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Broadridge acquires Shadow Financial Systems

Broadridge Financial Solutions has acquired Shadow Financial Systems, a provider of multi-asset class post-trade solutions for the capital markets industry. The acquisition builds on Broadridge’s post-trade processing capabilities by adding a market-ready solution for exchanges, inter-dealer brokers and proprietary trading firms. The acquisition also adds capabilities across exchange traded derivatives and cryptocurrency.

HKEX Pulls Out of Bid for LSE

Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (HKEX) has dropped its $37 billion bid for the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) because it has been unable to engage with LSEG management to realise the deal. While the frustration of HKEX is palpable in its withdrawal statement, there will no doubt be sighs of relief at LSEG as…

New and Established Firms Take Opposing Views on ESMA Market Data Consultation

Newer financial markets firms and FinTech companies have come out strongly in favour of regulatory action on market data within the EU. In contrast, some more established players are taking the view that little or no action is needed, and any issues are the fault of the regulator in the first place. These, and other…

London Stock Exchange Rejects $37 Billion Acquisition Bid from Hong Kong Exchange

The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has rejected the $37 billion conditional acquisition proposal made by Hong King Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) to acquire the entire share capital of the London exchange last week saying it has ‘fundamental concerns about the key aspects of the conditional proposal’. These include the strategy, deliverability, form of consideration…

Responses Split on ESMA Consultation Paper on a Consolidated Tape and Market Data

Responses to the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA’s) July consultation paper on the establishment of a consolidated tape (CT) for equity instruments are starting to surface, and the views they express diverge greatly. While some industry participants are very much in favour of a CT, others are strongly against the idea. The road to…

Hong Kong Exchange $37 Billion Bid for London Stock Exchange Scuppers Latter’s Merger Plan with Refinitiv

The Hong Kong Exchange’s $37 bid for the London Stock Exchange (LSE) came out of the blue this morning, but has since rattled cages and raised questions about the LSE’s proposed $27 billion merger with Refinitiv, whether a deal of this sort would be acceptable to regulators, and how LSE shareholders will react to the…

Credit Suisse Securities Migrates from Outsourced Post-trade Solution to Torstone’s Inferno

Credit Suisse Securities (Canada) has selected Torstone Technology’s Inferno post-trade processing platform to replace its existing third-party outsourced solution and service. The project to migrate to Inferno is underway and focused on the firm’s institutional equities business. A key driver for the change was to move away from an outsourced operation and increase efficiency across…

genesis Adds Post-Trade Products, Plans Platform-as-a-Service Solution

genesis has brought its microservices framework, business component library and development acceleration tools to post-trade operations with a view to helping both sell-side and buy-side firms automate workflows and improve operational efficiency. The post-trade portfolio adds to other trading products built by genesis with anchor clients and then made available to the market, and will…

DTCC and Accenture Deliver Governance Operating Model for Distributed Ledger Technology

DTCC and Accenture have introduced a distributed ledger technology (DLT) governance operating model to manage the risks and consequences of the technology, ensure the safety and soundness of the network for the benefit of all participants, and better enable DLT to reach its full potential. The model is also a critical component of DTCC’s Trade…

Fund Managers Fall Short on Reviewing Broker Performance

Fund managers are falling short on calculating the implicit costs of trading, and on a broader scale are unaware as to exactly how much money is being spent with brokers due to a failure to fully review all their relationships qualitatively and quantitatively. According to research from OpenGamma, a provider of derivatives analytics, despite the…