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Change is the only constant for today's repo market

Change is the only constant for today's repo market

The securities financing and repo markets have been impacted by a wide range of regulatory reforms in recent years which have fundamentally changed their shape and purpose.

> But are we beginning to approach a new normal?


The growth of ETFs - Opportunities and risks for the market

The growth of ETFs - Opportunities and risks for the market

More on-exchange trading will increase European ETF volumes, especially if we grow Europe’s retail investor segment. Using a centralised infrastructure will cut risk, cost and boost liquidity for more lending and borrowing. The opportunities for fund managers to grow with the sector are considerable.

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Illiquidity: a sticky question for funds

Liquidity management is a constant and evolving area of focus for funds. Better transparency gives fund managers more control. If you know your settlement activity you can make quick and informed decisions on the liquidity of the portfolio, and facilitates regulatory reporting and compliance.

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The new world of GDPR - fund managers

GDPR comes into force in May 2018. It carries large penalties for non-compliance.

> How is the industry responding?


Fundtech - Can blockchain bring more certainty to investors?

Fundtech - Can blockchain bring more certainty to investors?

Revolution in the fund industry does exist. Automation via new technologies, including blockchain, can remove the most difficult and costly parts of the process – checking and reconciliation. Achieving higher levels of STP means investors who prefer to invest directly in equities and bonds for cost reasons could in future find it cheaper and easier to hold funds in their portfolios.

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Funds - the next evolution in collateral management

Funds - the next evolution in collateral management

The next crisis will probably not look like the last crisis, but liquidity will almost probably be the first victim of it.

> What part will funds and their investors have to play in mitigating this risk?


The growing pains of securities financing within Asia

The growing pains of securities financing within Asia

Industry experts discuss both the lack of diversity and the fragmented state of the Asian securities financing markets.

> Are things starting to improve?


Are Asia's corporates ready to repo

Are Asia’s corporates ready to repo?

Repos offer greater security and peace of mind, but does this concept concern Asian Treasurers as much as their European and U.S. counterparts?

> Is the humble repo beginning to catch on?


Silver lining in Asian securities lending markets

Silver lining in Asian securities lending markets

Experts discuss the impact of the financial crisis on the global securities lending markets and share their visions for the future of this industry within Asia.

> What are the hidden opportunities?


OTC derivatives margining regulation

OTC derivatives margining regulation – wave 1

Wave 1 of the OTC derivatives margin regulation has highlighted a number of areas where processes can be improved.

What are the key takeaways that upcoming waves can learn from?


FundsPlace Connections: N°1 2017

The first edition of FundsPlace Connections is now available! The newsletter discusses our perspective on recent funds industry themes and debates

> Download the first FundsPlace Connections


Portable pensions - win, win, win?

Portable pensions - win, win, win?

The launch of the EU Pan-European Personal Pension (PEPP) is due in mid-2017.

> Read our latest paper to understand what impact this will likely have on the European pensions market


Moving with the times

Moving with the times

Olivier Grimonpont Global Head of Collateral Management at Euroclear believes that new approaches to collateral management are needed to help the buy-side and their service providers implement margining rules.

> Discover our new approaches to collateral management


HQLA investment funds - An untapped collateral asset class?

HQLA investment funds: an untapped collateral asset class?

An industry-first triparty repo transaction using HQLA funds was carried out on Elixium’s new electronic platform. Is this a sign of things to come?

> Can HQLA funds be used to boost market liquidity?


The roadmap of change for collateral management

The roadmap of change for collateral management

The revolution caused by new regulation is happening at the same time as the rapid evolution of the financial technology underpinning the sector. 

> But is it enough? How important is the need for a willingness to change?


Euroclear France launches investor CSD link with the German market

Euroclear France launches investor CSD link with the German market

You can now further increase efficiency by centralising your access to the T2S community and beyond via our Single CSD entry point.

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ETFs in securities finance - Exploiting the opportunity

ETFs in securities finance - Exploiting the opportunity

A recent panel comprising Citi, Flow Traders, iShares, State Street and consultancy - CORE Collateral discussed how frictional costs and fragmentation in Europe's ETF market are coming down while availability and loan balances are going up.

> Industry experts discuss the role of ETFs in securities lending and collateral management


Catching the next wave of OTC derivative margining

Catching the next wave of OTC derivative margining

The initial launch of the new regime for margin requirements for non-cleared derivatives passed on 1 September 2016. What lessons have market participants learnt so far? And what issues have arisen?

