The practicalities of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect

China’s spectacular growth over the past decade has been one of the more successful emerging market stories of recent times. Yet, this growth in domestic wealth has so far had limited impact on the international equity markets, with cross-border investment flows remaining largely untapped due to strict capital controls. This may be about to change. […]

STP saves time, risk and cost

Since the advent of mainframes in the financial services sector, the term straight-through processing (STP) has been with us to describe the ongoing integration of the front, middle and back offices, connecting parties to each trade electronically in order to reduce inefficiencies – and risk. By allowing the automatic transfer of information from one part […]