Aerial View Editor’s Note

Aerial View Editor’s Note

A Wider Lens on Markets


Today’s financial markets require radically new thinking. Fees are thinning, regulation is leveling the playing field, and technology is upending the established order of business. Connecting the dots has never been more critical.


With our unique perspective on the markets, stemming from a best-in-class custody franchise and drawing from all the trading and investment management services supporting it, we can deliver those ideas.


Aerial View’s mission is to harvest the latest insights from across the value chain, bringing them to life in a series of easily digestible articles. The result is an essential field guide for how to stay at the cutting edge of funding, liquidity, trading and investment. We’ve also extracted sound-bites from industry professionals to give you a broader view of the marketplace.


In our inaugural issue we’ve looked at whether cryptocurrencies can become a core asset class, why sponsored repos are taking off, as well as the impact of European money market fund reforms.


And if you’re one of the thousand buyside shops preparing to become subject to the new margin rules for non-cleared derivatives, check out our profile with Brevan Howard, where two executives walked us through how they approached it.


That’s just for starters. Among the stories coming soon, Microsoft talks to us about how rapid digitization is reshaping the corporate treasury function. We’ve also got pieces coming about the top trends in collateral, the tricky transition away from Libor and how South Korea is becoming a hot spot for securities finance.


If that isn’t enough to whet your appetite, this summer our wine commentator will be directing you to some of the top releases this year. Enjoy your first taste of Aerial View and let us know what you think.


Katy Burne


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