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DLT

DTCC Publishes White Paper on DLT Network Security

With the adoption of distributed ledger technology (DLT) expected to grow in financial services, the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) published a white paper on “Security of DLT Networks”, that recommends establishing a comprehensive, industry-wide DLT Security Framework to review existing security guidelines, gaps in the approach to DLT security, and the need for increased standards. The […]

Four Firms Join CLS’ DLT Service

CLS says that Actinver, BNP Paribas, Citibank and JP Morgan are live on CLSNet, the utility’s standardised, automated bilateral payment netting calculation service for over 120 currencies operating on a distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform. This means there are now nine market participants live on CLSNet, including Bank of America, Bank of China (Hong Kong), Goldman Sachs, Intesa Sanpaolo […]

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 […]

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 […]

And Another Thing…

Without innovation the world stagnates and this is as true in financial markets as anywhere else, however I sense that people are starting to feel a little overwhelmed by the continued fintech revolution – there are, some people suggest to me, just too many ideas out there at the moment and identifying the good ones […]

Report Warns DLT Technology Could Backfire

A new report from Greenwich Associates warns that, if taken too far, distributed ledger technology (DLT) could reintroduce problems financial markets have been working to alleviate for more than 500 years. DLT has been touted as a means of creating new efficiencies in a number of different areas within the financial system, one of which […]

P&L Talk Series with Baton Systems’ Arjun Jayaram

Arjun Jayaram, CEO of Baton Systems, talks to Profit & Loss about how distributed ledger technology (DLT) is already helping the FX market, why the hype cycle around this technology is coming to an end and who he expects to win the “blockchain wars”. Profit & Loss: What is the problem in the FX market […]

The Problem with Cryptocurrencies….

One of the ongoing problems regarding the adoption of cryptocurrencies by mainstream financial firms was on full display at a fintech event hosted by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) in New York this week. The problem was highlighted by a fairly innocuous sounding question from the moderator: what is the problem that cryptocurrencies […]

The Profit & Loss Innovation Award

P&L Report Card If there is one intangible benefit in firms allocating budget to the FX businesses it is that it allows people to think innovation once more. After years of throwing resources at seemingly ever-increasing regulatory demands, there is a sense that last year – and this – the shackles are finally off and […]

Elwood Offers a New Way to Invest in Digital Assets

Galen Stops takes a look at the new launch from Elwood Asset Management that is targeting institutional investors wanting exposure to digital assets – without holding cryptocurrencies.London-based Elwood Asset Management, which is backed by Brevan Howard co-founder, Alan Howard, has partnered with Invesco to launch its first product aimed at investors looking for exposure to digital assets, the Invesco Elwood Global Blockchain UCITS ETF.The central problem identified by staff at Elwood prior to this launch is that currently there is a distinct lack of ways for institutional investors to gain exposure to digital assets. Right now, these firms can either buy cryptocurrencies – such as bitcoin – or invest in a venture capital fund, both of which can be problematic for institutional investors given the liquidity and regulatory issues surrounding cryptocurrencies and the limitations dictated by firms’ investment mandates