Fintech M&A round-up: 10 May 2017

Say goodbye to long reads with this brief round-up of the latest buys in the fintech world. Features KPMG, Matchi, Ancoa, Cinnober, Valitor, International Payment Services and AltaPay. KPMG has acquired Matchi, a matchmaking platform that connects financial institutions with fintech companies. The pair have worked together since 2015, so the deal “cements” their relationship. […]

World’s first commercial real estate stock exchange signs for Cinnober’s tech

UK-based International Property Securities Exchange (IPSX) is waiting for approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and has signed for new trading tech from Cinnober. IPSX describes itself as “the world’s first regulated stock exchange dedicated to trading of commercial property securities”. It needs a recognised investment exchange (RIE) licence from FCA to be able […]

Cinnober sets up real-time clearing subsidiary, looks for CEO

Swedish trading technology specialist Cinnober is spinning off its real-time clearing business into a separate subsidiary. Cinnober currently provides this service – known as “client clearing” – to large international banks and is keen to grow the business.

Japan Exchange Group chooses Cinnober for risk monitoring

Japan Exchange Group (JPX), a financial services corporation, has selected Cinnober for risk monitoring. This will include the entire Japanese market of equities, bonds, futures, options, credit default swap (CDS) and interest rate swap (IRS). This latest deal follows JPX recently building a real-time clearing solution for its listed derivatives market with the help of […]

Japan Exchange Group overhauls clearing platform with Cinnober

Japan Exchange Group (JPX) is building a real-time clearing solution for its listed derivatives market with the help of specialist provider Cinnober. Sweden-based Cinnober is providing JPX with its flagship Tradexpress clearing platform. JPX’s listed derivatives market is operated by the Osaka Securities Exchange (OSE) and cleared by the Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (JSCC). JPX […]

Cinnober issues call to IT industry to restore trust

Exchange technology vendor Cinnober has invited financial IT companies to participate in a new Financial IT Quality Assessment initiative, which is intended to generate a public, industry-wide framework for quality assessment of financial software. The initiative is an attempt to restore shaken confidence in the sector and avoid further regulatory pressure.

Boat to launch APA reporting service for MiFID II transparency

Boat Services, the OTC trade reporting service provider owned by technology vendor Cinnober, plans to introduce a MiFID II compliance solution, offering publication services for all instrument classes. It will apply for authorisation by the FCA in the UK when Approved Publication Arrangement registration is available in 2016.

Euronext prepares for 2015 derivatives launch with LCH. Clearnet

Euronext is planning to launch a new service that would allow derivatives to be reported to Euronext and cleared by LCH. Clearnet. The new service will use the Tradexpress platform built by vendor Cinnober, and is due to go live in spring 2015.

NYSE defends controversial “retrograde” self-regulation plan

Financial market participants have criticised plans for the New York Stock Exchange to begin monitoring itself through its non-profit division, NYSE Regulation, describing the move as a “retrograde step” that will never work in practice. NYSE is currently monitored by FINRA, an independent organisation.

LME Clear opens for business

The London Metal Exchange has launched its new clearinghouse LME Clear. Built by vendor Cinnober, the system is an important plank of the exchange’s ambitions, which have become more grandiose following its takeover by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing at the beginning of 2013.

Brazil overhauls derivatives market

Brazil’s BM&F Bovespa exchange has begun a major new project to bring all of its four clearing houses onto a single technology platform. Billed as the “world’s largest clearing project”, the Brazilian derivatives market – one of the world’s largest – has been moved first.

LME overhauls network architecture

The London Metal Exchange is working with Colt to launch a new dedicated network interconnecting all its systems including the LME Clear clearing service.

Cinnober plots new course for BOAT trade reporting service

Trading technology specialist Cinnober has big plans for BOAT, the trade reporting service it acquired from Markit on 1 July – including new asset classes, a new focus on banks and brokers, and a renewed push at data quality.

Johannesburg Exchange revamps clearing and derivatives trading

South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange has begun a massive overhaul of its clearing and trading systems, which will see its siloed clearing platforms replaced by a single engine from vendor Cinnober and its derivatives market shifted onto the London Stock Exchange’s MilleniumExchange platform.