Operations

CISA Designates Certain Financial Services Employees ‘Critical Infrastructure Workers’

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency today issued a memo identifying individuals in various sectors deemed to be “essential critical infrastructure workers.” This guidance...

BOE Launches Extra Repo Operations After Liquidity Demand Surges

The Bank of England is activating an emergency liquidity facility after banks’ demand for cash soared at its regular operation on Tuesday.The central bank...

Operations teams: Under-resourced, under-appreciated and now under increased pressure

Business as usual isn’t always smooth sailing in the world of operations, so given we’re currently faced with an unknown period of time working...

Pondering Pandemics: Can We Get Better at Responding to Systemic Risks?

An economic system balances in a seemingly precarious equilibrium. It is not unusual for a CRO to be asked how his or her organization...

SEC Provides Conditional Regulatory Relief for Registered Transfer Agents and Certain Other Persons Affected...

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it is providing conditional regulatory relief for registered transfer agents and certain other persons with regulatory...

BitGo launches Excess Specie Insurance for custody clients

BitGo has launched dedicated customer ‘Excess Specie Insurance’, which will be provided to custody clients. Excess Specie Insurance includes “highly competitive premiums due to BitGo’s...

Austrian FMA prohibits short selling

Austrian financial markets regulator (FMA) has joined its counterparts in France, Italy, Greece, Spain and Belgium in banning short selling to shield local equities...

SmartStream Partners with Luxoft for Post-Trade Lifecycle Alliance

Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM) specialist SmartStream has teamed up with software engineering firm Luxoft in a new post-trade lifecycle alliance that aims to support...

Industry automation rates for cross-border fund orders remain stable at nearly 91%

EFAMA, the voice of the European investment management industry, in collaboration with SWIFT, has published a new report on the evolution of automation and...

CFTC extends UMR relief to ease pandemic disruption

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has voted unanimously to finalise a one-year extension of the initial margin compliance deadline for market participants...
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