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  • September

    State Street: The hidden costs of T-1 trading 28 September 2015

    Trading at an implementation shortfall benchmark – and using transition managers that are also asset managers. How do these approaches affect the performance of a restructuring exercise and are there potential conflicts when exercising discretion for clients on both sides of the crossing process? By John Minderides, pictured, Head of Portfolio Solutions Group, EMEA, State Street

  • Commerzbank: Collateral management: the tool of the trade 25 September 2015

    Once a low-level back-office function, collateral management is the musthave tool for derivatives. By Rob Scott, head of custody and collateral solutions, Commerzbank Corporates & Markets

  • ISLA's third securities lending report released 09 September 2015

    The International Securities Lending Association has released the third ISLA Securities Lending Market Report, offering a snapshot of the factors shaping the securities lending industry.

  • BNY Mellon: Being Dominick Falco 07 September 2015

    Tasked with finding segregation and collateral solutions that are economically viable while meeting new regulations across multiple regions - all without the final rules set in stone – what does Dominick Falco, BNY Mellon’s new global head of segregation, have planned?

  • ICBC Standard Bank: Repo – but not as we knew it 07 September 2015

    Although market appetite for repo is growing, new regulation has made the major banks more reluctant to provide the product. This has created an opportunity for new entrants which could spawn healthier competition, a reduction in costs to the end user and a less concentrated risk profile throughout the market. By Iain Colquhoun, global head of repo marketing, ICBC Standard Bank

  • Nomura: Are you maximising the value of your portfolio? 07 September 2015

    Although the more traditional securities lending revenue streams are declining, many institutions are still looking for alternative sources of return from their portfolios to improve overall fund performance. Phil Morgan, pictured, head of prime finance sales, Emea, at Nomura, and some key market participants, discuss what is driving market change and new emerging revenue streams

  • HSBC: Next-generation data management 07 September 2015

    Better capture and processing of data has become an essential frontier in the industry-wide battle to reduce costs. Global Investor/ISF asks Clive Triance, HSBC global head of sales and business development banks and broker dealers, and Ryan Cuthbertson, head of product, direct custody and clearing, about the key drivers to this fast-evolving sector

  • June

    Natixis: Meet the team 16 June 2015

    The team involved in designing and adapting the Natixis range of synthetic delta one investment solutions across a broad universe of assets discuss the benefits of their approach

  • May

    HSBC: The march of the new 13 May 2015

    HSBC sets out how investors are responding to liberalisation initiatives in three key emerging markets: Saudi Arabia, China and India Bring us up to date with the progress towards allowing foreign investors in Saudi Arabia.

  • Natixis: Nimble and global 05 May 2015

    Natixis has structured its equity finance business so that its strategy and services meet its clients’ needs in a rapidly changing regulatory environment

  • March

    BNP Paribas SS: The network effect 04 March 2015

    Philippe Ruault, Head of Clearing, Settlement and Custody Solutions, BNP Paribas Securities Services, talks about global growth and how T2S is changing local custody in Europe

  • Commerzbank: Future comes into view 04 March 2015

    Rob Scott, Head of Custody and Collateral Solutions, Commerzbank, says a new business model is emerging to manage the impacts of the multitude of new regulations

  • Mizuho Bank: Growth from good governance 04 March 2015

    Akira Majima, General Manager, Settlement and Clearing Services Division, Mizuho Bank says the complyor- explain approach to regulation will promote Japanese growth

  • Rasmala Egypt Asset Management: Emerging evaluation 04 March 2015

    Ahmed Abou El-Saad, Chairman of Rasmala Egypt Asset Management, says that fundamental analysis is essential to navigate risk in emerging markets

  • February

    Misys: Navigating uncertain waters 23 February 2015

    Flexibility and transparency are the two most important factors for investment managers to employ to navigate the current wave of economic and political uncertainty, writes Misys’ Jay Mukhey