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T2S and regulatory framework are shaping a new post-trade world

This report provides an overview of the changes and drivers that impact the trade and post-trade value chain, highlights the updates and next steps in the T2S project, reviews the different business perspectives and options that are emerging, and finally focuses on the Luxembourg perspective.

T2S is still a project under development. Together with an ambitious regulatory agenda including but not limited to MiFID 2, MiFIR, EMIR, CSD, Securities Law and UCITS V, T2S will reshape the structure and inner workings of the complete value chain, from trade execution to post-trade functions.

The combination of the new regulatory and infrastructure frameworks will only really impact the trade and post-trade value chain during 2015, which is when the first T2S related regulations and directives will come into force.

In the context of this fast evolving landscape, the value chain’s stakeholders are currently beginning to identify their strategic options and define their future organisation as well as their business and operational models. In a nutshell, they need to ask themselves: what will my securities business look like in 2015 and beyond?

Whilst our first white paper explained the main principles of T2S and their impacts, this document focuses more on the different business scenarios and options currently available to financial institutions operating in the EU.

The views and opinions presented in this paper are based, amongst others, on various interviews conducted with senior representatives of the post-trade value chain, including market infrastructure providers, asset managers, custodians and asset administrators to name but a few. Their contribution has been exceptional and we would like to thank them all for their honesty and transparency in sharing their views on T2S with us. 

T2S and regulatory framework are shaping a new post-trade world
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