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November 2018

Blockchain Technology Explained

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November 7, 2018

Blockchain is the most recognised form of distributed ledger. Blockchain based DLT, which was first applied as the underlying technology for virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, has a number of possible applications within finance. For example, DLT could be applied to digital record keeping, smart contracts, digital currencies and digital assets. In this blog post we illustrate few selected characteristics. This new technology has the potential to redefine operations and improve the efficiency, security and economics of the financial industry. It is time for financial institutions to change and benefit from the possibilities of distributed technologies. Read More

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August 2018

Explaining Blockchain Technology's Impact on the Financial Markets

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August 24, 2018

Blockchain is one of the most disruptive technologies available at present, designed to simplify the value chains around trading, payment and market infrastructure. If fully adopted, blockchain will create a more efficient, more transparent and more secure marketplace while reducing transaction processing costs. While the potential is huge, so too is the uncertainty. The key to turning blockchain’s potential into reality is a collective effort among industry participants to learn, share, cooperate and see themselves as part of the blockchain network as opposed to as individual firms. Read More

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July 2018

Q&A with Vasily Strela, Global Head of FICC Quantitative Strategies, RBC Capital Markets

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July 30, 2018

Vasily Strela, Global Head of FICC Quantitative Strategies, RBC Capital Markets, talks about market developments, regulation and technology. Vasily is responsible for running the Fixed Income (rates, credit, muni, FX, mortgages) & Commodities quantitative teams. His team provides quant support to the business, which involves looking at new ways to enhance and adapt models to current market conditions i.e. new algorithms and how to apply them to the business. Read More

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