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24 Sep 2020 — Bill Hodgson

New research points to a resilient European FinTech growth engine, however limited exit options beyond IPO for European Unicorns 

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17 Sep 2020 — Deputy Editor

Deutsche Börse is acquiring a majority interest in Quantitative Brokers (QB), an independent provider of execution algorithms and data-driven analytics for global futures, options and interest rates.

QB's portfolio of algorithms, simulation tools and analytics is used by some of the world's largest institutional investors, with its algorithms uniquely engineered for both central limit order books and OTC liquidity streams while accessible via all major execution and order management systems used by the buy side, banks and brokers.

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19 Aug 2020 — Bill Hodgson

The current implementation of regulatory reporting for the OTC market is expensive and error prone. The UK FCA and a group of reporting parties are looking at ways to improve the technology.

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19 Aug 2020 — Deputy Editor

Citi is implementing the Solidatus platform at a global enterprise level and has invested an undisclosed amount in the London-based data management startup.

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12 Aug 2020 — PJ Di Giammarino

JWG is proud to announce the publication of a ground-breaking research report ‘Risk control for a digitized financial sector.’  

The analysis identifies a large systemic technology risk blind spot which regulators must take the lead in addressing. JWG urges Financial Services regulators and firms to collaborate with technology firms on new RegTech standards in advance of cloud and data crises.  

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10 Aug 2020 — Deputy Editor

A new partnership will provide IPC clients with access to Vela’s market data solution, SuperFeed, via IPC's ecosystem, Connexus Cloud. It will also enable IPC clients, utilising Connexus Labs, to access an on-demand market data solutions to support trading application testing along with third-party product evaluations.

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20 Jul 2020 — Deputy Editor

Aquis Exchange PLC and the University of Derby are to begin a research and development project based around machine learning and artificial intelligence, with the aim of enhancing the monitoring trading behaviour and identifying breaches in financial markets.

The University will recruit recent graduates with the skills required by Aquis to undertake the project, and the partnership is backed by a government grant delivered by Innovate UK.

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14 Jul 2020 — Bill Hodgson

Gerard Rafie has written a post with good advice for firms looking to choose a capital markets processing platform. He offers an opinion to short circuit a long-list and jump straight into three leading vendors, and the advice on how to pick between them.

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14 Jul 2020 — Deputy Editor

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), J.P. Morgan and Temasek have successfully completed the fifth and final phase of Project Ubin - a blockchain-based multi-currency payments network. The prototype developed under Project Ubin Phase 5 successfully settled payments in different currencies on the same network.

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11 Jun 2020 — Deputy Editor

Figures released by Tech Nation and Dealroom for the Digital Economy Council show that investors continue to back the UK’s FinTech industry.

From January to the end of May, UK tech companies raised $5.3bn, compared to a total raised in the rest of Europe of $4.1bn. Of that, London-based companies raised $4bn, more than Paris, Stockholm, Berlin and Tel Aviv combined.

FinTech continues to dominate fundraising in the London, accounting for 39% of 2020 fundraisings.

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09 Jun 2020 — Deputy Editor

big xyt, the independent provider of market data analytics, has been selected by Societe Generale Luxembourg to provide trading execution analytics to its clients.

big xyt's TCA platform provides SocGen Luxembourg with smart data analytics, which help clients to reduce transaction costs. Leveraging big xyt's consolidated view of the marketplace allows SocGen Luxembourg to measure and benchmark executions.

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05 Jun 2020 — Deputy Editor

Cloud9 Technologies, the cloud-based voice communication and analytics platform provider, has completed a $17.5 million Series B funding round. Led by a strategic investment from UBS, participation included existing investors J.P. Morgan and Barclays.

As demand for flexible office and remote working tools increases due to COVID-19, Cloud9 has seen new business increase by over 50% since March, as it onboarded several of the world’s top global banks and investment management firms. The growing client demand reflects an increasing need for access to a virtual trading floor.

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