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A summary of some of the past week's financial technology news.
Technologists urged to adopt a more flexible plug-and-play approach using APIs, as concerns grow about the FCA and Esma's differing attitudes toward dark trading.
The Frankfurt-based firm still has to get regulatory approval for the blockchain project, but aims to start beta testing next year.
The asset manager is reviewing various processes to see what kinds of automation could bring efficiency.
The German bank developed the platform in its Innovation Lab and is currently working on updates.
The tech giant tested the technique on tasks involving machine learning at a large bank, with positive results.
The tech giant uses open-source tools to help firms ramp up computing power for complex risk calculations.
The company is carrying out proofs of concept with banks and asset managers on the technology that allows computation on encrypted data.
The combined offering will help financial firms meet compliance requirements for regulations like SM&CR and Reg BI.
Man Group's Gary Collier discusses the hedge fund's strategy of adopting a single platform for its funds.
The French bank plans to make its KYC offering available to external clients by the end of the year as it continues to enhance SG Markets.
Increasingly specialized systems call for increasingly specialized skill sets; talent acquisition and retention remain problematic.
The API was recently made available to all registry customers, with plans to offer a 'proactive API' next year to push new and updated data.
A year after issuing the first blockchain-traded bond, the lender says blockchain technology could drastically cut settlement times and costs.