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TradingTech Insight Q&A: Driving Technology Innovation in Fixed Income

With Edoardo Pacenti, Head of Trading Tools for Fixed Income at ION Markets. In the last decade, the global fixed income markets have been going through a steady process of transformation, with technology playing an ever more important role. Trading is slowly becoming more automated, new venues are proliferating, and both market participants and vendors…

Informatica Offers Data Governance & Catalog As-a-Service in the Cloud

Informatica, an enterprise cloud data management provider, has released a data governance and catalog as-a-service solution designed to help firms modernise their data and analytics governance programmes. The solution brings together data cataloging, data quality, data, and AI governance capabilities with cloud native unified metadata-driven intelligence. The Cloud Data Governance & Catalog solution is a…

SS&C Upgrades Chorus Intelligent Automation Platform to Accelerate STP

SS&C Technologies has upgraded its Chorus intelligent automation platform for asset and wealth management to accelerate straight-through-processing (STP) and improve integration between the platform and the company’s document automation solution. SS&C Chorus offers standalone predesigned applications for rapid deployment and is designed to accelerate STP, reduce operational risk, enhance digital customer journeys, and speed up…

When Being Digital is No Longer Enough to be Different – A New Take on Build vs. Buy

By Matt Barrett, CEO, Adaptive Financial Consulting. Technology has transformed financial services over the past decade – dramatically increasing efficiencies, simplifying some workflows and improving accessibility – benefiting everyone from large institutions to fintech start-ups. In this constant race to embrace technology, digitalisation has gone from being a ‘nice to have’ to becoming ubiquitous –…

SIX Acquires ULTUMUS to Strengthen ETF and Managed Data Service Offering

SIX has acquired ULTUMUS, a global index and exchange-traded funds (ETF) data specialist, to strengthen its ETF and managed data service offering. The companies have been partners for some time, with SIX acquiring ULTUMUS from investment firm ETFS Capital. ULTUMUS will initially operate separately to SIX and will carry on delivering index data from SIX…

IHS Markit Adds Data Dictionary for EDM Platform

IHS Markit has released a data dictionary designed to help business users gain greater visibility of their data. The Data Dictionary has a web-based interface that allows users to see what data is available within their organisation, and a portal that includes data governance metadata covering how the data is defined, where it has come…

SETL Launches Verafide Digital Credentials Platform for KYC, Other Verification Challenges

Blockchain operator SETL’s Verafide subsidiary has launched its open-source platform for verifying digital credentials and identification on the SETL enterprise blockchain, allowing issuers, holders and verifiers to set up and maintain a digital credentials ecosystem. The Verafide platform is aimed at helping firms fulfill their KYC obligations, adopt more seamless and transparent customer onboarding processes…

Symphony’s Cloud9 Acquisition Lays Path for Combining Voice Communications with Natural Language Processing

Infrastructure and technology platform provider Symphony’s recent acquisition of electronic communication specialist Cloud9 Technologies for an undisclosed sum is aimed at allowing the combined entity to offer new services and solutions combining trader voice with natural language processing (NLP) and automation. The company believes this approach will accelerate trade flows, improve transactional accuracy, and extend…

Cloud, Trading Infrastructure Modernisation, Digital Transformation Are Hot Topics at This Year’s TradingTech Summit Virtual

The three key themes of Cloud, Trading Infrastructure and Digital Transformation underpinned A-Team Group’s 2021 TradingTech Summit Virtual earlier this week, which brought together speakers and panellists from across the financial markets technology sector. Irina Sonich-Bright, Managing Director at Credit Suisse, in conversation with A-Team’s Andrew Delaney, started proceedings by giving an upbeat outlook on…

Brexit: Equivalence is Dead. What Now?

Last week, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his first speech at Mansion House, outlining his vision for the UK’s financial services industry. During the speech, while stating that the UK government’s ambition following Brexit had been to reach a comprehensive set of mutual decisions on financial services equivalence, he conceded that “this has not happened,”…