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Andreas Preuss, deputy CEO, Deutsche Boerse had a show stopper. At the IOMA: World Federation Exchanges conference in Frankfurt on Friday, he said his exchange will have to speed up its business processes exponentially in the next two to three years in order to thrive. Implementing products and services from beginning to release will go from today’s 18 months to 4 days. Yes, you read that correctly. And no, no one in the audience was laughing. “The old way was seven months of iterations of prototypes,” Preuss said. “In the world I am aiming at, the business IT and operations…

IOMA Notes – Clearing Things Up Blog

While readers in the EMEA and Americas regions slept, the World Federation of Exchanges kicked off its annual IOMA conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For those unfamiliar with IOMA, it began in 1983 as the International Options Market Association, and in 2002 became affiliated with the WFE. The focus of the conference has drifted over the years and its sessions are now squarely centered on the post-trade derivatives space – clearing, settlement, blockchain, systemic risk, and the panel I am moderating, trade reporting. Is a name-change imminent? At the opening reception, I could count on one (maybe two) hands the…