Key Insights from WFEClear 2024 Conference

A few weeks ago, along with my colleagues, I attended the WFEClear 2024 Conference in Madrid, which focused on clearing and derivatives. Many relevant topics were discussed in the well-attended event and, specifically, I noted the panel on “Practicalities of DLT and Clearing” explored advancements in distributed ledger technology and its potential intersection with central clearing.

Modernising Post-Trade Systems: A Journey, Not a Destination

Post-trade processing is an integral part of the financial services industry as it verifies the details of very often instantaneous transactions. Similar to shifts in the rest of the financial services industry, clearing and settlement firms are being influenced by the emphasis of real-time risk management and data-driven decision-making.

Boca Insights: “Tokenisation’s Turning Point”

A turning point for digital markets is predicted to take place this year, according to a panel at International Futures Industry Conferences which took place in Boca last week. Limited market structure and lack of customization options were cited as reasons why many other assets have not yet been tokenised.

Data, Cloud, and AI: The Future of Capital Markets

In a world where there’s increasing awareness around spending tech stack budgets – efficiency and agility have become a lifeline for capital markets firms. But where do organisations start in terms of understanding how the transformative forces of innovation can best serve their interests?

Top 4 Capital Markets Trends for Exchanges in 2024

2023 represented a challenging year manoeuvring against persistent inflation, higher interest rates and geopolitical tensions. Widely forecast to affect capital markets in 2024 is a slowing global economy, as well as the potential risk of the global economy entering into recession resulting in softened economic demand.

New Year’s Resolutions for Market Infrastructures in 2024

Traditional financial infrastructure providers are increasingly considering upgrading their trading systems to align with modern times. This is both based upon strategic developments taking place over the past couple of years, as well as regulators looking to modernise.

Why it’s time for a new approach to market infrastructure

Due to hyper-volatile markets over the past few years, financial exchanges have experienced exorbitant trading volumes and activity. At the same time, however, market infrastructure operators are facing shrinking margins, as well as competition from a more diverse set of participants hungry for cheaper costs and access to trade. How can the next generation of trading technology help market providers flex during these challenging conditions?

2023: Exberry in review

It’s been a brilliant year for Exberry. From cloud collaborations, platform enhancements and key additions to the team

2023: The Catalysation of Transformative Change

The year 2023 provided markets with continued uncertainty against a backdrop of high inflation, high interest rates, ongoing effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas War, and, belatedly, concerns of recession. Yet it’s against this background of economic uncertainty that I see an embryo of change.

The brand evolution of Exberry

Exberry was founded in 2018. Our mission is to empower financial exchanges and market operators with cutting-edge market infrastructure technology and innovative trading solutions

National economies suffering due to inertia of change in financial market infrastructures

The modern approach to building exchanges demands unique skills absent from the legacy systems prevalent in today’s traditional markets. It not only offers cost-efficiency, but also necessitates a fresh mindset. Exberry’s enterprise-grade, cloud-agnostic, SaaS trading engine has been carefully constructed with modular design and scalability at the forefront to best serve diverse markets, asset classes and geographies.

Revolutionising the construct of trading systems

The modern approach to building exchanges demands unique skills absent from the legacy systems prevalent in today’s traditional markets. It not only offers cost-efficiency, but also necessitates a fresh mindset. Exberry’s enterprise-grade, cloud-agnostic, SaaS trading engine has been carefully constructed with modular design and scalability at the forefront to best serve diverse markets, asset classes and geographies.

New Take on Trading Technology: How to Navigate the Cloud-Tech Arms Race

We’re on the cusp of a new arms race. That is the description given to the phenomenon involving the world’s largest cloud service providers competing to invest into the largest financial exchanges. Last year, Microsoft announced an investment of £1.5 billion in London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) to provide the exchange with data analytics, cloud infrastructure products, and custom Gen-AI models.

What are the Potentials with the UK’s Digital Securities Sandbox?

It is widely accepted that digitised or tokensied securities are the next evolutionary step for capital markets infrastructure. That is, securities that can be defined or created using smart contracts and then transferred and stored on ledgers, which may in some cases be blockchains.

How New Digital Public Infrastructures Could Impact Trading Infrastructures – The India Stack

The digital public infrastructure (DPI) model has been a key topic of discussion, and India’s version provides an interesting perspective as to what the backbone of the new digitized economy could eventually look like, writes Magnus Almqvist, Head of Exchange Development at Exberry. In this article, Mr. Almqvist examines how the Indian DPI model, or the so-called India Stack, will affect capital markets, and how infrastructure providers may need to adapt their business models as a result.

The Power of Independent Software Vendors

In the fast-paced world of capital markets, choosing the right software vendor is crucial for optimizing trading operations and staying competitive. When considering software solutions, market operators can work with an independent software vendor (ISV). In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of partnering with an ISV in the capital markets industry, and why Exberry provides all the advantages, and none of the disadvantages, of partnering with an ISV.

Market Structures Based on Blockchains are Now a Reality

This is transformative news for the industry as it allows securities to be created, processed, and stored on DLT and are equal to any other financial security created by a custodian, investment firm, or regulated market, traded, and kept with a traditional custody organisation today.

CBDC’s Certified Bank Digital Currency – a Lot of Noise But is it Really Happening?

Central bank digital currencies (“CBDCs”) are defined as a digital liability of a central bank that is widely available to the general public. In this respect, it is analogous to a digital form of paper money. In some respects, they are digital tokens, similar to what we all know as cryptocurrency, with the key difference being that they are backed by a central bank.

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