Property Interests in Intermediated Securities

Project status: Complete

Increasingly, investors no longer hold stocks, shares and other investment securities directly. Instead securities are “intermediated”, that is they are held indirectly through a chain of one or more intermediaries. In this way, global custodians and securities brokers hold and trade huge volumes of securities on behalf of their customers. At the same time, computerised records have … Read more >

Protection of Official Data

Project status: Complete

Read the full report here. Read a summary of the report here. The problem In the last twenty years, new communications and data technology has changed the nature of espionage and leaks. For example, hostile states can conduct cyber-attacks on the UK through multiple servers across multiple countries. At the same time, the potential impact … Read more >