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Summary and Highlights: The Securities Services Industry in the ‘New’ World

There are many reasons why established financial institutions are starting to trade and invest in crypto-currencies but their interest is certainly driving the development of services which match what they expect to find in the traditional foreign exchange (FX) and securities markets. Substitutes for the traditional means by which counterparty credit and settlement risk are mitigated are already in use.

Hex Trust sees sample opportunities for growth at home and abroad

Hex Trust see sample opportunities for growth at home and abroad Growing institutional interest in crypto-currencies, not least as a hedge against rising inflation, has spawned a range of custodial services to safeguard the private keys without which nobody can access the digital wallet that contains the assets. Hex Trust, the Hong Kong based providerContinue reading “Hex Trust sees sample opportunities for growth at home and abroad”

Securities Services Industry in the ‘New’ World (13 September 2021)

Securities Services Industry in the ‘New’ World Future of Finance and Coalition Greenwich, a division of CRISIL, will review the recent financial performance of the global custodian bank, and project near-term developments in the global custody industry. Monday 13 September, at 2pm UK time Topics will include: Changing client needs The evolving competitive landscape EmergingContinue reading “Securities Services Industry in the ‘New’ World (13 September 2021)”

Who Needs to Get Ready for the Coming of the Token Economy

Many factors inhibit institutional issuers and investors from adopting security tokens as readily as some institutions have taken to crypto-currencies. But an asset class in need of tokenization – privately managed assets – has been identified and an institutional grade infrastructure is being built to welcome institutional investors.

The Fireblocks platform is one big reason why institutional interest in crypto-currency is catching fire

One reason institutional money is now being invested in crypto-currencies is that it is safe to do so. Fireblocks, the provider of an institutional-grade safe custody and settlement platform for digital assets, can take a good measure of the credit for what is happening.

Blockchain Clearing and Settlement for the Real World

L4S is a start-up led by people who know that a successful blockchain revolution in securities clearing and settlement cannot ignore either the technical limitations of the technology or the prevailing dispensation of service providers, market infrastructures, transaction processing technologies and accounting methodologies.

CUSTODIANS HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE SECURITY TOKENISATION HAPPEN (8th June 2021)

CUSTODIANS HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE SECURITY TOKENISATION HAPPEN (8th June 2021) A FUTURE OF FINANCE WEBINAR WITH CUSTODIANS, BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGISTS, SETTLEMENT INSTITUTIONS, REGULATORS AND TRADERS OF DIGITAL ASSETS Tuesday June 8 2021, 14.00 – 15.00 UK time Questions posed from the October 2020 discussion and will provide the framework for the next discussion in June 2021:Continue reading “CUSTODIANS HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE SECURITY TOKENISATION HAPPEN (8th June 2021)”

SETTLEMENT AND CUSTODY OF DIGITAL ASSETS PART II (20th October 2020)

SETTLEMENT AND CUSTODY OF DIGITAL ASSETS PART II (20th October 2020) 20th October 2020 2.00-3.00 pm BST time Incumbents in the securities services industry concluded last year that blockchain would not disrupt post-trade services after all. Yet the potential advantages of tokenising equity and debt securities, especially in terms of operational, intermediation and liquidity cost savings, remainContinue reading “SETTLEMENT AND CUSTODY OF DIGITAL ASSETS PART II (20th October 2020)”

SETTLEMENT AND CUSTODY OF DIGITAL ASSETS – AN ACCOUNT OF THE DISCUSSION AT THE WALBROOK CLUB ON 4 MARCH 2020

Settlement and Custody of Digital Assets – An account of the discusion at the Walbrrok Club on 4 March 2020 An Account of the Discussion at the Walbrook Club on 4 March 2020 Settlement and Custody of Digital Assets:An Account of the Discussion at the Walbrook Club on 4 March 2020 Summary The advantages securityContinue reading “SETTLEMENT AND CUSTODY OF DIGITAL ASSETS – AN ACCOUNT OF THE DISCUSSION AT THE WALBROOK CLUB ON 4 MARCH 2020”