Banks across Europe and North America are spending large sums in post-trade expense fees as a result of inefficient legacy systems, lack of automation, and the inability to persist data through the workflow, new research claims. According to a report on brokerage, clearing, custody and exchange costs from Meritsoft, a subsidiary of Cognizant that specialises in post-trade process automation, trade expenses can reach up to $750 million for the majority of banks surveyed, and have reduced profits by up to 20%. Managing trade expense has now become a priority for nine in ten firms, according to the report, which outlines solutions on how the problems can be addressed.
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New Meritsoft Report Highlights True Costs of Post-Trade Processing
This webinar has passed, but you can view the recording here. This A-Team Webinar looks at the implications of the emerging legal entity identifier (LEI) for financial institutions as they address how to implement the new standard, and offers suggestions on best practices as the LEI becomes available. The industry initiative to develop and promote...
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