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Building The Bridges of Post-Trade Pragmatism

Given the regulators’ increasing focus on resilience and the relentless economic pressures driving the need for greater efficiency, most firms recognise the need for action. But does the sheer size and scope of the challenge limit the ability of ‘off the shelf’ solutions to deliver impactfully and make it a daunting prospect for the C-suite...
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The Economic Imperative for Post Trade Resilience in Capital Markets – Why & How

As the world reflects upon the impact of the last 6 months and starts to revise strategy based upon the ‘new normal’ that it now finds itself in, we look at what C-level leaders should be doing to catalyse change across their middle and back office domains. Click here to read on….
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Solving for Post Trade Data – Enabling, Not Disabling Innovation within Capital Markets

Is the industry obsession with data as a panacea for inefficiency misguided and distracting focus from elsewhere? Or is the solution more complex than the C-suite are led to believe and so requires a different approach? To read our thoughts, click here
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Article by Ascendant’s James Maxfield published in The Journal of Securities Operations and Custody

Ascendant’s James Maxfield was requested by the publication to capture his thoughts on Post Trade transformation. This paper was first published in the Journal of Securities Operations & Custody Volume 12 Number 2 View document here    
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Ascendant Strategy on Harrington Starr’s Fintech Focus TV: Post trade outlook

Ascendant Strategy co-founder Alastair Rutherford sharing our outlook with Harrington Starr’s Toby Babb on their Fintech Focus TV  
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Transforming The Back Office – Delivering Value Through Capital Markets Transformation

An over-riding focus for the last decade for capital markets organisations has been a relentless appetite for efficiency. As the shape of the industry has changed, so have business models as rationalisation and regionalisation have been adopted as levers to drive sustainable returns. Management attention is quickly drawn to the cost reduction impact of these...
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Brexit Post Trade Infrastructure : How To Design For Success Within Capital Markets ?

In March 2017, 9 months after the UK voted in a referendum to leave the European Union, Theresa May triggered the official mechanism for making it a reality – by invoking article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. This effectively set the timeline for development of the business models that will be required across industries to...
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