This Week: Refinitiv; State Street/BlackRock; SteelEye; SimCorp; FEX Global/TT

A summary of some of the past week’s financial technology news.


Refinitiv suffers outage in Eikon platform

Refinitiv was hit by a five-hour-long outage on Thursday morning, April 8, which knocked out its Eikon platform for market prices at approximately around 7.30 GMT. The service was fully restored by 13.00 GMT, Refinitiv said in an email sent to customers. 

“The services were stabilized for customers connecting to the APAC and EMEA data centers as of 13.00 GMT,” said the email. “Authenticating servers in the AMER [Americas] region had been stable since

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Brown Brothers Harriman unifies busy suite of AI products

It’s a new world, contend BBH’s Kevin Welch and Josh Fine. After a few years of experimentation that yielded several AI products for the bank and its clients, it was time to put the puzzle pieces together to serve a different way of working post-Covid.

Bank-backed Versana takes aim at syndicated loan tech

Born from a consortium that includes JP Morgan and Bank of America, Versana aims to bring up-to-date and permissioned data to the syndicated loan market—the first step to a more transparent and faster operating market.

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