Five reasons financial services professionals should move to Toronto

 Toronto’s Financial District is an untapped opportunity for the financial industry as Canada’s Big Five banks are gearing up to make Toronto the centre of fintech. Source: eFinancialCareers Whether you work on Wall Street or elsewhere, you may want to consider a move to Bay Street, the center of Toronto’s Financial District. Why? Here are the…

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The Robots Are Coming for the Bond Market

 The Overbond platform is featured in this Bloomberg article that highlights digital platforms alike as an unstoppable force that will continue to change the financial industry. Source: Bloomberg In the corporate-bond market, even a few billion doesn’t get you a seat at the table. And Najib Nakad is so tired of settling for the scraps left…

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Overbond named the most innovative third-party technology vendor (Front office) at the American Financial Technology Awards

 Overbond’s proprietary technology and defined strategy has led them to be named the winner of the most innovative third-party technology vendor (front office) at the AFTAs 2017. Source: waterstechnology Front-office technology platforms might be working hard to address demands for greater holistic functionality, but when there’s a specific challenge to tackle—the digitization of the corporate and…

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Overbond at Sibos 2017 – IMPORTANCE OF CYBERSECURITY IN FINANCIAL SERVICES

   Overbond CEO, Vuk Magdelinic, discusses the importance of cybersecurity in the financial industry and presents an operational solution to prevent data leakages. Source: Sibos In the plenary room at Sibos 2017, and across other dedicated sessions, cybersecurity experts spoke in favour of a collective, comprehensive and multi-faceted approach Last year’s first Big Issue Debate…

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Overbond Wins “Most Innovative Technology Vendor – Front Office” at American Financial Technology Awards 2017

The winners of this year’s AFTAs were announced at a dinner in midtown Manhattan on December 4. Source: WatersTechnology Continuing last year’s theme of change, this year’s winners were marked by impending regulatory reform due in the New Year, and a shift in the business practices of the buy and sell sides. With reporting mandates…

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Bond market is strengthened with digitalization

 Kinyu Keizai Shimbun interviews Mr. Han Ryoo, Co-founder & Head of Product at Overbond Ltd. during FIT 2017 in Tokyo Source: Kinyu Keizai Shimbun Overbond, based in Toronto, Canada plans to begin operations in Japan in early next year. Han Ryoo, Co-founder and Head of Product, visited Japan in late October to build up its…

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This Fintech Company is Digitizing the Primary Bond Market

Overbond Ltd. is looking to shake up the primary bond market by broadening access to its digital platform that connects investors with corporate issuers, as it expands services into larger U.S. market. Source: Bloomberg Overbond Ltd. is looking to shake up the primary bond market by broadening access to its digital platform that connects fixed-income investors…

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Can you survive as debt capital markets gets digitised?

The bond market is the world’s largest and deepest source of capital for companies and governments, yet there is no centralized information source. Source: eFinancialCareers The advisory functions of investment banks are ripe for disruption. While currently, many investment banks are suggesting that digital innovations will merely remove the grunt work for skilled deal-makers, I…

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Overbond Taps AI for Primary Bond Market

Source: Markets Media Although machine learning has made incredible inroads in the secondary securities markets, Canadian startup Overbond has brought the discipline to the primary corporate bond market. The vendor’s platform uses supervised machine learning to price potential issuances, score the likelihood of issuances, and identify potential institutional investors who might be interested in the…

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Appetite for Fintech

Financial technology is upending supply chains and payment systems around the world, and it is starting to change major capital financing. Will technology transform the primary capital markets? Source: IFR Asia Barely a week passes these days without a senior investment banker leaving for a financial technology start-up. With jobs less secure and bonuses down,…

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