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About Cobalt

Cobalt delivers a private peer-to-peer network that reduces post-trade costs and risk for financial market participants. Its technology leverages blockchain-derived concepts of encryption, digital signatures, and consensus to deliver a single, immutable record for each trade. The company assists to free up back and middle office resources from multiple layers of reconciliation. Cobalt was founded in 2015 and is based in London, U.K. In December 2022, Cobalt was acquired by United Fintech. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquarters Location

20 Chiswell Street

London, England, EC1Y 4TW,

United Kingdom

+44 (0) 20 7959 2235

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Latest Cobalt News

Cobalt expands into digital asset market

Sep 23, 2020

External | what does this mean? This content is provided by an external author without editing by Finextra. It expresses the views and opinions of the author. Cobalt expands into digital asset market 2 hours ago Source: Cobalt Over the last few years, the foreign-exchange (FX) post-trade infrastructure provider Cobalt has designed and built a secure 24/7 middle office platform, which it is delivering for some of the industry’s largest participants. One of the sizeable changes in the market over the past few years is the rise of digital assets and how they are making their way into the forefront of currency trading. This trend has been accelerated by the decision of the OCC (US Banking Regulator) to allow US banks to hold digital assets. Major FX institutions are now looking to trade digital assets, yet enterprise standard post-trade infrastructure in this market is virtually non-existent. For these participants to enter this market at scale it is critical to ensure the correct management of credit and data, to which end Cobalt is now bringing its innovative post-trade and credit FX solutions to the digital asset market. Cobalt is already connecting to the leading digital exchanges on behalf of clients and offering full credit and ledger services for all currencies and digital assets. Cobalt clients are able to see their full portfolio of positions and risk across both fiat currencies and digital assets, available to clients across all segments. Cobalt’s middle office platform is used by the FX markets leading Prime Brokers, Liquidity Providers, Retail Brokers and Exchanges With a full micro service architecture and 24/7 operations, Cobalt’s solution is fully compliant with the FX Global Code and Tier 1 financial participants information security and regulatory requirements. As part of an increased focus on clients looking to trade FX and Digital Assets, Aiyana Currie has joined the company as Head of North American Sales. Aiyana is an FX sales and product specialist with 20 years’ experience held in senior EFX positions at Morgan Stanley and UBS. Adrian Patten Chairman and Co-founder of Cobalt said, “The rise of digital assets has gone from strength to strength in the past years and has moved from being an asset traded on the periphery, to being at the forefront of FX participant plans." “Participants today can no longer ignore the position of digital assets in the market and those who do are in danger of missing out on sizeable trading opportunities due to the 24/7 nature of the market. Major exchanges have started to translate this to the FX market, with some offering trading over the weekends. 24/7 operability has always been a priority to Cobalt. As digital assets continue their rise and influence over the FX market, participants are going to need to adapt to new ways of doing business.”   Related Companies

Cobalt Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Cobalt founded?

    Cobalt was founded in 2015.

  • Where is Cobalt's headquarters?

    Cobalt's headquarters is located at 20 Chiswell Street, London.

  • What is Cobalt's latest funding round?

    Cobalt's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • Who are the investors of Cobalt?

    Investors of Cobalt include United Fintech, MarkitSERV, Singapore Exchange, Darren Coote, Henry Ritchotte and 3 more.

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