ISITC wants you

ConnectingISITC Europe, the industry group dedicated to improving operational efficiencies in the global financial industry, has launched a campaign to increase membership. The organisation says it “speaks for the whole industry”, including broker/dealers, custodians, investment managers, vendors and utilities. Its mission is to “develop standards and market practices that will enhance efficiency across the transaction lifecycle”. Graeme Austin, chief executive of ISITC Europe, said: “Over the last couple of years we have re-energised the organisation in Europe by focusing on providing members with guidance, learning and the opportunity to comment on developing European legislation.” The ISITC annual conference will be held on Friday 18 November at The Royal Bank of Scotland’s head office in London. ©2011 funds europe

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