Coming to America: Foreign agents seek to subvert domestic tech incumbents

Vendor consolidation has given more to power to those who already hold the most power in the US. Can overseas providers who’ve already succeeded in smaller markets bring back competition?

It’s a procurement dilemma: If you’re responsible for acquiring trading and data-related technology and infrastructure at a financial firm, you want to maintain a diverse array of suppliers, and avoid concentration risk created by vendors buying rivals and independent companies. On the other hand, you don’t necessarily trust an unknown startup with infrastructure responsible for billions of dollars. So, what do you do?

What if there were companies with established technologies, an existing

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Bank-backed Versana takes aim at syndicated loan tech

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.

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