London-based Mizuho International has gone live with Xcitek’s XSP software for corporate actions processing, following a detailed evaluations process of a number of systems providers. Said John Sweeney, executive director of Securities Services at Mizuho International, “XSP gives us end-to-end automation in our asset servicing area and enables us to offer a strong and competitive custody service to our clients whilst reducing operational risk.” Mizuho’s U.S. organization Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. (USA) has used XSP in its New York offices since 1999. The new deal highlights Xcitek’s expansion into Europe.
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The transition away from LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) is well underway, but there remains considerable ambiguity around how the final stages will be executed – especially with regards to benchmark replacements in markets outside the UK. What are the options, where are the uncertainties and what stage have firms reached in their preparations? The...
Swiss financial data giant SIX has partnered with Crux Informatics to provide a brand-new managed market data solution to remove unnecessary implementation and management pressure for buy-side companies. Crux will integrate SIX’s Valordata Feed (VDF), which covers 29.7 million instruments for pricing, corporate actions reference data as well as compliance and regulatory data. The partnership...
The TradingTech Summit in London brings together European senior-level decision makers in trading technology, electronic execution and trading architecture to discuss how firms can use high performance technologies to optimise trading in the new regulatory environment.
The European corporate actions market could be the stage of some pretty heavy duty discussions regarding standards going forward, particularly with regards to the adoption of both XBRL tagging and ISO 20022 messaging. The region’s issuer community, for one, is not going to be easy to convince of the benefits of XBRL tags, given the...