Presentation on theme: "AECSD CSD Role in Corporate Actions John Woodhouse"— Presentation transcript:
1 AECSD CSD Role in Corporate Actions John Woodhouse Director Capital Markets, Thomas Murray
2 CSD Role in Corporate Actions ContentsDefinitionsCorporate Actions Developments in the Last Two YearsPlanned Corporate Actions DevelopmentsAsset Servicing Risk Rating
3 CSD Role in Corporate Actions Event initiated by a public company’s board of directors that gives an entitlement to holders of the company’s securities.Asset Servicing:Service provided by custodians or CSDs related to securities administration activities such as processing corporate actions, proxy voting and tax reclaims.
4 CSD Role in Corporate Actions Mandatory Corporate Actions:Definition: event initiated by a company’s board of directors that affects all the shareholders and does not require any further directives from them.Types:DividendsInterestsRedemptions
5 CSD Role in Corporate Actions Voluntary Corporate Actions:Voluntary CAs: event initiated by a company’s board of directors wherein shareholders have the choice to participate or not, and must make a directive as to their choice.Types:Right IssuesMerger, DemergerSplit, Reverse SplitCapital RepaymentTender Offers
7 CSD Role in Corporate Actions Corporate Actions Developments in the Last Two YearsInformation Processing:Canada: CDS implemented SWIFT MT568 narrative message which provides a more efficient and secure way to of distributing CAs information.Egypt: MCDR has been granted the ISO certification for its Information Security Management System which paves the way for implementing the e-signature and therefore help automate existing paper-based communication.Turkey: The CRA and Takasbank integrated the SWIFT system for dissemination of CAs.Turkey: The stock exchange launched a web-based public information platform to improve the efficiency of gathering CAs information.Israel: TASECH introduced a new function on its website which provides CAs information in English.
8 CSD Role in Corporate Actions Corporate Actions Developments in the Last Two YearsInstruction Processing:Nigeria: The market regulator (SEC) launched an e-dividend system to automatically and directly credit dividends into shareholders’ accounts. Participation in the system is mandatory.Kuwait: The KCC has changed the calculation of CAs entitlements and now calculates them on record date based on traded positions. This eliminates market claims arising from incorrectly calculated positions.Switzerland: The SIS will soon introduce ‘Record Date’ for CAs as well as the full automation of the data flow from companies to SIS. This will reduce market claims and potential processing errors due to manual re-keying of information.
10 CSD Role in Corporate Actions Corporate Actions Developments in the Last Two YearsProxy Voting:Korea: e-voting has been approved by the Government. When implemented, shareholders will be able to vote through KSD’s website instead of physically attend the meetings.Taiwan: TDCC launched an e-voting platform (only available in Chinese at this stage).Taiwan: Split voting for Foreign Investors has been approved and is meant to increase participation in voting.Thailand: TSD implemented e-registration and e-voting to facilitate the registration of meeting attendance and the voting process.E.U: The transposition to the Shareholders' Rights Directive intends to harmonise the whole E.U. region in terms of voting practices by improving voting procedures and including more voting media; hence, meeting results will become more reflective of shareholder opinion.
12 CSD Role in Corporate Actions Planned Corporate Actions DevelopmentsAsia PacificVietnam: VSD is to implement an electronic link for connecting with participants. This will allow the electronic dissemination of CA information.Thailand: Project to introduce e-proxy voting and e-dividend which would allow SWIFT messages and same-day credit.Singapore: SGX is to increase the capacity of SGXNet for collection of CAs information.
13 CSD Role in Corporate Actions Planned Corporate Actions Developments• AmericaBrazil: The market regulator has proposed to introduce POA in listed companies’ meetings and the information to be disclosed to shareholders prior to the meetings. This is expected to enhance shareholders’s participation in the decision making process.Canada: CDS is planning to introduce a Corporate Actions Liability Management Service (CALMS), a service that will automate the CA tracking service when a corporate event is pending.USA: As part of a multi-year CA reengineering project, DTCC is to automate the survivor option instruction process (optional redemption feature) and to upgrade its Elective Dividend Service (EDS) and Stock Loan Payment Order (SLPO) functions.
14 CSD Role in Corporate Actions Planned Corporate Actions Developments• Western Europe (including E.U)Romania: CDSA is to create a centralised payment system of dividends for listed and non-listed companies to enhance efficiency and speed of dividend distribution.Italy: A working group has been formed to review the CA operational model in order to improve the processes. The focus will be initially on right issues but is expected to be extended to all the CA events.E.U: The transposition to the Shareholders' Rights Directive intends to harmonise the whole E.U. region in terms of voting practices by improving voting procedures and including more voting media; hence, meeting results will become more reflective of shareholder opinion.Belgium, France, Netherlands, UK, Ireland, Sweden, Finland: Following approval by the registration bodies, Euroclear is to introduce a new set of ISO messages for processing CA information and instructions. This will increase STP as paper-based messages and proprietary messages will be eliminated.
15 CSD Role in Corporate Actions Asset Servicing Risk Definition:• The risk that a participant may incur a loss arising from missed or inaccurate information provided by the depository, or from incorrectly executed instructions, in respect of corporate actions and proxy voting.
16 CSD Role in Corporate Actions AAA AA+AAAA-A+AA-BBBBBBCCC
17 CSD Role in Corporate Actions RatingAsset Servicing Rating Market ComparisonsRatingAAAAA+AAAA-A+AA-BBBBBBCCCCCCAAAAA+AAAA-A+AA-BBBBBBCCCCCCOn this point we pulled together this chart to give som insight toAbsolute Rating - Highest Rating Public CSDTM Rating of 7 Eurasian CSDsAverage Rating - Highest Rated RegionsGap between top and bottom rated Eurasian CSDsAverage Rating - Eurasia