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DTCC Podcast review “Navigating T+1: ALERT’s Automation and Risk Reduction in Focus”
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Embracing the T+1 Settlement Transition: The Role of Automated SSIs and Risk Reduction

After reviewing the recent DTCC Podcast, we had an insightful look into the impending transition to T+1 settlement and the vital role of Standing Settlement Instructions (SSIs) in this process. This significant shift, as expertly discussed by industry leaders, underscores the urgency for financial institutions to adapt to more efficient and secure post-trade processes.

embracing T+1 settlementThe shift to a T+1 settlement cycle in the US, Canada, and potentially the UK and Europe, as discussed in the recent DTCC podcast, marks a significant change in the financial landscape. As an industry leader in providing secure, automated solutions, Loffa Interactive Group recognizes the critical role of efficient and reliable Standing Settlement Instructions (SSIs) in this transition.

The Urgency of Accurate SSIs in T+1 Settlement

As highlighted by Russ Stamey from Northern Trust and Jan Coughlin from DTCC, the move to T+1 significantly reduces the time for exception resolution between trade date and settlement dates. With half the timeline effectively removed, the accuracy and timeliness of SSI data become more crucial than ever. Errors or inefficiencies in SSIs can lead to settlement delays or failures, underscoring the need for high-quality data upfront.

Loffa’s Solution: Automating SSIs for Efficiency and Security

At Loffa Interactive Group, we understand the importance of automating the process of SSI data exchange. Manual processes, such as sharing PDFs of SSIs over email, are prone to errors and security risks. Our solutions provide a streamlined, secure, and automated way to manage SSIs, ensuring data integrity and reducing operational risks.

Benefits of SSI Automation:

  1. Standardization: Automated SSIs eliminate the inconsistencies that arise from various custodians and formats, enabling more straightforward interpretation and use of data.
  2. Reduced Errors and Delays: By automating the data entry process, we significantly lower the risk of human error, leading to more reliable and efficient settlements.
  3. Enhanced Security: Our solutions offer robust encryption and secure channels, minimizing the risks associated with manual data exchange and potential cybersecurity threats.
  4. Compliance and Adaptability: As regulatory landscapes evolve, our automated solutions ensure that clients remain compliant with changing standards, especially in a T+1 environment.

Looking Ahead: Tapping into the Manual Client Community

As Stamey and Coughlin mentioned, a substantial portion of the industry still relies on manual SSI processes. Loffa Interactive Group is committed to reaching out to this community, offering solutions that can integrate them into the automated ecosystem. By doing so, we can collectively move towards a more secure, efficient, and compliant industry standard.

Conclusion: Preparing for a Smooth T+1 Transition

The transition to T+1 settlement is not just a regulatory shift but an opportunity to enhance overall market efficiency and security. Loffa Interactive Group is at the forefront, offering the necessary tools and expertise to navigate this change successfully. As we move closer to the May 28, 2024 deadline, our focus remains on providing solutions that align with industry needs, reduce risks, and uphold the integrity of financial transactions.


–By Adam Yax