Operational Risk: Mapping Post-Trade Activity

COVID-19 Market Disruptions and other Global Capital Market Activity.
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TM Insight

Huge spikes in market activity, accompanied by unprecedented operational challenges, conspired to test banks' BCPs to their limits. The custodians, Bea Hughes-Morgan writes, have been remarkably resilient.

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Webcast

Ana Giraldo, Chief Risk Officer, discusses the future of AGMs in light of the current crisis. Virtual - or, at least, hybrid - AGMs could become entrenched as an acceptable alternative, especially if they increase shareholder participation.

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Jim Micklethwaite leads a panel of Thomas Murray's regional Network Managers discussing the challenges of remote due diligence and the steps markets have taken to facilitate it.

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Client Announcement

Carlisle has extended its relationship with Thomas Murray to include monitoring of its global network of transfer agents.

Our data, risk assessments and analytics on global capital markets and financial counterparties help facilitate effective compliance and risk management. Banks, funds and financial institutions use Thomas Murray's products and services to supplement their internal resources, meet regulatory obligations and reduce costs.

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Data, Monitoring & Analytics

We capture and process intra-day data on thousands of entities, including banks, financial market infrastructures and capital markets. Our clients include over 75 banks, funds and financial market infrastructures; they require data, risk assessments and ongoing monitoring of their markets and counterparties to support compliance and risk mitigation.

Thomas Murray also offers bespoke advisory and benchmarking.

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Regulatory Solutions

Thomas Murray provides tailored support to clients exposed to European fund regulation such as AIFMD and UCITS V. Over 40 depositary banks use our products and services to monitor transfer agents and other post-trade entities, mitigating their counterparty risk exposure and that of their underlying clients. In addition, our industry-leading technology applications provide a platform for effective counterparty monitoring to banks and management companies.

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Technologies

Thomas Murray provides technology to over 45 major financial institutions. Our clients use our applications to adopt a data-driven approach to understanding and monitoring of their service providers, clients and other counterparties. Our technology products expand clients’ capabilities and reduce operational frictions, delivering transparency, rigour and efficiency to critical information management and risk assessment activities.

Comprehensive Global Coverage:

103

Securities Markets

103

Cash and Treasury Markets

91

Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Assessments

142

Central Securities Depositories

800+

Sub-Custodian and Correspondent Banks

700

Transfer Agents

28

Central Counterparties

Latest Market Newsflashes

03.08.2020 – BanRep Temporarily Amends FX Transactions Registration Requirements - Update Colombia

03.08.2020 – Government Extends Obligatory Quarantine until 16 August 2020 Argentina

03.08.2020 – B3 Launches Non-Resident Incentive Program for Algorithmic Trading Brazil

03.08.2020 – Government Extends Obligatory Quarantine until 31 August 2020 Bolivia

03.08.2020 – DTT between Netherlands and Algeria - Update Algeria, Netherlands

03.08.2020 – Public Holidays 2021 Philippines

03.08.2020 – Extension to Collection and Reporting of Margins in Cash Segment - Update India, India (CDSL), India (NSDL)

03.08.2020 – MECQ in Metro Manila - Update Philippines, Philippines (BTR), Philippines (PDTC)

31.07.2020 – B3 to Amend its Custody Fees Brazil, Brazil (B3 CSD)

31.07.2020 – Government Extends State of Emergency until 31 August 2020 Peru, Peru (CAVALI)

An update on the steps that Thomas Murray has taken in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus:

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Thomas Murray suspended business travel and meetings with international visitors effective from Monday 9th March. Our ongoing monitoring programmes continue using video and telephone conference facilities. Meetings with international visitors or with large groups of people were stopped.

Our full Business Continuity Plan came into force from Monday 16th March. All staff are equipped to work remotely over VPN using Thomas Murray computers with no compromise to IT security or communications. Our office and production IT environments are fully remotely operable, and we are prepared to switch either or both to our Disaster Recovery environment should there be any disruption to access.

We trust that our clients will be reassured that we will maintain our service without interruption or degradation. We will keep you updated as necessary through further developments.