Selwyn Halbertsma

Selwyn Halbertsma, Director US Business Consulting, Synechron

Selwyn Halbertsma has over a decade of experience leading advisory and transformation projects in financial markets, wealth management and securities. As a regulatory specialist, he helps clients to understand how new regulations and technologies like Blockchain, Dodd-Frank, EMIR and MiFID II will reshape global financial markets and their businesses. Halbertsma was instrumental in shaping the creation of Synechron’s blockchain accelerators for payments and margin calls.

Synechron’s Blockchain Accelerator for Smart Margin Calls uses smart contracts to determine the valuation of the trade portfolio, handle margin calls and initiate track and validate margin payments for increased efficiency, automated settlements, enhanced accuracy and significant cost-reduction. The blockchain Accelerator for Global Payments allows firms to pay any bank connected to the crypto currency rails using a single reserve, minimizing the amount of capital required to make transactions easier, cheaper and faster. They are two of six accelerator applications, working code that can be developed on in a sandbox environment to accelerate blockchain initiatives, which Synechron launched in 2016.

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Feb 12, 2017 at 12:43
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A ‘Smart’ Approach to Blockchain for Collateral Management
A blockchain solution for OTC derivatives margin calls could automate collateral management and help banks better manage liquidity risk, but collateral managers need to understand the technology to create that killer app.