JSE announces dates for reduced settlement cycle
Johannesburg, 18 November 2015. The JSE has announced that the market will implement the third and final phase of its move to a T+3 settlement cycle in the middle of 2016. Implementation, to take place between 25 June and 23 July 2016, is in line with initial projections that the project would be going live between May and July 2016.
“The successful implementation of Phase 3 will conclude one of the most ambitious initiatives undertaken by the exchange, and will bolster the credibility of South Africa as an investment destination by bringing the market even closer to international best practice in the settlement space,” says JSE Director of Post-Trade and Information Services Leila Fourie.
Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the project, implemented in July 2013 and October 2014, have already introduced significant efficiencies to the current settlement process, and have established a solid foundation for the move to a shorter settlement cycle.
“The JSE currently has a strong post-trade base across all markets and aims to provide world-class services. T+3 is just one of the initiatives that the JSE is implementing to achieve this. The exact implementation date will be confirmed once we have done further testing,” says Fourie.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange is based in South Africa where it has operated as a market place for the trading of financial products for 125 years. It connects buyers and sellers in equity, derivative and debt markets. The JSE is one of the top 20 exchanges in the world in terms of market capitalisation and is a member of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE). The JSE offers a fully electronic, efficient, secure market with world class regulation, trading and clearing systems, settlement assurance and risk management. www.jse.co.za
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