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October General Meeting Videos Released

We are pleased to be able to share with you the videos from the recent ISITC Europe General Meeting held at Citi which began with a keynote from Steve Scemama, Partner Head of Capital Markets Technology at Oliver Wyman on “Cost transformation leveraging Digital Architecture, Sourcing and Evolving Operating Models”. This was followed by panel […]

General Meeting Videos Released

We are pleased to be able to share with you the videos from the recent ISITC Europe General Meeting held in May which covered Robotics, AI, MiFID 2 II T2S and introductions to our Marketing and Academia forums: The videos can be accessed or viewed below: Session 1: Robots, Regulation and T2S – Can they […]

Financial Instrument Global Identifier (FIGI) – Your Views

Financial Instrument Identification is becoming a greater challenge for the industry as regulatory reporting and risk management demands increase. Standards that work to address this issue are becoming more important. One new tool that is now available, on an open basis, is the Financial Instrument Global Identifier (FIGI), which was formerly a proprietary identifier of […]

Call for ISITC Europe DLT Standards Committee Members

As you know ISITC Europe has signed a MoU with OASIS Open in North America to work on developing DLT standards. We are also working with the British Standards Institute (BSI), currently serving on two of the sub-committees for Identity and Interoperability. We are calling for volunteers to serve on the ISITC Europe DLT Standards […]

ISITC Europe – Spring 2017 CEO Update

As we all put the winter attire in storage for the Spring and Summer months, I would welcome an opportunity to provide some exciting updates to ISITC Europe as well as invite you to our next General Meeting on the 25th May at Standard Chartered Bank in the City of London. AGM I would firstly […]

Blockchain DLT and the future of the financial markets

ISITC Europe has recognised the tremendous interest in the financial markets for Blockchain DLT and has noted the growing number of groups and committees springing up to try and understand impacts, or to examine potential solutions. This is normal in financial markets when innovation is in full swing and where there is a need for […]

Prof Michael Mainelli at Z/YEN Group shares Blockchain research and initiatives

The announcements from eight insurers (one retail, several wholesale and reinsurers) using Z/YEN’s ChainZy mutual distributed ledger technology in earnest, and their large clinical trial clients, has heightened attention on building MDLs quickly and privately using proven technology and not depending on Bitcoin, Ethereum or Ripple payment systems.  Z/YEN are already doing over 50,000 clinical data trial […]

Draft Proposal for OASIS BlockbenchIT Technical Committee

ISITC Europe has signed a MoU with OASIS Open based in North America but with offices worldwide . They specialise in creating open standards and lobbying for standards to ISO amongst others. The ISITC Europe Blockchain DLT Working Group has now merged with the OASIS Open Blockchain Technical Committee under a BlockBenchIT-draft-charter. The Charter is deliberately broad […]

ISITC Europe Call For New ISITC Leadership Executive Volunteer

Following the resignation of Dr Hermann Rapp for personal reasons, we have an open position on the ISITC Europe Leadership Group (IELG) for the Head of the ISITC Europe Academic Forum (IEAF) for immediate fulfilment. The IEAF is the most recent addition to the working groups for ISITC Europe and is reflects the leadership ISITC […]

ESMA DLT Report

ESMA Report – The Distributed Ledger Technology Applied to Securities Markets This report from ESMA is important reading for people interested in the DLT explosion of interest in financial markets. It’s an encapsulation of views taken from financial services firms trade associations and financial market experts that ISITC Europe contributed to last year. The ISITC Europe […]