11 February 2016

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European Commission confirms MiFID II delay

European Commission confirms MiFID II delay

10 February 2016  |  4033 views  |  1 comments | 18 tweets | 21 linkedin

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.

It may take ten years, but blockchain tech will totally transform capital markets

It may take ten years, but blockchain tech will totally transform capital markets

03 February 2016  |  7820 views  |  0 comments | 25 tweets | 19 linkedin

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 and IBM join Digital Asset Holdings funding round

Goldman and IBM join Digital Asset Holdings funding round

02 February 2016  |  5130 views  |  1 comments | 12 tweets | 1 linkedin

Goldman Sachs and IBM have jumped aboard Digital Asset Holdings' recent investment round, taking the blockchain startup's haul to more than $60 million.

JC Flowers snaps up Chi-X Asia Pacific units

JC Flowers snaps up Chi-X Asia Pacific units

25 January 2016  |  2611 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets | 3 linkedin

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.

Electronic trading could affect fixed income liquidity during stress - BIS

Electronic trading could affect fixed income liquidity during stress - BIS

22 January 2016  |  3710 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 5 linkedin

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).

Financial industry giants join $50m Digital Asset Holdings funding round

Financial industry giants join $50m Digital Asset Holdings funding round

21 January 2016  |  8615 views  |  0 comments | 13 tweets | 20 linkedin

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 takes robo-advisor route with Blackrock

Saxo Bank takes robo-advisor route with Blackrock

20 January 2016  |  5452 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 11 linkedin

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 buys in Kx skills with QuantumKDB acquisition

First Derivatives buys in Kx skills with QuantumKDB acquisition

12 January 2016  |  2562 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets

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.

Crazy fintech predictions for 2016

Crazy fintech predictions for 2016

04 January 2016  |  23928 views  |  3 comments | 108 tweets | 63 linkedin

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 sees in the New Year with first blockchain transaction

Nasdaq sees in the New Year with first blockchain transaction

04 January 2016  |  9361 views  |  1 comments | 34 tweets | 32 linkedin

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.

That was the year that was

That was the year that was

23 December 2015  |  17298 views  |  3 comments | 13 tweets | 21 linkedin

As Finextra pulls the shutters down on 2015, we take a look back at our most popular news stories, videos, and community engagement activities over the course of the past year. The site will re-open for business on 4 January 2016.

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