GCF spoke to V. S. Raj, Global Head of the Financial Services Business at Syntel, on Big Data, at the 2015 Global Custody Forum in London.

Syntel hosted a special focus lunchtime roundtable on Digital Innovation at the event.

One of the key points at this week’s NeMa Africa event was the growing depth and liquidity in African markets from a growing and increasingly sophisticated domestic investor base being born out of recent pension reforms across the continent. This growth in pension funds is creating a development and investment drive into African capital markets, providing a strong and positive economic outlook for Africa.

Local authority pensions to support UK infrastructure investment

Those investors still exempt from the central clearing of OTC derivatives trades face rising risks in delaying the decision to clear.

The central clearing of standardised over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives via central clearing counterparties (CCPs) was mandated by global financial regulators following the financial crisis.