Thomas Murray Data Services
Securities Newsletter

May 2014

As a local market infrastructure entity or interested participant, Thomas Murray Data Services is pleased to send you our May newsletter. This newsletter provides access to the top stories we reported on as part of our on-going surveillance of local capital markets worldwide. We currently track over 100 securities markets, 130 Central Securities Depositories and have Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Rating Reports on over 90 markets worldwide, assessing the post trade risk exposures faced by international investors.

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CMI in Focus - Evolution of Best Practices; the example of Disaster Recovery

Thomas Murray Data Services maintains a wealth of information through the whole post-trade lifecycle of securities. In a series of monthly reports, Thomas Murray Data Services will be investigating global trends in the industry through analysis of particular areas of capital market infrastructure.

This month CMI in Focus looks at standards in disaster recover practices as an illustration of evolving best practices in Financial Market Institutions (FMIs).

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Top Stories

Bangladesh - Settlement Guarantee Fund Regulations Published by DSE and CSE

15 April, 2014

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) have published their respective settlement guarantee fund regulations. The guarantee funds are aimed at reducing the settlement risk and ensure settlement...

Global - European Parliament Adopts CSD Regulation

16 April, 2014

On 15 April 2015, the European Parliament adopted the Regulation on securities settlement and central securities depositories. The regulation's main objectives are as follows:Shorter settlement periods; Deterrent settlement discipline...

Lebanon - Midclear Starts Settling Repo Transactions

10 April, 2014

Midclear, the Lebanese depository for equities and corporate debt, has announced that it has started settling repo transactions as of March 2014. Midclear initially settles repos in Certificate of Deposits (CDs), but considers extending the...

Nigeria - NSE Sets New Minimum Operating Standards for Dealing Members

01 April, 2014

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has set new minimum operating standards for all licensed Dealing Members. The new standards cater for all three classes of Dealing Members (Broker Dealers, Brokers and Dealers) and address the...

USA - DTCC Supports Move to Shorten Settlement Cycle

23 April, 2014

In an update to our previous newsflash, the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has also supported a move to a two-day settlement period, or "T+2," in the U.S. financial markets for equities, corporate and municipal bonds and...

Total Number of Thomas Murray Flashes Issued: April 2014

Securities Market Profiles Flashes: 239 (3115 year on year)

Central Securities Depository Flashes: 95 (1092 year on year)

Capital Market Infrastructure Flashes: 88 (1117 year on year)

Worth Knowing

Depository Risk Flashes

Austria - OeKB Publishes T2S Functional Guide

Egypt - MCDR to Provide New Service for Issuers

Kenya - CDSC to Implement a New CDS System

Nicaragua - CENIVAL to Activate DRP

Vietnam - VSD to Introduce New Communication System

Capital Market Infrastructure Risk Rating Flashes

Azerbaijan - Baku Stock Exchange and NDC Expand Repo Market

Chile - Introduction of Short Term Treasury Notes in the Chilean Market

India - RBI KYC Requirements for Foreign Portfolio Investors

Luxembourg - LuxCSD Sponsored for Pre-LOU Role

Uganda - Link between Payment System and Securities Settlement System

AIFMD Webinars

Why firms need to be concerned with AIFMD right now

Last month TMDS hosted the first in its series of AIFMD & UCITS V themed webinars.

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Latest News

FTT back on the agenda

UCITS V - what it means for depositaries

Clearing in Europe - interview with Eurex's Marcus Zickwolff

Segregation of assets an area that needs clarifying under AIFMD

Appointing a depositary under AIFMD

KDPW_CCP becomes third CCP to be authorised under EMIR

Custodian banks and trade reporting

In Focus

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