Technology Takes Aim at Post-Trade Black Holes

The influence of regulation and new technology is prompting a hard look at how post-trade processes can be improved, and perhaps even replaced entirely.

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In March 2014, as Microsoft prepared to end support for its aging Windows XP operating system (OS) the following month, automated teller machine (ATM) manufacturers began to warn that 95 percent of US units still operated on the platform. The financial industry was roundly pilloried in the media for using an old and soon-to-be-retired program to handle everyday financial transactions—XP was released in 2001. But in the capital markets, particularly in the post-trade space, some of the processes

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