Glue42 Releases Open Source Platform

Glue 42, a firm that delivers integrated desktop experiences to financial institutions, has released Glue42 Core, an open-source, fully functional platform for web application interoperability. The solution is available immediately to all in the financial services industry and those in other sectors, the firm says. The solution is based on Glue42’s interoperability platform Glue42 Enterprise, which […]
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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 […]
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Integral Provides Western Union with FX Technology

Integral today announces a partnership with Western Union, which provides cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, to employ eFX risk management technology across the Western Union Business Solutions (WUBS) platform. WUBS will deploy Integral BankFX across its risk management workflow. The platform provides full automation and customisation, including a high level of control of the […]
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First Derivatives Appoints New CMO

First Derivatives, a global software and consulting company, has appointed Kathy Schneider as chief marketing officer reporting directly to CEO Seamus Keating. Schneider will have global responsibility for marketing strategy, including brand, demand generation and communications. In this role, she will drive the company’s global “go-to-market” approach and brand strategy to support First Derivatives’ growth […]
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Bitcoin Options Go Live on CME

Options on bitcoin futures are now available on CME’s Globex platform. “Based on actively traded Bitcoin futures, our new contract offers a cost-efficient tool to hedge uncertain markets,” says CME in a release issued today. The exchange group adds that these options will provide a new way for traders to diversify their trading strategies and […]
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SEB Hires Prasad for New FX Role

James Prasad joins SEB this month as the head of FX business development and transformation. Prasad will be working to drive transformation and to further develop the FX business, with particular attention to advisory-driven sales, digital distribution of services, next generation customer solutions and the management of internal and external partnerships, according to the bank. […]
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And Another Thing…

I was going to start this year’s Irrationals in this column – and I will come to that later, but I can’t let this column pass without a quick mention of the passing of former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker. To many readers he was probably best known thanks to the regulation that bears his […]
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P&L Talk Series – Allan Guild

Colin Lambert talks to Allan Guild, global head of alternative execution services, FX and commodities, at HSBC, about the next evolution of the algo execution world. Colin Lambert: What does Alternative Execution Services do? Allan Guild: The Alternative Execution Services (AES) Team is part of HSBC’s global FX business. It makes FX execution algorithms available […]
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B2C2 Launches Gold-Bitcoin Cross

Cryptocurrency liquidity provider B2C2 has launched the market’s first product for trading gold directly against Bitcoin (XAU/BTC). The firm says the launch marks the beginning of its expansion beyond the core crypto focus and that client demand made XAU/BTC a natural first choice, underpinned by a significant rally in so-called deflationary assets over the past […]
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And Finally…

So the wait is over for Mark Johnson, his family and friends, and the news is not good, as we reported last week. There is not a lot to say about this from his perspective, thankfully most, if not all, of us have no idea what it is like to be incarcerated, we can only […]
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