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Credit Suisse strengthens SmartStream deal for derivatives brokerage fees

SmartStream Technologies, the financial transaction lifecycle management (TLM) solutions provider, has revealed that its original agreement with Credit Suisse was recently expanded to include the processing of listed derivatives brokerage fees which began in February of this year.

Banks going Kodak

When was the last time you visited a bank branch? While the rise of the internet, banking shifted the customer interaction from the branch to the web, the business was still owned and run end-to-end by the bank and at lower cost. For a few years now, the landscape has altered significantly bringing Kodak to […]

SmartStream’s Corona Cash & Liquidity gains new live site, Raiffeisen Bank International

Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) has gone live with new cash and liquidity reporting software, SmartStream Technologies’ Corona. The bank has taken “a proactive approach to Basel III” – being the first in the region to do so, said the vendor. The new centralised solution will help to monitor and manage cash positions on an intraday basis, throughout the RBI group.

New cash and liquidity management system at Bank Mendes Gans

A Dutch international cash management services specialist, Bank Mendes Gans (BMG), is implementing a new cash and liquidity management system, SmartStream’s Corona. It will go live in Q4 2016, managing BMG’s 500,000 transactions per month.

Reference data management: utility is the future

So here is a major headache for the treasury and capital markets industry: the cost line remains dead flat but the revenue line has dropped off the cliff. Utility is the answer to the market woes, strongly believes Philippe Chambadal, CEO of SmartStream Technologies. He talks to Tanya Andreasyan about SmartStream’s initiative in this space. […]

Thomson Reuters to supply reference data to SmartStream utility to carry

Thomson Reuters is to supply reference data to SmartStream’s Securities Product Reference Data utility. As part of the agreement, SmartStream will have access to Thomson Reuters PermID, a machine-readable identifier that creates a unique reference for any data item. The SmartStream utility will provide services for instrument reference data normalisation and validation across all asset. […]

Goldmans, JPM and Morgan Stanley plan reference data utility

Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley are building a reference data utility with SmartStream, which they say will provide data normalisation and validation for all asset classes. The project aims to reduce costs for consumers of data in capital markets by economies of scale.

SmartStream acquires Algo Collateral business from IBM

SmartStream Technologies has acquired the assets of IBM’s Algorithmics Collateral solution and will add it to its existing solutions for the automation of the end-to-end post trade lifecycle, rebranding it as TLM Collateral Management. The system provides collateral lifecycle automation for buy- and sell-side institutions, custodians and asset servicers, large and small.

SEC beefs up surveillance as Barclays probe results in $72 million fine

The Securities and Exchange Commission has stepped up its drive to monitor and enforce the financial markets by implementing new surveillance tools to examine and inspect reconciliations. The deal comes as the US regulator charges Barclays with failing to build adequate compliance systems and the bank suffers a fine in the UK.

Data veteran Dalglish takes transformation role at SmartStream

Industry veteran Tom Dalglish has joined SmartStream Technologies as head of transformation services, managing post-trade processing and data management projects for global clients. Initially he will be responsible for managing the back-office transformation programme at an unnamed European bank.

Basel has triggered “infrastructure reset”

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s April 2013 report, Monitoring tools for intraday liquidity management, has provided banks with the “trigger to reset their current infrastructures”, said Detlef Braun, senior consultant at vendor SmartStream.

Corporate actions: standard and deliver

The complexity of corporate actions has stymied automation efforts for more than a decade. But there could be light at the end of the tunnel …