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May 31, 1995

T + 3 = X?

The impact of speedier settlement in the US

It's an unfortunate rule of thumb that when something brings benefits in one area it often causes problems in another. So it is with the move to T+3 in the US. Certainly, when the big day arrives on June 7 there will be a few teething problems, but the general perception seems to be positive. A move to clearance and settlement three days after a trade will reduce the risk to clearing firms, their participants and investors; and it will keep the US at the forefront of international competitiveness.

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Covering investor communications, sustainability and employee engagement, Richard Carpenter has worked with the likes of Aviva, Facebook, Alibaba, HSBC and the London Stock Exchange. Before joining Bladonmore, he was CEO of MerchantCantos, part of...
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