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VECTALIS Acquires BrokerHub, Bolstering Its Equity Derivatives Front-to-Back Solution

OTC equity derivatives workflow vendor VECTALIS has announced its acquisition of BrokerHub, a fellow financial technology company. By unifying their forces after years of competition, the two firms aim to provide crucial services to market participants, encompassing price dissemination from interdealer brokers to investment banks, block trade reporting to multiple exchanges, and the generation and…

DLT Has Potential to Transform Capital Markets, Says Joint Report by GFMA and Others

A new report co-authored by the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA), Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Clifford Chance, and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, underscores the transformative potential of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) for capital markets. The report encourages market participants to actively mould the future application of DLT and urges policymakers to provide more precise…

Iress Teams Up with Kaiko to Provide Cryptocurrency Market Data

Financial Software provider Iress has announced a partnership with Kaiko, the cryptocurrency market data provider, to offer high-quality, regulatory-compliant digital assets and cryptocurrency data to institutional clients. The new data service, available in Iress’s FeedOS format, is designed to be seamlessly integrated into existing workflows. The collaboration aims to address growing interest in digital assets…

The T+1 Revolution: Technology Challenges and Opportunities in the US Settlement Cycle

Introduction The upcoming move to T+1 settlement in the United States represents a significant shift in the financial industry, with potential implications for market participants worldwide. The transition is aimed at promoting efficiency, reducing risk, and enhancing liquidity in the financial system. However, transitioning form a T+2 to a T+1 settlement environment is itself not…

Drilling Down on the IPC and Kaiko Partnership – Perspectives from the CEOs

Communications and connectivity solutions provider IPC recently announced a partnership with Kaiko, the cryptocurrency market data provider, to deliver enterprise-grade data to IPC’s Connexus Crypto ecosystem. Launched last year, Connexus Crypto is IPC’s flagship solution for cryptocurrency trading, designed to support complex trading strategies. The solution enables users to implement cryptocurrency arbitrage, providing low latency…

FIX Protocol Includes Digital Token Identifier

The Digital Token Identifier (DTI) ISO standard has been added to the Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol, the industry-standard messaging protocol for electronic communication. The addition means financial institutions will be able to use the FIX Protocol to send messages with DTIs both internally and externally. The DTI standard is increasingly being used as it…

dwpbank and valantic FSA Launch wpNex Digital Assets Platform for German Banks

Deutsche WertpapierService Bank AG (dwpbank) has partnered with valantic FSA to launch the “wpNex” digital assets platform, enabling 1,200 banks and savings banks in Germany to trade digital assets for themselves and their customers. Initially offering cryptocurrency trading, wpNex will gradually expand to include regulated trading of other digital assets. Valantic FSA’s automation platform connects…

Crédit Agricole CIB and SEB Unveil so|bond: A Sustainable, Blockchain-based Digital Bond Platform

Crédit Agricole CIB and SEB have announced the launch of so|bond, a sustainable and open digital bond platform powered by blockchain technology. The platform will allow issuers in capital markets to issue digital bonds on a blockchain network, enhancing efficiency and enabling real-time data synchronisation among participants. The blockchain network utilises a unique validation protocol…

UBS and Asian Bank Pioneer Cross-Border Intraday Repo Trade on Broadridge’s Blockchain Platform

UBS and a global Asian bank have successfully executed the first cross-border intraday repo transaction on Broadridge Financial Solutions’ blockchain-enabled Distributed Ledger Repo (DLR) platform. This milestone marks the launch of the next phase in the rollout of Broadridge’s DLR platform, a significant step towards a more efficient means of intraday liquidity management, building on…

A-Team Group Names Winners of Innovation Awards 2023

A-Team Group has named the winners of its prestigious Innovation Awards 2023. The awards, now in their third year, celebrate innovative projects and teams across vendor and practitioner communities that make use of new and emerging technologies to deliver high-value solutions for financial institutions in capital markets. This year’s platinum award winners include Moody’s Analytics…