FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications and services, has established a strategic relationship with blockchain developer CG Blockchain. Through this relationship, FactSet clients will have access to CG Blockchain investment products through its BCT Fundstore. CG Blockchain’s current and future clients will also use FactSet’s industry-leading Portware execution and order management capabilities, delivered as FactSet OEMS, for trade execution, analysis, order generation and compliance efforts.
“Hedge funds and asset managers are looking to adopt disruptive technologies; meanwhile, global regulatory authorities are demanding increasing levels of transparency and accountability to protect the end investor. It is critical for established technology partners like FactSet to continue to evolve our solutions to both meet current client needs and set the standard for future technology initiatives globally,” FactSet Global Head of Portfolio Management and Trading Solutions SVP John Adam. “CG Blockchain has harnessed a new, innovative technology that raises the bar for compliance. The integration of Fundstore and FactSet OEMS will offer institutional investors visibility and timeliness that was previously unavailable from a third party.”
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FactSet OEMS, a configurable, “thinking” order and execution management system designed to act as the central platform for the creation and execution of trading strategies across asset classes, acts as an extension of CG’s current product, ComplianceGuard, BCT Fundstore which offers a suite of blockchain apps built upon a compliance framework.
“This is an extremely exciting initiative that I believe is nothing short of transformational,” added CG Blockchain President Bob Bonomo. “This mutually beneficial alliance plugs FactSet into the multi-hundred billion-dollar blockchain market that is currently experiencing exponential growth—and it gives FactSet clients access to institutional-grade blockchain-based apps and tokenized ecosystems. Each of these factors positions FactSet for increased market share and places it at the forefront of this industry segment.”
The combination of FactSet’s OEMS solutions and CG Blockchain’s Fundstore reportedly brings to market one of the first times blockchain technology is directly integrated with an OEMS for real-time, persisted, immutable recording of transactions to a distributed ledger—helping investors achieve new levels of transparency and security.