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DTCC Adds Two Industry Veterans to Board

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), which provides post-trade infrastructure, today announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors during the firm’s annual shareholders meeting. The new directors are Deborah Cunningham of Federated Hermes, and Craig Messinger of Virtu Financial. Cunningham is a chief investment officer of global liquidity markets at Federated Hermes. She joined Federated in 1981 […]

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 […]

LedgerX Founders Placed on Administrative Leave

LedgerX co-founders and senior executives, Paul Chou and Juthica Chou, have been placed on administrative leave by the board of directors of the platform’s parent company, Ledger Holdings. The board has installed Larry Thompson, formerly vice chairman of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), as interim CEO and lead director of the firm. Paul […]

Bishop New CIO at DTCC

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation has announced the appointment of Lynn Bishop as chief information officer (CIO), effective immediately. In this role, Bishop is responsible for the ongoing development and testing of all the technology that supports DTCC’s post-trade infrastructure, communications networks, processing and messaging systems, as well as the IT applications underlying DTCC’s […]

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 […]

Six Firms Join DTCC-Euroclear Collateral Initiative

DTCC-Euroclear Global Collateral, the joint venture of Euroclear and The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), has announced that the Margin Transit Utility (MTU) collateral settlement infrastructure community has added six more dealers to its roster as it moves beyond its pilot production phase.
Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Societe Generale, UBS and Wells Fargo have adopted MTU, Global Collateral says, joining over 30 investment management, administrator and custodian firms, including Brandywine Global Investment Management, Fidelity International, Franklin Templeton, Vanguard and Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) who have adopted the service.

In the FICC of It

In this week’s In the FICC of It from Profit & Loss Colin Lambert lifts the veil of secrecy around how this podcast is created and Galen Stops talks about democratising financial markets. They also engage on the latest FX volume surveys and ask ‘are they accurate?’ as well as talk about the impact of regulation on non-bank market makers. They also seek to explode the myth that people are leaving the banking industry in droves and briefly touch upon what Colin Lambert calls ‘the madness of regulation’.

Global Collateral, NEX Team Up for Margin Solution

DTCC-Euroclear Global Collateral, a joint venture of Euroclear and The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, and NEX, have announced a new partnership to streamline and improve OTC derivatives margin call processes.
As a new member of the Global Collateral Partner Program, NEX is currently working to link its TriResolve Margin Web-based collateral management solution with Global Collateral’s Margin Transit Utility to provide mutual clients with a centralised view across margin call operations. The connected service will also help users to meet regulatory compliance objectives around the margining of uncleared OTC derivatives transactions.

Will 2017 be the Year that Blockchain Becomes Real?

After two years of endless hype, Galen Stops looks at whether 2017 will be the year that distributed ledger technology broadly starts getting put into production within mainstream financial services.

Last year saw numerous firms producing proof-of-concepts (POC) regarding the potential application of distributed ledger technology (DLT), issuing whitepapers about the technology and hosting “hackathons” and other events to discuss and promote its use within financial services.

Profit & Loss covered the major developments around DLT last year, but the editorial team started expressing frustration towards the end of the year regarding the disparity between the PR and subsequent press coverage surrounding DLT and the actual amount of tangible projects being put into production using this technology.