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Clearing and settlement

  • December

    Newedge appoints head of Americas 17 December 2009

    Newedge has appointed a senior managing director and head of Americas region, effective immediately.

  • November

    China rolls out interbank clearinghouse 30 November 2009

    China has unveiled a new body to centralise settlement and clearing of financial products traded among the country’s banks

  • Chi-X Japan seeks to launch PTS platform 30 November 2009

    Chi-X Japan KK is seeking regulatory approval to launch a displayed, alternative equities marketplace by 2010

  • Chi-X, SGX venture hires LCH.Clearnet 19 November 2009

    Chi-East, a joint venture between Chi-X and Singapore Exchange, has appointed LCH.Clearnet to serve as the clearing facility for Asia’s first exchange-backed dark pool

  • Singapore Exchange hires ICICI Bank 12 November 2009

    Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX) has appointed India’s ICICI Bank for clearing and settlement services.

  • Euroclear, Xtrakter launch STP link 09 November 2009

    Euroclear Bank and Xtrakter have launched the means for mutual clients to automate transaction information flows from trade matching through to settlement

  • S Korea exchange plans OTC clearing house 05 November 2009

    A South Korean stock market operator is looking to start a clearing house for over-the-counter interest rate swap trading in 2010

  • October

    LCH.Clearnet unable to offer clearing services 30 October 2009

    LCH.Clearnet has cautioned that it will not be able to offer clearing services to Chi-X Europe and three other share trading platforms.

  • Brazil clearing house sells stake 27 October 2009

    Brazil’s largest clearing house, Cetip, has sold $509 million of stock in an initial public offering

  • Clearstream seals deal with BCL 23 October 2009

    Clearstream and Banque centrale du Luxembourg (BCL) are jointly launching a collateral service

  • Healy leaves Fidelity clearing unit 23 October 2009

    An executive vice president of Fidelity Investments’ securities clearing unit has left the firm, Investment News reports

  • LCH.Clearnet, Oslo Clearing in interoperability deal 23 October 2009

    LCH.Clearnet and Oslo Clearing are teaming up to set up clearing for the Oslo Børs

  • NYSE, DTCC to launch clearing house 14 October 2009

    NYSE Euronext and the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation have inked a deal to form a joint venture

  • Nordic equity trading enters new era 09 October 2009

    Full, mandatory clearing counterparty services have been introduced on two trading platforms, significantly reducing trading risk and cost

  • September

    Fidelity expands clearing business to Canada 28 September 2009

    Fidelity Investments has launched Fidelity Clearing Canada to cater to Canadian units of US brokerage firms

  • BNP Paribas plans Asia expansion 18 September 2009

    BNP Paribas Securities Services is looking to boost its presence in Asia

  • Euroclear offers Korean securities settlement 17 September 2009

    Belgium’s Euroclear has established a new service link with the Korea Securities Depository

  • LCH.Clearnet seeks shareholder buy-out 11 September 2009

    LCH.Clearnet is seeking to buy out shareholders at $16 a share

  • Vontobel selects RBC Dexia 09 September 2009

    Vontobel Asset Management has appointed RBC Dexia Investor Services

  • July

    SMX picks Standard Chartered Bank to clear and settle 23 July 2009

    The Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX) names its Clearing and Settlement Bank.

  • May

    Adapting to the winds of change 01 May 2009

    The recent, unprecedented events in the financial services sector have combined with international competition and more regulatory reforms to change the Nordic asset servicing landscape, writes James Norris

  • Mastering European custody and settlement challenges 01 May 2009

    Driven by regulatory initiatives such as Target2-Securities and a changing economic landscape, the European post-trade environment is undergoing some unprecedented changes, says Uwe Dreger, head of domestic custody services for Western Europe at Deutsche Bank.

  • Making a comeback 01 May 2009

    Convertible bonds as an asset class had one of the worst years in their history in 2008. Many of the losses were attributed to forced selling by highly leveraged hedge funds and the proprietary trading desks of investment banks. But these instruments are poised for a comeback. Joseph Mariathasan reports.

  • People in brief 01 May 2009

  • Tax Corner 01 May 2009

    The latest budget released by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, announced a series of tax increases. Most notable were the changes to personal taxation affecting individuals earning in excess of £150,000.

  • The new trader 01 May 2009

    The need for a central counterparty (CCP) in the securities lending market has been a topic of conversation for the past 15 years, with nothing coming to pass. But over the past year, CCP initiatives have been popping up in Europe and the US. Craig MacDonald investigates why the industry is now finally ready for a CCP and how they all stack up.

  • April

    T2S, SP compete in Europe settlement 07 April 2009

    Two main settlement platforms are competing to establish themselves as the dominant player for pan European settlement. Ineum Consulting's Peter Kepel and Mike Mathias explore the selection dilemma facing market participants

  • March

    Credit Suisse Hedging Griffo sheds light on Brazil's hedge fund market 30 March 2009

    The Brazil based hedge fund manager, Credit Suisse Hedging-Griffo was instrumental in the launch of hedge funds in Brazil. Ian Hall speaks to the fund about its high profile joint venture with Credit Suisse, how the fund has preformed and its role in Brazil.

  • EquiLend, Pirum and Loanet are put to the test 30 March 2009

    In the second in the series of isf IT road test features, Ian Hall speaks to EquiLend, Pirum and Loanet about the post-trade and trading services they provide. Using actual user feedback, we ask the hard questions.

  • Hedge Fund Research's Kenneth Heinz crunches the numbers 30 March 2009

    Sifting through the financial media, you will be hard pressed to not find an article relating to hedge fund losses, redemptions and possible regulation. But to gauge true state of this industry, you must speak to the ones who track the funds. Ian Hall speaks to leading hedge fund industry data provider, Hedge Fund Research's President, Kenneth Heinz about his outlook for the hedge fund industry and what the numbers really say.

  • In the post 30 March 2009

  • Market analysis: Saudi Arabia 30 March 2009

    Removing mystery to realise returns

  • News in brief 30 March 2009

  • People in brief 30 March 2009

  • Middle East Master Class in Abu Dhabi 27 March 2009

    In the second in a series of post conference roundups, isf gives a review of its master class held in the Middle East, highlighting the panels, people and debate.

  • Investors look to dollar for safe haven 19 March 2009

    The dollar is likely to remain the main beneficiary of the crises affecting the euro and the yen, reclaiming its status as a safe haven currency, writes James Norris