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DTCC to oversee US market shift to T+2

16 October 2014  |  0

Within a week of European markets moving to a T+2 settlement cycle, the DTCC in the US has formed a steering committee and working group to oversee a similar shift for trades in equities, corporate and municipal bonds, and unit investment trusts (UITs).

Accenture's Fintech Innovation Lab is landing in Ireland, with banking and tech giants throwing their weight behind the Dublin-based accelerator programme.

Online retailer Overstock has hired developers who worked on the P2P decentralised exchange Counterparty to build a marketplace for corporate stocks issued as 'cryptosecurities'.

A group of Wall Street firms, led by Goldman Sachs, has acquired instant messaging outfit Perzo and set up a new company to help them break free of their reliance on Bloomberg.

Swift will give free access to its new KYC Registry throughout 2015 to banks that contribute their own data to the service.

The British Banking Association is working with BAE Systems Applied Intelligence to develop a financial crime alert system that will see 12 government and law enforcement agencies warn banks of the latest threats to their integrity.

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