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Hudson Fintech
03 Oct 2019 — Bill Hodgson

Hudson Fintech, the London-based technology firm, today announced the launch of its new front office technology platform for sell-side and buy-side institutions trading in the Repo markets. The platform supports all aspects of Repo trading and has been developed to offer clients maximum flexibility, increased customisation and faster release cycles. 

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10 Sep 2019 — Bill Hodgson

In Q2 of 2019, WBR Insights surveyed 100 COOs, CTOs, CIOs and those of equal standing from across the globe to find out more about how they’re implementing innovative technology to transform their organisations.

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30 Aug 2019 — Allan D. Grody

It is over a decade since the CFTC and SEC along with the newly organized US Treasury’s Office of Financial Research called for a legal entity identifier (LEI) for all those financial market participants involved in the newly regulated OTC Derivatives markets.

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19 Aug 2019 — Bill Hodgson

The OTC Space is will be at the Capital Markets Innovation Summit (CMIS) "the only conference for COOs and heads of innovation from Europe's top investment banks". Come along and meet us to catch up

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fuzzy cloud aite
29 Jul 2019 — Virginie O'Shea

The lack of a common industry taxonomy has long been a problem for the capital markets in various segments of the market, and the area of cloud technology is no different. Assessing levels of cloud adoption within a firm, let alone across the market, is challenging because not every individual has the same definition of “cloud.” The way vendor solutions or services are marketed and the rather hazy vendor descriptions of various hosting models exacerbate the problem—though a solution is offered as a managed service, that does not necessarily mean it is a cloud-based offering.

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watch mechanism
02 Jul 2019 — James Cherry

The pace of technological change right now is staggering. It permeates our lives every day, obviously, subtly and in ways we aren’t even aware of. Who remembers paper road maps, dial up internet… having to remember passwords rather than stamping your thumb on your laptop or phone?

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27 Jun 2019 — Rob Hill

Manchester, 27 June 2019 - Nivo, the Manchester-based instant messaging and identity verification platform, today published a research report which highlights the security risks of financial firms using email and SMS for customer communications.

 

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21 Jun 2019 — Rob Hill

In Finance, words like ‘digital transformation’ and ‘disruption’ are often thrown around without much weight, but what do they really mean? For banks, they usually involve a lot of work and a lot of costs, often requiring firms to replace multiple legacy systems, which have been stacked on top of each other haphazardly for years. All too often a digital transformation project only delivers a portion of what was planned, as projects go over budget and take too long.

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data picture
17 Jun 2019 — Bill Hodgson

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.

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Gresham Clareti
27 Mar 2019 — Bill Hodgson

Gresham's Clareti platform accelerates across capital markets as banks modernise ageing reconciliations technology

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07 Mar 2019 — Bill Hodgson

First client live using enhanced Reconcile.Trade solution to run on Gresham’s Clareti Platform

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Clearmatics Hackathon - Barclays Team
08 Feb 2019 — Bill Hodgson

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:

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