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Strate Newsletter

 

Strate Talk (e-Edition) – December 2016

In this issue: 

Strate: A Pioneer of Exchange-of-Value Settlement Solutions; Rob Barrow Appointed the Chairman of Strate; Trusted to be an Independent Provider of Custody and Settlement Services; Processing the Largest Corporate Action in the History of Strate; Infographic: Strate's Journey; Blockchain and the Disruption of Financial Services; SABC Interview with Tanya Knowles on the Strate Africa Blockchain Summit; Farewell to Bobby Johnston; SWIFT Standards Release Guide Successfully Implemented; After Brexit, will a BRICS-it multilateral financial system be next?; CSDs sign a Letter of Intent to Collaborate on Distributed Ledger Technology; Strate Launches New Brand and Logos; e-Tutor Awarded the Gold Standard Award for Innovation; Strate from the Ground Progresses; Finance and Investment Management Olympiad Winners announced; The Steps to Employee Wellness; Strate Charity Shares' Donations Exceed R6 million; Video Message From Monica Singer; Seasons Greetings.

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Strate Talk (e-Edition) – August 2016

In this issue: 

The Evolution of Strate: A New Structure to Better Serve Stakeholders; From Fossils to Finance – A conversation with Strate’s Big Data Scientist; Putting the ‘Chief’ in Financial Officer; Revolutionising South Africa's Bond Settlement Model; Settlement History Being Made with T+3; [Video] GIBS Forum: The Potential of Blockchain; Blockchain Technology – A Matter of Survive or Thrive; Women’s Month Spotlight: Education; Upcoming Events; Expert from the Economist to Speak at Strate’s International Roadshow.

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Strate Talk (e-Edition) – April 2016

In this issue: 

Strate’s role in the successful processing African Bank events; South Africa’s new stock exchange ZAR X partners with Strate; OTC derivatives regulatory reform impacts – Eurozone specific?; TCS BaNCS Market Infrastructure: A new robust settlement system to align with global standards; Innovative solutions to processing complex corporate listings; Update on T+3: Reduced settlement cycle for equity market to be launched soon; Strate’s new offering to the market – Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) services, Save the date: London Roadshow and Issuer Forum; Strate publishes its annual integrated report for 2015; Join us on Social Media

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Strate Talk (e-Edition) - December 2015

In this issue:

The Liquidity Alliance extends Collateral Management Services to the Buy-Side via 360T; Strate wins Integrated Reporting Award; Strate bids Farewell to its CFO, Hannes van Eeden; SWIFT Standards Release Guide (SRG) and BND Release Successfully Implemented; Technological Disruptor Blockchain Dominates Sibos 2015; Account Segregation Q&A with Aleksander Nervik (the Head of Investor & Issuer Services at Norwegian CSD, VPS); 2016 Fee Revisions; SA’s Financial Market Development Continues to Rank in Top 20; Inaugural Finance and Investment Management Olympiad a Success; and Season’s Greetings.
 
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Strate Talk (e-Edition) - October 2015

In this issue:

Tri-Party Repo: Future-proofing risk and cost for corporate treasurers; South Africa hosts Nigerian CSD and signs MoU; Beneficial Reporting - What you need to know; Application to become a Local Operating Unit for Legal Entity Identifiers Underway; Corporate Action Payments can now be processed through the South African Reserve Bank; Strate's SAFE and MMFE applications to be replaced by a new Centralised Messaging Front End; First Bonds Donated to Strate Charity Shares; The Benefits of Strate for Listed Companies, Chartered Secretaries and the Financial Markets; An update on the iValue Entrepreneurship Programme; Supporting the Future Springboks of South Africa; An overview of the JSE's T+3 Project; and SDS is a new Transfer Secretary in South Africa.
 
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Strate Talk (e-Edition) - July 2015

In this issue:

India's National Depository signs MoU with Strate;  The Express Line: The Move to a T+3 Settlement Cycle for Equities;  Encouraging Dematerialisation for Equities;  Strate Charity Shares Donations;  Thought Leadership: In 2016 - A Collateral Odyssey;  Strate Maintains its B-BBEE Level against the Financial Sector Charter;  The Roles of a CSD: Player and Referee;  Enhancing Industry Knowledge with Exciting New Content on Strate e-Tutor;  Upcoming Training Seminars;  as well as information on the Strate Special Purpose Reserve Fund. 
 
