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06 May 2022
At the roots of efficiency
From the concept of one-stop-shop to the holistic collaboration one (also in terms of value generation). How asset...
Market Perspectives
From the concept of one-stop-shop to the holistic collaboration one (also in terms of value generation). How asset servicers rethink themselves, in the interview with Marco Mosca, Head of Coverage, Marketing and Solutions at Societe Generale Securities Services in Italy.
At the roots of efficiency
01 Apr 2022
The value of having a one-stop shop in post-trading for institutional investors
The now prevalent dissemination of foreign funds and the increase in investments in the real economy are among the...
Market Perspectives
The now prevalent dissemination of foreign funds and the increase in investments in the real economy are among the factors imposing a series of complexities and strengthening the role of the asset servicer partner. “With a single point of contact, efficiency is maximised and there is a greater possibility of providing added value”, says Marco Mosca, Head of...
The value of having a one-stop shop in post-trading for institutional investors
29 Mar 2022
Tunisia: On track to boost its attractiveness
Similar to what is happening in several financial centres, collective efforts have been made over the last five or so...
Market Perspectives
Similar to what is happening in several financial centres, collective efforts have been made over the last five or so years by the main players in the Tunisian financial market ‒ the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT), the Financial Market Council (CMF), Tunisia Clearing (TC) and the Tunis Securities Exchange (BVMT) ‒ to improve Tunisia's visibility to foreign...
Tunisia: On track to boost its attractiveness
22 Mar 2022
Meeting the ESG challenge
ESG is an increasingly important topic in finance and a source of concern for both asset managers and investors....
ESG/CSR
ESG is an increasingly important topic in finance and a source of concern for both asset managers and investors. Although it is not a new topic, the trend is now accelerating, as demonstrated by the introduction of the SFDR and the proliferation of funds adhering to clearly identified and labelled strategies.
Meeting the ESG challenge
10 Mar 2022
The impacts of cryptocurrencies on the investment fund industry
Cryptocurrencies, i.e. digital currencies issued peer-to-peer with no need for a central bank, can be used in a...
Market Perspectives
Cryptocurrencies, i.e. digital currencies issued peer-to-peer with no need for a central bank, can be used in a decentralised and highly secure computer system that is updated 24 hours a day, such as the blockchain. This new asset class raises questions about the evolution of the fund industry. Insights from Jean-Pierre Gomez, Head of Public and Regulatory...
The impacts of cryptocurrencies on the investment fund industry
16 Dec 2021
Liquidity, the key to the development of the bond market in West and Central Africa?
The financial markets are gradually establishing themselves in Africa as alternative sources of financing for both...
Market Perspectives
The financial markets are gradually establishing themselves in Africa as alternative sources of financing for both governments and a number of large companies, with the bond market broadly leading the way in terms of the mobilisation of resources.
Liquidity, the key to the development of the bond market in West and Central Africa?
08 Dec 2021
Melanion Capital launches the world's first UCITS ETF linked to Bitcoin with the support of Societe Generale Securities Services
While the US market celebrates the launch of the ProShare and Valkyrie Bitcoin ETFs, financial Europe is more reluctant...
Market Perspectives
While the US market celebrates the launch of the ProShare and Valkyrie Bitcoin ETFs, financial Europe is more reluctant to embrace cryptocurrencies and still seems to be taking a wait-and-see approach: no identified issuer, convertibility risk in the event of redemption, technical risk on the return of assets… In this context, the initiatives of European asset...
Melanion Capital launches the world's first UCITS ETF linked to Bitcoin with the support of Societe Generale Securities Services
28 Oct 2021
The investor in search of confidence
In a rapidly changing world, asset managers need to find trusted partners who can reassure their clients and enable them...
Market Perspectives
In a rapidly changing world, asset managers need to find trusted partners who can reassure their clients and enable them to take advantage of current opportunities.
The investor in search of confidence
14 Oct 2021
Central and Eastern Europe: Market Insights
Despite the prevailing economic uncertainty being caused by COVID-19, CEE (Central and Eastern European) markets are in...
Market Perspectives
Despite the prevailing economic uncertainty being caused by COVID-19, CEE (Central and Eastern European) markets are in recovery mode. Societe Generale Securities Services [SGSS] looks at the main developments now underway in the CEE region, together with some of the challenges facing investors.
Central and Eastern Europe: Market Insights
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
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"
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
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
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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SGSS Market Survey: Are asset managers weathering the storm?
Survey conducted from mid-May to mid-June 2020, on 83 asset managers in 10 different countries.
Market Perspectives
Survey conducted from mid-May to mid-June 2020, on 83 asset managers in 10 different countries.
SGSS Market Survey: Are asset managers weathering the storm?
Interview of Lucile de la Jonquiere: The challenge of Sustainable Finance
May 2019 - The issue of Sustainable Finance is seeing an unprecedented boom, both on the international political stage...
ESG/CSR
May 2019 - The issue of Sustainable Finance is seeing an unprecedented boom, both on the international political stage and in the mentality of investors and financial market players.
Interview of Lucile de la Jonquiere: The challenge of Sustainable Finance
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The Network Forum 2017: Independent Market Survey Results
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