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  • Origin promises instant ISINs with new feature

    Origin promises instant ISINs with new feature

    Bond market fintech company Origin has teamed up with clearing house operator Clearstream Banking to launch an “instant ISIN” feature to allow the automated allocation of codes to Eurobonds from frequent issuers.

  • Issuing a bond to buy bitcoin? C’mon!

    Issuing a bond to buy bitcoin? C’mon!

    MicroStrategy’s high yield bitcoin bond is the next step in its journey from business intelligence software firm to vehicle for cryptocurrency speculation. It could be a step too far.

  • Ediphy launches consolidated tape initiative

    Ediphy launches consolidated tape initiative

    Ediphy, a fintech company launched by Chris Murphy, a former global head of fixed income sales and trading at UBS, is launching a prototype version of a consolidated tape, aggregating trade disclosures mandated by MiFID II.

  • Crowded field emerges in race to modernise bond market

    Crowded field emerges in race to modernise bond market

    The age of fintech is upon capital markets. Tech hopefuls are pitching platform after platform at banks as a way to haul capital raising into the 21st century. But fatigue is setting in among bankers, some of whom are questioning whether all of the problems that tech purports to solve really exist.

  • DCM automation hits milestone with LSEG deal

    DCM automation hits milestone with LSEG deal

    A $7bn equivalent nine-tranche bond issued by London Stock Exchange Group in March put the newest generation of bond documentation software through its paces. It was the first deal of its size and complexity to use one of the growing array of automation technology platforms.

  • Bots hires two ahead of live pilot of DCM platform in Q2

    Bots hires two ahead of live pilot of DCM platform in Q2

    Bond Origination Technologies (Bots), a new tech company that aims to automate pricing indications in the primary debt capital markets, has made two hires as it prepares to launch its first live pilot in the second quarter.

  • RBC completes the DirectBooks dozen

    RBC completes the DirectBooks dozen

    RBC Capital Markets has become the 12th bank to join DirectBooks, a platform which aims to streamline the communications processes in the issuance of corporate bonds.

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