Post-trade Operations Realities – Challenges and Priorities for 2021
The unique circumstances of the financial markets in 2020 have taught the industry a range of lessons about everything from remote working to coping with periods of intense trade volatility that surpassed the global financial crisis of 2008. While the global markets experienced a financial crisis in 2008, 2020 has brought with it a global pandemic that has impacted every aspect of people’s lives. The industry has displayed remarkable resiliency and demonstrated that some of the key reforms post-2008 have improved market transparency and risk management, with no significant financial institution failures. There have, however, been numerous post-trade challenges for firms to overcome and even the UK settlement system experienced a system outage in September that took it offline for two days.
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