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Vanguard Advances Blockchain Pilot

Vanguard, in partnership with technology provider Symbiont, announced today the completion of the first phase of a blockchain pilot designed to digitise the issuance of asset-backed securities (ABS). In close collaboration with a large US ABS issuer, as well as BNY Mellon, Citi, and State Street, Vanguard successfully modeled the full lifecycle of an ABS […]

ADAM Appoints its First CEO

The Association for Digital Markets (ADAM) announces the appointment of Jeffrey Blockinger, former chief legal officer of Och-Ziff Capital Management (now Sculptor Capital), as the group’s first CEO. ADAM was initially created in late 2018 by a group of financial services and technology firms leading developments in the digital asset and blockchain space,  to develop a Code of […]

SEBA Bank, Tokensoft Partner for Asset Tokenisation

Switzerland’s SEBA Bank AG, which provides digital and traditional asset services, and Tokensoft International AG, a technology platform, announce a strategic partnership in asset tokenisation. As part of the partnership, the firms say Tokensoft’s platform will become an integral component of SEBA’s asset tokenisation services. US-based Tokensoft Inc provides the technology to Tokensoft for the […]

Facebook’s Libra Outlines New Approach

Libra, the digital currency Facebook set out to launch through the Libra Association last June, is taking a new direction, according to a new blog post released today, “Libra Developers: The Path Forward”. Notably, the new path no longer involves just a single, multi-currency coin backed by a basket of assets, but will begin with […]

In the FICC of It

There is plenty on the run sheet for this week’s podcast as Galen Stops quizzes Colin Lambert over a report that links FX swaps liquidity and spreads to spot. Lambert confesses to being a little puzzled over some of the statements in the report and willingly confesses to Stops’ accusation of him being an FX […]

Can Symbiont’s Blockchain Solution Change How FX Trades?

For many years, Symbiont deliberately avoided touching FX. But now, having partnered with Vanguard, it is building a decentralised network for FX trading that it claims could represent a major inflection point for the industry. Galen Stops reports. One thing that the team at Symbiont, a blockchain technology company founded in 2013, are adamant about […]

Knight Joins Baton Systems

Baton Systems, a provider of distributed ledger-based post-trade solutions for capital markets, has appointed Alex Knight as head of EMEA, based in London. Knight spent the last 18 years at Citi, where he held various senior positions in the UK, Asia and Australia, and worked in the bank’s FX prime brokerage business, where he held […]

In the FICC of It

New technologies and old issues are on the agenda for this week’s podcast as Colin Lambert and Galen Stops take a look at the likely impact of blockchain on FX swaps. Stops makes the point that this would be a radical step for what is often seen as an archaic segment of the market, but […]

Are FX Swaps Ready for Blockchain Settlement?

Profit & Loss recently reported on a new venture designed to settle FX swaps via blockchain-based technology. Galen Stops takes a closer look at the genesis and the mechanics of this solution. Having worked in liquidity management at Bank of Ireland and then UBS, Brian Nolan observed firsthand how the regulatory expectations around intraday liquidity […]

Blockchain Firms Partner for FX Swaps Settlement

Fnality and Finteum are partnering to deliver a blockchain-based solution for settling FX swaps transactions. Finteum leverages R3’s Corda platform to create a global financial market for intraday liquidity. It aims to give market participants a shared data record of their orders and trades, meaning that settlement will not fail and it will be easier […]