Asset servicing: Issuer to investor automation
The lack of automation and STP between the issuers/issuer agents and their CSDs remains one of the most important risk factors in the asset servicing area for the entire securities value chain. Accuracy and timeliness of Corporate Actions and General Meeting announcements is critical for end investors, and shareholder transparency has become important for issuers. In recent years a number of initiatives have been launched in Asia Pacific countries to bridge the transparency gap between issuers and end investors. The workshop will discuss why APAC is leading the way and what the triggers have been for automation and standardisation. Could these models be replicated in other countries?