Word on the Streets: March 2023 Updates

We are always keen to support and showcase the work of the many talented women we work with and what better way to do this than under the umbrella of International Women’s Day. This year’s motto couldn’t be more fitting for our sector: “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”. We are increasingly encouraged by enlightened leaders who are embedding equity, diversity and inclusion into their commercial and talent strategies, not simply their DE&I activities. We applaud all you male allies out there and the fast growth companies who understand that corporate culture matters to attract and retain employees, but there’s still work to be done.
Personally, I want to take this opportunity toshine a light on female entrepreneurship as I look back at the 15 years since I launched Streets Consulting and share some of my experiences.

Level 3 data: a portfolio manager's key to measuring liquidity risk

Amid challenging and volatile markets, how can portfolio managers control portfolio liquidity risk and maximise the returns from investment decisions? Masami Johnstone, senior client advisor at client BMLL, argues that a data-driven dialogue between the investment team and trading desks is imperative to measure portfolio liquidity risk and support the investment decision-making process.

CryptoUK appoints Ioana Surpateanu as Non-Executive Director

CryptoUK appoints Ioana Surpateanu as Non-Executive Director. CryptoUK, the trusted voice of the UK crypto industry, has strengthened its board by appointing Ioana Surpateanu as its new non-executive director. A distinguished executive in finance and politics, Ioana will focus on ensuring that UK policymakers and regulators are equipped with the necessary knowledge to enable innovation in this maturing sector.

Launching CFIT: the Centre for Finance, Innovation and Technology

A landmark moment for UK fintech, CFIT - a direct response to the recommendations of the Kalifa Review - has now been launched, with Charlotte Crosswell as the Chair. CFIT is tasked with identifying and removing barriers to fintech sector growth; support the creation of high-income tech-based employment across the UK; establish regional financial innovation hubs; and enable firms to achieve global scale.

Research and Data: The Buy-Side's future competitive battleground

The research, news, data and insights available to investment professionals is staggering but leads to very complex daily workflows. On average, people switch between desktop apps and websites 1,200 times a day. Vicky Sanders, chief digital officer at OpenFin, examines how organisations can empower their employees to avoid dips in productivity, trading inefficiencies and lost investment opportunities.

Impact A.M interview with Janine Hirt, CEO Innovate Finance

Our CEO Julia Streets recently interviewed Janine Hirt, CEO of Innovate Finance for City A.M.’s Impact A.M. series. They talked about the importance of focusing on E, S and G at the same time; discussed the need to increase investment in female led companies; and the importance of promoting a more inclusive culture.

The WFE's Women Leaders 2023: Michelle Tran, President of TMX Datalinx, TMX Group

The World Federation of Exhanges published their annual list of Women Leaders for 2023. TMX Group’s Michelle Tran was chosen as one of the market infrastructure leaders. She shares her career journey, her biggest achievements, her inspiration and advice for the next generation.

It's been a difficult year for crypto - but the sector is maturing

Last year was a difficult one for the crypto industry but we cannot look at the turbulence of the past 12 months in isolation. The sector is maturing and the crypto industry is sitting on the cusp of its next stage of evolution. Our fintech lead Sarah Durani looks at the emerging regulatory frameworks that are set to determine the future for crypto. Read the blog here.

Money doesn't make the world go round, payments do

The payments landscape has evolved tremendously in the past 15 years, with new regulation in the UK and beyond with initiatives like open banking and ISO20022 changing the industry at a fast pace. Our payments lead Holly Finn shares her thoughts about an industry on the cusp of another revolution. Read the blog here

Recent Client News

BMLL appoints Rob Laible as Head of Americas 

ETrading Software 
ESMA recommends use of DTI Codes for Digital Asset Reporting 

CryptoUK appoints Ioana Surpateanu as Non-Executive Director

Opensee Makes Key Appointments for Global Expansion

World Federation of Exchanges 
WFE to Convene in Bermuda in 2023

Iress and Megaport to provide global connectivity for market data

ETrading Software 
‘Digital Token Identifier’ aims to increase interop, usage

PwC accelerate time to insight

How to Best Address Rising Regulatory Risk in 2023

BMLL appoints Jenny Chen as Head of Sales, Americas

ETrading Software 
DSB to detail UPI work timelines in March

Achieving data empowerment through treasury mode

World Federation of Exchanges 
FTX and real exchanges are a ‘quantum universe’ apart

New tech disrupts traditional book-building process for institutional investors

SFM Interview: Opensee on data and tech trends for secfinance

Iress powers pricing and trading data APIs for Centroid Solutions

BMLL adds Johannesburg Stock Exchange data 

The Association of National Numbering Agencies
ANNA announces completion of the implementation of revised ISO 6166 ISIN 

The Derivatives Service Bureau
The DSB invites applications for new Product Committee Members

BMLL Vantage Wins ‘Best Trading Analytics Platform

TMX Group
TMX Group Announces Strategic Investment in VettaFi

World Federation of Exchanges
The WFE’s Women Leaders 2023

Kepler Cheuvreux Selects Trade Management and Execution Analytics Solution

BMLL wins ‘Best Data Provider for Equities

Press wins Best Low Latency Data Feed

TMX Group
2023: big step forward for Canada’s forward looking interest rate benchmark