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.
Rishi Nangalia and Nilesh Nanavati, founding partners of advisory firm OpCo, say that while consortium projects are popular in the capital markets, most fail to get off the ground. Can that be prevented?
As banks and asset managers move more workloads to the cloud, they’re trying to find ways to cooperate to cut costs and exert more influence over the likes of AWS, Google and Microsoft. Anthony wonders if these early efforts will yield beneficial results for the industry, or prove fruitless.
Vendors are looking to provide AI models to help financial professionals get more value out of unstructured data sources.
Retooling repo: How Broadridge, Bloomberg, Tradeweb, and JP Morgan are modernizing repurchase agreements
From brokers to trading platform providers, players in the repo market are focused on initiatives around reducing settlement fails, increasing automation, and streamlining operations.
Octaura has the backing of dealers, while Kopentech is leaning into its buy-side roots
Project Octopus becomes Octaura, killing BofA’s Instinct platform and Citi Velocity trading protocol
Backed by the banks in the Project Octopus consortium, the new, independent company will launch this year with a focus on new trading protocols and integrated data analytics. At the same time, Bank of America will sunset its single-dealer loan trading…
In addition to growing their cloud presence in the capital markets, Big Tech companies are, unsurprisingly, taking the lead on encryption and security in the cloud. Anthony sees positives and negatives. He also looks at bank-led consortiums.
Sources say initiative is designed to fend off higher fees and disintermediation in case established multi-dealer platforms start trading CLOs.