CobaltFX Unveils New Guard against FX Market Disruptions

by Damian Chmiel
  • In response to consolidation and hacker attacks, the company is launching a new service.
  • It is designed to enhance the post-trade security of banks and other entities.
From left: Marc Levin and Andrew Coyne, CobaltFX
From left: Marc Levin and Andrew Coyne, CobaltFX
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The financial world is taking a significant step towards mitigating risks in the foreign exchange (FX) market, with CobaltFX unveiling a new post-trade messaging service. This move, spearheaded by industry specialist Andy Coyne, aims to address the Single Point of Failure (SPoF) in the FX industry's post-trade operations, a problem magnified by years of market consolidation that threatens the global financial ecosystem's stability.

CobaltFX to Change Post-Trade Messaging

Historically, the FX market has been plagued by a lack of competitive post-trade messaging services due to extensive industry consolidation. CobaltFX, now a part of United Fintech and led by Andy Coyne, who has an extensive background in FX fintech firms and global banking, proposes an alternative solution. The firm launched a Trade Notification Network (TNN) today, offering a choice for financial institutions concerned about SPoFs within market operations.

Recent disruptive events, including market consolidation and significant hacks, have heightened the FX sector's vulnerabilities to SPoFs, prompting urgent action. CobaltFX's newly introduced TNN aims to provide a fail-safe against such weaknesses, challenging the traditional "Hobson's choice" in FX post-trade messaging.

Andy Coyne

“The FX market, by sheer trading volume, is amongst the world's largest markets, making the need for comprehensive solutions even more pressing. Imagine if banks’ only messaging network all of a sudden came to a halt amid FX trading; this could stop trading completely,” Coyne commented.

He noted that the threat of SPoFs “should be a wake-up call for the financial sector to assess industry-wide – and not just in FX.” By providing a backup and alternative, CobaltFX's TNN aspires to fortify the industry against cyberattacks and other failures, thereby safeguarding the financial ecosystem.

Recently, CobaltFX collaborated with BNP Paribas and NatWest to enhance the credit allocation processes for FX transactions. While these two financial institutions have a longstanding partnership with CobaltFX, their decision to adopt Dynamic Credit, the latest breakthrough from CobaltFX, signifies a substantial intensification of their involvement.

Since its relaunch under the United Fintech banner, the company has concentrated on services within the FX market.

The financial world is taking a significant step towards mitigating risks in the foreign exchange (FX) market, with CobaltFX unveiling a new post-trade messaging service. This move, spearheaded by industry specialist Andy Coyne, aims to address the Single Point of Failure (SPoF) in the FX industry's post-trade operations, a problem magnified by years of market consolidation that threatens the global financial ecosystem's stability.

CobaltFX to Change Post-Trade Messaging

Historically, the FX market has been plagued by a lack of competitive post-trade messaging services due to extensive industry consolidation. CobaltFX, now a part of United Fintech and led by Andy Coyne, who has an extensive background in FX fintech firms and global banking, proposes an alternative solution. The firm launched a Trade Notification Network (TNN) today, offering a choice for financial institutions concerned about SPoFs within market operations.

Recent disruptive events, including market consolidation and significant hacks, have heightened the FX sector's vulnerabilities to SPoFs, prompting urgent action. CobaltFX's newly introduced TNN aims to provide a fail-safe against such weaknesses, challenging the traditional "Hobson's choice" in FX post-trade messaging.

Andy Coyne

“The FX market, by sheer trading volume, is amongst the world's largest markets, making the need for comprehensive solutions even more pressing. Imagine if banks’ only messaging network all of a sudden came to a halt amid FX trading; this could stop trading completely,” Coyne commented.

He noted that the threat of SPoFs “should be a wake-up call for the financial sector to assess industry-wide – and not just in FX.” By providing a backup and alternative, CobaltFX's TNN aspires to fortify the industry against cyberattacks and other failures, thereby safeguarding the financial ecosystem.

Recently, CobaltFX collaborated with BNP Paribas and NatWest to enhance the credit allocation processes for FX transactions. While these two financial institutions have a longstanding partnership with CobaltFX, their decision to adopt Dynamic Credit, the latest breakthrough from CobaltFX, signifies a substantial intensification of their involvement.

Since its relaunch under the United Fintech banner, the company has concentrated on services within the FX market.

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