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Strate Talk - April 2015

In this issue:

SFIDvP: Never Settle for Anything Less; BaNCS Market Infrastructure for Money Markets is Underway; Strate’s Collateral Management Services Update; Strate to Reduce Fees on Tax Free Savings and Investment Accounts; Strate’s Commitment to Stakeholder Engagement; Reaching out to Africa; Strate e-Tutor Training App; Upcoming Strate Training Seminars; Strate’s Contributions to CSI and Consumer Education During 2014; Strate Charity Shares Donations; iValue Entrepreneurship Programme Bears Fruit; International CSD Conference Nears, as well as information to Follow Strate on Social Media.
 

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Strate Talk - December 2014

In this issue:

The launch of Strate’s e-Tutor Training App; The Liquidity Alliance’s Implementation of Next Generation Customer Connectivity; The Liquidity Alliance’s Provision of Worldwide Collateral Access to T2S; A Sibos 2014 Update; Strate Exams’ International Accreditation; Bonds now Accepted as Strate Charity Shares Donations; The WFC2015 Conference (a global event for the CSD community and its stakeholders) that is to Take Place in May 2015; News from the Fourth Wired Women Conference; Frequently Asked Questions about South Africa’s Central Securities Depository; A Festive Season and Happy New Year Message, as well as information to Follow Strate on Social Media.

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Strate Talk - September 2014

In this issue:

How SDAs can Increase Investor Protection During a Bank Failure; Strate Selects TCS BaNCS for Multi-Asset Class Depository Operations; South Africa’s Financial Market Development Continues to Shine; Old Mutual Changes Share Registrars; Empowering Youth to be Financially Savvy; Accelerating Entrepreneurship Amongst Learners; Club Aimed at Recognising Women on Boards Launched; Update on International Roadshow; Save the Date: STRATE Supervision Conference; Collaboration Theme Overarches Financial Industry; Strate Charity Shares Charity Spotlight; A Piece of Robben Island; Brotherhood of Hope – a Visual Eulogy to Icons; and Collateral 101. 

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Strate Talk - July 2014

In this issue:

Strate’s International Road Shows; the Mobilisation of Collateral; Dates of the Issuer Meeting in London; an Investor Strategy News Article about Tri-Party Collateral Management being the Right Direction; the Enactus Competition; Equity Corporate Action Payments in Central Bank Funds; Strate’s B-BBEE Rating Against the New Financial Sector Charter; the ISSA Symposium; World Forum of CSDs Update on Initiatives; Mandela Day and an Introduction to Withholding Tax on Interest.

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Strate Talk - May 2014

In this issue:

Strate’s CPSS-IOSCO Results Published, The Requirement to Disclose Email Addresses in the Securities Register (BND); Transnational Securities Law Publication Now Available; How Strate is Supporting the Success of South Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs through the Launch of the iValue Entrepreneurship Programme; Strate’s involvement in the Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day; Photos from Strate’s Annual Golf Day, as well as our Initiative to Build Financial Literacy in our Community.

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Strate Talk - March 2014

In this issue: 

Update on Strate’s Collateral Management Services; The Norwegian CSD joins the Liquidity Alliance; South Africa to Expect Improved Liquidity from Shorter Equities Settlement Cycle; Mergers & Acquisitions Now Benefit from Enhanced Corporate Actions Service; Board Changes; AMEDA Appoints New President and Vice President; CSD Rules Amended to Align to Financial Markets Act; Strate begins journey to becoming an official issuer of Legal Entity Identifiers; Maintaining the Independence of Strate’s Commercial and its Supervisory/Enforcement Activities; Strate’s 2013 Integrated Report; Tidying Up Share Portfolios; Driving Innovation as part of Customer Centricity; Supporting the Success of South Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow; Strate Contributions to CSI Initiatives during 2013; Caring for the Children in our Community and Follow Strate on Social Media.

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Strate Talk - December 2013

In this issue: 

South Africa's Financial Institutions Explore Collateral Optimisation; Strate and Clearstream Collateral Release Implemented; SWIFT Standard Release Guide Successfully Implemented; Strate's Company Status Changes from Public to Private; Strate Turns 15 Years Old; Images from Strate's Client Year End Function; SCS Charity Spotlight; Seasons Greetings and The Genetic Code That Makes Strate Tick.

