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ESMA States its Case on Distributed Ledger Technology

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has stepped into industry discussion on the pros and cons of distributed ledger – or blockchain – technology (DLT) and concluded that regulatory action is premature at this stage, but may not be in the longer term. The authority issued a report this week, The Distributed Ledger Technology…

Markit Partners WorkFusion to Automate Manual Processes and Deliver Greater Value to Customers

Markit has teamed up with WorkFusion to automate some of the high volume manual processes that support its Information, Processing and Solutions business divisions. Automation is expected to increase the efficiency and accuracy of the processes, improve operational performance, reduce costs, and enable the company to deliver greater value to its customers. Markit considered building…

WorkFusion Hires Former Markit Exec Gautam Moorjani

WorkFusion, a specialist in machine learning and process automation, has hired Gautam Moorjani, former global head of reference data at Markit, as senior vice president of financial information. Moorjani joined WorkFusion in April after a stint of more than six years as a managing director with various roles at Markit. Moorjani joined Markit in 2008…

A-Team Data Management Summit: Grid, Big Data and Hadoop Lead March of Emerging Technologies

A round-up of emerging technologies at this week’s A-Team Data Management Summit found industry experts favouring grid and big data technologies as they strive to architect the data management platforms of the future. A panel discussion moderated by A-Team Group editor-in-chief Andrew Delaney looked first at big data, how it is perceived and managed, and…

Kinetic Partners Hire Pierre Bourlatchka

Pierre Bourlatchka has been appointed a Director at Kinetic Partners and will join the risk management consulting and monitoring team in London. This new appointment will further enhance Kinetic Partners’ comprehensive service offering across the risk spectrum. Pierre joins Kinetic Partners from F&C Asset Management, where he worked for the Alternative Investment Market Risk team,…