05 July 2015

Company announcements

Trade execution

BofA Merrill taps Eesat for complex order flow

25 June 2015  |  1684 views  |  0 comments

Financial technology start-up EESAT, today announced that it has added Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Merrill) to its growing client list, with BofA Merrill now giving its own clients a range of EESAT OptEx tools to access opportunities in the highly active Complex Order Space.


Canadian consumers prefer credit cards as payment choice

25 June 2015  |  1487 views  |  0 comments | 1 linkedin

TSYS (TSS) today announced the results of its 2015 Canadian Consumer Payment Choice Study. The second annual research found that when given a choice, 46 percent of Canadian consumers prefer to pay using their credit cards more than any other payment method.

Wholesale banking

China’s Heifeng selects MIK’s Security Master and Data Warehouse

25 June 2015  |  1303 views  |  0 comments

MIK Fund Solutions, a leading provider of decision support software solutions for alternative asset managers, today announced that Haifeng Technology Co., Ltd., the first independent Private Fund administrator and middle office service provider that has been licensed to operate in China, has selected MIK to provide its Security Master and Data Warehouse software for the processing and reporting required for sustainable and successful fund administration and outsourcing.

Retail banking

Swissquote first Swiss bank to launch Apple Watch app

25 June 2015  |  1871 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 2 linkedin

Swissquote Bank, Switzerland’s leading online bank, today announced the launch of the first mobile banking and trading application developed by a Swiss bank for the much anticipated Apple Watch, ahead of its official Swiss release date, the 26th of June.

Post-trade & ops

Itau Unibanco adopts Asset Control's AC Plus for data management

25 June 2015  |  1147 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets | 1 linkedin

Asset Control, provider of financial data management solutions and services, today announced that Itaú Unibanco, the largest privately owned Latin American bank, has been in production with AC Plus, Asset Control’s flagship solution for over a year.

Trade execution

Liquidnet and IEX launch 'safe trading' algorithm for block orders

25 June 2015  |  1408 views  |  0 comments | 1 linkedin

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, today announced the launch of Liquidnet Dark IEX, a new order routing strategy that provides the buyside with more access to safe trading opportunities by giving them the ability to access Liquidnet’s market-leading institutional liquidity pool while working their orders within IEX.

Virtual currency

FTC warns consumers of perils of paying in bitcoin

25 June 2015  |  1432 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets

If you shop online — and who doesn’t? — you might notice that some websites let you pay with bitcoins. Virtual or crypto currencies like Bitcoin can be a fast way to pay online, or in person with a mobile app.

Post-trade & ops

Russian and Chinese CSDs sign MoU

25 June 2015  |  1088 views  |  0 comments

On 24 June 2015, National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia’s central securities depository, and China Central Depository and Clearing Co., Ltd. (CCDC), China’s central securities depository servicing governmental securities, signed a Memorandum of understanding.

Wholesale banking

Deloitte partners with Recommind for managed OTC derivatives analytics service

25 June 2015  |  1231 views  |  0 comments

Deloitte, the business advisory firm, today announced an alliance with Recommind, a leader in information intelligence, to deliver a managed service to investment banks, transforming the way Over-the-Counter International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) agreements are managed.

Retail banking

Backbase adds Geezeo PFM to Open Banking Marketplace

25 June 2015  |  1481 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 2 linkedin

Backbase, the digital banking platform provider, has partnered with personal financial management (PFM) solutions provider Geezeo, an agreement that adds the Connecticut-based private company to the Backbase Open Banking Marketplace.

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