Exactpro is an independent software testing services provider for financial sector organisations. Our clients are exchanges, post-trade platform operators, and banks across 20 countries. Our area of expertise comprises protocol-based testing of matching engines, market data, clearing and settlement, and market surveillance systems, improving scalability, latency and operational resiliency. Exactpro is involved in a variety of transformation programmes related to large-scale cloud and DLT implementations at systemically important organisations.
Founded in 2009, the Exactpro Group is headquartered in the UK and operates delivery centres in Georgia, Sri Lanka, Armenia, Lithuania and the UK and representative offices in the US, Canada, Italy and Australia. Exactpro employs over 650 staff.
Our approaches leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to help harness the power of big data analytics for enhancing the generation of test ideas and the interpretation of test results. We also use smart execution capabilities to support full-scale AI adoption at Exactpro and within our client firms.
The Exactpro team uses best chaos engineering practices to meet the growing industry demand for minimising the effects of shocks on the technology underpinning global financial markets. We continuously fine-tune the test data generation algorithms to keep the systems robust and resilient in the face of constant change.
Are you considering improving quality, time to market, regulatory compliance, reducing costs or latency? If so, visit us at exactpro.com.
R3 is a leading provider of enterprise distributed ledger technology (DLT) and services that enable the secure exchange of value in regulated industries where trust is critical. Distributed solutions developed on our platform Corda harness the "Power of 3", only from R3 —R3’s distributed trust technology, connected networks and regulated markets expertise—to drive transformation in digital finance.
As one of the first private, permissioned distributed ledger application platforms, R3’s Corda empowers regulated institutions to realize the full potential of direct digital collaboration to solve complex multi-party workflows. We maintain one of the largest DLT ecosystems in the world connecting over 400 institutions, including global systems integrators, cloud providers, technology firms, software vendors, corporations, regulators, and financial services firms from the public and private sectors.
Chella Software is a 20 year old global provider of products and bespoke solutions to Financial Markets. We specialize in high volume low-latency solutions for trading, clearing & settlement, risk management and compliance.
Our solutions have helped our clients comply with QCCP and PFMI requirements, offer traded and OTC products including derivatives, take financial inclusion to all citizens using the latest digital technologies and restore investor confidence in markets through superior risk management and compliance.
We have an unblemished track record of delivering these extremely reliable solutions, on-time, to our clients. We are valued for our deep domain expertise, agility, flexibility and ease of doing business. Our list of highly satisfied clients include leading central banks, stock exchanges, CCPs and brokerages in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
Established in 2005, swissQuant strives to build scalable technologies that drive sustainable growth and empower major players in the financial industry to take control of their future.
• The Capital Markets Technology team, and their award-winning product CleaRisQ, provide a real-time, next generation risk engine for CCP’s which leverages sophisticated and customizable VaR-based models
• The Capital Markets Analytics team are global leaders in financial risk model methodologies, providing risk model development, prototyping, implementation, assurance, validation, and other consulting services to CCP’s and exchanges worldwide
The company’s emphasis on next generation innovation and AI research-based solutions combined with 18 years of experience in the market makes swissQuant the partner of choice for leading financial institutions, including a continually growing number of global Fortune 500 companies.
Baymarkets and Clara
Baymarkets owns and provides the Clara clearing system. Baymarkets is an independent financial technology provider to the global financial market, specializing in clearing systems for CCPs and exchanges.
Baymarkets has extensive experience from working with multiple asset classes, both cash and derivatives including commodities, equities, FX, and fixed income products. Baymarkets is providing the Clara clearing system in full and in some cases modules of the system.
The Baymarkets team are a group of clearing house experts covering all aspects of operating, developing, supporting and implementing clearing systems. We have a total of more than 100 years of clearing experience in the company.
The Baymarkets board consists of international clearing, and financial technology experts.
Baymarkets proprietary, full-service Clara Clearing system features unique CCP interoperability, advanced risk management algorithms and standardised APIs for ease of integration and connectivity to global financial markets and participants (banks, clients, CSDs etc).
The way we work is in very close cooperation with our clients. We understand clearing and what our client needs to succeed in their business. With an agile methodology we can deliver solutions in a short time and with accuracy towards the requirements.
Clara has been in operation for cash products since 2010 and since 2014 for derivatives.
The Clara clearing system is together with our clients PFMI and IOSCO conformant and approved by the regulators of: EU, the UK, Switzerland, and Norway.
Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) is a leading African Corporate and Investment Bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups (by market capitalisation) in Africa – FirstRand Bank Limited. We offer our clients innovative, value-added advisory, funding, trading, corporate banking and principal investing solutions.
At RMB we are passionate about solving problems for our clients by asking the hard questions. We challenge accepted thinking. We analyse and seek solutions beyond the obvious. We are innovative in our thinking and turn challenges into opportunities, while delivering on Traditional values. Innovative ideas.
Our ability to think differently, our collaborative spirit, our client-centric solutions and our belief that great minds don’t always have to think alike, is what sets us apart.
As the Corporate and Investment arm of FirstRand Bank Limited (which is wholly owned by FirstRand Limited), we have access to a network of retail banks, representative offices and branches across Africa, the UK, India and the US.
Nasdaq is a global technology company serving the capital markets and other industries through its Market Platforms division. As one of the world’s largest market infrastructure technology providers, Nasdaq’s solutions power 130+ marketplaces in over 50 countries. Our technology solutions provide robust capabilities across the full trade lifecycle of traditional securities as well as digital assets. To learn more, click here.
Standard Bank Group is the largest African bank by assets, operating in 20 African countries and 5 global financial centres. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, we are listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, with share code SBK, and the Namibian Stock Exchange, share code SNB.
Standard Bank has a 159-year history in South Africa and started building a franchise outside southern Africa in the early 1990s.
Our strategic position, which enables us to connect Africa to other select emerging markets as well as pools of capital in developed markets, and our balanced portfolio of businesses, provide significant opportunities for growth.
The group has over 46 000 employees excluding Liberty, more than 1 143 branches and over 6 600 ATMs on the African continent, which enable it to deliver a complete range of services across personal and business banking, corporate and investment banking and wealth management.
Standard Bank Group Limited (SBG or group) headline earnings for the twelve months to 31 December 2021 (FY21) were R25.0 billion, Return on equity (ROE) was 13.5%. Standard Bank’s market capitalisation as of 31 December 2021 was R228 billion (USD14 billion).
The group’s largest shareholder is the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the world’s largest bank, with a 20.1% shareholding. In addition, Standard Bank Group and ICBC share a strategic partnership that facilitates trade and deal flow between Africa, China and select emerging markets.
For further information, go to http://www.standardbank.com