Sec Lending and Repo DLT Solutions Set to Take Off in 2023
January 18, 2023

Despite a lot of buzz around distributed ledger technology (DLT), there has not been widespread adoption in the post-trade space to date, as firms focused on experimentation and proof-of-concept projects. In a DerivSource podcast, Martin O’Connell, solutions architect at DLT vendor HQLAᵡ discusses the evolution of the technology and why 2023 is set to be a breakout year for DLT platforms in the securities lending and repo space.

Could HQLAᵡ‘s solution have helped ease market and operational disruptions during the recent UK Gilt volatility?
December 15, 2022

HQLAᵡ, a Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) platform in collateral markets, offers a solution that digitizes collateral by ISIN. We set out to identify if HQLAᵡ’s Digital Collateral Records (DCRs) would have helped ease the operational or market burden of margin processing and Gilt volatility this past fall.

Fnality and HQLAᵡ demonstrate together with Banco Santander, Goldman Sachs and UBS, the first cross-chain repo swap pilot across Corda and Enterprise Ethereum
December 5, 2022

Fnality and HQLAᵡ demonstrate together with Banco Santander, Goldman Sachs and UBS, the first cross-chain repo swap pilot across Corda and Enterprise Ethereum, paving the way for the settlement of intraday transactions

Global Investor Autumn 2022 Magazine
October 17, 2022

Global Investor speaks to, Nick Short, Chief Operating Officer at HQLAᵡ.

RMA Securities Finance & Collateral Management Conference Daily
October 11, 2022

Head of sales at HQLAᵡ Elisa Poutanen speaks to Carmella Haswell about improving collateral mobility and interoperability, industry collaborations and adapting to keep up with client demands

HQLAᵡ, J.P. Morgan, Ownera and Wematch Demonstrate a Cross-Ledger Repo
October 6, 2022

HQLAᵡ, J.P. Morgan, Ownera and Wematch have successfully demonstrated the technical feasibility of executing a delivery-versus-payment (DvP) repo transaction across two different distributed ledger technology (DLT) platforms at HQLAᵡ and J.P. Morgan.

Global Investor Group Collateral Guide 2023
October 3, 2022

Richard Glen, solutions architect at HQLAx outlines the importance of interoperability across digital ledgers and offers a perspective on how interoperability will evolve over the next five years.

HQLAᵡ and Wematch announce collaboration for common clients
September 13, 2022

The firms have entered into a collaboration agreement to pave the way for any of the 90 legal entities and 900 traders already onboarded on Wematch who are also HQLAᵡ clients to be able to input securities lending indications of interest on the Wematch trade execution platform, with post-trade settlement confirmed by the HQLAᵡ ownership transfer platform. This collaborative service offering is currently in design phase for expected roll-out in Q1 2023.

BNY Mellon and Goldman Sachs Settle First HQLAᵡ Agency Securities Lending Transactions
July 20, 2022

As part of the combined series of 35-day term transactions with a total size in the hundreds of millions of US dollars, HQLAᵡ created ISIN-level securities trackers called Digital Collateral Records (DCRs) from loaned securities it received from BNY Mellon, giving Goldman Sachs a digital copy of those trades.

HQLAᵡ Conference June 2022
June 17, 2022

We are thrilled to announce that our second HQLAᵡ conference was a great success! The market relevant panels delivered some excellent insights into digital cash and margin solutions.

HQLAᵡ Conference 2022
May 25, 2022

HQLAᵡ's second conference will take place on the 17th of June 1-4pm BST. Gathering some of the industry leading experts to discuss digital cash and the interoperability of margin solutions.

Securities Finance Times Collateral Annual 2021
November 2, 2021

HQLAᵡ sales lead, Elisa Poutanen, outlines our agency securities lending model that enables agent lenders and their counterparties to reap the benefits offered by DvD settlement in the Securities Finance Times Collateral Annual 2021.

Our Sales Lead, Elisa Poutanen sits down with J.P. Morgan’s Executive Director, Paul Pirie
October 21, 2021

Our Sales Lead, Elisa Poutanen sits down with J.P. Morgan’s Executive Director, Paul Pirie to discuss how HQLAᵡ fits into J.P. Morgan’s digital strategy, the value of improved collateral mobility for our clients and the future of Distributed Ledger Technology.

