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ACROSS THE POND NEWSLETTER

DTCC 2020 Q2 Across the Pond
As social distancing becomes the norm globally, policymakers and regulators have started to respond to the new normal that is emerging: existing policies and practices are being adapted, and a new business models which are riding the wave of disruption have come under regulatory focus – both in mitigating risks and promoting resiliency through innovation. (July, 2020)

DTCC 2020 Q1 Across the Pond
While the world has been preparing and taking action to face the challenge of a pandemic, capital markets have so far remained resilient and continue to operate normally in spite of major fluctuations and operational hurdles. As an integral part of the capital markets, policymakers have continued working towards keeping orderly, efficient markets. In this refreshed version of Across The Pond, we explore these changes. (April, 2020)

ARTICLES & BLOGS

Importance of ISBs to Financial Policymaking
As we begin a new decade, geopolitical and economic news continue to highlight the importance of and challenges facing global collaboration – and the financial sector is no different. In fact, the most recent theme for one of the largest financial conferences in the world – Sibos – was "thriving in a hyper-connected world." Alison Wolpert writes for Markets Media. (January 14, 2020)

We Can All Agree on Diversity
The financial industry has recognized the importance of diversity in order to ensure a successful and sustainable future. But what are some of the best practices the industry should employ to achieve this goal across all levels of an organization? Ali Wolpert writes for DTCC Connection (December 4, 2019)

The Cloud Journey for Market Infrastructures
The rise of cloud computing continues, with worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure forecasted to reach $210 billion in 2019. This is an increase of nearly 24% over 2018, according to a survey published in February this year by the International Data Corporation (IDC). Mark Wetjen writes for Fintech Futures. (August 21, 2019)

The Risks and Rewards of DLT
Distributed ledger technology offers a wide range of possibilities for DTCC's future, from improving the client experience to reducing costs, but as with any new technology, it comes with risks as well as rewards. When assessing technology, the key questions for DTCC remain the same. Mark Wetjen blogs for DTCC Connection. (June 20, 2019)

Further Harmonisation Needed to Deliver on Full Potential of EU Capital Markets
As early as 1999, it was hoped that the introduction of the euro would naturally lead to a convergence among Europe's capital market and post-trade market infrastructures but it's fair to say that progress was a lot slower than anticipated. This led to the creation of the Giovannini Group whose mission was to identify barriers (later known as the Giovannini barriers) preventing efficient cross-border clearing and settlement in the EU. Andrew Douglas writes for Eurofi Magazine. (March 2019)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DTCC Appoints Alison Wolpert to Lead the Firm's Global Government Relations Activities
DTCC has appointed Alison Wolpert as Managing Director, Government Relations, effective immediately. Wolpert, who has led DTCC's U.S. government relations function for more than six years and serves as Executive Director of the organization's political action committee, succeeds Mark Wetjen, who is leaving the firm on January 3, 2020. (December 10, 2019)

DTCC Outlines Guiding Principles for Post-Trade Processing of Tokenized Securities
DTCC has published a white paper that outlines function-based guiding principles for regulators and market participants for the post-trade processing of tokenized securities. The market for trading crypto assets that are security tokens where the post-trade processing uses distributed ledger technology (DLT), has created a need for safety, security and reliability around these transactions to protect market stability. (March 13, 2019)

 

 

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