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Japan embraces fintech’s hard-boiled wonderland

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Banks and politicians in Japan are getting ever more energetic for fintech with grand plans for APIs, artificial intelligence (AI), digital currencies, blockchain, funding for start-ups and an easing of regulations. According to the Nikkei Asian Review, the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) will launch a website on Monday (25 September) for makers of smartphone […]

R3 powers Japan’s blockchain derivatives prototype

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R3 and four Japanese financial institutions (FIs) have joined forces to use blockchain in a derivatives prototype test. Nomura, Daiwa Securities Group, Mizuho, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and R3 have tested a prototype developed using Corda, R3’s distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform based on blockchain, to streamline International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Master Agreement […]

Nomura turns fintech Voyager in India

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Asian investment bank Nomura plans to tap into India’s lively fintech scene with the launch of its “Voyager – Nomura Fintech Partnership” – including a new JPY 10 billion ($91.7 million) fund to provide support to start-ups. Nomura is inviting entrepreneurs to participate in the programme to build solutions for capital markets and investment banking […]

Nomura Bank extends relationship with software provider Simcorp

Nomura and Simcorp extend partnership

Luxembourg-based Nomura Bank has singed a “large additional licence agreement” with investment software specialist Simcorp, according to the vendor. The bank went to market looking for a new software provider but concluded that staying with Simcorp would be the best option. The two companies have been working together since 2009. Simcorp’s CEO, Klaus Holse, comments […]

Instinet algo will ‘Make’ large orders viable

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Broker Instinet has released Make, a new algorithm which it says will help traders to shift large orders more cautiously without disturbing the market.

Safeguarding the banks: the challenging role of the security manager

Daniel Wan

Responsible for protecting people and assets across single or multiple countries in a range of different environments, the role of security manager in the finance industry is not for the faint hearted.

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