The foreign exchange post-trade infrastructure provider Cobalt, has announced that Standard Chartered is the latest client to sign, adding that as an emerging market bank, this move will allow more market participants to experience the benefits and cost savings that Cobalt’s infrastructure provides. “As a global FX participant we realise the need for market standardisation,” […]
The post-trade infrastructure provider Cobalt has today announced that Sucden Financial is joining Cobalt’s post-trade technology network for its FX business. Cobalt’s post-trade infrastructure creates a single trusted set of standardised trade data from which Sucden can utilise Cobalt’s range of middle and back office trade solutions, including its Core Credit module. Sucden is accessing […]
Cobalt says Citi intends to go live on its infrastructure for bilateral trading. Applicable across a variety of FX trading types – including banks, buyside, prime brokers and retail brokers – Cobalt’s infrastructure creates a standardised joint record of all FX trades. From this unique data set, the firm offers a multitude of back and middle […]
Cobalt, the foreign exchange infrastructure based on shared ledger technology, is now live with Deutsche Bank, XTX Markets and Saxo Bank. Darren Coote, CEO of Cobalt, says, “Having the backing of these three different FX players, one an established bank that has been innovating for over 20 years, a new breed of electronic market-maker and […]
Galen Stops charts the ups and downs of FX prime brokerage over the past 20 years and looks at how this segment of the market might be ripe for innovation going forward. Ask anyone who has been around in the FX market for the past 20 years to list the key developments that have shaped […]
Spotex, a developer of FX technology systems and ECN, has hired Kevin Gillespie as director of institutional sales. In his new role, Gillespie, who is based in London, is set to cover institutional and broker clients as well as banks, primarily in Europe. Reporting to John Miesner, executive managing director and global head of sales […]
Cobalt has published its core pricing and has committed to not increase prices in the future without client approval. Cobalt is set to charge $300,000 per annum for its core ledger license and its core credit license. The Cobalt unique transaction (CUT) identifier will be priced at two cents per trade or 0.5 cents per […]
Cobalt, which provides FX infrastructure based on shared ledger technology, has hired five senior staff in its London and New York offices.Bob Linton, based in New York, has been named head of connectivity and onboarding at Cobalt. He joins following a 13-year stint at market infrastructure technology provider, Traiana.Dan Evans has been appointed as product analytics lead, having previously spent seven years as a director of FX trading at UBS and also working as the director of his own consultancy.
IHS Markit is partnering with Cobalt through its MarkitSERV business to deliver and sell post-trade processing services for FX, and is also making a strategic investment in the firm.“In working together, MarkitSERV and Cobalt will offer a shared post-trade infrastructure designed to replace legacy technology and manual processes, bringing increased efficiency and reduced operational risk to the FX market,” says IHS Markit in a release issued today.The integration between the firms is already complete, with trade data flowing from customers and trading venues via MarkitSERV into the Cobalt platform.
The comparison between blockchain technology and the early days of the Internet is one that is perennially made in articles and at industry conferences, but is it accurate or even helpful?
This was the question posed to Cristina Dolan, co-founder and COO of InsureX, and Adrian Patten, the co-founder and chairman of Cobalt, at the Forex Network Chicago conference.
“The Internet was a lot easier to deal with because it was a linear process: you had a database, there were users, you had a web interface and although you were still training people how to use the web interface, you could control that whole ecosystem that you put up, you just had to drive people to the page,” said Dolan.