The European Commission has confirmed a one-year delay to the introduction of new trading rules for capital markets firms under the MiFID II regime.
European clearing and settlement agency Euroclear has called on financial market participants to collaborate and embrace the long-term potential of blockchain technologies for cutting IT costs and driving down post-trade and securities servicing fees.
Goldman Sachs and IBM have jumped aboard Digital Asset Holdings' recent investment round, taking the blockchain startup's haul to more than $60 million.
Private equity group JC Flowers is to buy the Australian and Japanese trading platforms of Chi-X Global and its Hong Kong IT unit Chi-Tec. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The rise of electronic trading in fixed income markets could lead to liquidity issues in times of stress, according to new research from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
Digital Asset Holdings, the blockchain startup helmed by former JP Morgan luminary Blythe Masters, has raised more than $50 million in a funding round joined by some of the biggest names in financial services, including Citi, Deutsche Börse and Santander InnoVentures. One of the investors, the ASX, has also handed Digital Asset a contract to design a post-trade settlement system using distributed ledger technology.
Saxo Bank has moved into the fast-expanding robo-advisory market with a full-scale digital investment platform for retail investors in partnership with BlackRock.
First Derivatives has acquired specialist Kx consultancy QuantumKDB for £2.2 million as it looks to support the growth of its database software business following a management shakeup in November last year.
Pascal Bouvier, newly installed as a venture partner with Santander Innoventures fintech venture fund, dusts off his crystal ball and peers into the not-too-distant fintech future.
Nasdaq is claiming a major step forward in the use of blockchain technology in capital markets after documenting a successful private securities transaction via its distributed ledger-based Linq platform.
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