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Corporate Actions - A Concise Guide: An introduction to securities events by Francis Groves

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6. Corporate Actions; Technology and the Future

How thoroughgoing does change need to be?

Although the problems of costs and risk are not terminal threats facing the corporate actions industry, in order for the tide of automation to be of real benefit, radical re-engineering of the system has been required. The case for investment in automation has relied on predictions of increasing cost and increasing risk arising from a greater volume and complexity of corporate actions. Participants’ reactions have been dictated mainly by their assessment of the dangers (and rewards) that they face individually. The best solutions to the problems of processing corporate actions would be industry-wide ones but, because the decisions to invest in automation ...

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