Data analytics dominate M&A agenda for exchanges in 2022
While there weren’t many headline-grabbing acquisitions in 2022, the year contained a handful of deals that point to expanding trends in the exchange technology industry.
Waters Wrap: Big Tech, exchanges and a rapidly evolving market
Following LSEG’s partnership with Microsoft, Anthony talks with some industry participants to explore what this might mean for exchange tech going forward.
People Moves: UKEF, RBC, Plenitude and more
A look at some of the key people moves from this week, including Samir Parkash (pictured), who becomes UK Export Finance’s interim chief executive officer.
People Moves: Northern Trust, Deutsche Bank, SS&C, STP Investment Services & more
A look at some of the key people moves from this week, including Michael Buzza (pictured), who becomes Northern Trust's new global head of Network Management and Market Security
Waters Wrap: Ion’s fixed income EMS & how tech development theory is changing
Some of the largest trading platform providers have embarked on major integration projects in recent years. As fintech disruption continues, Anthony says this is not a fad, but an evolutionary shift.
Waters Wrap: The industry's increasingly cloudy skies
Anthony looks at some of the major cloud-based projects to hit the capital markets over the last 2.5 years.
FDC3 creator sets sights on cloud-based interop with new company
Nicholas Kolba’s new venture aims to provide cloud-based interoperability for financial services apps—free of desktop containers and proprietary implementations.
People Moves: TP Icap, Nasdaq, CFTC, and more
A look at some of the key "people moves" from this week, including Mark Govoni (pictured), who joins TP Icap as the chief executive officer of its agency execution division.
People Moves: BNP Paribas, HKEX, Broadway, BMLL, and more
A look at some of the key people moves from this week, including Tim Baker (pictured), who joins BMLL as senior advisor.
Where have all the blockchain startups gone?
Building a startup is hard. Building a blockchain startup is harder. More than 10 current and former financial blockchain builders and users detail their experiences of trying to cut their teeth on a once-darling tech, and the lessons they’re still…
LSEG-Tora: A tale of crypto, Asia expansion and (more) integration burdens
When LSEG acquired Refinitiv, it added Eikon, FXall, and AlphaDesk to its portfolio of execution platforms. In February, the exchange also bought Tora, which has a stronghold in Asia, as well as a presence in crypto. While sources say there are clearly…
People Moves: Tradeweb, Rimes, CME, LiquidityBook, and more
A look at some of the key people moves from this week, including Renaud Larzilliere (pictured), who joins Rimes as COO.
Slow burn to a big bang: How the new wave of tech is changing market data platforms
For decades, market data platforms have been critical components of financial firms’ trading infrastructures. But with changing user needs and emerging technologies gaining ground, will the platforms of the past be replaced by upstart challengers—or can…
People Moves: Exegy, Luma, Capco, CAIS and more
A look at some of the key "people moves" from this week, including Julian Elliot (pictured), who joins Integral as senior product officer.
People Moves: Charles River, Causality Link, Preqin, and more
A look at some of the key people moves from this week, including Caroline O'Shaughnessy (pictured), who joins Charles River Development as Emea head.
Bank consortium led by SocGen seeks to cure post-trade data ills
Project led by Societe Generale that uses privacy-enhancing technologies to solve data management issues hopes to sign up five banks and launch as a legal entity.
Waters Wrap: Some random thoughts about Big Tech disruption and M&A in Q4
Anthony looks at what he thinks will be the biggest topics during the last quarter of 2021.
A tale of two titans: Microsoft vs. Bloomberg
Bloomberg has fended off rivals to its business for years but Jo believes a more credible threat may be emerging.
People Moves: Tradeweb, BondLink, Boosted.ai, Transcend, and more
A look at some of the key "people moves" from this week, including Devi Shanmugham (pictured), who joins Tradeweb as global head of compliance.
People Moves: Theta, Google, B2C2, Tourmaline, and more
A look at some of the key "people moves" from this week, including Paul Flanagan (pictured), who joins Theta as strategic sales advisor.
Swedish bank finds Covid-19 recovery insights in alt datasets
High-frequency data such as human mobility data and plastic shipments can help investment professionals understand the post-pandemic economic reopening.
People Moves: BNY Mellon, BNP Paribas, Liquidnet, and more
A look at some of the key "people moves" from this week, including Winnie Chen (pictured), who joins BNY Mellon as APAC head of treasury services.
Symphony’s Seven-Year Itch
After seven years and half a billion dollars in funding, Symphony has made strides but arguably has not delivered the “big win” of living up to its early hype as a Bloomberg-killer. Max asks how long its investors will continue to back the venture,…