CLS and IHS Markit have announced that Goldman Sachs has joined their cross-currency swaps settlement service, bringing the number of settlement members to eight. The service is an extension of CLS’s payment-versus-payment (PvP) settlement service and uses the MarkitServ trade confirmation platform to allow CLS Settlement members to send their cross-currency swaps in for settlement. […]
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Capitalab, a division of BGC Brokers LP, today announced the execution and subsequent compression of its first swaption margin optimisation trades leveraging LCH SwapAgent, a service for the non-cleared derivatives market. As part of Capitalab’s Rates Initial Margin Optimisation service, swaption notional was created between Nomura and Deutsche Bank and processed by LCH SwapAgent. The […]
TraditionData has unveiled three senior hires with Jeffrey Maron, New York-based, and Jim Swanson, London-based, joining the firm as global head of product and global vendor relations manager respectively, while Nobuyuki Ikeda has been appointed as a senior business development manager based in Tokyo. Maron joins the group from IHS Markit where he was managing […]
IHS Markit has acquired Singapore-based Catena Technologies, a regulatory trade reporting provider. Terms of the deal were not disclosed and IHS says the impact on its earnings will be “non-material”. Catena was founded by its chairman, Randall Duran, in 2002 as a fintech consultancy and transformed to become a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of trade reporting […]
TradingScreen has announced a certified integration with ThinkFolio, IHS Markit’s investment management platform, ensuring that mutual clients benefit from a standardised and certified interface between the two platforms which will provide scalability and reduce costs, the firm says. The certification offers ThinkFolio clients access to TradingScreen’s EMS functionality that can be quickly adopted as a SaaS […]
In a recent report from IHS Markit, the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) has revealed faltering US business activity and a slowdown in US private sector output growth in May. IHS Markit’s Flash US Composite PMI Output Index, which accounts for services and manufacturing data from IHS Markit’s PMI surveys, came in at 50.9 in May, […]
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.
German asset manager 7orca Asset Management AG has expanded its use of IHS Markit’s ThinkFolio solution to include its order management and portfolio modeling solution.
Formed in 2017, 7orca is an independent German asset manager that has been using thinkFolio for over a year to support its currency overlay and short volatility investment strategies for institutional clients.
“Since establishing 7orca, we have focused on providing our clients with a quantitative investment process to actively hedge currency risks,” says Jasper Duex, CIO at 7orca Asset Management.
IHS Markit has introduced new, cloud-based technology for post-trade processing of OTC derivatives trades. Called TradeServ, the platform launched in September for matching, confirming and clearing trades of NDFs.
In total, 32 banks and asset managers are now live with TradeServ, which uses microservices architecture and cloud infrastructure to make the platform “flexible, scalable and reliable”, the firm says. It aims to provide customers with better access to trade data, easier integration and more continuous service upgrades in response to changing regulation and industry needs.
IHS Markit has announced that MarkitSERV will now offer integration with BidFX, an execution management system (EMS), for straight through post-trade processing of FX trades.
In working with BidFX and other FX trading venues on its network, MarkitSERV aims to deliver a comprehensive, flexible straight through processing (STP) solution for FX trading, which includes a hosted service to disseminate trades from execution venues to clients’ internal trade capture and risk systems. The low latency service is designed to eliminate manual trade booking and provides real-time trade notification, position and P&L updates, confirmation of dealt trades, and enhanced operation and risk control.