24 January 2017

Post-trade & ops

Carlo R.W. De MeijerIndependent - Maarrssen

Blockchain: Securities market infrastructure players in the contra-attack

19 January 2017  |  6252 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Blockchain technology has long been viewed as a threat to CSDs and their role as intermediaries for securities transactions. Blockchain and distributed ledger technology may make the role of many intermediaries in the post trade market infrastructure obsolete. In one of my blogs (Blockchain and the securities industry: future eco-system 14 March 2...

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Tayloe DraughonDraughon.us - Chicago

Understanding Futures Transaction Flow - Basic Introduction

13 January 2017  |  4732 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I have used the following flow diagram (included at the end of this post) to explain to many people how someone trading a listed future contract on a screen actually has money moved into our out of the clearing account. This is a basic view of a normal trade. Each Futures Commission Merchant (FCM), Exchange, and Clearinghouse processes transaction...

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Henry Hilska
Henry HilskaConvexity Solutions - New York

What does the DTCC announcement mean for the future of Blockchain and Bitcoin?

11 January 2017  |  4401 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

The recent announcement from DTCC, a financial industry services leader processing trillions of dollars of securities transactions on a daily basis, concerning the unveiling of a credit derivatives po...

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Martijn Groot
Martijn GrootAsset Control - Amsterdam

The Regulatory Web of Complexity

11 January 2017  |  2372 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

At the centre of financial services risk management and regulatory compliance is the convergence of data from a huge range of information silos, departments, product lines, customers and risk categori...

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Keith Bear
Keith BearIBM - London

DTCC Selection of IBM, Axoni and R3 Points to Blockchain Maturity

09 January 2017  |  5207 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

This week's announcement that DTCC has selected IBM, in partnership with Axoni, to build a Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) version of their Trade Information Warehouse (TIW) is a flagship event in...

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerIndependent - Maarrssen

Blockchain and Central banks: a Tour de Table Part II

09 January 2017  |  7288 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

A year ago central banks were looking at the blockchain technology, mostly because they wanted to understand what private banks were talking about. The central banks are now embracing the blockchain t...

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Cyrus Daftary
Cyrus DaftaryIHS Markit - Boston

Transition relief won’t ease the pain of Section 871m

03 January 2017  |  3068 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Banks and buysides thought the holidays came early this year as the IRS issued transition relief guidance for Section 871(m) in the form of Notice 2016-76. There were sounds of rejoice with changes to...

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerIndependent - Maarrssen

Blockchain and Central banks: a Tour de Table Part 1

03 January 2017  |  6110 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

In April last year I wrote a blog on blockchain and monetary policy. In this blog I went into a number of still unanswered questions posed by the European Central Bank around blockchain technology. Th...

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerIndependent - Maarrssen

Blockchain and what happened during our stay in South Africa?

22 December 2016  |  10525 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In the past three weeks we travelled throughout South Africa. Our main focus was on the country, the people, the safaris, the Big Five. But not on blockchain! Now being back home I am curious what hap...

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Charles Platt
Charles PlattSoftware AG - London

Capital Markets 2017: Choppy, Robotic and Pragmatic

22 December 2016  |  6676 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Choppy regulatory waters and unprecedented political volatility will result in a more pragmatic approach from capital markets firms in 2017, even as they innovate into robo capabilities, automation an...

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