Digitisation and new technologies, like DLT and blockchain, are rapidly innovating the wholesale financial market industry.
Every day a new type of asset becomes ‘tokenised’ (i.e., represented digitally on a distributed ledger), from financial products (e.g., repurchase agreements, fixed income, equities) to any sort of tradable assets (e.g., real estate, IP royalties… forests!) shaping the future tokenised financial markets and potentially creating novel business cases whose magnitude is still hard to define.
At the same time, execution of transactions in existing markets, such as equities, fixed income, FX and derivatives have seen incredible digital automation.
Fnality's Product Manager, Simone Cortese, discussed the future of DLT ecosystems and why interoperability holds the key to success at the HQLAx Conference on Transforming the Securities Finance Industry via Distributed Ledger Technology. He highlights his key takeaways and insights in this blog post.
Traditionally, the functions of financial market infrastructure (which includes payment systems) have been centrally administered and operated by a single entity. There is a growing movement within the wholesale financial market towards decentralisation in order to reduce reliance on centralised intermediaries and “unlock billions in capital and liquidity”. Decentralisation is at the core of our design principles at Fnality. Both the technology underpinning the Fnality Payment System (‘FnPS’) and our organisational design are based on the concept of decentralisation. There will be no ‘single point of failure’ should a server go down or ‘single point of attack’ from malicious actors...
Bank of England publishes an omnibus accounts policy to enable innovative payment systems
Here at Fnality International, we were pleased to see Christina Segal-Knowles, Executive Director, Market Infrastructure Directorate at the Bank of England address the challenges and opportunities in payments post Covid on 11th June 2020. The key points that we take from the speech are as follows: