GSS Newsletter October 2018 - Issue 204

Dear Clients, Partners and Friends,

Running up to SIBOS, which will gather the post-trading industry in Sydney at the end of October, we are pleased to welcome you to the autumn edition of the GSS Newsletter.

After the great feedback on our analysis of the influence of Blockchain on securities services in our previous issue, we are featuring another highly relevant tech topic. This time, we are looking into the impact of cyber-security on the financial sector and what the industry can do to further strengthen in this field.

We are happy to introduce our newly appointed Network Management Head, Zuzana Milanova, who is a high-profile expert and has substantial experience in the custody business. In our featured interview you can find out more about Zuzana’s professional background.

A little excursion with Günter Schnaitt, Head of GSS Austria, takes us to the Alps where an extraordinary rural habit colours the streets each September: the Almabtrieb, when the farm animals return home from their airy summer retreats.

For those of you attending SIBOS, we would be happy to welcome you to our stand A09 at the International Convention Centre Sydney and invite you to an authentic Italian coffee.

Julia Barbara Romhanyi
Global Head of Securities Services
UniCredit Global Securities Services

Highlights

Cybercrime and banking: The primary target
Banks - with their substantial cash deposits - are among the institutions most targeted by cyber-attackers.                                               
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A global perspective
Zuzana Milanova, the recently appointed Head of GSS Network Management, speaks about her goals and visions
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People moves: Pavel Kandravy
Pavel Kandravy has been promoted to the GSS Head position in Czech Republic
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New appointment: Tosca Cicuttova
Tosca Cicuttova has recently joined the team of UniCredit as Head of GSS Slovakia
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GSS Navigator: Almabtrieb in the Austrian Alps
Günter Schnaitt, Head of GSS Austria, explains the relevance of cattle returning from their mountain pastures every autumn
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Market news

› Slovenia
Over the past few years KDD has been busy working on the implementation of the CSD Regulation

 

› Bulgaria
The Bulgarian regulator issued a licence to CDAD in accordance with the requirements of CSDR

 

› Serbia
The first IPO in Serbia in almost 80 years expected to take place before the end of 2018

 

› Croatia
SKDD has received an extension of up to a year to adjust its CSDR application

 

› Croatia
SKDD-CCP receives a nine-month extension from HANFA

 

Market statistics

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