Category Archives: Regulation


Brexit will accelerate evolution of Capital Markets Union (CMU)

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According to the latest survey conducted by SIX Securities Services, over half of organisations (53%) questioned believe plans for a Capital Markets Union (“CMU”) will speed up in the wake of Brexit.   The question as to whether euro-clearing will remain in London after Brexit has been at the centre of Brexit negotiations since the […]

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Financial market and infrastructure – a 2016 retrospective

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Stepping away from this year’s momentous political events (no-one mention the ‘B’ or the ‘T’ words…), we’ve seen several other trends dominate the capital markets arena in 2016, which are set to have continued implications from January and beyond. Here are a few which have caught our attention.   Collaboration, innovation and FinTech We have […]

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Making sense of due diligence

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If you want to spoil a sub-custodian’s day, start a conversation with them about due diligence questionnaires. Not only are they inconsistent in the information they ask for, sometimes including questions about legal contracts and service level agreements that would normally be dealt with in an RFP, but they seem to land on people’s desks […]

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The vicarious hangover

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  From my second-hand observations of the two events, deciding not to get married – while maybe stressful and disappointing to at least one party – is much less complicated and nerve-wracking than getting divorced. For that reason, comparisons between the UK’s relationship with the EU and Switzerland’s or Norway’s are spurious. Nor for all […]

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When the music’s over

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I have reached that magic day when I move from industry veteran to eminence grise – in other words, retirement (although in my case I got the grise in early, trying to tackle some of our industry’s more intractable problems). Here are a few issues that I’m sure will keep my colleagues on their toes […]

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