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Did investors start to wind down earlier than usual for the fast-approaching holiday season? Volumes were down across all of the main spot FX platforms with the exception of Fastmatch, which saw volumes rise for the first time in five months.
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Trad-X has been named OTC trading platform of the year at the Risk Awards 2019, which took place in London on November 27.
Mosaic Smart Data (Mosaic), the real-time FICC data analytics company, has launched a new feature for its MSX platform enabling users to instantly generate text reports on their trading activity data using machine learning. The feature will be available to all MSX users and will allow a trading activity report, which would take a member […]
Electronic US Treasuries (UST) trading venue LiquidityEdge today announced record trading volumes during October 2018. Average daily trading volumes reached USD 15 billion, whilst on 3rd October, participants traded over USD 22 billion in US Treasuries across both on-the-runs and off-the-runs. The surge in activity has been driven by favourable market conditions and the growing […]
ACI – The Financial Markets Association (ACI FMA), has teamed up with the Interarab Cambist Association (ICA) to promote the FX Global Code amongst financial institutions in the Middle East and Africa. The ICA is a trade association representing professionals working at banks and financial institutions across the Middle East and Africa. Established in 1972, […]
Cobalt, the foreign exchange (FX) post-trade processing network based on shared infrastructure and high performance technology, has appointed FX specialist Anoushka Rayner as global head of sales and business development. Anoushka brings over 20 years of experience in the FX industry to Cobalt. She has held a number of high-profile roles, most recently as business […]
Away from the mania of last year’s ICO gold-rush, the appeal and benefits of raising capital by issuing debt and equity on a blockchain-enabled marketplace has struck a chord in the institutional financial services world. As momentum builds among some of the biggest names in finance, we will soon see properly regulated tokens, fit for […]
Once upon a time, I was sitting in Barclays head office on Lombard Street, writing a crystal ball briefing on the growth and threat posed by financial technology for the CEO. The briefing was printed out and faxed to him because I didn’t have an email account from which to send it. They hadn’t sorted […]
As autumn arrived, most platforms experienced an uptick in volumes, despite there being fewer trading days in September, compared to August.
Play is about being inquisitive. It is about trial and error. It is how we learn and improve. A world without play is a world without growth. That is the insight at the heart of the FCA’s sandbox, and it is a fundamental reason the UK is at the heart of global fintech. Other regulators […]
As the summer lull comes to a close, it has become apparent that there was no ‘sleepy summer’ for spot FX traders this year. Data from ECNs that publicly report their volumes has revealed that trading activity was largely up across the board in August. NEX reported a 3% increase in spot FX trading activity […]
FX post-trade processing network Cobalt has appointed FX industry veteran Darren Coote as managing director.
The Corda development community continues to build awesome new CorDapps harnessing the best of Corda. Do check out the latest addition, Parnika Sharma’s (BCS Tech) property listing CorDapp which showcases the power of an RDBMS running on a distributed ledger. We’ll be adding this to the growing list of Corda samples soon. Meanwhile Corda 4 and Corda Enterprise 4 […]
BusinessCloud has revealed its list of the top 101 fintech disrupters in the UK, and it made for pleasant reading at Chatsworth Towers. The award recognises companies that are disrupting the industry through technology – whether they are heavyweight incumbents to start-ups. BusinessCloud also canvassed the opinion of industry experts before they settled on the […]
R3’s annual flagship conference kicks off this week in London, bringing together hundreds of developers, business leaders and blockchain engineers.
As ‘fintech’ joins 840 other words added to the dictionary. Chatsworth queries if it has finally come of age or is it waste of time.
R3 Recognised Best DLT Tech Provider at Central Banking Fintech Regtech Global Awards
Pragma Securities (Pragma), a multi-asset quantitative trading technology provider, has published new research showing that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Tick Size Pilot Program has had a negative impact on market quality and execution – costing investors more than $300 million since it was implemented.
The lack of transparency and rising cost of market data is a concern continually raised by participants across FX, equities, fixed income and derivatives markets.
Electronic US Treasuries (UST) trading venue LiquidityEdge today announced that Andy Bria has joined as Chief Operating Officer.
Previse, the global supplier payments decisions company, has raised USD $7m in a Series A funding round led by Augmentum Fintech & Bessemer Venture Partners.
In recent years, the FX market has been experiencing a period of turbulence. A series of scandals, following a string of misconduct issues, led to some market participants reassessing their existing relationships and trading processes.
The summer lull weighed on spot FX volumes in July with major trading platforms all recording decreases of over 8.5%.
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced the launch of the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN), a new alliance to encourage the growth of fintech globally. The GFIN is part of the FCA’s plans to formally create a “global sandbox”, an idea it first discussed in February. A sandbox allows companies to test new, innovative […]
The UK has received more investment in its fintech sector than any other country in the world, according to KPMG’s latest Venture Pulse Report.
So far this year, electronic trading platforms have seen strong performances in the spot FX market. June 2018 was no different with overall volumes across Thomson Reuters, FX SpotStream, Nex, Cboe FX and Fastmatch up 21% on June 2017.
Finance and technology are almost indivisible. Nowhere comes close to London in terms of dominance as a financial centre and, by extension, a fintech hub. Activity in the sector has really exploded in the last half decade. Inward investment to London has doubled since 2014 and it was the leading sector for investment in 2017. […]
The results of a new survey released by the Bank of England have revealed record-breaking FX turnover in the UK during April this year. The survey, compiled with the responses of 28 London-based institutions, shows that daily FX turnover during the month was a staggering $2,727bn – up 15% on October last year and 14% […]
To Westminster, where Chatsworth’s CEO Nick Murray-Leslie was the opening keynote speaker at this years’ London FinTech Week. The event brought together the best and brightest FinTech firms, individuals, developers, and entrepreneurs. FinTech is a truly global sector, with focussed hubs developing in both developed and emerging markets. Nick’s speech focused on London as a […]
This week Chatsworth worked with R3 in New York and London on the roll out the much-anticipated enterprise version of its Corda blockchain platform for businesses. Corda Enterprise has been specifically optimized by R3 and its ecosystem to meet the demands of modern day businesses, especially complex institutions. With the launch of Corda Enterprise, companies […]
DeepWell Liquidity Management, the global financial markets intermediary for the buy-side community, has added seven senior market professionals to its team across three continents as it eyes further growth and expansion into different asset classes. DeepWell launched in September 2017 and offers global coverage across a range of OTC and exchange-traded FX products, including spot, […]