Broadridge Financial Solutions announced that UBS went live on Broadridge’s newly launched sponsored repo solution built on the DLT enabled Distributed Ledger Repo (DLR) platform. This sponsored repo solution marks the launch of the next phase in the rollout of Broadridge’s DLR platform.
Continuing to build on the initial success of the platform and leveraging the growing expansion of the network across the global repo community, this is a major step forward to providing clients with significant settlement cost savings, process simplification, scalability, and reduction of operational risks via distributed ledger technology and smart contracts.
“By digitizing our existing sponsored repo trade flow and incorporating those trade flows into our DLR tech stack on Broadridge’s platform, we can increase efficiencies while reducing the risk of fails and lowering our settlement costs,” said Christian Rasmussen, head of Investment and Execution at Group Treasury UBS, in a statement.
“This is the latest milestone in executing on our vision of transforming global repo market infrastructure and further demonstrating the power and value creation of DLR,” said Horacio Barakat, head of Digital Innovation at Broadridge, in a statement. “We are empowering leading financial institutions with the ability to dramatically lower risk and operating costs and see enhanced liquidity.”
The global expansion of the DLR platform across both sell-side and buy-side firms enables a network effect of increased benefits and additional transaction types. Broadridge is a leader in bringing the benefits of distributed ledger capabilities to transform the global repo market, capturing $1 trillion dollars in monthly volume.