Dominic Hobson

Over the years, as my exasperation at the apparent death wish of the securities and funds services industry has mounted, I have called its leaders many unkind things.

Dinosaurs, obviously.

Cockroaches, less obviously.

Most...

Posted on: 16 Feb, 2016

A presentation to the Global Custody Forum, London 1 December 2015

More than a quarter of a century has passed since I found myself, one bleak autumn evening, sitting in the Lower Thames Street...

Posted on: 04 Dec, 2015

Corporate actions have a reputation for being operationally risky, but immune to operational improvement. Custodian banks have long agreed that their principal source of unexpected loss is the mishandled corporate event, but the problem has...

Posted on: 09 Jul, 2015

What is the future operating model of the custody industry? A presentation by Dominic Hobson at the Global Custody Forum in London on 2 December 2014.

 

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Posted on: 05 Dec, 2014

VP SECURITIES is unusual among central securities depositories (CSDs). It wants to be judged by its use of technology, its capacity to innovate, and its willingness to "meet customers where they are," as Jan Vandendriessche, head of fund...

Posted on: 10 Nov, 2014

O’Connor did not enter financial markets as an ingénue. Since both his uncle and his grandfather were on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, it was almost genetically determined. He was introduced to Richard Rosenblatt, a floor broker on...

Posted on: 03 Nov, 2014

SWIFT is an organisation which fund managers ought to be a lot more familiar with than most of them are.                                                                                       

It provides an array of standardised...

Posted on: 20 Oct, 2014

Depositaries are all the rage in Europe. Hedge fund managers must appoint them under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).                     

Mutual fund managers have had them for a while, but their...

Posted on: 13 Oct, 2014

Amid the unceasing output of the regulatory reporting machine, one proposal advanced by the European Commission has not garnered much attention.      

This is the regulation on the reporting and transparency of securities financing...

Posted on: 06 Oct, 2014

The Nordic custodian SEB has reached an arrangement by which the outbound global custody needs of its domestic institutional investment and fund management clients will...

Posted on: 29 Sep, 2014

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