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Gain insights from DTCC’s regional leaders, subject matter experts and industry practitioners on the evolving post-trade landscape. Click on the links below to learn more.

August 23, 2021

It’s Time to Review Trade Exceptions in Asia Pacific
DTCC’s Hasan Rauf discusses the industry’s challenge of managing trade exceptions.

August 11, 2021

Why Does Settlement Exception Management Matter for Firms in Asia Pacific?
Time management of settlement exceptions is vital to mitigate risk, writes DTCC’s John Wu.

July 28, 2021

Managing New Challenges for the Final Phases of Uncleared Margin Rules
At DTCC’s annual Asia Pacific Collateral Management Forum, industry experts examine challenges that will affect new in-scope firms.

June 30, 2021

Navigating Investment Opportunities in a Reshaped Taiwan
DTCC’s George Jia holds a 1:1 discussion with Julian Liu, Chairman of Yuanta SITC, to gain insights on Taiwan’s changing investment landscape.

June 22, 2021

Regulatory Harmonization Critical to OTC Derivatives Reporting
The fragmentation of trade reporting rules and the lack of a common data set across jurisdictions hinders transparency and global risk monitoring, writes DTCC’s Priya Kundamal.

June 7, 2021

Advancing the Collateral Settlement Conversation
DTCC’s Yuichiro Araki speaks with Goldman Sach’s Chiharu Yamagami to gather her experience with implementing Uncleared Margin Rules.

June 4, 2021

Are You Ready for Uncleared Margin Rules?
DTCC’s Bob Stewart says that the upcoming phases of Uncleared Margin Rules will require buy-side firms to make significant changes to their existing collateral management processes.

May 12, 2021

Delving into the World of Custody Services
Jacqueline William, Managing Director/Head of Securities Services Sub- ASEAN, Deutsche Bank, shares with DTCC’s Hasan Rauf on how custodians are managing operational efficiencies in today’s disruptive business landscape.

May 12, 2021

Voices of Digital Transformation
As the world rides out the pandemic, industry veterans from across South East Asia shares their views on setting the path to operational efficiency in a panel discussion led by DTCC’s Nigel Gnoh.

April 19, 2021

Preparing for the Next Unexpected Event
DTCC’s Matt Stauffer highlights key lesson from last year’s market disruption to prevent trade exceptions and trade fails.

April 1, 2021

An Economist’s Perspective on the Shifting Business Landscape
DTCC’s Hasan Rauf and Dr. Taimur Baig, DBS Bank discuss 2020 market conditions and the road ahead for business.

March 15, 2021

Embracing Technology in the World of Compliance
As business becomes increasingly virtual, firms will have to accurately identify red flags or gaps in compliance. DTCC's Hasan Rauf speaks with Jamil Ahmed from HSBC on the alliance between technology and compliance management.

March 8, 2021

Why the LEI is Important for Firms in Asia
Adoption of LEI is key to enabling efficiency and transparency in the financial markets. Read more from Joseph Capablanca on using LEI as a key reference attribute to help improve internal risk management processes.

December 14, 2020

Winning the Digital Marathon
DTCC’s Hasan Rauf speaks with DBS’s Patrick Dreyfuss to gather his insights on the impact of digital acceleration on the private banking industry as firms prepare for recovery and renewal.

November 20, 2020

APAC Executive Council: DTCC’s Executing Plans to Transform Post-Trade
Find out how DTCC is preparing to ensure the industry is best served in the post-pandemic world.

November 3, 2020

DTCC’s GTR Named Regulatory Reporting Solution of the Year 2020
DTCC wins the Market Infrastructure of the Year Award at the Regulation Asia Awards for Excellence 2020 Virtual Ceremony for the second consecutive year.

October 27, 2020

In-Conversation with Rishi Kapoor, ISDA: The New Collateral Management Normal
DTCC’s Hasan Rauf and Rishi Kapoor, ISDA discuss the need for firms to continue to adjust current operating models in an evolving crisis-challenged environment.

October 19, 2020

Leading Out of COVID-19 Through the Lens of an Asset Manager
Raymond Tang, Chief Executive Officer, Eastpring Investment Berhad, discusses with DTCC’s Hasan Rauf on the shift from 20/20 hindsight into renewal and business resiliency in the new normal.

October 5, 2020

Managing Collateral in Asia Pacific
How are firms in Asia Pacific achieving efficiencies across their collateral management operations?  Yuichiro Araki, Head of Sales and Relationship Management - Japan, DTCC, speaks with Takashi Nagai, Head of Business Development – APAC, AcadiaSoft Inc, to obtain his perspectives.

September 28, 2020

A Collateral Management World Beyond COVID-19
Black swan events like COVID-19 present a silver lining of opportunities for firms to redefine or reshape their margining process or simply reboot the post-trade process to focus on creating efficient systems and operational processes to mitigate operational risk and prepare for regulatory compliance in the next normal.

August 27, 2020

Shadows of Crises Past: Margin Calls Strain Financial Markets
March and April volatility exposed operational inefficiencies for trading counterparties that have yet to automate their collateral management processes, says DTCC’s Purtini Joshi.

August 18, 2020

Key Takeaways for Firms in North Asia Post-COVID19
Senior executives discuss automation and streamlining to drive transformation as firms transition to normalcy

August 17, 2020

In Conversation with Chan Boon-Hiong, Deutsche Bank AG: Why Automation Matters in the Next Normal, Part 2
In the concluding part of an exclusive one-on-one with Chan Boon-Hiong, Deutsche Bank AG Singapore, and DTCC’s Nigel Gnoh discuss the effect of the pandemic on automation and digitalization.

