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To Buy-in to or not to Buy-in to CSDR? That is the question facing banks!

Read Kerril Burke’s latest piece in the Global Investor! “St George and Shakespeare were born on the same day – who would have thought. Wading through pages of complex text while trying to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, there is more than a hint of poetic irony to this shared Birthday for banks currently grappling with […]

Banks ignoring tax issues due to regulatory compliance preoccupations

Daniel Carpenters most recent piece in the Global Risk Regulator heeds warning to banks, not to dismiss the EU wide FTT speculation. Banks have not been paying enough attention to tax issues, particularly with speculation over the launch of an EU-wide financial transaction tax (FTT), due to focusing so many resources on keeping up with […]

Cognizant Acquires Meritsoft, an Award-Winning Fintech Innovator in Post-Trade Processing

Acquisition expands Cognizant’s software-as-a-service platforms, enables Meritsoft to scale, and provides banking clients with an integrated managed services solution TEANECK, NJ – March 5, 2019 – Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) today announced it has acquired Meritsoft, a privately-held financial software company based in Dublin, Ireland. Meritsoft is best known for its FINBOS platform for post-trade processing, […]

Research Brokers Must Ramp Up Brexit Plans

Daniel Carpenter heeds warning to research brokers in the event of no-deal Brexit in his latest piece for IBS Intelligence, “With Brexit up in the air, European-based brokers may need to review their research contracts and agreements, not to mention fee structures, tax implications, budgets and invoicing activities,”… “All this leads to a mountain of […]

Meritsoft Signs Top 10 Financial House For Brokerage Solution

Meritsoft are pleased to announce that a top 10 Capital Markets institution has contracted to use the Meritsoft Brokerage solution globally to support the management, payment and optimisation of their Brokerage spend across asset classes. Speaking after the signing, Meritsoft CEO Kerril Burke said “we are absolutely delighted to be working with a number of […]

Meritsoft Wins National Award

Meritsoft is delighted to announce that today, 29th November, we have won the prestigious British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) “Growth Management Team” National Award. Following success in the regional awards earlier this year for the London and South East region, Meritsoft have now won the National UK Award, winning against strong entries across all industries, […]

Time For Asset Managers To Get Serious About Settlement

Daniel Carpenters latest piece regarding CSDR settlements in the Institutional Asset Manager is not to be missed, “Not my problem gov” has long been the response from the major investment managers when it comes to settling transactions… To continue reading Daniels piece, click here. For more details on how Meritsoft can support your operations, or […]

Fed Rate Increase Boosts Trading Costs

Markets Media recently published Kerril Burke’s insightful piece about the potential for higher trading costs as a consequence of the Fed rate increase. “Does anyone long for a return to more benign economic times? A time when a rise in the base rate simply led to immediate benefits for savers. Well, get prepared for a […]

Banks fear CSDR mandatory buy-in regime

Don’t miss the IFLR article by Lizzie Meager with contributions from Kerril Burke! “Two securities settlement sources at EU banks told Practice Insight that the CSDR is not on their radar at the moment, citing the ongoing consequences of Mifid II and Brexit as bigger priorities. But the reality is that a large part of […]