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State-Backed Digital Currencies: Why Are World Governments Looking Towards Them?

Governments always seek ways to make their economies more efficient. And with the rapid growth of the cryptocurrency market, they turned their eyes to...

Technology Trends in Institutional FX

Daily trading volumes in global foreign exchange markets topped $1.79 trillion in November 2020, according to CLS, making FX by far the most heavily...

Reaching for Yield in Decentralized Finance

With junk bonds yielding less than 4% and sovereign debt ranging in yields from negative to 2%, investors have been settling for meager yields...

MBS Day Ahead: Here’s The New Short-Term Trend to Watch

- The absence of stronger gains this week means bonds remain inside their short-term uptrend (see chart)- 100% focus on UMBS 2.5 coupon (why?)- "lower high" yield...

DTCC Outlines 2-Year Roadmap to T+1 Settlement

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) today released a two-year industry roadmap for shortening the settlement cyclefor U.S. equities to one business day...

Biden’s Regulatory Policies: Three of the Most Impacted Areas

Since assuming office, President Biden has made combatting Covid-19 and bolstering the US economy the immediate priorities for his administration. Behind the scenes, however,...

Citadel and Robinhood call for T+1 settlement cycle

Vladimir Tenev, CEO of Robinhood, an American financial services company known for offering commission-free trades of stocks and exchange-traded funds via a mobile app,...

ISLA Addresses Securities Lending Digitization

The International Securities Lending Association (ISLA), has confirmed the publication of ‘Legal Clause Library & Legal Data Standards‘, a white paper produced in association...

Ray Dalio’s Bubble Indicator Is Showing Warning Signs in Emerging Tech Stocks

With U.S. stocks at levels that seem to defy the economic realities that are facing businesses as a result of the global pandemic, market...

Want to be AML Whistleblower? Not So Fast

You work in the anti-money laundering department of a major bank or brokerage and overhear a conversation about how suspicious activity reports are not...

Automating the End-to-End Collateral Lifecycle

Speaking at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s (ISDA’s) Collateral Management Virtual Showcase, Duncan Scott, Product Management Consultant for DTCC’s Margin Transit Utility (MTU),...

Why Shortening the Settlement Cycle Will Benefit the Industry & Investors

DTCC has long advocated for shortening the settlement cycle to enhance market resilience, reduce margin requirements and lower costs for investors. In 2017, we...

MBS Day Ahead: Is This The Bounce We’ve Been Looking For?

After 8 straight days with yields closing higher than they opened, bonds are starting out in stronger territory with a chance to reverse the...

EC gives green light to Euroclear UK & Ireland for temporary equivalence extension

The European Commission has granted Euroclear UK & Ireland (EUI) the ability to continue to offer issuer central security depository (CSD) services after the...

COVID-19 inspires derivatives post trade renovations

A market survey by Acuiti has found that almost all tier one and tier two banks queried plan to invest more in derivatives post-trade...

CLS rolls out netting calculation service to Finastra clients under partnership

Foreign exchange settlement specialist CLS will provide its netting calculation platform to clients of global FinTech provider Finastra under a new partnership. Finastra’s clients, including...

Banks to increase spend on post-trade infrastructure after failures in market volatility

Major investment banks will increase investment in post-trade infrastructure after reporting failures with back-office processes during the market volatility earlier this year.According to a...

Central Bank of Iceland goes live with new interbank payment system

The Central Bank of Iceland (CBI) and SIA, a European hi-tech company in payment services and infrastructures, have gone live with the new real-time...

Is analytics the missing piece in a complex settlement jigsaw?

At a time when the costs of doing business are skyrocketing, is it sustainable for banks to persevere with the current approach to trade...

The long journey to frictionless electronic trading

Thinking about how integral FIX protocol has become to electronic trading, it’s interesting to reflect on the long journey that has brought us to...

Covid-19 spurs fintech regulation innovation – study

Covid-19 has led to a strong increase in the use of fintech products and services, prompting central banks and other financial authorities to step...

CME rolls out BrokerTec dealer-to-client RFQ platform to US repo market

CME Group’s fixed income business BrokerTec has rolled out its dealer-to-client request for quote (RFQ) trading platform for the US repo market.BrokerTec Quote was first...

AI, or a thousand shades of grey?

Whilst a supporter of true artificial intelligence (AI) within investment management, I do have a problem with some of the references to artificial intelligence...

EU stocks traded on UK venue in GBP not subject to share trading rules...

European banks and buy-side firms will be able to trade certain EU-listed stocks on UK-based platforms post-Brexit, in a move that will ease some...

ECB confirms one-year delay to Eurosystem Collateral Management System

The Governing Council of the ECB has decided to reschedule the launch of the Eurosystem Collateral Management System (ECMS) from November 2022 to November...
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