HQLAᵡ Conference 2021
September 27, 2021

HQLAᵡ Conference 14 October 2021, 2:00pm-5:30pm BST Transforming the Securities Finance industry via Distributed Ledger Technology Industry leading speakers will discuss distributed ledger technology and frictionless model of asset transfers, live use-cases as well as the future of DLT ecosystems and interoperability that HQLAᵡ, our investors and platform users are working towards to achieve.

Frictionless trade: collateral just the beginning
July 29, 2021

Guido Stroemer at HQLAᵡ sets out how the firm’s collateral mobility-boosting distributed ledger technology lays the groundwork for its long-term vision to transition towards a frictionless model of asset transfers

Elisa Poutanen and Guido Stroemer discuss the recent series B funding and the exciting new product development opportunities we are working towards
July 27, 2021

HQLAᵡ Sales Lead, Elisa Poutanen, and CEO, Guido Stroemer discuss the recent series B funding we have received and the exciting new product development opportunities we are working towards.

Americas Securities Finance Guide 2021
July 7, 2021

HQLAᵡ is delighted to have contributed to Americas Securities Finance Guide 2021 and its segment on DLT as the new frontier for securities lending.

HQLAᵡ Secures Series B Strategic Investment from J.P. Morgan
June 22, 2021

HQLAᵡ has added J.P. Morgan as a strategic investor in its Series B funding round joining existing investors BNY Mellon, Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas Securities Services, Citigroup, and Deutsche Börse Group. J.P.Morgan will also connect its Agency Securities Lending business in 2021.

World Economic Forum Insight Report
May 6, 2021

HQLAᵡ is proud to have contributed to the World Economic Forum study on the role that digital assets and DLT will play in shaping the future of capital markets. This is a comprehensive and informative study which highlights the significant potential that DLT has across many use cases in capital markets.

Securities Finance Times Technology Annual 2021
April 21, 2021

Guido Stroemer outlines in The Securities Finance Times Technology Annual 2021, how HQLAᵡ plans to expand its product scope and functionality, while further extending connectivity to triparty agents, custodians and market participants (p. 22).

Use of distributed ledger technology in post-trade processes
April 12, 2021

HQLAᵡ referenced in the recent ECB AMI-SeCo report on European stakeholders’ use of distributed ledger technology (DLT) in securities post-trade processes.

Securities finance: Securities lending industry defines its digital future
April 8, 2021

Hampered by a lack of standardisation, the securities finance market is now undergoing a technological transformation that aims to reduce fragmentation, lower risks and increase revenues for many actors, finds Bob Currie.

Building Pipes
January 19, 2021

HQLAᵡ is now backed by some of the biggest names on Wall Street. COO Nick Short lays out why connectivity is the key to success and what’s next for the DLT platform provider.

HQLAᵡ Secures EUR 14.4m Series B Funding from BNY Mellon, Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas Securities Services, Citigroup and Existing Shareholder Deutsche Börse
January 11, 2021

BNY Mellon, BNP Paribas Securities Services, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs will connect to the HQLAᵡ platform in 2021 to accelerate collateral mobility for their clients across the securities finance ecosystem.

December 9, 2020

Complex front-, middle-, and back-office challenges within firms operating in the capital markets has led many in search of new technologies to ease burdens. These FinTech solutions often emerge in the form of technological advances such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), Cloud Technologies, and a host of other acronyms, that assist in bringing innovation to value chains.

Collateral innovation with HQLAᵡ
November 20, 2020

Nick Short explains how HQLAᵡ provide solutions for the collateral management challenges of today and tomorrow

HQLAᵡ again recognised as one of the 50 European fintech companies to watch
September 16, 2020

HQLAᵡ again recognised as one of the 50 European fintech companies to watch

Integrating HQLAᵡ into the financial market infrastructure
June 16, 2020

Raoul Bhoedjang and Mario Schlipf explain how the HQLAᵡ platform uses DLT and discuss what is needed for frictionless integration into existing financial market infrastructure.

Client Onboarding: challenges, opportunities and lessons learned
May 29, 2020

HQLAᵡ Business Development and Client Onboarding team partners with our clients to provide a first-class customer experience throughout the platform onboarding process.

