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SWIFT at Sibos

Daily publication of the SWIFT at Sibos magazine

Reference Data Management Maturity: Ripe for Change

Navigating FATF Recommendation 16

Article is reprinted from ACAMS Today - The Magazine for Career-Minded Professionals in the Anti-Money Laundering Field

Securities

Global securities reporting: Industry trends, challenges and future perspectives

DLT

SWIFT and Accenture outline path to Distributed Ledger Technology

New paper analyses the opportunities and challenges of distributed ledger technology in financial services; identifies key factors for success

Publications

This page gives you an overview of the different publications issued by SWIFT

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Market Infrastructures: In pursuit of the future

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14 September 2016

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What blockchain might and might not do for CSDs

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14 September 2016

At Sibos 2015 in Singapore, an MI Forum panelist likened ignoring blockchain to lying on a railroad track and waiting for a train to come along. A year on, assessments of the technology by the senior management of CSDs are more sober than that, argues Virginie O’Shea, Research Director at Aite Group.

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Linking interbank payment systems across borders and currencies: how easy is it?

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14 September 2016

The dream of making cross-currency payments faster, cheaper and more transparent by building simple links between domestic payment systems has proved elusive, but refuses to die. It can be done, says Harry Newman, Head of Banking at SWIFT. But he warns that success is rare and the obstacles to success are great, so that correspondent banking remains the preferred – though far from perfect – alternative.

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Rocket man

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14 September 2016

In his appetite for innovation, Eddie Astanin cuts an unusual figure among the leadership of financial market infrastructures. But in his conviction of the possibility of positive relations between regulators and regulated, his willingness to learn from and apply the experience of others, and in his belief that extended global networks of CSDs can be built without amalgamation, the CEO of the Russian CSD paints a vision of the future of infrastructure that is utterly convincing.

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How FMIs are improving operational efficiency in the Asian fund industry

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14 September 2016

Asian fund markets are growing, and flows between them are bound to increase as a trio of regional fund passport schemes come into effect, but variations in communication standards and levels of automation between markets will obstruct progress unless they are addressed. The recently formed Asia Funds Standardisation Forum (AFSF) is doing exactly that. Alexandre Kech, Head of Securities Markets and Standards for SWIFT in Asia Pacific, discussed how financial market infrastructures (FMIs) are driving operational risks and costs out of the Asian funds industry with Isaac Wong, Director, Product Management, Investment Funds, Euroclear; Supranato Prajogo, Director of KSEI, the Indonesian central securities depository; Joong Hoon Park, Head of Fund Planning at the KSD, the Korean central securities depository; Kitti Sutthiatthasil, Head of Strategy at the Stock Exchange of Thailand; and Boon-Hiong Chan, Director and Head of Market Advocacy, Asia Pacific, at Deutsche Bank.

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The CMU promises a joined-up approach to integrating EU capital markets

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14 September 2016

The Capital Markets Union (CMU) is the latest effort by the European Commission to fulfil its longstanding ambition of creating a single capital market capable of financing growth across the European Union, attracting investment from outside, and – importantly – redressing the structural imbalances within the post-crisis eurozone. It is an ambitious and widely welcomed plan, for a single European capital market has proved remarkably elusive. The willingness of the authors of the CMU to re-visit previous work as well as add to it is a positive sign, says Natasha de Terán, Head of Corporate Affairs at SWIFT.

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The future at your fingertips – the European market infrastructure of tomorrow

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14 September 2016

The market infrastructure of the Eurosystem is working well, but further measures are needed to deepen market integration, increase operational efficiency and address the challenges of new technology. The three priorities identified by the Eurosystem, writes Yves Mersch, a Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB), are the consolidation of its payments (TARGET2) and securities (T2S) settlement services, the creation of pan-European Instant Payments, and the development of a common collateral management system.

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The instant payments business case - for banks

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14 September 2016

Banks everywhere are under pressure from customers as well as regulators to deliver an instant payments service that never fails and is available around the clock. The investment necessary to achieve this is substantial, while the returns are less certain. The Dutch banks have committed themselves to delivering an instant payments service open to consumers, businesses and the public sector by May 2019. Inge van Dijk, Programme Manager, Instant Payments, at the Dutch Payments Association, explains how the Dutch banks are going about delivering that promise.

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The quiet revolution that is transforming post-trade securities services in Euro

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14 September 2016

The European financial market infrastructures of 2021 will look like radically different from their predecessors of today. But what is driving that transformation is not the widely anticipated wave of mergers and acquisitions of central securities depositories (CSDs). Instead, say Nadine Limbourg, Senior Market Manager, Market Infrastructures at SWIFT, and Isabelle Olivier, Head of Securities Initiatives and Payment Market Infrastructures at SWIFT, the securities market infrastructure of Europe is being re-built spontaneously by CSDs and custodians in pursuit of practical solutions to the new challenges created by regulations and transformative projects such as T2S.

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