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View Article  Do we rate the credit rating agencies?

Rating agency bashing is easy. Well, perhaps we should clarify that by saying it has been and proves still to be the case and relatively easy to knock leading Credit ...   more »

View Article  Migrating to ISO20022; Are Firms missing out on opportunity

Corporate actions in the world’s securities markets continues to be an operation that incurs substantial cost and risk throughout the process, both in internal settlement and between market players, with ...   more »

View Article  Creating tomorrow's Corporate Action System Today: Ranking the most important corporate actions system functionality for future growth

The attempt to rank corporate actions system functionality in order of importance is never going to be a one-size-fits-all exercise. Different users have different priorities and what is important right ...   more »

View Article  Papering over the cracks of flawed processes: Examining the risks of Manually settling Corporate Actions

Corporate actions processing has often been referred to as the ‘final frontier’ of the back office where automation has yet to take hold. And it’s easy to see why. For ...   more »

View Article  Outsourcing:A Solution for Wealth Managers Corporate Actions Processing

Corporate actions processing continues to be one of the securities industries most confounding problems. Over many years there has been a considerable effort put in by various committees worldwide, with ...   more »

View Article  Is there a need to standardize Corporate Actions?

In the wake of the financial crisis, transparency – transparency of investment assets, transparency about transactions, and transparency about financial performance – is a critical issue. The need to improve ...   more »

View Article  Are Custodians missing the point?

Custodians are clearly at the centre of the securities industry with massive influence on the efficiency or not of the global markets. Through their sub custodial networks the Global Custodian ...   more »

View Article  Whatever happened to the customer is always right?

If there is one thing financial services organisations should always do, it is to actively maintain their client relationships. It is a core function and can make or break a ...   more »

View Article  The Impact 0f ISO20022 on Corporate Actions

Approximately 65 million messages for corporate actions were delivered over the SWIFT network in 2007 - a 21% increase on the previous year. These will all have been in ISO15022 ...   more »

View Article  Assessing the Risk in the Corporate Actions Process

Corporate actions processing remains an expensive, risky and inefficient back office operation. And while many firms already know this and industry bodies have attempted to gain consensus on a way ...   more »

View Article  Will XBRL And Issuer Announcements Improve The Quality Of Corporate Action Data?
The quality and accuracy of corporate actions data has always been a key element in the changing landscape of the financial services industry. Yet organizations continue to spend millions of dollars striving to achieve the nirvana of a true corporate action ‘Golden Record’.   more »
View Article  Making the business case for a Corporate Actions System Investment

Corporate actions processing still remains one of the back-office areas which are less automated.

This is a paradox for a process that is complex, highly paper-based and where the risk ...   more »

View Article  Corporate Actions Industry Report concludes SWIFT has limited benefit in the Retail Market

SWIFT of limited benefit to Retail Market, says 'Corporate Actions Industry Report'  just published, which reviews the current issues affecting ...   more »