“Diamis’ CRISTAL selected by SGSS for managing liquidity in T2S”
Paris, Boston, Sibos 2014, 30 September 2014
Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) will concentrate management of liquidity and client collateralisation in Target2-Securities (T2S) with CRISTAL
SGSS has selected Diamis, a joint venture between Atos and Steria, for providing a T2S liquidity management solution in order to support Target2-Securities deployment across entities throughout Europe.
CRISTAL will support SGSS' Payment Bank operations in T2S, managing proprietary cash accounts and auto-collateralisation with Central Banks as well as clients' cash accounts and intraday credit positions.
CRISTAL is designed to accommodate any organisation of proprietary accounts and their funding in T2S. It provides application-to-application connection to T2S in order to secure management of liquidity transfers as well as monitoring of cash accounts and auto-collateralisation. It enables intraday reimbursement of auto-collateralisation in order to prevent unexpected funding requirement at the close of business.
Also, CRISTAL supports all aspects of client credit in T2S, ranging from valuation of collateral, monitoring of positions and limits as well as management of client collateralisation reimbursement during the day or at the end of day.
Finally, CRISTAL also features comprehensive audit trail and will provide SGSS with the required reporting in respect of Basle 3 Monitoring tools for intraday liquidity risk.
Anne-France Demarolle, Head of Liquidity Management at SGSS said: “CRISTAL enables SGSS to deliver flexible T2S cash services to our customers along with sound management of our intraday liquidity in order to maximise pooling and funding benefits from T2S while securing our daily close of business. By entrusting a focused company such as Diamis with cash issues arising with T2S, we are able to dedicate most of our efforts and resources to enhancing our services for securities settlement.”
Olivier Hache, General Manager of Diamis said: “As an extension of Diamis' long term partnership with Societe Generale group, we are proud that SGSS –one of the top ten custodians in the world- is among the early adopters of our CRISTAL liquidity management solution for Target2-Securities. This success with SGSS validates the concept of our solution which will benefit all banks who want to ensure secure intraday liquidity risk management in the future second largest market infrastructure in the euro.”
Diamis will be showcasing its expertise at Sibos 2014, taking place September 29—October 2, 2014 at booth #G67. Meet its experts during specific presentations «The liquidity management challenge behind Target2-Securities” 29 Sept. @ 3:00pm and 2nd October @ 10.00 am on Open Theatre 2
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of € 8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services through Consulting & Systems Integration, Managed Operations, and transactional services through Worldline, the European leader and a global player in the payments services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across different business sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation; Public Sector & Health; Financial Services; Telcos, Media & Utilities. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.
An Atos and Steria joint venture, Diamis is a leading supplier of cash and liquidity management solutions. Diamis delivers innovative software packages that support efficient payment processing and liquidity management.
Diamis' customer banks represent 15% of euro High-Value Payments and securely settle more than EUR 500 billion per day with CRISTAL.
Diamis software packages are defined by our Customer User Groups of major European banks and guarantee long term adequacy with business and regulatory requirements.
Steria delivers end-to-end IT-enabled business services that help private and public organisations meet today's complex business challenges. As a Trusted Transformation partner with a highly collaborative approach, Steria provides consulting, digital expertise, as well as optimised infrastructures, applications and business process services. Find out more at www.steria.com and @Steria. Following the merger of Steria and Sopra, Groupe Steria SCA and its subsidiaries are now part of the Sopra Steria Group, a European leader of digital transformation established in September 2014. With one of the most complete portfolios of offers in the market, and 35 000 professionals in over 20 countries, Sopra Steria Group had pro forma revenue of €3.1 billion in 2013.
About Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS)
Present in 28 locations worldwide with around 4,000 employees, SGSS provides financial institutions and brokers, asset managers and insurers, and businesses with a full range of securities services adapted to the latest financial market and regulatory trends: clearing services, custody and trustee services, retail custody services, liquidity management, fund administration and asset servicing, fund distribution and global issuer services. SGSS is ranked among the top 10 worldwide global custodians and the 2nd largest in Europe with EUR 3,756* billion of assets under custody. SGSS provides custody & trustee services for 3,500* funds and the valuation of 4,054* funds, representing assets under administration of EUR 527* billion. SGSS also ranks among the European leaders in stock option management.
Follow us at http://twitter.com/SG_SS
*Figures at end June 2014
For more information:
Jose de Vries
+31 6 30 27 26 11