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Blockchain Solutions for Institutional Capital Markets

Blockchain technology is ushering in a new era of operational efficiency for capital markets. The ConsenSys product suite helps financial institutions adopt digital assets and capitalize on these transformative new solutions for the financial industry. 

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Issue digital securities in minutes

The Problem

Security issuance today is a complex, time-consuming process that involves multiple stakeholders—the issuer, investment bankers, syndicate members, regulators—who all need to reconcile on an array of documents: engagement letters, issuer undertakings, regulatory submissions. This manual, multi-step process is both inefficient and prone to errors. 

The Solution

Our blockchain application suite, ConsenSys Codefi, enables you to easily and quickly create digital representations of conventional securities using Ethereum’s built-in token functionality. Blockchain-based securitization not only streamlines issuance by digitizing documents but also allows you to customize financial instruments and create wholly new digital assets.

See how Mata Capital partnered with ConsenSys Codefi to tokenize €350M of real estate

Conduct sales and trading on a common  transparent platform

Conduct sales and trading on a common, transparent platform

The Problem

Sales and trading today is fragmented across exchanges, brokers, and order matching systems, often with time delays up to 10 business days and therefore increased counterparty risk. Multiple copies of each transaction pass through intermediaries such as clearing banks and depositories, resulting in billions of dollars of back office costs and custodial services.

The Solution

Blockchain solutions enable digital securities to seamlessly go to market through a variety of automated mechanisms such as bilateral negotiations, centralized exchanges, decentralized exchanges, matching algorithms, and auctions. By implementing decentralized marketplaces, the Codefi suite helps counterparties coordinate on a shared platform and trust an authoritative data source for transactions. 

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Manage assets in a single dashboard

The Problem

Collateral management today involves manual reconciliation and the physical delivery of securities, causing delays of up to two days between the valuation and call. Moreover, collateral valuations, implementation of agreements, and the view of positions are inconsistent across participants, making it difficult to obtain a full overview of a firm’s existing collateral. 

The Solution

Codefi provides a view of all margin calls and pledges in a single dashboard so you can analyze collateral balances in real time. This unified snapshot allows asset managers to accurately calculate and rebalance collateral across a trading network and provides investors with a comprehensive wallet view of all their assets.

Streamline exchange infrastructure

Streamline exchange infrastructure

The Problem

Exchanges are responsible for a complex array of tasks ranging from the trading and management of equities to OTC upgrades to data licensing. Many of these processes, such as KYC, AML compliance, and trade matching—though increasingly electronic—have latency problems and technical constraints that result in costly overhead. 

The Solution

Codefi’s technology facilitates fair and orderly trading and efficient price discovery, while accommodating new digital asset classes and ensuring security and compliance. With Codefi, securities exchanges can streamline data verification, expedite clearing and settlement, and embed payments networks, ultimately decreasing overhead costs. 

Achieve instant settlement and unparalleled accounting

The Problem

The clearing and settlement process today is built upon fragmented financial infrastructure that is not only inefficient but results in significant liquidity constraints and credit risks. The settlement cycle on current financial systems can take up to 10 days, leaving both counterparties exposed to the risk of not receiving the securities or purchase price on time.

The Solution

Codefi’s smart contract technology enables asset settlement and ledger consolidation in seconds instead of days. As a blockchain-based platform, Codefi offers a single source of truth so you can see an asset’s journey from one custodian to the next, with every debit and credit recorded as an immutable entry.

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Benefits of Blockchain in Capital Markets

Faster Access to Capital

Faster Access to Capital

Programmable assets and securities mean new securities can be issued in minutes, with rights and obligations encoded, so you can increase the velocity of funding events. 

Increased Solvency

Increased Solvency

Blockchain-based digital assets allow for the fractionalization of previously illiquid assets, lowering the barriers to entry for both issuers and investors. 

New Financial Instruments

New Financial Instruments

Blockchain technology has enabled the creation of entirely novel asset classes for capital allocation, with programmable standards to ensure adoption and compliance.

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Transparent, Real-Time Data

A blockchain’s distributed ledger technology streamlines KYC and AML processes and allows investors, regulators, and other market participants to analyze market activity in real-time. 

Reduced Counterparty Risk

Reduced Counterparty Risk

Instant and transparent clearing and settlement reduces default and systemic and ensures both ends of a counterparty receive their securities and purchase price in T+0 days.

Lower Operational Costs

Lower Operational Costs

Reduced transaction costs and simplified fund servicing, accounting, allocation, and administration will decrease overhead and resulting fees across capital markets. 

Use Case

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News

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Capital Markets Case Studies

Capital Markets Insight Reports

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    Advancing Capital Markets

    How Ethereum is fixing broken processes in our financial system, such as settlement, KYC/AML, custody, and data security.

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    The Future of Asset Servicing

    Discover the emerging trends in the asset servicing industry and the strategies that early innovators are taking to capitalize on blockchain technology.

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    The Digital Asset Manager

    A deep dive into blockchain solutions for the European funds industry, focusing on the Custodian Bank, the Fund Administrator, and the Transfer Agent and Reporting.

ConsenSys Codefi

The Blockchain Application Suite for Capital Markets

Codefi offers issuers, fund managers, exchanges, investors, and regulators a complete blockchain application suite for capital markets activity, from issuing and managing the lifecycle of digital assets to trading tokenized securities and ensuring security and regulation compliance. 

  • Create financial products that are not currently securitized, including accounts payable, invoices, and supplier service contracts. Build on the connectivity between fully digitized assets to form new financial products and services.
  • Better meet investor and market demands by restructuring slow settling financial products and customizing asset issuance directly for investor specifications.
  • Unlock liquidity by enabling fast and secure peer-to-peer asset transfers to expand secondary market opportunities and attract further investors to your network.
  • Access global markets, broaden your investor base, and amass more diversified assets under management with international distribution capabilities.
  • Achieve optimal operational efficiency and reduce costs with automated processes, and a distributed and mutualized market infrastructure.

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