This Week: BNY Mellon/Milestone Group, IHS Markit, Broadridge/China Renaissance, and more

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


BNY Mellon acquires Milestone Group

Bank of New York Mellon has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Milestone Group, a provider of fund management technology. The deal comes just over a year after the two companies formed an alliance to create a suite of oversight and contingent net asset value services for asset managers and asset owners seeking independent oversight and backup NAV capabilities.

By acquiring Milestone, BNY Mellon will advance the digitization and automation of core

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Firms step up non-compete use to protect tech, data IP

US states are increasingly banning or limiting the use of non-compete contracts, but financial firms are using them more frequently to safeguard proprietary tech and data assets—including the knowledge of the individuals who work on them.

Waters Wrap: Examining ASX’s CHESS do-over

The Australian exchange was the first exchange to be all-in on DLT—and the project failed. Anthony speaks with ASX’s Tim Whiteley to discuss the lessons learned and why he thinks the second attempt will succeed.

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