VIDEO | Coming digitisation of assets will add twists to the issue of settlement cycle time – as it enables a matrix of possible operating models for securities organisations. In a session of the PostTrade 360° Helsinki conference on Wednesday, Aite-Novarica’s senior analyst Vinod Jain shared his framework. His intro was followed by a panel discussion with clearing and settlement representatives – and an audience poll.

A shift to settling equity trades on the next day (T+1) – as opposed to the current two-days-later regime – would transform the securities movement across functions in capital markets. Vinod Jain’s presentation on Wednesday provided insight into changes in functions such as securities settlement, corporate actions, securities lending and borrowing and equity repo and prime brokerage funding, as well as the impact we can expect on balance sheets.

The panel featured …
Jani Viskari, Key Relationship Manager, Euroclear Finland,
Brendon Bambury, Head of International Clients Relations & Sales, SIX, and
Alex Krunic, Head of Equites, LCH Ltd.


The trend towards T+1 is clearly driven from the US market and its CSD, DTCC. The panel in Helsinki pointed out that shortening the settlement cycle across all the nations in Europe is a much more complex operation than shifting the US.

Two questions were asked to the delegates – of whom some were on site at Pörssitalo while others took part via the web. Find the answers in these images, click on them to see them bigger:

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