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“There has been comparatively little investment in post-trade over the past few decades. Cobalt’s net
 
August 7 · Issue #46 · View online
Brainfood
“There has been comparatively little investment in post-trade over the past few decades. Cobalt’s network is an elegant solution that provides significant benefits for users and will reshape the industry as we know it. I look forward to working with the leadership team on their fresh approach to the post-trade challenges shared by all FX participants.”
Henry Ritchotte, former Deutsche Bank COO

M&A Activity
M&A activity totalled $5.5Bn in 23 transactions
Funding Transactions
Financing activity totalled $917M in 25 transactions
Financial Services
FS industry security concerns drive UK outsourcing market
Positive outlook for instant payments drives IT spend at EU banks
HSBC profits rise as Gulliver's overhaul begins to yield results
JPMorgan Targeting a Q4 Rollout for its AI Equities Utility, LOXM
Efigence designs interface for Emirates NBD’s new digital banking platform
Lloyd Blankfein wants to break up with hedge fund traders
Blockchain-based trade matching engine gets the nod from ING
Absa rolls out Virtual Investor
Dutch bank NIBC is preparing for IPO
FinTech
Former Deutsche COO takes stake in DLT venture Cobalt
New cyber firm BlueteamGlobal opens with $125 million in funding
Deal Could Cut Prosper's Value By Two-Thirds
Square stock rises on bigger deals
Jiffy moves from P2P to P2B
Bitcoin breaks $3,000 to reach new all-time high
Sydney set to challenge Singapore as global FinTech hub
How Tech Giants Took Over the Mobile Payment Market
Invoice financing startup DueCourse flops
Hong Kong Exchange plans blockchain-based share market
India's Paytm to take on WhatsApp with messaging service
Regulation
Don't relax rules on City after Brexit, Mark Carney warns
EC sets sights on Visa's inter-regional interchange fees
PSD2 & GDPR Compliance: How New Regulations Affect the Digital Financial System in Europe
Key Hires
Chi-X picks former Deutsche banker as CEO
Blockchain-friendly banking startup Fiinu names Andy Briscoe chairman
Bahrain's Investcorp says appoints ex-Pimco CEO Mohamed El Erian
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