Standard Bank – a partner in developing the securities lending market in South Africa

Global Investor/ISF South Africa Masterclass III conference 2017

18 May 2017 – Cape Town, South Africa

Standard Bank is co-sponsor of the third South Africa Securities Finance Masterclass, which brings together participants in the securities lending chain. The theme for this years’ conference is ‘Adapting to an evolving environment - leave, keep the status quo, or up the ante?'. Cost efficiencies and alternative routes to market are on the agenda. Hedge funds will also be in attendance to discuss prime services and we will also hear from agent lenders and  asset owners.

The team from Standard Bank includes Juanita Taylor, Head of Securities Lending, who will open the conference in her capacity as Chairman of the South African Securities Lending Association (SASLA) which is hosting the event. The second keynote address will be delivered by Standard Bank Chief Economist, Goolam Ballim, who will unpack South Africa’s political and macroeconomic landscape considering the credit ratings downgrade, and the ANC’s upcoming elective conference. Francois Henrion, Co-Head Equity Financing and Collateral Optimisation, will participate in the panel discussion covering blockchain’s potential to increase the speed of settlement and security while reducing transaction costs.

Focused on asset owners, asset managers and prime brokers/agents active in the securities lending market in South Africa, the Masterclass III conference promises to be an informative and future-orientated event.

About Standard Bank Investor Services

As a market leader in South Africa, Standard Bank Investor Services is a trusted partner to local and foreign institutions. We offer a wide range of securities services to meet the full requirements of institutional investors.

What differentiates us?

  • With R4.8 trillion in Assets under Custody and R3.1 Trillion in Assets under management we are largest custodian in Africa in terms of assets under custody, trusteeship and administration
  • We support the full range of securities services, inclusive of custody, derivatives clearing, trustee services, securities lending and investment administration services
  • Through our 19-year alliance with The Bank of New York Mellon (the world’s largest global custodian), we provide coverage in over 100 global markets
  • Access to 14 markets across sub-Saharan Africa through our regional custody network, contracted through our Johannesburg-based hub and offering flexible operating solutions

 Standard Bank's advantage

  • Capability – we are more than a trusted custodian; our securities experts across markets deliver on-the-ground market expertise to our clients, with a focus on enabling our clients with quick and comprehensive market information
  • Coverage – we provide market access to over 100 markets outside South Africa
  • Risk management – we employ a central approach to risk management with dual-site processing and high levels of systems redundancy to ensure business continuity
  • Capacity – high availability of our dedicated and experienced team through one dedicated relationship manager
  • Access – a single web portal allows clients to instruct on cash and securities transactions, and provides access to a full range of custody and investment reporting across markets
  • Control – a single contract through Standard Bank of South Africa and our flexible service model, which is underpinned by a single technology platform and in-depth understanding of the region
  • Credibility – with a leading share of the market and diverse client base, we have a reputation for effective and efficient delivery
  • Cost – due to our market share, scale and products range, we have the economies of scale to provide competitive fee structures
  • Strength – we are backed by the balance sheet and financial strength of Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest bank by assets.

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