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Ascendant Strategy talk post-trade and fintech with Harrington Starr

Catch Ascendant Strategy co-founder James Maxfield talking Post Trade on Fintech Focus TV with Harrington Starr’s Toby Babb
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Ascendant Strategy named in “The Definitive List of the Most Influential Fintechs of 2019”

Ascendant Strategy are delighted to announce their inclusion in the “The Definitive List of the Most Influential Fintechs of 2019”. This coveted accolade is published in the Financial Technologist magazine...
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Time for a Reality Check: How Close is the Blockchain Revolution in Capital Markets?

Despite the frequent claims that blockchain is a ‘solution looking for a problem’, the past three years have seen nearly all major capital markets firms embarking on some form of...
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Uncleared Margin Rules – will you avoid the chaos?

• Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR) have been put in place globally to mitigate credit exposures and reduce systemic risk in derivative markets • Firms are required to calculate initial and...
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Transforming The Back Office – Delivering Value Through Capital Markets Transformation

An over-riding focus for the last decade for capital markets organisations has been a relentless appetite for efficiency. As the shape of the industry has changed, so have business models...
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Tackling The Post-Trade Processing Cost Of OTC Derivatives – Some Perspectives On Driving Efficiency

Balancing regulatory compliance with total cost of ownership (TCO) objectives has been a complex challenge for capital markets firms over the last decade. With infrastructure a by-product of organisational history,...
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