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 […]
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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, […]
Last week, Fintech City unveiled the sixth annual list of Europe’s top fintech50 companies. The list is selected by a panel of internationally renowned figures across finance and technology from a long-list of 1,800 companies. We were very proud to see Mosaic Smart Data and Previse added to the list this year for the first […]
On 25 May 2017, the FX Global Code of Conduct was launched to promote the integrity and effective functioning of the wholesale foreign exchange (FX) market. One year on, nearly 200 firms, ranging from central banks to algorithmic trading providers and ECNs, have signed statements of commitment to the Code. Despite the deadline for signing […]
How does a FX market participant show adherence to the FX Global Code? ACI Financial Markets Association (ACI FMA), the trade association which represents around 9,000 financial market professionals, is launching a new online version of the FX Global Code Certificate on 25 May 2018. The 60-minute online exam certifies that market participants throughout the […]
R3 took home the ‘Best Blockchain Initiative of the Year‘ award at last night’s Financial News Trading & Technology Awards at the V&A in London. The awards set out to celebrate the success stories of trading and technology firms operating in, and supporting, financial markets over the past year. And it’s fair to say that […]
Clerkenwell Design Week 2018 kicked off this week, showcasing the area’s creativity and innovation with a programme full of thought-provoking exhibitions and must-see installations. Thousands of people from around the country have descended on Clerkenwell to attend or take part in the world-class A&D festival. Chatsworth Communications is pleased to support the 9th edition of […]
Commerzbank successfully completed an end-to-end integration of SAP S/4HANA business processes and R3’s Corda blockchain platform. This is a significant milestone as it demonstrates that blockchain technology can be easily integrated with software from SAP, the third largest independent software provider in the world. By merging corporate SAP systems with distributed ledger technology, corporate clients […]
Cobalt, the FX post-trade processing network based on shared infrastructure and high performance technology, has secured a strategic investment from Singapore Exchange (SGX), which operates Asia’s largest, most diverse and fastest growing FX exchange. SGX’s investment will support the continued expansion of Cobalt’s footprint into the FX space, further accelerating technology development and build out of […]
To make sure there is always someone on the other end of a sell or buy order, exchanges need constant liquidity. A traditional exchange incentivises such liquidity by rebating those who provide bids and charging those who accept them. This has been the traditional pricing model of exchanges until inverted exchanges arrived. On an inverted […]
Over one-third of traders cite ‘best execution’ as their greatest daily trading issue according to a recent report by JP Morgan. The FX industry is looking to all aspects from, exchanges, market infrastructure providers and algorithmic trading to aid them in solving this problem. The report entitled ‘e-trading trends for 2018‘ surveyed over 400 institutional traders to […]