Feb 21, 2012

Music-sheetsEfforts to regulate clearing and settlement in Europe are proceeding with Target2-Securities and other projects. But George Mitton finds that in the emerging markets, progress is piecemeal, and hampered by politics.

Feb 06, 2012

Signing dealClearstream's project to harmonise the world's post-trade infrastructure is close to signing a deal with Singapore, its first Asian partner, Funds Europe has learned.

Jan 31, 2012

Digital_transactionThe value of securities transactions settled by Euroclear, the Belgium-based international central securities depository, rose 10% in 2011 to €580 trillion.

Dec 14, 2011

SaleEuropean regulators want to shine a light onto the secretive world of derivatives trading. But critics say the laws would stifle the market and push up prices. George Mitton reports.

Dec 14, 2011

Jigsaw_puzzleNicholas Pratt reviews the major outsourcing mandates of the year and talks to some players about trends and concepts that are likely to appear in 2012.

Dec 12, 2011

RainforestAs the Latin American asset management market develops, servicing firms are lining up to offer their expertise. Nicholas Pratt looks at the latest movements.

Nov 23, 2011

European ParliamentThe European Parliament has asked the financial services industry for feedback on a revised set of rules for investment services in Europe, the Market in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid) II proposals.

Nov 02, 2011

TortoiseThe implementation timetable for Target 2 Securities, the platform project devised to streamline securities settlement in Europe, has been delayed until 2015. Nick Pratt finds out what the implications may be for the industry.

Oct 21, 2011

Squeezing_orangeTransaction and trade reporting requirements will squeeze margins and selling certain financial instruments to clients will become more difficult as new regulation is about to be implemented, PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PwC) warns.

Oct 10, 2011

Patrick-ColleThe CEO at BNP Paribas Securities Services tells George Mitton about adopting an Anglo-Saxon mentality, pursuing global growth, and the revolution in over-the-counter derivatives clearing.