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Sibos 2017: fear the bigtech

Sibos 2017: fear the bigtech

As the financial services industry and fintechs work ever closer, where does that leave bigtech?

IBM and Northern Trust debut blockchain for private equity

IBM working with Standard Life and ING Direct Australia

IBM and financial services firm Northern Trust have launched the “first commercial deployment” of blockchain for the private equity market. The blockchain is based on the Hyperledger Fabric and is available for use for managing the administration of a private equity fund managed by Unigestion, a Switzerland-based asset manager with $20 billion in assets under […]

Sibos 2016: blockchain passes stupidity test

Sibos 2016: all about blockchain

“First they think it’s stupid, then they think it’s obvious. Blockchain has passed the first test.” These are the words of an economics professor (quoted, but not present) on revolutionary ideas, and perhaps a succinct evaluation of where blockchain is right now. In a packed conference room on the Monday afternoon (26 September), the panel discussed “Blockchain 2020 – what next for adoption by the financial industry”.

Northern Trust teams with Scorpeo for corporate actions reporting

Northern Trust ties up with Scorpeo for historical corporate actions reporting

Northern Trust Corporation has signed for Scorpeo’s services to provide an “innovative” historical corporate actions reporting service. Scorpeo’s Harmonia solution enables historical analysis to generate “detailed reports to show investors exactly how much value has been missed”, the vendor explains. It will be incorporated into the Northern Trust Historical Corporate Actions Transparency report. Northern Trust’s […]

Europe needs more competition, not more exchanges …


Europe doesn’t need more trading venues – instead, it needs more innovation, more fairness, more competition and better enforcement, according to panellists speaking at the Trade Tech conference in Paris.

If you’re not ready, the regulators will get you

PJ: if you're not ready for regulatory change, you may be stuck behind the curve

The complexity of regulatory reforms in Europe and the US are placing pressure on the industry and may catch some participants unawares.

Five international banks to join UK’s CHAPS system


Five international banks are to become direct participants in the UK’s CHAPS high-value payments system as part of the Bank of England’s efforts to reduce systemic risk.

Bankers slam “dangerous” banking regulation

Banking chiefs including David Berry at UBS have condemned the expense and inconsistency of financial regulation

Inconsistent, unreliable and contradictory regulation is imposing unnecessary costs on financial institutions, a panel of senior industry participants has warned.