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  • State Street's new Peer-to-Peer Repo financing marketplace for the buy-side launches
    by mkitchen on March 4, 2021 at 9:46 am

    State Street's new Peer-to-Peer Repo financing marketplace for the buy-side launches Submitted 04/03/2021 - 9:46am State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) has launched its new Peer-to-Peer Repo programme for the buy-side. Building from its market-leading position in sponsored repo and securities lending, including peer-to-peer opportunities within its agency lending program, Peer-to-Peer Repo enables competitive financing costs across a broader range of collateral types and yield enhancement opportunities compared to traditional repo markets.  Read the full story at Institutional Asset Manager… Author Profile Tags Trading & Execution

  • Jordan & Jordan's market data reporting business acquires TRG Screen
    by mkitchen on March 4, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Jordan & Jordan's market data reporting business acquires TRG Screen Submitted 04/03/2021 - 9:37am TRG Screen, a provider of enterprise subscription spend management solutions, has acquired the Market Data Reporting (MDR) business from Jordan & Jordan (J&J). Read the full story at Institutional Asset Manager…   Author Profile Tags Deals & Transactions Acquisitions Services Research & Analytics

  • TrueUSD launches natively on Avalanche
    by mkitchen on March 4, 2021 at 9:08 am

    TrueUSD launches natively on Avalanche Submitted 04/03/2021 - 9:08am TrueUSD (TUSD), a top-five fiat-backed stablecoin, has natively launched on Avalanche. This brings another cornerstone DeFi asset to the rapidly growing Avalanche ecosystem and expands US Dollar liquidity for its users and applications.  TrustToken plans to bring additional products to Avalanche that build on TUSD, and will play a vital role in the DeFi applications on the platform.   Users can now access TUSD on Avalanche directly through TrustToken’s TrueCurrencies App. AVAX-TUSD will also be added as a liquidity pool on decentralised exchange Pangolin, so users can also access it directly in Avalanche’s DeFi ecosystem alongside other prominent DeFi assets like $WBTC, $LINK, $UNI, $AAVE, and $YFI that have been ported over the Avalanche-Ethereum Bridge.   “US Dollar liquidity is vital to thriving DeFi ecosystems, and we’re excited to bring one of the most trusted and widely-used stablecoins onto Avalanche,” says John Wu, President of Ava Labs. “TrueUSD on Avalanche will be a vital component of a new wave of stablecoin applications and products that are only possible with near-instant finality.”   TrueUSD is one of the most transparent stablecoins on the market, backed 1:1 to the US dollar with live attestations by Armanino and on-chain Proof of Reserves with Chainlink. It is one of multiple TrueCurrencies built by TrustToken, which include TGBP, THKD, TCAD, and TAUD. Collectively, TrustToken currencies trade on over 100 exchanges and OTC desks, generating billions of dollars in monthly volume across more than 120 countries.   By launching on Avalanche, TrueUSD users can now send and receive the stablecoin with sub-second finality and low transaction fees. For the first time, stablecoins will move like cash on a decentralized network, rather than waiting extended periods of time for block confirmations or paying exorbitant fees.   Since the launch of the Avalanche-Ethereum Bridge on 8 February, smart contract activity on Avalanche has boomed, with transactions increasing by 631 per cent to over 400,000, and unique wallets increasing by 1300 per cent to top 30,000.   Since launching its mainnet on 21 September, Avalanche has gained over 840 full, block-producing validators participating in network consensus, and an additional 4,100 delegators participating in staking. Collectively, they make Avalanche the most decentralised layer 1 blockchain platform, and the third-largest in staked value at over USD3 billion.   Author Profile Tags Digital Assets DeFi

  • Options partners with SGX to provide ultra-low latency offering in Singapore
    by mkitchen on March 4, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Options partners with SGX to provide ultra-low latency offering in Singapore Submitted 04/03/2021 - 9:06am Options Technology Ltd Options, a provider of cloud-enabled managed services to global capital markets, has partnered with Singapore Exchange (SGX) to provide ultra-low latency connectivity for order entry and market data.  Following an initial expansion to SGX in 2020, Options has now added their ultra-low latency (ULL) Managed Colocation services to the SGX Tier 1 site. With the option of shared or dedicated connectivity utilising best-in-class switching fabric, financial institutions can now benefit from a scalable managed service backed by premium technology. Financial institutions will have access to both order entry and market data across all available SGX asset classes and cloud-first solutions within their global infrastructure, leveraging their access to the firm’s wide range of specialist services via its fully resilient global trading backbone. The news comes as the latest enhancement to the firm’s managed services offering, which is available at 40-plus key trading venues across Europe, North America, South America, South Africa, Asia and Australia. Options facilitates trading at hundreds of venues worldwide with fully managed colocation services available alongside the firm’s fully cloud-agnostic application management solution, combining hosting with rapid time to market, TCO reduction, best-in-class resiliency and security, and connectivity to enterprise public cloud solutions such as AWS, Azure, or hybrid cloud environments. Options’ Managing Director for APAC Jun Ashida, says: “As a managed colocation and hybrid cloud service provider, our offering gives clients a state-of-the-art platform to build innovative and complex solutions within a fully compliant institutional infrastructure. We have worked closely with The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to ensure clients and partners meet all relevant regulatory standards and are pleased to have successfully onboarded some of the leading asset managers, systematic quant funds, and banks in the region. "Our connectivity to brokers within the SGX colocation space allows the ultimate flexibility to our buy-side clients to ensure best execution, whilst allowing sell-side clients the opportunity to run an agile, scalable platform in an Investment Bank-grade Cybersecurity wrapper.” Author Profile Tags Trading & Execution


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