Blockchain May Fuel Ibor’s Second Wave

Distributed-ledger technology is providing the impetus for renewed interest in Ibor, experts say

The investment book of record concept is seeing renewed interest, as emerging technologies potentially offer the key for true execution.

The Investment Book of Record (Ibor) as a concept had the buy-side energized, and a respected industry working group even produced a prototype for a system that could allow for a single source of truth regarding investment data, but the ideas may have been ahead of their time. Now, experts say, emerging technologies such as distributed ledger may hold the key to solving the Ibor puzzle.

“In many ways, the core needs of what you want for an Ibor—bringing together different people across an organ

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