[BLOG] Preparing for the Perfect Storm

By Ferdinand Peelen – EMEA Director of Sales, Baton Systems  In March, we were confronted with a stark reminder of the challenges banks face during periods of extreme volatility, as  customers drew down on agreed credit facilities, and risk weighted assets (RWA) and...

[BLOG] Collateral Damage: How Market Volatility Impacts FCMs

By Ragu Raymond – Director of Business Development and Client Success, Baton Systems As COVID-19 advanced, financial markets experienced record volatility, resulting in record transaction volumes and collateral pledges at central clearing counterparties (CCPs). While...

[ARTICLE] It’s called risk management for a reason

By Alex Knight – EMEA Head, Baton Systems Financial markets and their participants are experiencing an extended period of unprecedented stress – volumes and volatility are sky-high, while liquidity and confidence are in short supply.  In times of extreme...

BitCoin : is it really a fraud?

Is BitCoin and the whole cryptocurrency ecosystem really fraudulent? I always thought that it was insanely frothy, but what would constitute a fraud? Depending on your definition, I think the answer could be yes! Certainly, Jamie Dimon does. Read more …

The Dawn of Realism in DLT and Blockchain hype?

At the outset, I want to clarify that I am not bashing Blockchain. I think it is a viable technology and has solved some complex distributed computing problems in computer science. It certainly has a place in solving some of the problems in capital markets over the...