Global Custodian Spring 2018 issue
The Data Issue: How AWS is stepping into Financial Services, getting the right data from big data, plus Agent Banks in Frontier Markets survey results.
R E G U L A R S
3 INSIDE VIEW | Jonathan Watkins
8-9 People moves and news
11 News updates
102 My dad’s in custody
G C AWARDS
18 Make mine a double - Half a dozen major custodian banks take home double honours and more from Global Custodian’s Leaders in Custody awards in London. See the full list of winners.
D A T A S P E C I A L
32 The most sought after people in securities services - Data scientists will play a crucial role within securities services firms in the future but with a mass shortage of those professionals how can
providers compete for this talent?
40 Above the clouds - Amazon Web Services and other cloud providers are fast becoming a critical part of the financial world and, in particular, the securities services industry. But
how is this impacting the traditional providers?
46 Getting the right data from big data- Buy-side firms are increasingly incorporating data analytics into their business processes, but establishing the good from the bad data will
M A R K E T R E V I E W S
26 Bitcoin tensions mount with depositaries - Some hedge fund managers have jumped on the crypto-craze by setting up specialist funds for Bitcoin, however depositories are staying well away
from servicing these funds.
52 East Asia’s saunter to T+2- Following the successful implementations of T+2 settlement in Europe and North America, we examine how those exchanges in East Asia that have
not yet made the move are preparing to embrace shorter settlement cycles and if the differing approaches signals a shift in regional dynamics.
66 How emerging markets are taking the lead on tech innovation - If you thought that Silicon Valley and start-ups in London were spearheading the FinTech innovation
drive, then think again. Charles Gubert looks at how emerging markets are taking the lead on tech advancements without the headwinds that other countries face.
I N D I A F O C U S
56 Picking up the pace: Roundtable discussion - In January, Global Custodian visited Mumbai to bring together a range of sub-custodians, both local
and multinational, to discuss developments in the Indian market from a post-trade perspective. Read part one of the lively and wide-ranging discussion in
62 The renewal process - Ashish Chauhan is the MD and CEO of BSE, paradoxically both the oldest exchange in Asia and the fastest exchange in the world with six micro
seconds response time. Global Custodian asked him about his strategy.
64 The road ahead - Vikram Limaye, CEO, NSE, sat down with Global Custodian in Mumbai to outline his vision of where the Indian securities markets need to focus in the
sort to medium term.
S U R V E Y S
71 South Africa - Despite a testing year, South African securities markets continue to invest in ensuring that market processes and infrastructure maintain their
reputation for robustness and reform.
77 Agent banks in frontier markets - Client perception of securities service providers in frontier markets have improved across the board in Global Custodian’s latest Agent Bank in Frontier