> How to prepare for upcoming VM & IM regulation


Funds - the next evolution in collateral management

Are Funds the next evolution in collateral management?

Traditional sources of collateral are shrinking and there is increasing demand for alternative types of collateral to fill the gap.

> Could Funds be the answer?


Advent of RMB ETFs opens new channel into China

Advent of RMB ETFs opens new channel into China

Unlocking the cross-border marketplace for investors interested in RMB-denominated ETFs bodes well for future growth.

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Challenges and opportunities facing corporate treasurers in the repo market

Challenges and opportunities facing corporate treasurers in the repo market

Is the repo market making sufficient changes from its traditional interbank-led processes and practices to encourage greater participation from non-bank entities ?

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Blockchain

How the capital markets industry should respond

Angus Scott, Director and Head of Product Strategy and Innovation, Euroclear, and Ben Shepherd, Partner in the Strategic IT & Service Operations practice, Oliver Wyman, examine why blockchain - or distributed ledger technology - is attracting great interest within the capital markets industry.

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International ETFs: Transforming how we work together

International ETFs: Transforming how we work together

The international ETF structure is growing. It simplifies the European ETF post-trade industry and increases liquidity, distribution opportunities and improves transparency.

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The Collateral Management Conundrum

How the industry could work towards achieving compliance without losing sight of the strategic opportunity to optimise collateral mobility and processing.

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Jo Van de Velde - Global Head of Product Management, Euroclear

Capital markets harmonisation

Jo Van de Velde, Global Head of Product, Euroclear, discusses how to align harmonisation and liberalisation with regulatory supervision

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Changes to OTC derivatives margining and what it means for the buy-side

Upcoming regulation is challenging market participants to explore new ways of working. For the buy-side the challenge is even more acute.

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The evolution of collateral management within Asia

Asia continues to manage the range of reforms impacting existing collateral and collateral management legislation. Are we almost finished?

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Is Robo-advice the new Airbnb?

Is Robo-advice the new Airbnb?

With an estimated USD 2.2 trillion of US wealth expected to be invested in the Robo industry by 2020, is this industry the latest innovation product in finance or is it just a fad?

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MiFID II what's all the hype about - roundtable

The potential impact of MiFID II on product governance led to lively discussions at the Euroclear/Funds Europe roundtable.

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Evolving plans for cross-border funds distribution

Evolving plans for cross-border funds distribution

Alternative Asian Funds Passport schemes are in the early stages of implementation. Their success is likely to depend on the country-level support in the region.

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Harmonising cross-border transactions

Harmonising cross-border transactions

Industry experts at the Euroclear Asia round table explored APAC funds market need for greater standardisation and automation of processes.

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Corporate Treasurers and tri-party repo - the big picture

Corporate Treasurers and triparty repo - The big picture

Basel III has put pressure on traditional market sources of liquidity, presenting astute corporate treasurers with an unexpected, and sometimes lucrative, opportunity.

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The urgent need to integrate change

The urgent need to integrate change

Many of the necessary tools, processes and capabilities for the new OTC derivatives regulatory framework can be borrowed from the repo and securities lending markets.

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ETF Securities lending: creating a path to greater market liquidity

ETF Securities lending: creating a path to greater market liquidity

The US ETF securities lending market is worth about US $100bn, with 30% of that total on loan at any one time. Europe by comparison is just one quarter of that size – US$25bn – with a significantly smaller average percentage of securities in use, at 5%.

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The origins of enterprise - wide collateral management

The origins of enterprise-wide collateral management

Cash may still be king, but securities collateral is clearly the way forward. What are the challenges for firms as they look to adapt to the new landscape?

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New rules need new tools

New rules need new tools

Repo faces a period of sometimes painful changes, before reaching maturity and stability through a standardised, scalable and transparent framework.

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ETFs to overcome fragmentation and boost liquidity

ETFs to overcome fragmentation and boost liquidity

In Europe alone, there are 51 providers of ETFs, with products available on 25 different exchanges. International ETFs may be the solution against fragmentation.

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Securities lending: the next frontier for ETFs

Securities lending: the next frontier for ETFs

Experts from SPDR, iShares, StateStreet and Euroclear reflect on the potential of ETFs in securities lending.

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The quest for holistic collateral management

Equity financing’s critical role in a new world

As firms seek to reduce cost, the key issue of how well banks and brokers integrate equity finance will play pivotal role on future competitiveness.

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