VIDEO | Work at financial market infrastructures may not be for limelight seekers, but the professionals at the PostTrade 360° Helsinki conference on Tuesday were able to recognise the achievement when they saw it. Thanks to structured preparations since a decade, the CSD and its market participants were able to migrate to Europe’s coordinated settlement platform without hardly any hiccups at all.
“When the clients say they didn’t even notice it, it’s a sign it went really well,” said Hanna-Leena Holmberg, Head of Investor Services Banks with SEB in Finland – confirming similar statements by other panelists.
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On stage in the Tuesday morning market panel were also …
Janne Palvalin, Head of Sector & Infrastructure, Nordea Wholesale Banking Operations
Ola Mjorud, Nordic Securities Services Head, Citi, and
Jani Viskari, Key Relationship Manager, Euroclear Finland.
Among the advantages with the new platform, Janne Palvalin mentioned the good security and resilience that this modern backbone enables – advantages being invisible, too, to the public.
Moving forward, not surprisingly, the trends towards faster settlement across the securities industry, and the collateral handling changes under the SCoRE standards, are big changes that remain ahead.
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