GSS Newsletter July 2018 - Issue 203

Dear Clients, Partners and Friends,

A few days before the start of the August summer break, welcome to this year’s second quarterly edition of the GSS Newsletter.

It is great to be able to start by sharing the news of the success of UniCredit in Global Finance’s 2018 World’s Best Subcustodian Banks awards, where we won the award for Best Subcustodian Bank in CEE for 9th consecutive time and, in addition, the country awards for Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Serbia and Slovenia. We would like to thank all our clients for their continuous support and appreciation of our services and look forward to reaching new heights together as we move on.

As a Founding Partner, it was a pleasure to welcome you in Vienna at the end of June for this year’s Network Forum Annual Meeting, where UniCredit is honoured to have been able to once again contribute to the ever-growing success of this unique event for the securities services industry. The need for greater and better harmonisation, collaboration, Brexit and information security have been central to the discussions during the event, on which Andrea Nagyiványi-Kárpáti reports in this edition.

At UniCredit GSS, we take great pride in our people as key success factor for our business and avail of every opportunity to promote both their professional growth and their involvement in the day-to-day management of our activities. In this edition, we show you a different side to the recent additions to our Global Sales and Relationship Management Team, Beáta Szönyi and Dario Mariotto, and introduce you to Martin Kužela, who recently joined our team in Czech Republic. We also let you have an exclusive glimpse at our recent strategy event, the GSS Get Together, which took place in Budapest.

We hope that you will find the market updates included in this edition of the newsletter insightful and look forward to catching up on our business discussions very soon. In the meantime, we wish an enjoyable and relaxing summer break.

Michael Slavov
Head of Global Sales & Relationship Management
UniCredit Global Securities Services


Servus in Vienna
The Network Forum was once again a great opportunity to meet customers and partners and to strengthen professional relationships
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GSS Get Together in Budapest
This year’s GSS gathering took place in Hungary and was hosted by the new Global Head of Securities Services, Julia Barbara Romhányi
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Best Practice
The GSS Newsletter met with Beáta Szönyi and Dario Mariotto in the brand-new UniCredit Campus in Vienna to talk about their aims and ambitions
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New Appointment: Martin Kužela
Martin has recently joined the team of Global Securities Services Czech Republic as Senior Relationship Manager
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More Than a Thousand Years Old
Borislav Hitov reveals some interesting facts about the Cyrillic script
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Market news

› Croatia
SKDD, the Croatian central securities depository depositary, amends its rules and procedures


› Czech Republic
CDCP undertakes further steps to be able to operate under CSDR


› Slovenia
In the last weeks several sales agreements of Slovene companies were concluded


› Croatia
Zagreb Stock Exchange announced replacing the CE ENTER market with “Progress


› Romania
Bucharest Stock Exchange looks to restart its derivatives market and to implement CCP services


› Czech Republic
Prague Stock Exchange has launched trading in foreign equities


› Slovakia
The DTT between Ethiopia and Slovakia entered into force on 26 February 2018 and the one between Iran and Slovakia on 1 May 2018


Market statistics

› Austria        › Bosnia and Herzegovina        › Bulgaria        › Croatia        › Czech Republic        › Hungary        › Romania        › Russia        › Serbia        › Slovakia        › Slovenia