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Strate Talk - September 2013

In this issue:

Advocating the CPSS-IOSCO Principles; WEF's Global Competitiveness Index; Congratulating Singapore for Exploring a Collateral Management Solution with Clearstream; Strate & Euroclear to Introduce Further Fund Processing Efficiencies; Enhancing Investor Protection Through Segregation; Strate Maintains BEE Rating; Strate's Conversion to a Private Company; Gender Mainstream Awards; World Forum of CSDs Charts the Way Forward; Harmony Gold & Strate; Share Donations Make a 'House' a Home for Many Children & Upcoming Industry Events.

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Strate Talk - August 2013

In this issue:

Updates on Strate's Collateral Management Project, Monica Singer Appointed Vice President of AMEDA, CSD12 Update, Strate Waives Fees for Phase 1 of the JSE T+3 Project Implementation, Centralised Web Portal for CSD Clients Goes Live, Société Générale -Johannesburg Branch Given the Thumbs Up as a CSD Participant for Bonds, Strengthening Issuer Relationships, Empowering Employees to Learn & Grow, Strate on Mandela Day, Q&A on Risk Management, Donating Unwanted Odd Lots of Shared to Help Feed & Educate the Community.

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Strate Talk - May 2013

In this issue:

Partnerships & Collaborations - A new future for CSDs; Meeting Stakeholder Needs; REGIS-TR to Assist in the Development of a South African Trade Repository for Over-The-Counter Derivatives; Strate Tops ‘Bluprints DNA Ratings’; Second Integrated Report Now Available; Citibank Signs on for New Corporate Actions Product at Strate; Companies' Share Register Information is Not Restricted by New Laws; Strate Bids Farewell to Mary Ann Callahan.

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Strate Talk - March 2013

In this issue:

A Global Collaborative Solution to the Collateral Crunch; Update on Strate's Collateral Management Project; Collateral Management Road Show - Cape Town; New Corporate Actions Product Introduced; Comings & Goings; The Legal Impact of Privacy Laws on the Shareholder Register; Strate's contribution to CSI Initiatives.

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Strate Talk - December 2012

In this issue:

Corporate Action Services; Collateral; Best Company To Work For; TCS BaNCS Selected for Fixed Income Depository Operations; Euroclear Opens Segregated Depository Account; Integrated Reporting; CPSS-IOSCO Principles; LEI Code; Close-Out Netting; Strate Plants Forest in the Eastern Cape; Strate Charity Shares; RIP Rick Cottrell.

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Strate Talk - September 2012 

In this issue:

WEF Report; CPSS-IOSCO Recommendations; BankServ Signs up for Strate SWIFT Services; SDAs; Standard Chartered Becomes a Money Market & Bonds Participant; Trade Repository for OTC Derivatives; LEIs; Kgosi Neighbourhood Foundation Donation; Strate's BEE Rating; RIP Dave Cobbett.

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Strate Talk - July 2012

In this issue:

Collateral Management; SDAs; Bonds Dematerialisation; Bonds System Upgrade; Dividends Tax Q&A; LEI; New Proxy Voting Legislation Requirements.

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Strate Talk - May 2012

In this issue:

Segregated Depository Accounts (SDAs); New Head of IT; Standard Chartered Approved as a CSD Participant; LEI; Avox; De-listed Services; Collateral Management; Dividends Tax Q&A; Strate Cares; PASA Foundational Course in Payments; DTCC New Appointment.

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Strate Talk - February 2012

In this issue:

Strate & Clearstream Sign an LOI; Custodian Opens a Segregated Depository Account (SDA); 98% of Bonds Now Dematerialised; MM ISIN Enquiry Portal; Mentorship Programme 2012; Did You Know?; Financial Markets Community Conquers Mountains; Register for the STRATE Supervision Conference.

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Strate Talk Special Edition - December 2011

In this issue:

South African Dividends Tax & its Impact on Non-Resident Shareholders from April 2012.

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Strate Talk - December 2011

In this issue:

New CSD Participants; MOU with SIS; SAFIRES Release; Best Company to Work For; Strate Charity Shares Donation; Shareholders & Beneficial Holders Under the Companies Act,2008.

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Strate Talk - September 2011

In this issue:

Money Market ISIN Enquiry; Segregated Depository Accounts (SDAs); Phase 2 Money Market; Siyakhula Breakfast; Maintaining Chinese Walls; Retirements.

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Strate Talk - April 2011

In this issue:

Money Market Update; Johnston Appointed Chairman of Strate; Risk Article; London Road Show Save the Date; Money Market Road Show Save the Date.

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