August 7, 2020

In-Conversation with Chan Boon-Hiong, Deutsche Bank AG: Managing the COVID-19 Disruption, Part 1
In the first part of an exclusive discussion, Chan Boon-Hiong, Director, Global Head of Securities Market Development and Advocacy, Securities Services, Corporate Bank (CB), Deutsche Bank AG Singapore, and Nigel Gnoh, DTCC Associate Director, Business Development – South East Asia, discuss how COVID-19 is impacting the macro environment in Asia.

August 6, 2020

Implications of Diverging Settlement Standards
The best way to cope with discrepancies in settlement methodologies? Efficiency.

July 20, 2020

Asset Manager Viewpoints on COVID-19: Automate or Get Left Behind
DTCC’s Hasan Rauf and Hong Leong Islamic Asset Management’s Noor Aini Shaik Awab discuss challenges that could potentially arise in the transition to the new normal.

July 7, 2020

What’s the Next Normal in Post-Trade?
Firms should reflect on the opportunities that the crisis brings as they prepare for the post-pandemic world.

June 22, 2020

Data in Demand: Bringing Institutional Investing in Asia to the Next Level
Institutional investment firms in Asia are on an ongoing search for data to drive their strategies and objectives, opines Hasan Rauf, Head/Executive Director – Business Development, Asia Pacific, DTCC.

May 18, 2020

An Asian Perspective on Managing a Global Crisis
Joseph Capablanca, DTCC Executive Director, Relationship Management – APAC, describes how DTCC leveraged all available tools to maintain a business-as-usual environment for clients in the APAC region during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 29, 2020

Managing Operational and Cost Efficiencies Across Financial Markets in Asia
Regional firms have an opportunity to re-examine and adjust their business and operational strategies to ensure they are well prepared for future opportunities and challenges, says Nellie Dagdag, DTCC Managing Director, Asia Pacific.

December 20, 2019

Exploring the Potential of Asian Markets
Mike Bodson, DTCC President and CEO, discusses opportunity, expansion and ensuring a smooth-running post-trade infrastructure in Asia at the recent DTCC Asia Executive Council meeting.

Time is Running Out for IM Compliance
Panelists at the 5th APAC Collateral Management Forum discuss preparatory steps for phases 5 and 6 of Initial Margin (IM) rules compliance.

The Evolution of Trade Reporting in Asia
Following the global financial crisis, regulators have been focused on improving the transparency of their respective over-the-counter derivatives markets by implementing reporting regimes. Read how DTCC has been a central part of this journey through the GTR product from the beginning.

UMR to Achieve Unprecedented Milestones in Final Phases
Purtini Joshi, DTCC Head of Collateral Sales - APAC, speaks about upcoming Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR) compliance challenges at the 5th APAC Collateral Management Forum. .

December 6, 2019

Searching for the Elusive Alpha in Malaysia’s Asset Management Industry
As asset owners in Malaysia demand increasingly good outcomes for their portfolios, service level agreements expected of asset managers have been changing, says industry expert during a discussion at DTCC’s Malaysia Industry Forum.

Increasing Transparency is Key in the Brave New Collateral Management World
Industry experts stress the need for information-sharing for management of collateral movement during a panel discussion at the 5th APAC Collateral Management Forum

November 15, 2019

A Better Way to Manage Trade Exceptions
Hasan Rauf, DTCC Executive Director and Head of Business Development, APAC, discusses the benefits of a centralized trade exception management platform.

October 18, 2019

Why Digital Transformation Matters
The industry’s focus on leveraging technological capabilities and innovative solutions to drive digital transformation across the post-trade lifecycle will continue as capital market firms seek change strategies to meet evolving operational and cost requirements.

October 10, 2019

The Back Office and Digital Transformation
While capital markets have traditionally been cautious in adopting new technologies due to regulations and security requirements, change is afoot

September 20, 2019

C-Suite Conversation: Navigating Asia’s Evolving Financial Markets
Hasan Rauf, DTCC Executive Director and Head of Business Development, APAC, has a conversation with Chan Boon-Hiong, Deutsche Bank Global Head of Market Advocacy Securities Services, on Asia’s industry outlook at the Malaysia Industry Forum.

July 15, 2019

Cross-Border Investments – A Fad or a Necessity?
Senior representatives from the buy-side, sell-side and custodian community discuss Thailand’s capital markets, diversification and cross-border regulations, at the Thailand Industry Forum organized jointly by DTCC and the Stock Exchange of Thailand

July 9, 2019

Managing Change in Emerging Markets
At DTCC’s first-ever Thailand Industry Forum, organized jointly with the Stock Exchange of Thailand, industry participants discuss how the market and clients’ demands are evolving in today’s digital age where change is the only constant.

February 26, 2019

Managing Trade Exceptions in Asia
Hasan Rauf, DTCC Executive Director & Head of Business Development, APAC, explains how the DTCC Exception Manager provides clients – and the industry – with a more streamlined way to manage post-trade exceptions – a common industry challenge. 

February 1, 2018

U.S. Shortened Settlement Cycle Lessons for APAC markets
Nellie Dagdag, Managing Director for Marketing – APAC at DTCC, discusses the key enablers on the remaining Asia Pacific markets to transition to a shortened settlement cycle.

 

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