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How the Cloud is Disrupting Post-Trade Standard

Sernova Financial, a cloud-based post trade utility, is just starting its second year and Calypso Technologies has just taken a minority stake in the company.  Sernova and Calypso already had a partnership offering cloud-based clearing services. The founders of Sernova came from the clearing divisions of top tier banks, where they found the business wasn’t necessarily cost efficient or revenue-generating. So they decided to take post trade services out of the bank and put it in the cloud as a utility. Jaki Walsh, chief product officer at Sernova, spoke with John Lothian News at the IDX Conference in London this…

Rebates and Market Data: No Need to Reinvent the Wheel Standard

At Trading Chicago presented by FOW and John Lothian News, Peter Maragos, CEO of Dash Financial Technologies, spoke to JLN about what he sees as the most pressing issues in equity and options markets: what to do about rebates and leveling the playing field when it comes to market data access.

Mind the Regulatory Gap: Friction, MiFID II and Populism Standard

At Trading Chicago presented by FOW and John Lothian News, Steve Grob, director of group strategy with Fidessa, spoke to JLN about how the financial regulatory environment of the U.S. is starting to stray from that of the rest of the world. To Grob, this development means more systemic risk and an added burden on market participants.

Seismic Change: Developing Fintech in the Early Stages Standard

Fintech, in all its varying forms, is hot. Whether in pre-trade risk assessment, collateral management, best execution or clearing, companies are stepping in to solve problems created by the evolution of markets as spurred by regulation. But this creates an issue — how do companies with tangible problems link up with small firms working on the solutions? The growing size of the space and enthusiasm surrounding it further muddies the waters. Enter Seismic Foundry. Derivatives veterans Dave Feltes, Bill Templer, Cathy Lyall, Brendan Bradley and Jeff Gale are behind the endeavor which aims to provide guidance and investment access to…

Cinnober’s Persson on What Every CCP Needs in Today’s Clearing Landscape Standard

In this video from FIA IDX, Cinnober’s Chairman of the Board, Nils-Robert Persson, takes us through recent developments in clearing and what the next steps ought to be. Persson first highlights a key shift for clearinghouses: the moment they started to clear OTC derivatives. Before that shift, clearinghouses developed their own systems — CME had SPAN, the OCC had TIMS, etc. To Persson, that was all well and good. The systems were tailored for the institutions deploying them. But when it came to OTC derivatives, clearinghouses went shopping for systems from big banks. “That’s a real problem in fact because…

The Solutions To All Your Post-Trade Problems Standard

The post-trade clearing space is full of new entrants and innovation from incumbents. Firms are looking at everything from collateral management to new back office systems to finding new efficiencies to real-time reporting with current back office systems. John Lothian News spoke with six professionals at the FIA IDX 2017 conference in London earlier this month about solutions to key challenges in the post-trade space today. We first spoke with them about their key problem. JLN spoke with Clive Furness, managing director, Contango Markets, Collin Platt, co-founder, Dpactum, Jaki Walsh, chief product officer, Sernova, John Avery, director, client & industry…

The Problem With Post-Trade Is… Standard

The post-trade clearing space is full of new entrants and innovation from incumbents. Firms are looking at everything from collateral management to new back office systems to finding new efficiencies to real-time reporting with current back office systems. John Lothian News spoke with six professionals at the FIA IDX 2017 conference in London earlier this month about the key problem they see in the post-trade space today. We followed it up with their solutions to that problem. JLN spoke with Clive Furness, managing director, Contango Markets, Collin Platt, co-founder, Dpactum, Jaki Walsh, chief product officer, Sernova, John Avery, director, client…

Using A.I. to Address the Compliance Challenge Standard

“Historically for a lot of these artificial intelligence tools, they were very bespoke builds — and a lot of them still are. What we’re really working on is taking the concepts and building more generic tool sets that you can provide to lots of different people.”  As regulatory scrutiny spreads to more asset classes, so too do the challenges for compliance teams. Tony Sio, head of exchange and regulator surveillance with Nasdaq, believes artificial intelligence is the way forward. Artificial intelligence has been around in varying forms for years, but it was not accessible to firms due to the associated…