This Week: IBM/Fenergo; BNP Paribas/BlackRock; SmartStream; Acquis/Big XYT & More

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

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Fenergo and IBM Collaborate on Financial Crime Solutions

Fenergo and IBM have partnered to offer combined financial crime solutions and services to its clients. The agreement will integrate Fenergo’s Client Relationship Management (CLM) technology with IBM’s Regtech portfolio of anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) solutions, which were built with IBM Watson, a computer system based on machine learning.

IBM will assist clients in incorporating its suite of artificial

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A rough race begins: Industry faces uphill transition to T+1 settlement

With T+1 compliance set to begin next May, firms will likely be burdened by reduced IT budgets, existing legacy systems and manual processes over the next 15 months. So, while faster settlement will help innovate the middle and back office, some argue industry needs a longer timeline.

Build versus buy: How to evaluate your software

For as long as the investment management industry has used software, there has been a debate about whether asset managers should build or buy their tools. Jonas Svallin, global head of quantitative research and product development at FactSet, argues that…

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