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Symphony Communication Services makes its Asia debut

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Hong Kong-headquartered capital markets and investment group CLSA has deployed Symphony Communication Services collaboration platform across its entire business. The roll-out of Symphony to CLSA’s 1,900 employees is its largest deployment to date by an Asia-headquartered firm. CLSA joins a community who connect on Symphony, comprised of over 220,000 corporate users from 190 firms. CLSA […]

Industry bullish on promise of fintech – Opimas research

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Market players are bullish on the near- and longer-term promise of fintech, according to new research by Opimas, “Fintech Spending and Innovation in Capital Markets”. In 2017, it estimates fintech spending across all capital markets participants to exceed $127 billion.

Fintech funding round-up: 17 May 2017

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Quickly following on from the cash flow glow of 15 May, here’s another fintech funding round-up. Features Additiv, BZ Bank, Symphony, BNP Parabis and IOTA. Zurich-based digital finance provider Additiv knows how to stay healthy as it has secured its first capital investment funding round of CHF 21 million ($21.3 million). The round was headed […]

Symphony unveils open developer platform and access to API

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Symphony Software Foundation has launched an open developer platform. The foundation hosts open source development, bots, apps and integrations on the Symphony platform. It will also provide community contributors and foundation member organisations with access to the Symphony API, as well as development tools. Gabriele Columbro, executive director, Symphony Software Foundation, says open source “fuelled […]

OpenFin joins Symphony Software Foundation to “drive fintech standardisation”

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New York-based OpenFin, a provider of HTML5 runtime technology for the financial industry, has joined Symphony Software Foundation. The foundation, described as “a non-profit organisation fostering open innovation around the Symphony secure messaging platform”, already has powerful members on its list, including BNY Mellon, Citadel, Citi, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and […]

Symphony and Markit join forces to promote Collaboration-Platform-as-a-Service

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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 […]

Blackrock testing Symphony’s new financial messaging app

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Asset management firm Blackrock is trialling Symphony’s new financial messaging app. The app is being tested by part of Blackrock’s workforce and it is “looking to roll it out more widely in the coming months”. Blackrock is a major name to come onboard and the firm has 13,000 employees. However, Symphony has had success before […]

Orchestral manoeuvres

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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.

Financial industry chat consolidates as Symphony buys Markit’s messaging service

Symphony has acquired Markit’s cloud-based collaboration technology

Symphony Communications, a financial industry messaging service provider, has acquired a rival service provided by Markit, a financial data management provider. The move may bolster Symphony’s ability to rival more entrenched, expensive cloud-based chat services used by financial institutions.

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