A survey this week by the Post Trade Distributed Ledger Group found that half of its membership expect blockchain to become mainstream within five years. Luckily there's lots of help available: EquiChain announced a prototype blockchain platform for capital markets, KPMG and Microsoft introduced new 'Blockchain Nodes' in Frankfurt and Singapore, and SETL launched a Global Engineering Centre to expand blockchain projects globally.
Preqin said hedge funds started 2017 with gains of 1.40 per cent - the best start to a year since 2013.
Singapore's MAS set up a Data Analytics Group.
FIA's SEF Tracker for January is now available online.
ICE is to buy TMX Atrium.
Products and Services
Euronext introduced a new collateral and liquidity risk management service.
Euronext and AX Trading announced the mid-2017 scheduled launch of Europe's first 'proactive' liquidity seeking venue, and Pragma added block trading and pairs capabilities to Pragma360.
Saxo Payments launched Banking Circle Virtual IBAN, a multi-currency, multi-jurisdictional banking solution for FX & payments businesses.
Nomura Research's NRI Secure added machine learning tech to NeoSOC.
People in the news
Convergex appointed Robin Strong as MD.
Cinnober named Citi's Patrick Tessier as COO.
Andrew Housden joined Colt as VP of Capital Markets.