This Week: Vanguard, OneMarketData, SS&C, Xignite, Esma, SimCorp, Nasdaq

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


Vanguard Completes First Phase of Blockchain Pilot

Vanguard, in partnership with technology provider Symbiont, has completed the first phase of a blockchain pilot designed to digitize the issuance of asset-backed securities (ABS). 

In collaboration with a large US ABS issuer, along with BNY Mellon, Citi, and State Street, Vanguard modeled the full lifecycle of an ABS settlement on distributed ledger technology network by replicating end-to-end transaction flows. 

Warren Pennington, principal

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The IMD Wrap: Will banks spend more on AI than on market data?

As spend on generative AI tools exceeds previous expectations, Max showcases one new tool harnessing AI to help risk and portfolio managers better understand data about their investments—while leaving them always in control of any resulting decisions.

Waters Wrap: When looking for tech & data jobs, be curious

Senior executives across the industry tell Anthony that while having the right technical skills as a programmer or data specialist is important, the most desired qualities in new hires are curiosity and the ability to ask good questions.

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