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Class-Actions Processing: The Lesser-Known Post-Trade Headache

Securities class actions allow investors to pursue litigation as a single class, rather than pursue their own individual litigation, in the interests of efficiency and cost, and the core purpose of these lawsuits is to protect shareholders from harm. Class actions have increased in volume and complexity over the last decade, and though they are still primarily driven by the U.S. market, they have also increased in other key markets across the globe, presenting opportunities and challenges for investors, vendors, custodians, regulators, and legal firms.

This new report by Aite Group examines the international class-actions processing realm—a place some custodians fear to tread. It is based on interviews with firms active in the class-actions processing space and includes information supplied by legal firms and solution vendors that are active in the global financial markets.

The 52-page Impact Report contains 28 figures and five tables. Clients of Aite Group’s Institutional Securities & Investments service can download this report, the corresponding charts, and the Executive Impact Deck.

This report mentions Ageas, Alibaba, Allergan Inc., APG, Apple, Avago, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Battea, BNY Mellon, Chicago Clearing Corporation, Chubb Insurance, Citigroup, Cyan Inc., Emulex, Enron Corporation, Facebook, Financial Recovery Technologies, GBST, Goal Group, IMF Bentham, ISS, JP Morgan, Mastercard, Mitsubisi UFJ Financial Group, Northern Trust, NTRS Partners, Petrobas, Royal Bank of Scotland, Scott & Scott, State Street, Tether, Tezos, Therium Litigation Funding, Trulia LLC, Volkswagen, Wells Fargo & Company, and Wilmington Trust Corporation.

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