June 2019 The OTC Space met with Frank Glock from Gresham Technology, which recently announced a £1.2M contract with a leading CCP to provide improved reconciliation and control tools, to talk about data integrity, distributed ledgers and regulators. Frank’s views on new technology challenge the orthodoxy of “move everything to a ledger”. We covered data formats, systems integration, ledgers, central infrastructure and the unavoidable complexity of systems.
Gresham's Clareti platform accelerates across capital markets as banks modernise ageing reconciliations technology
First client live using enhanced Reconcile.Trade solution to run on Gresham’s Clareti Platform
If two firms use two ledgers with different technology, how do they transfer value without an intermediary? Using the Clearmatics Ion framework might be the answer. Clearmatics organised a hackathon, which took place at Rise created by Barclays. Five teams took part and used the Ion framework developed by Clearmatics with a free choice of use case.
The explorations each team chose were these:
Join Redspire and Microsoft for a Financial Services Business Leaders event in the heart of City of London. Hear from four world-class Senior keynote speakers and enjoy an intimate and informal presentation with Chris Brindley, ex-Metro Bank Helen Wilson, Microsoft UK’s Customer Success Director. Take the opportunity to ask direct questions on how you can successfully steer change within your own business and why it’s so important to do so now.
The following outlines a few of the major research questions being investigated: some of these are general research problems that affect blockchain/DLT development broadly, whereas others are very specific to financial derivatives, but all of these aspects must be solved, and their solutions combined effectively, to provide efficient and resilient solutions to the grand challenge.
Exchange traded products such as futures and equities can show extreme volumes of transactions each day - could a distributed ledger support that level of throughput, given concerns over the complex consensus model for ledgers. Two new studies carry out detailed simulations to find the boundaries of ledger performance and show the way for future technology transformation in the capital markets.
The inside story of DerivHack and how the ISDA CDM might be the beginning of something big
In this article, which references the World Economic Forum decision chart for DLT, we consider whether OTC Derivatives would benefit from a DLT for a specific use case.