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ipushpull and Ascendant Strategy announce partnership to deliver Innovative Solutions for Post-trade Workflow Automation

London, UK – 18th July 2019: ipushpull, the live data sharing and real-time workflow automation platform, are delighted to announce a partnership that brings together the award-winning ipushpull platform with the post-trade expertise and delivery capability of Ascendant Strategy. The partnership between ipushpull and Ascendant Strategy brings significant value to capital markets post-trade functions who want to...
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Unlocking the Post-Trade Puzzle: New Approaches to Solving the Issue of Operational Costs in the Post-Trade Environment

Unlocking the Post-Trade Puzzle: New Approaches to Solving the Issue of Operational Costs in the Post-Trade Environment Following the 2008 financial crisis, the US and European approaches to reforming the financial sector were markedly different, with European rules resulting in far more onerous capital and trade reporting requirements. Over a decade later the impact of...
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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 produced by Harrington Starr, and is judged by a panel of industry experts. Full details, including an interview with Ascendant Strategy MD James Maxfield on...
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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 blockchain or other distributed ledger technology (DLT) project. And for good reason. According to Accenture, organisational complexity and legacy structures are costing the industry roughly...
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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 variation margin requirements on a daily basis • Daily initial margin requirements must be supported by both the posting AND receiving of collateral which must...
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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, bespoke and highly customised systems are the mainstay of most institutions – making it hard for off the shelf solutions to deliver meaningful, cost effective...
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