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Fintech acquisition round-up: 9 March 2017

Fintech acquisitions: who's buying who?

Who’s buying who? Featuring Broadridge, Message Automation, Numerix and TFG Financial Systems.

EquiChain launches new blockchain platform for capital markets

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London-based fintech firm EquiChain has unveiled a working prototype blockchain platform for capital markets. The company plans to implement a full end-to-end “execution to custody” (E2C) pilot in 2017, as it jumps on the distributed ledger technology (DLT) bandwagon Nicholas Bone, EquiChain’s founder and CEO says it “creates a verifiable, transparent and immutable flow of […]

Commonwealth Bank and Queensland Treasury Corporation create world’s first blockchain-based government bond

QTC goes blockchain

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has issued a cryptobond for Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC) using its capital markets blockchain platform. CBA says it is “the first blockchain bond issuance by a government entity both in Australia and in the world”.

Top fintech stories this week – 13 January 2017

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Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place!

Macif Group in major IT overhaul with NeoXam

This project is macif!

Macif Group is revamping its investment administration and accounting tech, and has selected NeoXam to assist with the project. It will help implement the new software and will also host it.

Banking Technology Awards 2016 – shortlist unveiled

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Our rejuvenated Banking Technology Awards have received an unprecedented amount of entries this year – from banks, financial institutions, fintech firms and individuals worldwide – and we are happy to reveal the shortlisted candidates. Now in their 17th year, Banking Technology Awards recognise and reward excellence and innovation in the use of IT in financial […]

Exane signs for Simcorp Dimension investment management platform

Simcorp gains new client in France, Exane

Simcorp is implementing its flagship investment management system, Simcorp Dimension, at Exane to support its middle and back office ops for listed and OTC derivatives. Paris-based Exane is an independent investment firm that focuses on asset management, derivatives and brokerage in cash equities. Exane has been running a number of disparate systems and decided to […]

Central banks of Spain and France late with Calypso tech project

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Banque de France and Banco de España are running late with their implementation of a new treasury and capital markets (TCM) system, Banking Technology understands. The two banks jointly opted for a new solution in 2013/14. It is understood that Calypso was chosen to replace a host of legacy technology, including Wallstreet Suite from Wall […]

Calypso teams with Sernova for cloud-based clearing

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Calypso Technology, a provider of treasury and capital markets (TCM) software, and Sernova Financial, a turnkey post-trade services provider, have partnered to deliver cloud-based clearing services. Sernova Financial will use the Calypso platform, which “recreates the shared infrastructure and service elements of a traditional clearing broker”. Charles Marston, executive chairman of Calypso, says: “As capital […]

Calastone gets new live site for settlement service, Hargreaves Lansdown

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Hargreaves Lansdown, a financial service company based in Bristol, UK, has gone live with Calastone’s funds settlement system, Calastone Settlements. Danny Cox, head of communications at Hargreaves Lansdown comments that “automatic matching of trades and the netting of settlement positions early in the day will improve the efficiency of our operational and treasury teams”. He […]

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