growth

The advent of the next generation of financial services products will build on new customer services originating from securities services, predicts Deutsche Bank’s Paul Maley. He also shares with flow’s Clarissa Dann his passion for iconic sports cars and the road from engineering to corporate banking

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All day APIs in post-trade All day APIs in post-trade

Digital transformation in post-trade has accelerated in 2020 with the use of tools to automate manual processes and reduce latency during pandemic-related disruption. flow’s Janet Du Chenne looks at how a menu of APIs is helping clients to cope with the present and plan for recovery

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Asia’s growth: pause or detour? Asia’s growth: pause or detour?

The second event in the series “The future of Asset Servicing Leadership”, organised by The Asset magazine in collaboration with Deutsche Bank, considered whether growth in Asia is experiencing a pause or a detour

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Building future foundations Building future foundations

With origins dating back to 3000 BC, Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world and the ‘cradle of Western Civilisation’. It is also believed to be the birthplace of democracy and debate and to have tried every form of government known to this day. Against this fitting backdrop, more than 400 securities services industry senior leaders convened in Athens from 11 to 13 June for the Network Forum Annual Meeting to debate its future foundations

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Accelerating technology-led transformation in Asia Accelerating technology-led transformation in Asia

The first event of “The future of Asset Servicing Leadership Series”, organised by The Asset magazine in collaboration with Deutsche Bank, looked at how Covid-19 is accelerating digital transformation of the securities services industry in Asia

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A brave new SDR world? A brave new SDR world?

With the Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR) Settlement Discipline Regime (SDR) having come into force on 1 February 2022, mandatory buy-ins for market participants that fail to settle a trade within a set period was postponed. flow provides a summary of the impact

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Dawn of a Saudi securities services solution? Dawn of a Saudi securities services solution?

What will post-trade settlement in Gulf Cooperation Council countries look like in the future? And how can the OTC settlement process be improved? Deutsche Bank’s Manoj Aidasani proposes a blockchain-based solution, using non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and smart contracts to settle money market instruments

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Where next in the Gulf for securities services? Where next in the Gulf for securities services?

Having bounced back from Covid-19-related shocks, liquidity in local equity and bond markets is now the priority in the Middle East as GCC economies attract overseas investors following market infrastructure reforms. Securities services in the region are also navigating ESG and digital asset developments. flow reports on discussions at The Network Forum Virtual Middle East meeting

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Securities services, Technology, Regulation

Post-trade’s quantum leap Post-trade’s quantum leap

New technologies and the roll out of various regulations are rapidly transforming the post-trade landscape. flow attended the Network Forum Virtual Annual Meeting and reports on how these themes are shaping the future custody model

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Capital markets transformation in Asia Capital markets transformation in Asia

Three separate Deutsche Bank Securities Services-hosted webinars looked at the developments that are reshaping the securities services landscapes across Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore. flow reports on the key takeaways

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Securities services in 2025 Securities services in 2025

How is the securities services industry using a business mindset to harness the power of data and digitalisation while co-operating with industry partners to build platforms for the future? Janet Du Chenne reports from The Network Forum in Vienna

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Automating FX custody processes Automating FX custody processes

Deutsche Bank and BNY Mellon have collaborated on an API-enabled FX custody solution which reduces confirmation times for trades in restricted emerging market currencies

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Securities services embrace the virtues of virtual Securities services embrace the virtues of virtual

With Covid-19 related restrictions still in place, the summer meeting of the Network Forum (TNF) went virtual for the first time. Deutsche Bank’s flow reports on the biggest talking points to emerge from the event

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Managing CSDR Managing CSDR

The Central Securities Depository Regulation (CSDR) is not just a regulation for CSDs. Deutsche Bank’s Edward Savage provides an insight on a programme in place to ensure the bank and its clients successfully achieve regulatory compliance

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Regulating securities settlement Regulating securities settlement

The settlement discipline regime, a key element of the Central Securities Depositories Regulation, has been delayed until 1 February 2021. Emma Johnson explains the changes required of market participants to meet their new post-trade obligations

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Custody – have you chosen wisely? Custody – have you chosen wisely?

European settlement and custody are subject to disruption on many fronts, making client choices more complex. The key to choosing the most appropriate custody model lies in coming to grips with two main areas of change: infrastructure and regulation

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Fast-forwarding capital markets Fast-forwarding capital markets

In today’s business environment, investment firms need to be able to make quicker decisions, remove latency and eliminate manual tasks. flow’s Janet Du Chenne reports on how BNY Mellon’s technological transformation has enabled it to help clients achieve

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DLT and digital asset’s path to smart custody DLT and digital asset’s path to smart custody

In the face of declining fee levels and increasing regulatory and market requirements for asset protection and market stability, the securities post-trade industry seeks a sustainable future

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Connecting capital Connecting capital

International investors can’t get enough of China, and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has been at the innovation coalface, facilitating access by upgrading its post-trade systems and using new technologies to accelerate the settlement of securities

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T2S: More than fringe benefits? T2S: More than fringe benefits?

Recent revelations about Europe’s new multi-layered settlement platform could turn industry attention from fee benefits towards the overall cost benefits, says Janet Du Chenne

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Embracing the new post-trade decade Embracing the new post-trade decade

The most recent Global Custodian webinar checked-in on the transformation of securities services, how the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated this journey, and the road ahead. flow reports on the key takeaways

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Hacking for good Hacking for good

With the right amount of camaraderie and energy, hackathons can quickly identify common client pain points that can be remedied with small pilot projects. flow looks at how this form of collaboration is driving a digitalisation and innovation culture in Deutsche Bank

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Planning for the people Planning for the people

India´s government aims to make the country a US$5trn economy by 2024. Janet Du Chenne talks to Sundeep Sikka about Nippon Life India Asset Management’s plans to harness the growth story through long-term savings plans and leveraging education and new technologies

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Automating assets Automating assets

Deutsche Bank’s Boon Hiong Chan and Celina Chua assess how digital tools are being employed in post-trade to deliver new benefits to clients services at the front end of the securities lifecycle

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Could a chatbot help resolve the speed and accuracy need in trade queries? Could a chatbot help resolve the speed and accuracy need in trade queries?

For custodians, dealing with multiple clients across multiple markets, and a high volume of transactions, handling inquiries can be a challenge especially when it gets close to market cut-off time. The current manual process for receiving, resolving and responding to trade status queries can be slow, cost-inefficient, and lead to human error.

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