US investment management firm Pimco has selected Kyc.com and Markit for its due diligence and onboarding requirements. Pimco has opted for Counterparty Manager, Tax Utility, kyc.com and the “entire regulatory and compliance ecosystem”. Kyc.com and Markit say their “ecosystem” provides buy- and sell-side firms, and corporates with a solution for onboarding, KYC (Know Your Customer), […]
Markit, an international provider of financial information services, is buying Prism Valuation, a specialist in independent valuation and risk analysis of derivatives and structured products. Markit says this acquisition will complement its portfolio valuations service, as it will provide enhanced coverage of complex OTC derivatives and structured OTC products. It will also expand Markit’s customer […]
Symphony, a new instant messaging service, and Markit have partnered to promote the adoption of a Collaboration-Platform-as-a-Service (CPaaS), “to enable richer workflow and collaboration throughout the financial industry and other sectors”. As part of the agreement, Markit will develop hosted applications and data delivery services, which will be made available via the Symphony service. Brad […]
Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place! As it’s Easter holidays in the UK, this time it’s published on Thursday. Deutsche Bank reduces branch network in Germany Rise of digital banking drives change. Polymer notes pose £45m problem for UK cash machines Slippery when plastic. […]
Data providers IHS and Markit have agreed an all-share merger of equals, with the transaction expected to close in the second half of 2016. The “implied” equity value of the transaction is more than $13 billion and the deal has been “unanimously approved” by the board of directors of each company. Jerre Stead, IHS chairman […]
Markit has acquired systems integration software developed by JP Morgan. The provider of financial information services will make the software available to buy- and sell-side institutions seeking to integrate with major systems used in the syndicated loan market, including agent servicing platforms and Markit’s trade settlement services. Facilitating systems integration is an important step toward […]
Financial information services firm Markit has begun using Amazon Web Services, in a deal the firm says will optimise the performance and scaling capabilities of Markit products and services including enterprise data management, thinkFolio, WSO, indices and processing.
Financial information provider Markit and foreign exchange settlement service CLS have launched a new service for the cross currency swaps market.
Financial information company Markit has agreed to acquire Information Mosaic, a software provider for corporate actions and post trade securities processing. Information Mosaic’s enterprise software will allow Markit to extend its corporate actions service to support the full corporate actions trade lifecycle and enhance Markit’s asset servicing solutions. Michele Trogni, managing director, cohead of Solutions […]
When first reports of an integrated communications project that had attracted a $66 million investment from a consortium of banks led by Goldman Sachs appeared last year, there was an element of cloak and dagger about the enterprise. The truth is both more prosaic and more interesting according to David Gurle, chief executive and founder of the company behind it.