Post Trade

Crypto-Miners: Are They Broker-Dealers or Math Geeks?

If it quacks like a duck, it’s a duck, right. But does it quack? That’s the question broker-dealer Templum Markets has raised to the US Securities and Exchange Commission about crypto-miners which has polarized the crypto-community into deciding whether they should be regulated as broker-dealers. At the heart of the debate are conflicting interpretations of […]

Hedge Funds: Proactive Operational Risk, Finally

  Failed trade settlements, bad valuations, bad reconciliations, shoddy vendor management and simple forgetfulness. These glitches aren’t new for hedge fund managers. What is new is that they are turning to management and technology consultants for help.  As regulators, such as  the US Securities and Exchange Commission, look under the hood during exams and investors become […]

Cassini Systems partners with SmartStream to help firms meet Uncleared Initial Margin obligations

London and New York – March 20th, 2019 – Cassini Systems, the leading provider of pre and post trade margin analytics for buy side derivatives trading, today announced its partnership with SmartStream Technologies, the financial Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM®) solutions provider, to help financial institutions comply with BCBS-IOSCO margin requirements for uncleared OTC derivatives.

Europe’s SFTR: Coming to US Shores?

  US securities finance operations and compliance managers had better brace themselves for a US version of Europe’s Securities Finance Transaction Regulation (SFTR), caution industry consultants and market practicioners. So far, US post-trade operations and compliance managers have been spared from dealing with a US equivalent to the onerous SFTR. However, they shouldn’t be lulled into a […]

Cassini Systems Named Best Trading and Execution Platform of the Year in HFM US Hedge Fund Technology Awards 2019

New York and London – February 8th, 2019 – Cassini Systems, the leading market provider for pre and post trade analytics for derivatives trading, has been named Best Trading and Execution Platform of the Year in the HFM US Hedge Fund Technology Awards 2019.

IHS Markit invests in blockchain firm Cobalt

Citi and Eaton Vance clear first FX cash-settled forwards with CME Group

CME Group has cleared its first foreign exchange (FX) cash-settled forwards with Citigroup and Eaton Vance Management.

Hong Kong explores digital settlement of securities

LCH promotes Poilvet-Clediere to lead repo clearing business

HKEX chooses Traiana for central clearing connectivity of FX deliverables