Facility will provide robust Elektron Data Feeds for DelphX pricing of new CPO, CRN and Underlying Securities
NEW YORK, July 18, 2018 — DelphX Capital Markets Inc. (DELX.V) (“DelphX“) announced today that it is working with Thomson Reuters to price its new CDS-alternative securities that are designed to enable credit investors to hedge risk, enhance yield and lower their exposures though risk-pooling.
“We needed a solution that could integrate easily with our distributed systems and accommodate low latency incoming flows of market-pricing data. We found the Elektron Data Platform cloud delivery to be ideal for our purposes,” stated DelphX CTO, Stephen Bacso.
“Innovative businesses like Delphx need comprehensive and robust data to power their applications and serve their clients,” said Brennan Carley, Global Head of Enterprise Proposition & Product at Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk. “We’ve made it simpler to access our data in the cloud so customers can move faster in testing and building exciting new business models.”
The Elektron connection will enable DelphX to deliver continuous quote and trade pricing for primary and secondary market transactions negotiated within its ATS market for new and outstanding Covered Put Option and Covered Reference Note securities.
DelphX is a technology company focused on optimizing fixed income markets around the world by transforming the way credit capital is secured. It is developing a blockchain-powered solution employing proprietary distributed ledger technology and actuarial science to facilitate broad diffusion of credit default risks. The new DelphX alternative trading system (“ATS”) market will be regulated by the SEC and operated by DelphX Services Corporation, a FINRA member firm, to facilitate the negotiation, purchase and trading of two new forms of Smart Contract securities:
- Covered Put Option (CPO) securities that provide secured default protection for U.S. dollar-denominated corporate, municipal and sovereign securities, with each CPO strike-price equaling the par value of its underlying security; and
- Covered Reference Note (CRN) securities that allow investors to take on exposure to the default risk of a single underlying security or to participate in a pool of diverse risks that broadly diffuses the impact of credit events among all participants.
All CPO and CRN securities will be issued by Quantem Capital Corporation Ltd. (“Quantem”), a Bermuda-domiciled subsidiary of DelphX, and transparently administered within Quantem’s immutable Distributed Ledger. A traditional book-entry record of each security will also be maintained in parallel by Quantem’s issuing and paying agent to provide additional transparency and efficiency.
DelphX is not owned or controlled by any entity with a vested interest in the success of particular issuers, securities or market participants. As a result, DelphX will not directly or indirectly compete with any of its market participants.
For more information about DelphX, please visit www.delphx.com
Larry E. Fondren, President & CEO DelphX Capital Markets Inc. E: [email protected]
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration, qualification or availability of an exemption under the securities laws of that jurisdiction.
This news release contains certain “forward-looking statements” including, without limitation, statements regarding the launch of the DelphX market. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown. The results or events depicted in these forward-looking statements may differ materially from actual results or events. In addition to other factors and assumptions which may be identified herein, assumptions have been made regarding and are implicit in, among other things: the state of the capital markets, tax issues associated with doing business internationally, the ability of DelphX to successfully manage the risks inherent in pursuing business opportunities in the financial services and Blockchain industry, and the ability of DelphX to obtain qualified staff, equipment and services in a timely and cost-efficient manner to develop its business. Any forward-looking statement reflects information available to DelphX as of the date of this news release and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, DelphX disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise.
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