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EMIR Regulation Roundtable, February 2015

Brian Bollen and representatives of a cross-section of interested parties gathered together virtually to exchange thoughts on a range of issues arising from EMIR regulation.


Deutsche Bank confirms that it has been appointed local custodian in Mainland China by BEA Union Investment Management Limited (BEA Union Investment).

SIA and Colt have been awarded the contract to connect Hungarian central securities depository KELER to TARGET2-Securities (T2S), the single European platform for the settlement of transactions in domestic and cross-border securities.

Global Markets Exchange Group Limited (GMEX), which operates GMEX Exchange, and Trading Technologies International, Inc (TT), a global provider of high-performance professional trading software, say Trading Technologies will provide its customers with access to GMEX when the exchange launches in Q2 2015. 

An experienced and knowledgeable panel of experts today participated in the 4th Annual ISS Magazine Post-trade conference and ISITC Europe Conference and AGM. The subject of adoption of ISO 20022 standards was debated. 

Being in the first wave of CSDs going live with T2S on June 22 is crucially important, argues Avi Ghosh, Head of Marketing and Communications at SIX Securities Services (which of course will be in that first wave). 

Towers Watson reports that it has appointed industry veteran Kate Hollis to its credit research team; this follows the recent change to its manager research team which is now structured in line with investment return drivers, it adds.


Celent boosts FinTech coverage

Celent has recruited John Dwyer as a senior analyst to co-ordinate its global FinTech coverage.

OpenBondX puts Brown back in headlines

Lime Brokerage co-founder Alistair Brown is back in the headlines with the launch of OpenBondX, described as an electronic “all-to-all” trading platform for US corporate bonds, aimed at attracting new liquidity from non-traditional providers frustrated by the current “antiquated” market structure.

Eurex average daily contract volume hits 7.8 million contracts

Deutsche Boerse Group reports that an average daily volume of 7.8 million contracts (February 2014: 7.9 million) were recorded at the international derivatives markets of Eurex Group in February 2015. 

Deutsche Börse cash turnover reaches EUR 125.5 billion

Deutsche Börse reports that order book turnover on Xetra, Börse Frankfurt and Tradegate Exchange across all asset classes stood at EUR 125.5 billion in February (February 2014: EUR 102.6 billion).

Ancoa given LedgerX Bitcoin green light

LedgerX has selected Ancoa to provide the first real-time market and trade surveillance platform for monitoring Bitcoin options trading on LedgerX. 

BNY Mellon creates new post for Ralph M Studley

BNY Mellon Investment Management says it has named Ralph M Studley to the newly created position of director of investment strategy.


Ferguson elevated to head of AIS at JP Morgan

JP Morgan has appointed James Ferguson as the head of its global alternative investment services, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Thomas Murray recruits Keogh, Zani

Thomas Murray IDS, the global asset servicing advisory, benchmarking and monitoring provider, has appointed Brian Keogh and Adam Zani to represent it in Australia and New Zealand. 

HornbyChapman, Pivot in Europe-India alliance

HornbyChapman Limited and Pivot Management Consulting (Pivot) have formed a strategic alliance to facilitate knowledge exchange, improve talent identification and acquisition processes and enhance securities markets education between Europe and India.


SGSS confirms Cristina Belotti in FIB role

Societe Generale Securities Services in Italy (SGSS S.p.A.) says it has appointed Cristina Belotti as head of financial institutions and brokers. 

Care to rub shoulders with Pippa Middleton?

Care to rub shoulders with Pippa Middleton? 

State Street awarded Hartford $93.6 billion mandate

State Street has been appointed by US mutual fund provider Hartford Funds to assist in providing custody and accounting services for $93.6 billion in assets the firm has under management. 

CCP disclosure standards issued

The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) have today published Public quantitative disclosure standards for central counterparties.


Franklin Templeteon appoints Silverfinch for Solvency II

Silverfinch says it has been appointed by Franklin Templeton Investments, one of the world’s leading asset managers, with $880 billion of assets under management, to handle the huge quantity of look-through data requests the firm expects to receive from its insurer clients as a result of Solvency II.


RMB marches onward and upward

The long march of the Chinese currency continues in a way that surely has the late Chairman Mao Tse Tung spinning in his red grave. 

Solo teams up with Gresham

Gresham Computing plc says that Solo Capital Partners LLC, a London-based boutique financial services house, has chosen its Clareti Transaction Control (CTC) solution to enable it to automate and streamline the matching and reconciliation process across its middle and back office operations.

All change at Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered's announcement of comprehensive changes to its board attracted much publicity beyond the normal financial publications and websites.


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