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As the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe, the collective workforce went home, forcing some industries to come to a standstill. Businesses crucial for enabling liquidity, however, continued largely uninterrupted. The finance industry quickly reoriented business practices and has embraced the opportunities to shape the future of our industry.
Amidst the dust that settles from COVID-19-instigated market volatility emerges a finance industry seeking to evolve into its new business scenescape. The public health response demanded of COVID-19 forced a wide spectrum of business practice changes so to enable a social distancing-confined world.
As the sudden, substantial, unanticipated market volatility of Q1 2020 collided with the global shift to trepidation in contact with others, our well-engrained reference points for work and leisure were forever transformed.
Although the post-trade ecosystem is seen as the “plumbing” of financial services, mainly hidden but crucial, its role in ensuring the industry’s health made it key to global post-crisis regulatory reforms…
As we close in on Phase 1 Go Live for SFTR, it is time to take stock of industry preparations for perhaps the most significant change the securities financing industry has ever seen.
It is almost three years since Britain voted to leave the EU, and approaching two years since the U.K. and EU began negotiations around the “divorce” terms. However, despite this, the world appears none the wiser as to what will happen come March 29, 2019, and beyond.
Iain MacKay, Global Product Owner for Post-Trade Services at EquiLend, recently participated in the SFTR roundtable hosted by Financial News in conjunction with The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC).