14 February 2016

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European Commission confirms MiFID II delay

European Commission confirms MiFID II delay

10 February 2016  | 1 comments | 22 tweets | 26 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.

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  | 1 comments | 13 tweets | 2 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  | 0 comments | 2 tweets | 4 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.

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).

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.

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