Frictionless transfers
April 27, 2020

Guido Stroemer, Co-Founder and CEO, presents HQLAᵡ, a startup leveraging blockchain technology to facilitate securities lending and collateral management operations. Interview.

From revolution to evolution
March 17, 2020

HQLAᵡ gets down to the nitty-gritty on how DLT technology integrates and is synchronised with the laws and regulations that apply to their scheme.

A solution for managing high-quality liquid assets: How distributed ledger technology can benefit the securities lending market
January 17, 2020

This paper was first published by Henry Stewart Publications in Journal of Securities Operations & Custody Volume 11 Number 4.

Commerzbank, Credit Suisse and UBS execute first live transactions on the  Deutsche Börse - HQLAᵡ securities lending platform
December 3, 2019

Deutsche Börse and HQLAˣ successfully launched their jointly developed Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) solution for frictionless collateral swaps in the securities lending market. The live transactions were executed by Commerzbank, Credit Suisse and UBS on the Eurex Repo F7-trading system.

HQLAᵡ successfully facilitates multiple simulation transactions by market participants ahead of launching its blockchain securities lending solution
September 24, 2019

As part of these simulation transactions, ownership of baskets of securities residing at Clearstream Banking S.A. and Euroclear Bank were exchanged without the need for securities to be moved across the Bridge, the long-established electronic communications platform to transmit securities between these two institutions. In addition, J.P. Morgan have commenced the on-boarding of the Deutsche Börse Group owned Trusted Third Party (TTP) entity as a Collateral Receiver and Collateral Account owner, in the J.P. Morgan Tri-party programme. Advanced discussions are underway with additional leading custodians and tri-party agents.

HQLAᵡ recognised as one of Europe’s hottest fintech companies in 2019’s FinTech50 list
September 19, 2019

HQLAˣ has been included in The FinTech50, the first list in the world to recognise innovative European fintechs. The list includes Monzo, Revolut and N26 among the others.

Euroclear to on-board Deutsche Börse entity as collateral receiver
May 21, 2019

At the Securities Lending Technology Symposium on 9th May 2019 it was announced by Guido Stroemer that the Deutsche Börse Group

Meeting Intraday challenges with HQLAᵡ
May 20, 2019

The following piece is the summary of an Independent Study research assignment conducted by Yale School of Management MBA

Deutsche Börse and HQLAᵡ make significant progress on blockchain securities lending solution
January 29, 2019

Six banks already started onboarding | Deutsche Börse acquired further shares in HQLAᵡ

A New Order of Things is Needed
January 28, 2019

Whilst the collateral upgrade market provides market participants with balance sheet efficiency achieved from exchanging non-cash collateral baskets,

Deutsche Börse Group expands partnership with HQLAᵡ by acquiring minority stake
August 28, 2018

Deutsche Börse strengthens commitment to new technologies in the post-trade sector | Significant progress in creating innovative blockchain solution to tackle fragmentation of securities lending market

Awash in liquidity, banks seek tech solution
April 6, 2018

AMERICAN BANKER by Penny Crosman published April 06 2017, 3:23pm EDT Too much cash. It sounds like a good problem to have. But for banks, it can be costly to have too much cash sitting around doing nothing.

Deutsche Börse Group and HQLAᵡ partner to build securities lending solution on the R3 Corda blockchain platform
March 26, 2018

Release date: 26 Mar 2018 Deutsche Börse Group and HQLAᵡ have signed a Letter of Intent to form a strategic partnership for the creation of an innovative securities lending solution using the R3 Corda blockchain platform.

Blockchain set to transform loan trading and collateral markets
September 10, 2017

By: Peter Lee Published on: Monday, August 21, 2017 After breakthrough proofs of concept in the spring, two large projects are now quietly moving forward into pilot production that could see blockchain technology transform wholesale

HQLAᵡ selects Corda for collateral lending solution in collaboration with R3 and five banks
April 5, 2017

PRESS RELEASE April 5, 2017 (New York/London/Singapore) – Financial innovation firm R3, five of its members and financial resource management specialist HQLAᵡ have built a collateral lending solution for liquidity transfers on R3’s Corda distributed ledger platform. Project participants CIBC, Commerzbank, Credit Suisse, ING, UBS and HQLAᵡ collaborated with R3 to develop an operating model for a digital collateral