IWD 2020: Strength Through Diversity

New Link Editor Diversity, News, Thinking, Topics

International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. New Link Consulting holds the values of gender equality and diversity as a central part of the fabric of our organization. We consider it a crucial aspect of our culture and success. In recent years, …

What is SFTR?

New Link Editor Middle Office, Regulation, Securities Finance, SFTR, Thinking

Following the financial crisis, both securities lending and repurchase transactions came under increased scrutiny as they were perceived to have contributed to the build-up of hidden leverage in the market. Regulators sought to introduce Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR), covering three key requirements: transaction reporting, disclosure obligations and collateral reuse obligations. SFTR is a sweeping mandatory change for the securities …

Another Nudge for Benchmark Reform…

New Link Editor Front Office, LIBOR, Thinking

IBOR transition in Europe has taken another step forward. On Monday, May 6th, the European Money Markets Institute (EMMI), which is the administrator of both the EONIA and EURIBOR benchmarks, applied to the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) for authorisation to compute & publish “reformed” Euribor. EONIA and EURIBOR are two of the main euro-denominated measures of money …

Simon Hirtenstein Speaks at Global Custodian Forum

New Link Editor Asset Servicing, Thinking

After the Global Custodian Forum, we are delighted to share with you comments from Simon Hirtenstein, our Asset Servicing Practice Lead. “I attended and spoke at the Global Custodian Forum in the salubrious surroundings of Banking Hall. First of all, many thanks to the event organisers and venue staff who put on a fantastic event. The day was full of …