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25/02/2022

S03 EP2: The SEC eyes disclosure rules for private funds

The FinReg experts are back to discuss the SEC’s proposal to up its disclosure rules for private equity and hedge funds in a bid for greater fee and performance transparency, while the team also discuss CSDR and SupTech.
21/01/2022

S03 EP1: CSDR, SEC Securities Lending and New Year FinRegulutions

The FinReg experts are back for season 3 with lots on the agenda! After discussion their New Year FinRegulutions, we dive into the upcoming settlement regulations in Europe, the SEC’s proposed securities lending reporting rules and regulatory spotlight being placed on cloud service providers.
08/10/2021

S02 EP7: Settlement Cycles, Buy-in Delays and Enforcements

The FinReg experts are back to catch up on a busy month of regulatory action as ESMA outlines its priorities for 2022 and recommends a SDR buy-in delay, the CFTC takes action on reporting and settlement cycles continue to top the list of industry talking points.
07/09/2021

S02 EP6: Summer Updates on Crypto, T+1, ESG and More

The FinReg experts are back to catch up on a summer of regulatory announcements and whispers including Gary Gensler’s stance on digital assets, SFDR, the move to T+1 settlement and more, while it’s also one FinReg podcasters last episode.
23/07/2021

S02 EP5: New Team and Roadmap at the SEC

The FinReg experts are back to discuss Gary Gensler’s new SEC team and their 49-point objectives covering everything from cryptocurrencies to ESG and T+1.
21/04/2021

S02 EP4: Archegos Capital and Compliance Fines

The FinReg experts are back to discuss the fallout from the Archegos Capital saga, while we also discuss Europe’s Money Market Funds Regulation, the Settlement Discipline Regime and global compliance fines.
11/03/2021

S02 EP3: The Move to T+1 and Europe’s Fund Domiciles

The FinReg experts are back to discuss the DTCC’s two-year roadmap for transition to shorter settlement, along with the state of Europe’s fund domicile landscape as the UK looks to adapt to life post-Brexit.
08/02/2021

S02 EP2: Gamestop and the Settlement Debate

The FinReg experts are back as the post-trade sector has been thrust into the media spotlight amid the Gamestop mayhem that led to clearing and settlement being blamed for retails platforms halting trading in certain stocks.
21/01/2021

S02 EP1: New SEC Head, Brexit and Sea Shanties

The FinReg experts are back for a new season discussing the impact of Gary Gensler’s appointment as the head of the SEC, the fallout from the latest Brexit updates and, for some reason, Sea shanties.
18/12/2020

S01 EP10: Predictions for 2021

An end of year special, the FinReg team look back on an eventful year for FinReg and give their predictions and milestones to look out for in 2021.
12/11/2020

S01 EP9: Election special

The FinReg experts discuss the impact of Joe Biden’s election on financial regulation, innovation and how the US will approach ESG under its new leadership.
29/09/2020

S01 EP8: Sibos Preview

The FinReg experts case their eyes over this year’s Sibos Digital agenda and pick their highlights, while sharing some past Sibos experiences as the event nears.
03/09/2020

S1 EP7: AIFMD/UCITS Harmonisation and SRD II Go-Live

Sean Tuffy, Virginie O’Shea and the GC team are back to discuss the latest FinReg news including the proposed harmonisation of the AIFMD and UCITS frameworks, along with the rollout of SRD II.
20/07/2020

S01 EP6: Brexit and Regulatory Cooperation

Sean Tuffy, Virginie O’Shea and the GC team are back to discuss the latest FinReg news and discuss the lingering issues and FinReg worries around Brexit, along with the effectiveness and challenges of regulatory cooperation.
24/06/2020

S01 EP5: Enforcement – Go Where The Whistle Blows

Sean Tuffy and Virginie O’Shea are back to discuss the latest FinReg news and dig into the world of regulatory enforcement, discussing whistleblowing, rewards, penalties, the varying approaches from global watchdogs and more.
26/05/2020

S01 EP4: The ‘New Normal’

Jon, Joe, Sean and Virginie discuss the notion of the ‘new normal’ for regulators and the industry alike, along with the cultural changes occurring within custody banks, frustration about the continued reliance on fax machines and the latest news updates including GC’s deep dive into BlackRock’s ambitions with custodian banks.
05/05/2020

S01 EP3: CSDR Catch Up

Jon, Joe, Sean and Virginie are back to discuss the environmental, social and governance (ESG) regulatory issues following the release of a consultation paper in Europe last week. The episode also catches up on the latest news including an industry blow for hopes of a CSDR alteration and the measures the ECB has taken to avoid collateral shortage.
20/04/2020

S01 EP2: Fast-Moving COVID-19

The FinReg cast are back to discuss the latest regulatory developments in the fast-moving COVID-19 environment. We also dive into regulators and their engagement around sandboxes, how compliance teams are handing the crisis, Brexit and which regulator you would rather be quarantined with. As always subscribe and send us your feedback.
08/04/2020

S01 EP1: Dependency on Cloud and VPNs

Introducing you to the first episode of Global Custodian’s new podcast on financial regulation. Jon, Joe, Virginie and Sean discuss the global approach being taken by regulators, what they are actioning, where delays have been applied and what we can expect in the coming weeks. We also highlight questions around operational resilience, the dependency on cloud and VPNs and talk about our own experiences working remotely.

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25/05/2021

S01 EP4: How To Get Your Boss to Invest in FinTech

In episode four of Margin Matters, we talk briefly about the industry outlook for 2021 and cover off some words of wisdom for our listeners about business case building. T. Rowe Price’s Kevin Khokhar, Multi-Asset Trading Solutions Manager, and Stanley Drasky, Director at Elgin White Consultancy, join series regular and CEO of Cassini Systems, Liam Huxley, as we also discuss our big topic for the day… how can buy-side firms build a business case for FinTech, with particular emphasis on pre-trade and analytics technology investment.
17/11/2020

S01 EP3: Collateral Management Matters

Episode three of Margin Matters tackles the topic du jour of collateral management in stressed markets. What has the industry learned in 2020 and what can we expect in 2021? State Street’s Ingvar Sigurjonsson, managing director of funding and collateral transformation, and Chris Watts co-founder and director of Margin Tonic, join series regular and CEO of Cassini Systems Liam Huxley to discuss everything from collateral traffic jams to collateral optimization with host and founder of Firebrand Research, Virginie O’Shea. We also take a quick look at ISDA’s proposals to join together the worlds of collateral with securities financing.
08/09/2020

S01 EP2: The Unintended Consequences of Finreg

Episode two of Margin Matters gets to grips with the intended and unintended consequences of derivatives regulation. Series regular Liam Huxley of Cassini Systems is joined by GAM Investments’ head of compliance Chris Beevor and DTCC’s Val Wotton to chat with host Virginie O’Shea of Firebrand Research about all things finreg for the buy side. We also take a quick look at the ongoing replacement of Libor and the nitty gritty of derivatives data with ISDA’s CDM.
17/07/2020

S01 EP1: Derivatives, WFH Edition

In our inaugural Margin Matters podcast, fintech founders Liam Huxley of Cassini Systems and Christian Nentwich of Duco talk to Virginie O’Shea from Firebrand Research about how they got into the industry, what they’ve learned during the crisis and the unique challenges the industry has faced so far in 2020. We also delve into the regulatory delays for key pieces of derivatives regulation such as UMR and get the lowdown on what the European Commission has in store for the rest of the year.