April 13, 2022

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The digital transformation of the capital markets industry has been a hot topic for the past few years. It has been a significant shift in the way that people invest and transact. The adaption of digital assets, along with blockchain infrastructures, has placed tremendous pressure on stock exchanges, marketplaces, and trading vehicles.


The legacy solutions, which are currently the widely used infrastructures of financial institutions, are not as transparent and fast-paced as their new tech counterparts. Blockchain and Web 3.0 have been gaining traction attributed to the decentralization aspects as well as the ability to move finance fast without unnecessary regulations.


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Next-Gen Consultancy for Financial Markets

Ambitious financial exchanges need to keep growing. Yet in the world of capital markets this is not always a straightforward task. Each jurisdiction has its own national characteristics and different way of doing things. If an exchange decides to build its own trading or clearing infrastructure, unless it is happy paying an exorbitant cost, it will typically have to wait a number of years for delivery. So, what are the alternatives for exchanges?

Exchanges pivotal for EU’s Capital Markets Union

The EU’s Capital Markets Union (CMU) is receiving strong backing, with widespread enthusiasm evident among stakeholders who are optimistic about its successful rollout. A significant concern has been the persistent lack of on-screen liquidity in European markets, dominated as they are by over-the-counter (OTC) trading. This contrasts sharply with the US where, according to the European Central Bank (ECB), 75% of corporate financing is conducted through capital markets, compared to Europe’s reliance on traditional bank loans.

All Markets Rise: Maximising Exchange Profit by Modernising Across All Sectors

Imagine a scenario in which a large, successful financial exchange is making profits across all its markets alike, from equities, fixed income and derivatives, to commodities and FX. Yet, sadly, this vision is far from reality. Oftentimes smaller and less liquid markets, such as for fixed income and derivatives, find it difficult to obtain the modernisation of infrastructure they need, even when it is just a simple feature request.

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