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The Four Players Creating the Next Era of Fintech

Ralph Achkar at Colt Technology Services shares his thoughts about how multiple stakeholders play distinct, vital roles in shaping the future of fintech; and, how ultimately, their working together should yield the most fruitful solutions.

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TMX Group Develops Blockchain Prototype for Energy Business

– TMX subsidiary NGX collaborated with Nuco, a digital infrastructure provider, to build a new system using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) to improve the tracking of natural gas flows at delivery locations in the United States.

NetXpress Partners with BSO to Bring Market Makers to Emerging/Frontier Markets

– NetXpress, a specialist managed services provider for market data, has selected BSO’s global low-latency connectivity network to deliver U.S clients seamless access to emerging markets.

Axioma Releases New Australia Equity Factor Risk Model

– Axioma, a provider of innovative risk and portfolio management solutions, today launches the latest version of its Australia Equity Factor Risk Model suite (“AXAU4”).

Top 5 Critical Considerations for Developing Regulatory Operations Model

– Broadridge shares the top 5 insights it gleaned from a RegTech event focused on helping firms navigate the evolving and complex regulatory landscape. The panel featured buy-side expertise around Regulatory Reporting, Data Governance, and the Lifecycle of Investment Operations.

Instinet Launches RQ to Creates a Hub for MiFID II Research Payments

– Instinet announced the launch of RQ Connect (Research Quality Connect), a provider-neutral application within its research payment and commission management platform, Plazma.

Metamako Adds MayStreet's Analytics to Boost Compliance, Risk Management Offering

– Metamako, a specialist provider of FPGA-enabled high-performance networking platforms, announced that MayStreet, provider of market access and data analytics technology, has joined Metamako’s network ecosystem.


– Do you remember when trading cost $39 per one hundred million to fund the Securities and Exchange Commission? Take a look back in 2004 at the first so-called tax cut for traders designed to boost not only trading volumes but a regulator’s budget.

Kalahari Launches FX Futures/OTC Comparison Pricing Service

– Kalahari announced the launch of its new FX Futures and Rates service, offering traders a significantly low cost opportunity to access observable exchange prices and benefit from real-time Futures versus OTC market arbitrage opportunities.

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