ACTSA – Cash-based collateral dethroned

  • 25 June 2013, Johannesburg Country Club, Auckland Park, South Africa
  • July 2013, Cape Town, South Africa (venue to be confirmed)

New regulations will be enforced to mitigate many of the risks in the greater market regarding capital adequacy and leverage. Basel III, Solvency II and Regulation 28 of the Pension Funds Act are examples of these regulations that will place a greater emphasis on the retention of liquid assets on the balance sheet of South African financial institutions.


The trend globally in response to regulations such as these has been to rather substitute high quality liquid securities as collateral for cash as far as possible. As such, it is Strate’s belief that the same trend will apply to South African institutions.


Presenter: Anthony van Eden, Strategic Projects Director, Strate


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PASA International Payments Conference

  • 15 – 16 July 2013, Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton, South Africa

The PASA International Payments Conference presents a unique opportunity to the broader South African and SADC payments community to experience a world class conference right on their own doorstep. The conference boasts top leaders and experts in their fields from across the globe, a broad range of highly topical and interesting subjects, the opportunity to see payment leaders participate in panel discussions on a variety of relevant developments in payments, as well as the assurance that product and brand positioning will be in the background, and that speakers will focus on the strategic and industry level principles, trends and implications.


Monica Singer (Twitter: @MonicaSSinger) CEO of Strate will be one of the speakers at this event presenting on “High Value: Emerging Market Considerations for CSDs as PCH Members”


For more information and to register for the event, please click here >>


ACTSA – DIA Annual Conference

16 July 2013, The Country Club Johannesburg, Woodmead, South Africa


The South African Corporate Bond Market: Flourishing in Turbulent Times


The keynote speaker Frans Cronje – deputy CEO of the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) will be discussing the South African political and socio-economic environment. Click here for more information about the presenter and SAIRR.


Other topics that will be covered include:

  • Perspective from a recent issuer of corporate bonds
  • Corporate bond market update
  • Views from the investors in corporate bonds

For more information and to register for the event, please click here >>


Building African Financial Markets Capacity Seminar

  • 11-13 September 2013, JSE, Sandton, South Africa

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the African Securities Exchanges Association will host the second Building African Financial Markets Capacity Building Seminar, which will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from the 11th to the 13th of September. The Seminar includes speakers from major financial institutions, multilateral organisations and regulators. The topics covered range from “The impact of global financial regulation on African markets” to “Getting companies to list and keeping them listed”.


Iann Seymour-Smith, Head: Custody and Clearing at Strate will share his insights on “Foundations for effective clearing and settlement”.


For more information and to register for the event, please click here >>


SIBOS 2013

  • 16-19 September 2013, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Sibos is an annual conference, exhibition and networking event organised by SWIFT for the financial industry. What started out as SWIFT’s interbank operations seminar, has grown into a premier business forum for the global financial community to debate and collaborate in the areas of payments, securities, cash management and trade.


In just one week, Sibos brings together some 7,000 decision makers and topic experts from financial institutions, market infrastructures, multinational corporations and technology partners. With half a dozen conference tracks, a hundred speakers and as many conference sessions, nearly 200 exhibitors, and plenty of networking events, Sibos is the place to do business and collectively shape the future of the financial industry.


Join Monica Singer (Twitter: @MonicaSSinger), CEO of Strate, at the Market Infrastructure session discussing the Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures issued by CPSS-IOSCO.


For more information and to register for the event, please click here >>


CPSS IOSCO Risk Management Workshop

  • 24 September 2013, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Africa and Middle East Depositories Association (AMEDA) will be hosting a CPSS IOSCO Risk Management workshop in Dubai and invites all market infrastructures, regulators and interested parties to attend.


The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Basic Overview of the CPSS IOSCO Principles
  • Governance Principles
  • Risk Principles
  • Operations Principles
  • Efficiency and Access
  • Assessment Methodology and Framework

Dale Connock, Head: Risk Management at Strate will be facilitating this workshop.


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NeMa Africa 

  • 8 – 9 October 2013, Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel, London, United Kingdom

Today’s business view has it that emerging markets are at the forefront of supplying growth opportunities for global custodians as mature markets show signs of limited opportunity – driven largely by regulation, competition and economic pressures. The set-up of new participants in these markets has led to more competitive pricing and an increase in the range of services on offer to investors. And nowhere is this more evident than in Africa.


NeMa Africa will be bringing together CSDs, custodians, brokers and exchanges from across both Africa and beyond to address the critical issues in these tumultuous times. Regional integration, counterparty risk management and innovative strategies are all at the forefront of the post-trade specialist’s focus.


Monica Singer (Twitter:@MonicaSSinger) CEO of Strate, will address topical issues as part of the CSD Roundtable including: Key Drivers Under The Spotlight, Regional Integration and Harmonization, New services offered and Technological drivers for change. On day two of the conference, Monica will be speaking on “Collateral Management – What Does This Mean In An Africa Context? How To Source And Pool Collateral For Settlement Participants”


Register before 4 July 2013 to receive the early bird discount. For more, please click here >> 



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