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Market Participants See Potential in DLT and Tokenization to Shorten Settlement Cycle

The clearing and settlement landscape is on the brick of a major transformation, driven by the accelerated pace of technology development and adoption. In the coming years, market participants expect the settlement timeframe to substantially shorten as technology continue to

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EU’s Shareholder Rights Directive II, a Catalyst for Change in the Securities Industry

September 10, 2020 marked the deadline for member states of the European Economic Area (EEA) to implement new measures required by the Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II). SRD II, which came into force on June 09, 2017, amends the

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From Security Tokens to Native Digital Securities

Though blockchain-based security tokens hold many potentials, they also have their own limitations and must evolve to address several key challenges, according to a new paper by academics at the Rotterdam School of Management. In a paper titled Security Token

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Toronto’s Street Contxt Helps Asset Managers Navigate Through The Content Chaos

Canadian startup Street Contxt has developed a platform that aims to address the current inefficiencies in the flow of information in the capital markets by bringing clarity to the current content chaos. Founded in 2012, Street Contxt provides a content

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Blockchain in Capital Markets: What Has Been Done So Far

The success of blockchain, the technology underlying Bitcoin, has grown each year as angel investors, VCs and banks continue to inject millions in investments to fuel the development of systems based on blockchain, attracted by the technology’s potential to streamline

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87% of Financial Market Participants Say Blockchain Will Disrupt The Industry

A survey conducted by Deutsche Bank and FT Remark, the research arm of the Financial Times, found that a staggering majority (87%) of financial market participants are confident that blockchain technology will disrupt the settlement model for securities. 62% believe

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Capital Market Firms Must Collaborate with Fintechs to ‘Drive Their Own Evolution’

Innovation in capital markets is an “absolute imperative for investment banks to survive and thrive into the future,” according to a new report from Ernst and Young (EY), and with fintech booming all around the world, “the better answer for both

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German Stock Market Operator Releases Paper On How Fintech Will Reshape Capital Markets

Blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and Big Data will transform capital markets, according to German stock market operator Deutsche Boerse. It urges established financial infrastructure players to start approaching fintech firms and consider partnering with these innovative ventures. In

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