This Week: Symphony, Nasdaq, Interactive Brokers, Finos, MSCI, and more

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


Symphony buys StreetLinx directory platform

Financial collaboration platform vendor Symphony Communication Services has made another acquisition—counterparty mapping platform provider StreetLinx, which will expand the number of institutional counterparties in Symphony’s directory from 1,000 to 1,200.

StreetLinx was founded in 2017 by two former Goldman Sachs salespeople, Gary Godshaw and Patrick Keneally, and has created a directory of verified professionals, including portfolio managers

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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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