Synechron signs Calypso post-trade deal with SIX

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Swiss financial services provider SIX has selected Synechron as the systems integrator for the Calypso v15 solution as an update to its post-trade services. The deal is part of the SFR (securities finance renewal) programme, with the objective to revamp SIX’s post-trade services where it acts as a contractual triparty agent for its clients to […]

Nasdaq revamps Borse Dubai market tech


Nasdaq and Borse Dubai have signed a new infrastructure agreement for Dubai’s stock exchanges, Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and Nasdaq Dubai, to improve post-trade practices. Under the agreement with Borse Dubai, the parent company of DFM, Nasdaq will deliver a new INET-powered, multi-asset trading technology engine (Nasdaq matching engine), a cash equities clearing module (Nasdaq […]

BNP Paribas Securities Services and Calypso team for post-trade services outsourcing

BNP Paribas Securities Services teams up with Calypso Technology

BNP Paribas Securities Services has teamed up with Calypso Technology to bring to market “a full, end-to-end post-trade services offering across asset classes” for investment banks.

Credit Suisse selects FIS Derivatives Utility


Credit Suisse has opted for FIS’s Derivatives Utility for its post-trade futures and cleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives operations and technology. The utility provides customers with derivatives clearing operations and technology services for trade clearing, trade lifecycle management, margin processing, brokerage, reconciliation and data management. John Dabbs, global head of prime derivatives services, Credit Suisse, says […]

Commerzbank chooses Infosys for investment banking tech revamp


Financial systems vendor Infosys has been awarded a five-year contract with Commerzbank to remodel its investment banking IT architecture. Along with the remodel, Infosys will improve IT processes and evaluate a potential post-trade processing utility. The later would then “focus on the clustering of trade processing platforms across various product types”. Stephan Müller, group CIO, […]

RISE develops new blockchain solution for post-trade sector


UK-based RISE Financial Technologies claims to be “the first technology firm to launch the second generation of blockchain for the post-trade sector”. The solution is now undergoing testing with a number f banks, custodians and CSDs. The results will be published in H2 2016. RISE develops multi-asset class, multi-currency distributed financial ledger technology for the […]

TABB: Legacy IT is hurting buy-side alpha generation

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In its latest report “Breaking Down Buy Side Barriers: Achieving Alpha through Agility,” analyst firm TABB Group has found that investment managers are struggling to cope with trade life cycle errors as a consequence of technology failure. Support for all asset classes and security types, multiple currency transactions, geographical locations and asset allocation strategies is […]

Capco: Costs driving financial industry towards utility model

Scott Claus, head of the Technology Services Domain, at Capco

Financial technology consultancy Capco has found that cost pressure will drive the uptake of the utility model in finance. In its latest report, ‘What Makes Utilities Useful,’ it surveyed senior banking executives’ attitudes towards adoption of a utilities-style approach. With responses from 102 financial services professionals across 69 financial institutions in 26 countries, they found […]

Nasdaq extends blockchain innovation with Estonian shareholders

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Estonia’s e-Residency platform will use a blockchain-based e-voting service to allow shareholders of companies listed on Nasdaq’s Tallinn Stock Exchange, to vote in shareholder meetings. The country’s e-Residency platform is an electronic identity system used by both Estonian residents and those with business interests in the country to access government services through e-Residency digital authentication. The program […]

Hyperledger gains 11 major finance players in blockchain initiative

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The Linux Foundation, a non-profit organisation geared to promoting open source technology has announced 30 members from across the finance and technology industries have joined its new Hyperledger Project. Hyperledger is an open source project intended to advance blockchain digital technology for recording and verifying transactions. The founding members of the initiative represent a diverse […]