BNP Paribas Asset Management announced on January 10 that the company has successfully completed a full end-to-end fund transaction test late last year, using blockchain technology.
The test has been conducted leveraging on BNP Paribas Securities Services’ blockchain programme, Fund Link, and FundsDLT, a blockchain based decentralized platform for fund transaction processing, which has been developed through collaboration between Fundsquare, InTech and KPMG Luxembourg.
We have a unique opportunity to continue shaping the future of the asset management industry using digital technology, and transform the fund distribution process. While investors will benefit from reduced transaction time, we will also profit from a sleeker, more streamlined system underpinned by technology and relevant for all fund types and geographies.
Chief Operating Officer, BNP Paribas Asset Management
It is stated that the test demonstrated that Fund Link is able to connect with other blockchains, opening the door to a new model of interoperability and marks a key milestone for fund distribution. The transaction included each part of the fund trade process, from delivery of the order to the processing of the trade.