Infrastructure

Avelacom and BEQUANT collaborate to build a diverse and liquid ecosystem for professional crypto traders

BEQUANT, a leading cryptocurrency exchange with prime brokerage services is collaborating with Avelacom, the high-performance global connectivity and IT infrastructure provider; to provide crypto currency market participants with faster access to BEQUANT’s market infrastructure via Avelacom’s low latency network.  Through this initiative BEQUANT’s colocation facilities and connectivity footprint globally will be increased through a point-to-... more Read more »

Alliance between EWPN and Wnet sees increased benefits on both sides of the Atlantic for women in fintech and payments

The European Women Payments Network (EWPN) and the U.S.-based Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions (Wnet) share a mission to create better opportunities for women and the men that advocate for them in the fintech and payments industries. As a result of their like-minded goals to improve inclusion and diversity, the two organisations today announced they are coming together to allow their respective members to share the benefits of both... more Read more »

60 percent of UK enterprises worry about their ability to transfer data post-Brexit as deadline looms

UK enterprises are increasingly concerned over whether they will be able to transfer data when the UK leaves the European Union – according to research by 4sl. In the survey of 200 UK IT decision makers in October 2019, 60 percent of large enterprises were concerned about their ability to transfer data from the EU to the UK post-Brexit – while 61 percent were worried about their ability to back up data held in the EU. Read more »

The Ever-Expanding Role of the CFO

“A recent McKinsey survey found that the CFO’s role has become broader and more complex than even 2 years ago.  Today’s CFO has an average of 6.2 reporting functional areas with a corresponding increase in responsibilities including board engagement and taking the lead in digital transformation initiatives.” In order to adapt to the constant changes within the role, a modern CFO must be passionate about innovation and value creation. Read more »

CFO Summit - Are you a Finance leader?

If so, the 37th CFO Summit will help you gain insight into new #strategic approaches that meet the ultimate goal of reducing #cost and improving #operational #efficiency. When: November 7-9, 2019 Where: Four Seasons Resort & Club at Las Colinas| Irving, TX The 37th CFO Summit program will include presentations from the likes of: Read more »

NSD Presents Its Vision of Blockchain Use in Financial Infrastructure

National Settlement Depository (NSD) has issued a white paper with analysis of the use of the blockchain technology in Russia and worldwide. Practical experience in implementing projects, asset tokenization scenarios, governance and standardization issues were subjects of particular attention. A document entitled “Blockchain in Financial Infrastructure: Risks and Opportunities” is now available on the company’s website in Russian and English. Read more »

The Shift from Hardware to Software Subscription: The Impact on People and the Bottom Line

Nutanix’s global workforce of over 5000 employees are learning to Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable - one of the organization’s newly developed Culture Principles. In this interview, Nutanix Director of People Development and Culture, Deep Mahajan, shares her experience of transforming and evolving the company’s culture Tell us about Nutanix: Read more »

Copper is the first institutional custodian to generate secure keys for Gram investors

Copper, the London-based custodian for digital assets, is the first institutional custodian to integrate the Telegram Open Network (TON) key generator. This allows investors that took part in the $1.7 billion fundraise to receive their Gram tokens from Telegram. This news follows an email sent on Wednesday, 2nd October from Telegram announcing to investors that the Telegram Open Network is planned to be launched in late October. Read more »

DTCC Exception Manager Growth Brings Efficiency and Cost Savings to Post-Trade Lifecycle

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry, today announced that its Exception Manager platform has passed an important milestone, managing more than 2 million records related to 849,556 transactions/trades/exceptions and representing over $100 billion in market activity. Read more »

Allevo selected BCR-InnovX Accelerator Program for Scale-ups

Allevo is one of the 5 companies selected to participate in the BCR-InnovX Accelerator Program for Scale-ups (companies with turnover between EUR 1 mil. and 2,6 mil.). The programis a project initiated by InnovX, sponsored by BCR (member of Erste Group), and run in colaboration with UiPath, Mindspace and Startup Grind in partnership with Google for Startups. Read more »

Public nervousness holding back a UK financial services sector mired in digital FOMO

Over half of UK financial services business leaders (56%) are worried their organisation could miss out on the benefits of technological innovation because they haven’t planned radically enough for it, according to Fujitsu’s ‘Driving a Trusted Future in a Radically Changing World’ report. Read more »

Thomson Reuters Chooses Ping Identity to Modernize Its Identity Security System

Ping Identity (NYSE: PING), a pioneer in Intelligent Identity, today announced that Thomson Reuters has saved $1.2 million by leveraging its platform to modernize the organization’s authentication infrastructure. Read more »

Open banking platform Tink announces partnership with Caixa General Depósitos

Swedish open banking platform Tink today announces a new partnership with Portugal’s leading bank, Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD). CGD has integrated Tink’s products, with Aggregation, Payment Initiation, Data Enrichment and Personal Finance Management (PFM), in its newly-launched app — DABOX. DABOX is being launched to CGD’s 4 million strong customer base, and Tink’s platform will underpin the app to enable the bank’s customers to make smarter... more Read more »

Deutsche Bank, XTX and Saxo Bank go live on Cobalt FX post-trade infrastructure

Cobalt, the foreign exchange (FX) infrastructure based on shared ledger and high-performance technology, is now live with Deutsche Bank, XTX Markets and Saxo Bank. Cobalt has been developed to re-engineer post trade FX infrastructure and processes. Its automated technology matches all versions of a trade into a single ‘trusted copy’, freeing up post trade resources from multiple layers of reconciliation and cost; generating one immutable data... more Read more »

DTCC Calls for Establishing Business Resilience as Industry-wide Priority to Protect Against Future Market Disruptions

Acknowledging the growing potential for future disruptions to critical business services that could create market instability, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the premier market infrastructure for the global financial services industry, today called for establishing business resilience as an industry-wide priority in a new white paper, Resilience First. Read more »

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