Now 3 months into my new role as MD, it’s been great meeting clients, industry contacts and partners in person on the fintech circuit, with the conference season well and truly upon us! As a team, we are supporting our clients’ return to physical events and are truly immersed in the latest discussions across capital markets, fintech, payments, digital assets, diversity and more. It’s great to see the government’s commitment to the fintech industry, shared with us all during UK FinTech week recently. Given my personal involvement with the launch of The Kalifa Review of UK Fintech just over a year ago, I have penned my thoughts on the progress we have seen and what we can expect next.
The FIX EMEA Trading Conference returned to London with many clients attending the event and participating in debates on latest industry developments. BMLL, Iress and FlexTrade shared the themes that stood out for them at the conference, reflected on product developments and fintech partnerships forged during the pandemic and shared areas of future focus.
During the CryptoCompare Digital Asset Summit, the FCA made an announcement regarding the Temporary Registration Regime, that allows cryptoasset firms, who have applied to be registered with the FCA, to continue trading. CryptoUK Chief Executive, Ian Taylor, commented on the critical repercussions for UK crypto businesses as a result.
For the past 9 years we have been mentoring the fintech firms participating in Accenture’s Fintech Lab, helping them develop and deliver compelling pitches for an audience of potential investors, partners and clients. Themed around “FinTech for Good” for its 10th anniversary, Accenture welcomed 14 new FinTechs to the 2022 edition of the FinTech Innovation Lab London.
The Investment Association recently selected five firms to participate in their Engine Innovator Programme, to drive innovative solutions for the investment management sector. For the last three years we have been mentoring the applicant firms to construct resonant pitches and deliver them with confidence to an audience of industry experts and judges.
Almost a quarter of Britons are ready to invest in tokens or NFTs this year, according to a nationally representative survey of 2,000 people commissioned by Tokenise. The survey pinpoints shifting attitudes towards newer digital assets highlighting that tokens are at a critical tipping point.
The Association of National Numbering Agencies recently passed two important milestones - 40 years of ISIN and 30 years as an association. To mark the occasion, ANNA created a series of Q&As and videos with the management team, current and former board members, and the member organisations.
Supporting StreetChild’s efforts to provide education to vulnerable children in conflict zones
Streets Consulting has been a long standing supporter of StreetChild and our CEO Julia Streets serves as a Board Trustee. In April, we took a table at StreetChild’s Spring Gala Dinner and Julia hosted the evening to help raise vital funds to ensure that children are safe, in school and learning – especially in low-resource environments, emergencies and conflict zones.
We would be delighted if you would consider supporting StreetsChild efforts, including their ongoing Ukraine Crisis Appeal. The charity supports multiple local organisations to meet the immediate needs of those impacted by the conflict and those fleeing the country.
Paris 11th-12th May
The Streets Consulting Team will be attending TradeTech 2022 along with a number of clients. The European buy-side equity trading conference will bring together buy-side heads of equity trading, along with sell-side firms and technology providers for two days of debates and networking to discuss a number of themes, including navigating the ever-changing UK and EU regulatory landscape, building an agile and resilient trading desk and leveraging the latest analytics innovations
The Trade MiFID II Roadshow 2022
London 3rd May
The Streets Consulting team will be attending The Trade’s MiFID II Review Roadshow on 3rd May, 2022 which will focus on issues most relevant to the UK audience. The Roadshow will bring together industry stakeholders, market participants, regulators and MiFID II experts to explore the expected changes to MiFID II and look at how these will translate into a UK context, how UK markets will operate in parallel with Europe and how the updates might impact the world of trading.
Société Générale: Innovation Insider
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Substantive Research: Substantive Research survey finds that the Research Brain Drain Has Stabilised
CryptoUK: CryptoUK appoints Teana Baker-Taylor as non-executive director
OpenFin: Transatlantic survey reveals office workers tempted to resign over bad software
Appital: Instinet to be First Executing Broker for Appital Bookbuilding Platform
Substantive Research: Survey reveals asset managers will not change investment research processes
Etrading Software: Etrading Software Expands Platform Technology Business Partnerships
Volante Technologies: Volante Technologies and FIMBank Extend Cloud Payments Collaboration
OpenFin: Edgewater Partners with OpenFin to Extend FX Trading Desktop Capabilities
SETL: Digital Asset, SETL partner for Regulated Liability Network blockchain protocol
BMLL: European and US Trading Landscapes: How they Compare and Contrast
ANNA: ANNA Celebrates 30 Year Landmark Anniversary
DataBP: DataBP appoints Stephen Wolff as Strategy Advisor
BMLL: BMLL welcomes the Sustainable Trading Initiative
BMLL: BMLL wins ‘Best Trading Analytics Platform’
Derivatives Service Bureau: DSB Announces Timeline for 2022 OTC ISIN Consultation
Volante Technologies: Volante Accelerates ISO 20022 Payments Modernization
BMLL: BMLL grows US presence with the appointment of Tim Baker
X-Margin: X-Margin and Atlendis Form Credit Evaluation Partnership
Trayport: Incubex and Trayport announce launch of voluntary climate marketplace
BMLL: BMLL wins ‘Best Overall Analytics Platform’
Wilshire: Wilshire and DAR Publish Sector Classification of the Top 1000 Digital Assets
DataBP: DataBP expands data services business with MarketAxess
Volante Technologies: KPMG and Volante Technologies Launch Strategic Alliance
BMLL: Our industry on the cusp of change
OpenSee: Faster and broader analysis through Machine Learning and Real-Time Analytics
Appital: TS Imagine EMS Integrates with Appital’s Bookbuilding Platform Ahead of Launch
Appital: FactSet’s EMS Adds Integration with Appital’s Bookbuilding Platform
Substantive Research: Geopolitical Turmoil Proves the MiFID II doomsayers right
IRESS: Iress to expand its footprint to new Euronext colocation site in Bergamo, Italy
BMLL: Inside the SIP and the microstructure of odd-lot quotes
Trayport: Trayport & Tradition announce the successful launch of refined oil trading technology