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12 Oct 2021
Europe returns to the fold
Despite the prevailing economic uncertainty being caused by COVID-19, Western European markets are in recovery mode....
Market Perspectives
Despite the prevailing economic uncertainty being caused by COVID-19, Western European markets are in recovery mode. Societe Generale Securities Services [SGSS] looks at the main developments now underway across the key European markets along with some of the challenges they pose to investors.
Europe returns to the fold
05 Oct 2021
Moving into frontier territory – investors look to Africa
Despite the prevailing economic uncertainty being caused by COVID-19, African markets are in recovery mode. Societe...
Market Perspectives
Despite the prevailing economic uncertainty being caused by COVID-19, African markets are in recovery mode. Societe Generale Securities Services [SGSS] looks at the main developments now underway across the key African markets together with some of the challenges they pose to investors.
Moving into frontier territory – investors look to Africa
05 Oct 2021
Flashnews: Integration of sustainability into AIFMD, UCITS and MiFID
Currently AIFMD, UCITS and MiFID do not take into account sustainability risks and Principal Adverse Impacts (PAIs).
Regulatory
Currently AIFMD, UCITS and MiFID do not take into account sustainability risks and Principal Adverse Impacts (PAIs).
Flashnews: Integration of sustainability into AIFMD, UCITS and MiFID
29 Sep 2021
CSDR – SDR A first positive signal from ESMA
On 14 July 2021, many professional associations had written jointly to the European Comission (EC) and ESMA* to request...
Regulatory
On 14 July 2021, many professional associations had written jointly to the European Comission (EC) and ESMA* to request that the current mandatory buy-in regime not be implemented in February 2022 (only penalties would apply) and that this decision be formalized as soon as possible to allow the industry to halt its preparatory work. ESMA has just given an...
CSDR – SDR A first positive signal from ESMA
28 Sep 2021
Active ETFs: Some frequently asked questions
Active ETF assets are growing and so is the number of fund managers that want to offer them. Véronique Dang Vu, ETF...
Expert views
Active ETF assets are growing and so is the number of fund managers that want to offer them. Véronique Dang Vu, ETF expert at Societe Generale Securities Services, explains some of the most frequent considerations for firms from a set-up and operational perspective.
Active ETFs: Some frequently asked questions
28 Sep 2021
Steering and monitoring data: a performance challenge
As technology progresses in the fund custody and administration business, it has become essential for all those involved...
Technology
As technology progresses in the fund custody and administration business, it has become essential for all those involved in the investment industry to seek greater control over the data required for the day-to-day running and management of their activities.
Steering and monitoring data: a performance challenge
23 Sep 2021
Flashnews: EMIR REFIT & the FRANDT criteria - The text is finally published
Delegated Regulation 2021/1456, published on 8 September 2021 in the EU OJ and coming into force the following day, puts...
Regulatory
Delegated Regulation 2021/1456, published on 8 September 2021 in the EU OJ and coming into force the following day, puts an end to an ambiguous situation for the industry.
Flashnews: EMIR REFIT & the FRANDT criteria - The text is finally published
23 Sep 2021
The value of "one investment truth"
The low-interest rate environment, increased market volatility and ongoing regulatory pressure are just some of the...
Market Perspectives
The low-interest rate environment, increased market volatility and ongoing regulatory pressure are just some of the drivers forcing investment managers to review their target operating model today.
The value of "one investment truth"
21 Sep 2021
Sustainable investment: History is on the move!
Results of the survey conducted in the first half of 2021 by Societe Generale Securities Services
ESG/CSR
Results of the survey conducted in the first half of 2021 by Societe Generale Securities Services
Sustainable investment: History is on the move!
17 Sep 2021
CSD Regulation - Interview with Sylvie Bonduelle
Discover the CSDR latest updates with our expert Sylvie Bonduelle, Senior Advisor for the Regulatory Projects...
Regulatory
Discover the CSDR latest updates with our expert Sylvie Bonduelle, Senior Advisor for the Regulatory Projects Department.
CSD Regulation - Interview with Sylvie Bonduelle
14 Sep 2021
POLAND: Treasury BondSpot clearing of bonds through the Central Clearing Counterparty (KDPW_CCP)
The Polish financial market has put in place a significant change last year with regards to local infrastructure, with...
Market Perspectives
The Polish financial market has put in place a significant change last year with regards to local infrastructure, with the introduction and implementation of obligatory clearing through KDPW_CCP, the Polish Central Counterparty, for all single leg buy and sell transactions executed on the Treasury BondSpot platform which is owned by the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
POLAND: Treasury BondSpot clearing of bonds through the Central Clearing Counterparty (KDPW_CCP)
09 Sep 2021
Flashnews: CSDR – where do we stand?
On 1 July, the European Commission (EC) published its report resulting from consultations carried out both in the...
Regulatory
On 1 July, the European Commission (EC) published its report resulting from consultations carried out both in the context of the revision of CSDR (CSDR2) and in the context of the EC 2021 economic recovery programme (CSDR Refit).
Flashnews: CSDR – where do we stand?
09 Sep 2021
Empowering clients during adversity
Amid the volatility and challenging performance conditions, market participants are seeking out new sources of alpha...
Market Perspectives
Amid the volatility and challenging performance conditions, market participants are seeking out new sources of alpha while simultaneously trying to optimise their operating costs. Speaking at the Network Forum’s Virtual Annual Meeting held from June 29th until July 1st this year, subject matter experts from Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) outlined...
Empowering clients during adversity
02 Aug 2021
Inside smart working: Welcome to the third millennium
An implicit factor in the concept of smart working is the ability to be flexible, both on the part of the worker and on...
Technology
An implicit factor in the concept of smart working is the ability to be flexible, both on the part of the worker and on the company. This implies in turn understanding the extent of the change and taking responsibility for it. To allow the third millennium to make its way, it is necessary to think beyond the challenges of the moment, acquiring skills, leaving...
Inside smart working: Welcome to the third millennium
02 Aug 2021
Strategic dialogue between financial players is key to future development
How will securities services providers evolve in an environment in which new business models are characterised by...
Market Perspectives
How will securities services providers evolve in an environment in which new business models are characterised by innovation, chiefly technological, and sustainability? A discussion with Roberto Pecora, Chief Executive Officer of SGSS in Italy.
Strategic dialogue between financial players is key to future development
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CSD Regulatory
Discover the CSDR latest updates with our expert Sylvie Bonduelle.
Regulatory
Discover the CSDR latest updates with our expert Sylvie Bonduelle.
CSD Regulatory
Flash Video - Asset Management: The challenges of SFDR's new "green" reporting
Watch Jean-Pierre Gomez' interview on SFDR.
Regulatory
Watch Jean-Pierre Gomez' interview on SFDR.
Flash Video - Asset Management: The challenges of SFDR's new "green" reporting
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SGSS responds to the challenges of private market clients by providing its technological robustness and outsourcing...
Alternative Funds Services
SGSS responds to the challenges of private market clients by providing its technological robustness and outsourcing expertise. SGSS works closely with investors to help them harness the diversity of each private market segment and meet their specific requirement.
SGSS Private Market Services
ETF LINK: A comprehensive range of Exchange-Traded Fund services
ETF Link brings together all services SGSS offers to support ETF issuers, as part of its depositary, transfer agent and...
Fund Service Suite
ETF Link brings together all services SGSS offers to support ETF issuers, as part of its depositary, transfer agent and administration services. The SGSS offer is aimed at ETF issuers and provides special services for their authorised participants.
ETF LINK: A comprehensive range of Exchange-Traded Fund services