ABS integrates with Markit to automate the trade of precious metals

Allocated Bullion Solutions (ABS) is to integrate its liquidity platform with Markit's post trade processing services

ABS integrates with Markit to automate the trade of precious metals

Allocated Bullion Solutions (ABS) is to integrate its liquidity platform with Markit’s post trade processing services so as to automate trade management for precious metals.

Trade notices from ABS will be transmitted electronically by MarkitSERV, Markit’s post trade processing platform, to trade booking and trade management systems.

The partnership sees Singapore headquartered ABS, a commodity broker for precious metals, partnering with Markit, a financial services company headquartered in London.

Markit’s MarkitSERV is used by more than 90 electronic trading venues for straight through processing, regulatory reporting and routing trades to clearinghouses.

Seamus Donoghue, CEO of ABS, said: “The wholesale market is burdened with manual processes that have limited the industry’s ability to scale their distribution.

“Our integration with Markit is the next step in automating the post trade transaction process to provide straight through processing to significantly increase efficiency and reduce operational risks for bullion market participants.”