Members and Partners
Shearman & Sterling is committed to investing in the long-term success of the global FinTech ecosystem. FinTech Foundry by Shearman is our dedicated program that provides multi-disciplinary legal and industry knowledge, insightful thought leadership, and a forum to connect new and key participants in the wider FinTech ecosystem. Leveraging our experience as government regulators, in-house lawyers, and outside counsel to industry specialists, we offer clients a comprehensive understanding of the legal and regulatory issues facing the FinTech industry. Our London office, in the heart of the City, is staffed by over 150 lawyers advising FinTechs globally on the full range of issues. London is at the heart of the FinTech sector, and so are we.
SupraOracles bridges the gap between traditional financial markets and the web3 world. Our objective is to provide a comprehensive cross-chain oracle to the developer community. SupraOracles mixes real-world data with public and private blockchains to create interoperable smart contracts that protect financial markets in the future. It also provides developers with a collection of tools for creating, deploying, and maintaining quicker, more agile, and more resilient data applications.
Quant is the future of finance. Today. We unlock the power of blockchain for everyone by delivering interoperable ecosystems and real-world solutions that simply work: lowering costs, enabling new business and mitigating risk. We work with financial institutions, governments, multinational companies, and the partners and fintech developers who support them, to deliver enterprise-grade technology built with security and compliance front of mind. Founded in 2018, Quant is UK-based with a US presence. We spearheaded the Blockchain ISO Standard TC307 adopted by 57 countries and organisations worldwide and solved interoperability with the creation of the world’s first blockchain-agnostic API gateway, Overledger. Our high-integrity leadership team has deep experience in government, financial services, technology, healthcare, and management consulting. Our partners include Amazon Web Services and Oracle, and we’re a founding member of the Digital Pound Foundation.
SIX is a major Financial Market Infrastructure [FMI] provider that operates exchanges and Centralized Securities Depositories [CSD] in Switzerland and, via the acquisition of the BME in 2020, also in Spain. SIX runs the payments system in Switzerland and operates payment infrastructure on behalf of the Swiss National Bank. SIX also manages a financial information business focused on providing data products and services to financial institutions globally. SIX is building new digital market infrastructure in its fully owned subsidiary SIX Digital Exchange [SDX]. SDX plans to offer issuance, listing, trading, settlement, servicing, and custody of digital assets with streamlining and automation of asset servicing and post-trade processing. SDX is also a global eader in the development of Central Bank Digital Currency [CBDC] via its partnership with the Swiss National Bank and the Bank for International Settlements. SDX has partnered with SBI Digital Asset Holdings from Japan to set up a similar digital market infrastructure offering in Singapore.
Registras and Stock Exchanges. Back then Percival started developing systems for share registration and quickly advanced by 1990 to their first CSD solution implementation project. Percival has continued to improve and extended their CSD products; as technology advances, Percival takes advantages of the latest trends and tools to re-engineer their product line. DEPEND represents the latest generation of CSD product in this line, and REGARD is the latest product for share registration and transfer agents (RTAs). Recently Percival has extended their product portfolio and developed trading system REVENUE which will go live in 2021.
Fireblocks is an enterprise-grade platform delivering a secure infrastructure for moving, storing and issuing digital assets. Fireblocks enables exchanges, custodians, banks, trading desks, and hedge funds to securely scale digital asset operations through patent-pending SGX & MPC technology. They have secured the transfer of over $9 billion in digital assets and have a unique insurance policy that covers assets in storage & in transit.
Founded in 2019 as a not-for-profit, FinTech Wales exists as a global voice for Welsh-based FinTech and Financial Services. As well as nurturing and supporting those businesses already in Wales, it will develop the environment to help FinTech companies’ start-up or scale-up in Wales and aims to establish Wales as a rapidly emerging pillar of the global FinTech economy.
The association has established an Advisory Board of 20 people including representation from Welsh companies such as Confused.com, Admiral, The Principality and Capital Law. FinTech Wales will act as a global voice and advocate for FinTech, introducing the benefits to FinTech entrepreneurs and innovators of establishing a business in Wales, as well as nurturing and supporting those companies already in Wales.
With an established Financial and Professional Services Sector and home to some of the biggest FinTech companies, including Starling Bank, Monzo, Currencycloud and home grown Admiral, Wales’ FinTech sector is flourishing. The UK’s first price comparison site Confused.com was launched here, and Wales is now a centre for online insurance aggregators with, Moneysupermarket and GoCompare also calling Wales home. SMEs, including Swansea based Vizolution and Cardiff’s AMPLYFI have carved a unique niche in the sector.
Wales grows its business talent in the sector through innovative programmes such as the National Software Academy and the Centre for Financial and Professional Services at the University of South Wales. Wales’ dedicated membership association, FinTech Wales, is committed to nurturing talent and developing the ecosystem for businesses to thrive in. The Welsh Government Trade and Invest team work with innovative Fintech businesses who are considering locating in Wales as part of their growth ambitions.
R3 is an enterprise blockchain software firm working with a global ecosystem of more than 350 participants across multiple industries from both the private and public sectors to develop on Corda, its open-source blockchain platform, and Corda Enterprise, a commercial version of Corda for enterprise usage.
From simple retail transactions to the complex demands of corporate banks and wealth management, your customers want instant, intelligent answers to their questions. KAI helps you deliver. Unlike other conversational AI vendors, KAI comes pre-packaged with the financial skills and knowledge to create informed and effective conversations.
Apex Group Ltd., established in Bermuda in 2003, is a global financial services provider. With 45 offices worldwide and 3,500 employees, Apex delivers an extensive range of services to asset managers, capital markets, private clients and family offices. The Group has continually improved and evolved its capabilities to offer a single-source solution through establishing the broadest range of products in the industry; including fund services, digital onboarding and bank accounts, depositary, custody and super ManCo services, business services including HR and Payroll and a pioneering ESG Ratings and Advisory service for private companies.
Quartz, The Smart Ledgers, is a startup incubated by TCS, and provides foundational technology, tools and business components for creating distributed ledger solutions across varied industries. Built on the core principles of Coexistence, Integration and Interoperability, Quartz enables existing systems to coexist and integrate with blockchain platforms and other messaging networks. With data masking, privacy and anonymity–the premise on which the solutions are designed–organisations can focus on enhancing their core competitive strengths in an environment of utmost security.
With Quartz, you can also facilitate the creation of a complete distributed ledger ecosystem for stakeholders in your value chain. Quartz caters to organisations across Industry segments including Financial Services, Banking, Supply Chain, Energy & Utilities and eGovernance.
TCS Financial Solutions is a strategic business unit of Tata Consultancy Services. Dedicated to providing business solutions to financial institutions globally, TCS Financial Solutions has compiled a comprehensive product portfolio under the brand name of TCS BaNCS. The TCS BaNCS product suite is designed to help financial services institutions enhance end customer experience, enabling them to embrace open and innovative technologies that embody true digital customer engagement. Deployed at more than 450 installations worldwide, it is the largest collection of components, enterprise and consumer apps for the financial industry made available through the cloud, helping firms become more agile and intelligent by leveraging the power of new and extended ecosystems.