MACD Newsletter

May 2018

MACD Conference 2018

Take part in our networking event on 14th of June in Zurich with presentations and a panel on exciting topics:

  • 'From Private Banking to Black Holes' (Rudolf Bär)

  • 'Centralisation vs. Decentralisation - Impact of Technological
    Change on Financial Markets'
    (Reto C. Padrutt)

Here are the details: AGENDA. Please register by May 31st, 2018 by e-mail. We look forward to seeing you!

MACD & OARIS merged to form MACD AG

OARIS and MACD have grown together step by step over the past 12 months. XKYTE is linked to GLOX and the first cross-team projects have been successfully implemented. Logos, brochures and the new homepage www.macd.com appear in the new design and with new photos, which give an insight into the expanded MACD world. MACD and OARIS have merged to MACD at the beginning of April - since then the company has been operating under the united name MACD.

Bank am Bellevue uses MACD Execution Management System

Bank am Bellevue successfully went live on the 5th of April 2018 with GLOX and XKYTE FIXBOX from MACD. With GLOX and XKYTE, the bank relies on proven hosting in the trading business and highly flexible brokerage on the customer side. The financial institution uses MACD's XLFIX for market making in structured products and mid and small caps. Thanks to the hosted order and execution management system from MACD, the bank could outsource various IT processes and thereby reduce their IT overhead. George Macdonald, CEO MACD: 'We are very proud to have on-boarded such a reputable customer and look forward to a long and successful partnership.'

Luzerner Kantonalbank live with a new XKYTE Quoting Module

The Luzerner Kantonalbank (LUKB) started on April 10th, 2018 with the new quoting module for structured products integrated in XKYTE. The challenging implementation plan of the bank was successfully and punctually achieved. With the addition of the OTC market via AIXECUTE by MACD, LUKB uses a comprehensive and fully integrated trading solution for listed and non-listed products.

BX Swiss Exchange System migrated to Elasticia

The exchange system of BX Swiss Exchange, which has been part of the Stuttgart Stock Exchange since 2017, has been migrated to the Elasticia trading system in April. For the GLOX member banks, nothing will change, the connectivity option has been retained and the systems only needed minor changes. All MACD customers can connect to BX Swiss and various other brokers, networks and destinations via the GLOX network.

EU Data Protection Regulation GDPR

The laws about data privacy are changing. From 25th of May 2018, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation GDPR will apply. The protection of customer data has top priority for MACD, see also MACD Privacy Policy and we are in the process of implementing the new regulations.

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