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EXPERT GUIDANCE DURING
LEHMAN BROTHERS BANKRUPTCY
A TIER 1 GLOBAL
FINANCIAL SERVICES FIRM
A GLOBAL BANKING AND
FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPANY
A TOP-FIVE DEALER IN THE
MORTGAGE-BACKED SECURITIES MARKET
These five stories illustrate how a strategic partnership with Broadridge helps clients transform, innovate and gain transparency. Being part of the large Broadridge network, each client benefits from leading technologies, world-class operations, best people, best practices, scale, and mutualization of compliance cost and innovation investment.
You’re ready for what’s next when you’re part of the Broadridge network
Broadridge Managed Services
• Laid a foundation for future growth via
the modern, scalable post-trade
• Accelerated savings and reduced risk by
having Managed Services take over
post-trade operations before converting
to the new equities platform
• Achieved savings through
mutualization of regulatory costs
• Significant efficiency gains from
Broadridge’s in-depth industry
experience and operations expertise
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• An aging proprietary technology platform for U.S. equity and
non-dollar processing that could no longer be supported
• Technology that couldn’t support T+2 settlement
• High system upgrade costs associated with regulatory changes
• Complex systems leading to maintenance and support challenges
• Inability to scale for future growth
A primary dealer and a top-five dealer in the mortgage-backed securities market
Reducing costs and optimizing operations with a modern technology platform
Broadridge Equity Post-Trade
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The firm shifted from an in-house technology and fixed-cost staffing model to Broadridge’s mutualized investment model. By using Broadridge’s Managed Services, the firm improved services to its clients, gained scale for future growth and met regulatory requirements. Additionally, it reduced operational risk while continuing to benefit from best practices, leading technology, world-class operations and innovation.
the key takeaways
• Reduced operating costs by 30 percent
• Realized ROI within the first year
• Gained dramatic savings through
mutualizing costs of regulatory changes
• Maintained business continuity
and mitigated risks throughout the
• Gained scale to support future growth
and international expansion
• Need to transition out of its U.S. equities and mortgage-backed
securities trading business cost-effectively to focus on its fixed
income primary dealer business
• High regulatory compliance costs
• Aging proprietary technology and infrastructure
• Increasing human resources and facility needs
A global banking and financial services company and primary dealer
Transforming operations to support a new business focus
Broadridge Fixed Income Post-Trade Processing solution
The firm underwent a major transformation to focus on its primary dealer business. Broadridge Managed Services provided the agility to transform smoothly, significantly reducing costs and future-proofing for growth opportunities.
• Freed resources to focus on
differentiating activities by outsourcing
• Significantly reduced cost-per-trade to
make more operating capital available
• Enhanced client service and reduced risk
• Need to increase operational and cost efficiency
• Increasing challenges to manage risk effectively
• High cost-per-trade
• Unable to scale effectively and fuel growth
A tier 1 global financial services firm engaged in investment, personal and corporate banking, and wealth management.
Achieving breakthrough operations improvements to fuel growth
With Broadridge Managed Services, this global firm realized significant cost savings and increased straight-through processing rates within the initial contract year. In fewer than six months, the firm upgraded from Broadridge technology to a full Broadridge Managed Services solution that included operations and technology. Today, the firm is ideally positioned to tackle new opportunities for long-term growth.
The National Securities Clearing Corporation (NSCC) imposed restrictions on securities eligible for Continuous Net Settlement (CNS), which significantly increased the number and cost of trades settling “trade for trade.”
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When financial industry rules and regulations negatively impact businesses, a strong advocate can speak for them and provide innovative solutions. Broadridge operations experts actively participate in leadership roles on key industry committees to advocate for clients.
Industry advocacy on behalf
of clients, saving firms millions of dollars
Costly CNS Restrictions
Broadridge advocated for the NSCC to include items in the balance order process without the NSCC trade guarantee and to process net transactions in the same way it processed certain foreign securities, which resulted in saving the industry more than $1 million per year.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) prohibited the movement of globally locked securities between brokers, resulting in a capital charge
for aged trades.
Broadridge advocated for temporary transaction processing with Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). As a result, DTCC granted a three-day window for processing and allowed broker-dealers to reinvest their reserves.
Broadridge operations leaders participate in numerous Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) committees, DTCC committees and industry societies. Their advocacy on behalf of clients helps financial services firms resolve regulatory issues, gain operational savings, and innovate for the future.
Broadridge’s post-trade processing platform was used by dozens of financial institutions, including Lehman Brothers. The platform’s common data and infrastructure made it possible to quickly distinguish and separate Lehman asset management positions from its brokerage holdings
• Client assets worth billions of dollars
were extracted within one week
• Neuberger Berman, Lehman’s former
asset management unit, continued
operations while Lehman became
• Broadridge transferred Lehman’s
brokerage assets into Barclays and
insulated assets worth billions of dollars
Saving billions of dollars
during financial crisis
When Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection, the largest corporate bankruptcy filing in the U.S., global market turmoil ensued. Lehman had only one week to extract billions of dollars in client assets from its failing brokerage unit before the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) locked up those assets.
In just three trading days, Broadridge’s operations team carried out a platform conversion and asset recovery that normally would have taken more than a year to complete.
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* As of August 2018
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