Meritsoft And Taskize Collaborate On CSDR
Meritsoft, a Cognizant company, and Taskize, a Euroclear company, are integrating their automated fails operational workload offering and global operational task management solutions to provide an end-to-end Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR) management solution.
Together, Meritsoft’s FINBOS CSDR Manager and Taskize Connect deliver a comprehensive real-time platform for clients and their customers.
Clients will benefit from the following:
- The ability to manage both the CSDR settlement fail and buy-in processes.
- A comprehensive audit trail and fail-resolution workflow that adheres to CSDR’s compliance requirements.
- An integrated solution with visibility into all communications, statements, and invoices, exchanged among counterparts.
- Easy navigation through unfamiliar institutions to find the correct individual needed to resolve penalty queries or report buy-ins.
- Significant improvements on identification and prevention of fails.
- Management of all associated fee calculations (penalty and buy-in) and counterpart/client communications.
- A single solution for counterparties that will enhance market interoperability, accuracy, and fail resolutions.
- Automation of a significant amount of anticipated CSDR workloads, including CSD reporting and cash compensation management.
- Ability for market participants to focus on capturing growth opportunities while remaining compliant.
Kerril Burke, Meritsoft CEO
“With the February 2021 CSDR deadline front of mind for financial houses, market participants need to be able to mitigate the potential risks and costs of upcoming penalties and buy-ins under CSDR. They must do this through efficient issue resolution while providing business managers and traders with the information required to factor CSDR implications into their decisions. We are pleased to be collaborating and innovating with Taskize to offer market participants this enhanced platform.”
John O’Hara, CEO at Taskize
“We are delighted to collaborate with Meritsoft as the company delivers its CSDR Manager solution to the market. Meritsoft clients will benefit from using Taskize’s industry-leading inter-company workflow service. This will enable seamless flows of activity both within and between financial services firms and facilitate adherence to CSDR’s requirements. As the world of regulatory compliance continues to expand, we look forward to identifying opportunities to create value for clients with collaborators such as Meritsoft to service the wider financial services industry.”
The settlement discipline regime will be implemented in February 2022.
CSDR settlement discipline measures are due to be implemented in February 2022.
CSDR buy-in requirements are scheduled to go live on 1 February 2022.
CSDR introduces cash penalties and buy-ins for securities transactions which fail to settle.
The Central Securities Depositories Regulation had a mandatory buy-in regime.