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May 29 2019

#1: SFTR blog ‘Testing,Testing, 1,2,3…’

29th May 2019 Simon Davies As a new starter to Pirum, I’ve been asked a lot of questions over the last few weeks both within our firm and from our clients, some of the bigger picture ones have included: How ready are we for go live?  How ready is the market for SFTR?  Everyone is […]


May 3 2019

Securities finance technology symposium 9th May 2019

As firms grapple with the challenges of new regulation, increasing costs and the desire for transparency and efficiency in their data handling, the need to integrate and connect with counterparts, venues and service providers in a seamless cost-efficient way is greater than ever.  At Pirum we can help. Pirum is pleased to be sponsoring this […]


Mar 21 2019

2019 – A Regulatory Red-Letter Year?

By Phil Morgan, Chief Operating Officer at Pirum Years that end in a “9” have a habit of being eventful. More particularly, they tend to be years of sea change. 1789 was the year of the French Revolution. The Peterloo massacre, a defining moment in British history, took place in 1819. The year 1939 requires […]


Jan 29 2019

US Domestic Tri-Party Connectivity

Pirum extends North American offering with US Domestic Tri-party connectivity Pirum has recently globalized it’s tri-party connectivity service. By building on its existing real time connectivity to the 4 international tri-party agents (BNY Mellon, Clearstream, Euroclear & JP Morgan), Pirum is now able to assist clients in calculating and instructing collateral requirements (RQV) for US […]


Jan 7 2019

Are Brains Blocking Business Change?

Written by Dr Patrick McCreesh of Simatree working alongside Pirum An organisation is only as good as its ability to evolve in today’s fast-changing environment. For most organisations this ability is directly linked to the ability of business leaders to understand change and help people adjust. An organisation changes one person at a time, but […]


Nov 5 2018

Finadium Rates & Repo Conference: 5th November 2018 – New York NY

This year’s Finadium Rates & Repo Conference was well attended, with over 140 delegates including Banks, Hedge Funds, Beneficial Owners, Vendors and Infrastructure Providers. Panelists agreed that in recent years, there has been an increased blurring of siloed roles between securities lending and repo teams as firms strive for internal cooperation.  Firms have increasingly turned […]


Oct 23 2018

Collateral in 2019 – Building today for tomorrow’s market

Pirum proudly sponsors, along with J.P. Morgan, ISF’s 2019 Collateral Annual whitepaper – read ahead as we explore the drivers of change, evolving disruption and the acceleration towards the future environment for collateral: ISF Collateral Annual 2019  


Oct 19 2018

ISLA Post Trade Conference – Pirum’s Observations

Pirum had the pleasure of attending ISLA’s 9th annual post trade conference in London. The focus of debate was centered around the upcoming Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR) which is scheduled to take effect in June 2020. It was suggested that CSDR along with SFTR could well reshape behaviour in the Securities Finance market in […]


Oct 18 2018

SFTR: A Significant Challenge

Pirum’s Robert Keane, and Fabien Romero of IHS Markit discuss the upcoming challenges of regulatory reporting and the importance of understanding SFTR. Read more here: Securities Lending Times – SFTR


Oct 10 2018

RMA: Jim Malgieri returns to the industry at Pirum

Industry veteran Jim Malgieri, speaks to the Securities Lending Times about his career, the future of securities lending and why he made the decision to return to the industry – read more here: RMA Jim Malgieri Jim Malgieri Strategic Advisor Pirum Systems Ltd


Sep 26 2018

AIMA Journal: SFTR – An overview of the key challenges

Although the dust has barely settled from the implementation of MiFiD II earlier this year, the regulatory requirements facing EU domiciled firms shows no sign of abating. The Securities Finance Transaction Regulation (SFTR) first came into effect on 12 Janurary 2016, however, with multiple EMIR rewrites, MiFiD II, Brexit and GDPR stealing the headlines, it […]


Sep 25 2018

Finadium: Technology for Collateral, Liquidity and Balance Sheet Management

Securities Finance Traders, Product Managers and Technology professionals across Wall Street stepped away from their desks last month to participate in Finadium’s “Technology for Collateral, Liquidity and Balance Sheet Management” event, of which Pirum was a proud sponsor. Why? to understand the current and future states of data aggregation and the role technology will play […]


Sep 19 2018


Thank you to all of our clients for recognising Pirum’s continued excellence at the ISF Securities Finance Awards. Pirum was voted ‘Best Post-Trade Services – EMEA, Americas & Asia-Pacific’ for the third year running as well as the inaugural award winner for our CollateralConnect Service, voted this year’s best ‘Software Solution’. Congratulations to the global […]


Sep 18 2018

Moving From Best Practice to Practical Implementation

In this Securities Lending Times Collateral Annual article, Pirum’s Todd Crowther explains why it is vital that financial software providers keep up to date with industry changes and market practices. Moving from best practice to practical implementation Todd Crowther, Head of Client Innovation, Pirum Systems Ltd


Sep 10 2018

Next Evolution of Securities Finance

Regulations and balance sheet management have combined to create the greatest level of disruption that the industry has seen since 2008, but this time the changes are likely to be more profound and long-lasting than before. The next question is: will your firm be reactive or proactive in realizing tangible benefits from these changes? Evolution […]


Jun 27 2018

Ready for kick off

CEO Rajen Sheth and CCO Phil Morgan, discuss technological developments, drivers for digital transformation and the exciting opportunities this opens up for the securities finance industry: ISLA Daily – Pirum Interview


Jun 21 2018

The Future of Repo

Repo can learn a lot from the securities lending market. Automation in securities lending post-trades processing is at an advanced state whereas repo participants are at various stages of transitioning from manual to electronic practices. The article below draws on Pirum’s recent market experiences to identify opportunities for repo market participants going forward. Read ahead… […]


Jun 18 2018

Pirum in the Americas

Pirum responds to increasing demand with global expansion and the addition of experienced prime services, collateral and tech experts. Philip Morgan and the US team discuss further, click the image below:


Jun 7 2018

RMA Operations & Technology Round Table: Our Observations

DLT and other new stuff! Not surprisingly, a major trend of the various panels this year was the impact of technology on the financial services industry.   Distributed Ledger Technology (i.e. Blockchain) was discussed as a way to use the “Golden Source” data concept to facilitate collateral transfers, corporate actions and trade reconciliations.  Using DLT, much […]


Jun 6 2018

Pirum collaborates with DTCC

Pirum will be collaborating with DTCC, delivering streamlined SFTR solutions to the global securities finance market. Full DTCC Press Release below:           DTCC Collaborates with EquiLend, Trax, IHS Markit and Pirum to Advance Securities Financing Transaction Reporting Processes Collaboration with leading industry providers to enable end-to-end connectivity to DTCC’s Global Trade […]