Equities trading markets in North America have begun their mandated journey to T+1. Industry associations have been successful in pushing for this change and getting the SEC to make the necessary regulatory changes. With a go-live date of May 28, 2024, firms have little time to waste. But what is the ultimate outcome of the T+1 transition? As the industry moves ahead, it’s becoming clear that T+1 is not an incremental IT fix — it’s a reimagining of securities operations. This new world of operations will need the right IT solutions and will mean the end of silo-based securities information processing. It will then require that all the moving parts of T+1 settlement operations work together or the effort will fail. This panel will focus on how to get to T+1 operational excellence and how firms must find the best path forward.
- The T+1 push is shaping up to be the last great battle to eliminate silos. How can silos transition to a more interconnected information supply chain?
- How will T+1 impact the relationships between financial services firms and their: custodians and prime brokers; service providers; IT vendors; business partners; and the regulators?
- T+1 will disrupt key operations such as securities lending, SWIFT messaging, and collateral management – for starters. Is it possible for firms to develop a holistic strategy that can accommodate multiple changes at once? How can firms address fragmented operations?
- Does the move to T+1 require a full overhaul of incumbent IT systems, or can there be an augmentation of existing systems?
- Some say that T+0 is the ultimate endgame. Some regions and sectors are already at T+0. What can the industry learn from them as it shifts to T+1?
- Tim Kelly – Director of Operations, Driehaus Capital Management
Chris Ekonomidis – Director, Transformation, BNY Mellon
Vincent Kilcoyne – Executive Vice President Product Management, SmartStream
Robert Walley – Principal, Financial Services, Deloitte