Electronic trading systems firm Patsystems has signed a service level agreement with Japanese company Okato Shoji. Patsystems will provide Okato with a facilities management solution. The agreement is with Okato Shoji’s Tokyo office and means that the company can use Patsystems’ data centre in Tokyo – a complete trading installation, including exchange gateways, which is hosted on behalf of customers. Okato Shoji is a futures commission merchant with headquarters in Tokyo and branch offices and subsidiaries throughout Japan and overseas.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
Global research by C2FO suggests that smaller businesses are less concerned with the repercussions of Brexit and the upcoming US presidential election.
A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.
Early-stage merger and acquisition deals in Asia-Pacific show nearly 10% year-on-year growth in recent months.