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RBC-Dexia sees the silver lining

September 1, 2008

While most market participants are suffering from the global turmoil, RBC-Dexia Investment Services is enjoying the benefits of a risk-averse strategy. Writer Nick Kochan.

Sibos debates the big issues

September 1, 2008

The Single Euro Payments Area, MiFID, the Target 2 Securities initiative and the Thomson-Reuters megamerger are among the hot topics at this year’s SIBOS.

Ignace Combes

August 4, 2008

Ignace Combes, deputy CEO of Euroclear, is tasked with steering the group through its mission to cut the costs of settling cross-border securities transactions in Europe. He talks to Michelle Price.

MiFID slips into the dark

August 4, 2008

The implementation of MiFID has served to reduce transparency across the European market, causing confusion and uncertainty, writes Michelle Price.

Secrets of success in the custodian market

July 1, 2008

Alternative investments are providing both business opportunities and challenges to custodians, whose response will determine their profile in an increasingly competitive arena, Silvia Pavoni reports.

Fine-tuning for European banking as SEPA takes hold

July 1, 2008

Michael Mueller, head of wholesale solutions for Deutsche Bank’s global transaction banking business, spoke to Charlie Corbett about the implications of this year’s roll out of a Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) for the European banking industry.

Revolutionary system makes a quiet entrance

July 1, 2008

The UK faster payments initiative is expected to revolutionise the way consumers and companies do business, and yet it was launched in May with little fanfare. Charlie Corbett explores the impact of the new system and why the trumpets were muted.

Integration remains elusive

October 1, 2007

More than a year after the Giovannini Group’s original deadline for removal of all 15 barriers to the creation of an integrated clearing and settlement system for European securities trades, only one barrier has been fully removed. 

Market practice harmonisation

June 4, 2007

Clive Triance, head of securities and fund services and direct custody and clearing, Europe, Middle East and Africa, at Citi, tells Heather McKenzie how the EU clearing and settlement landscape is moving towards better processing, increased efficiency and general market transparency.

Exhumed from the GSTPA’s ashes

December 5, 2005

Almost three years after the Global Straight Through Processing Association was binned, Swift is seeking to resurrect its vision. Will it be any better the second time around?

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