Solutions

Our solutions bring significant and immediate benefits for a variety of instrument types.

  • Costs: a massive reduction of back-office costs and necessary internal controls, due to full demateralization capabilities and greatly reduced reconciliation burden
  • Speed: extensive reduction of settlement times
  • Security: enhanced data security, due to the write-once nature of blockchains and our digital key ownership model
  • Risk: reduction of capital risk due to reduced settlement periods, reduction of structural risk due to possible gross settlement of  securities and elimination of practices like naked shorting

Syndicated and
Corporate Loans

Today’s Scenario:

A popular alternative to corporate bonds for raising capital, the syndicated loan market has witnessed tremendous growth over the past two decades. The market is affected by excessive costs via a high degree of duplication of information among its numerous counterparties, inefficient manually driven processes, and inherently high levels of complexity which can drive trade settlement to twenty days or more in many cases.

Symbiont technology allows for:

  • Deduplication and digitization of all loan information
  • Reduction of extant ledgers and databases from oftentimes a dozen or more per firm to just one for all peered firms
  • Vast reduction of trade times, through fully electronic clearing and settlement
  • Highly reduced costs due to process automation and simplified workflows

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Private Equity
and Crowdfunding

Today’s Scenario:

In the wake of Regulation A+, private equity crowdfunding is rapidly expanding in popularity for sub-50MM raises. Despite this, corporates wishing to raise in the market face issues around effective syndication and marketing of their offering. Additional challenges present themselves around low cost, efficient servicing and compliance of the outstanding share distribution.

Symbiont technology allows for:

  • Fully end-to-end lifecycle workflow encompassing issuance, primary market allocation (IPO) and secondary market trading
  • Adaptable secondary market trading mechanics that reflect real-time pricing and availability, and can work with both low and higher liquidity listings
  • Fully electronic administration of corporate and compliance actions, to minimize costs for both the client and the servicer

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Corporate Debt

Today’s Scenario:

Illiquid fixed income and alternative assets represent $100 trillion in notional value, over five times the size of the U.S. equities market. Trading in these asset classes is limited by opaque pricing, large information asymmetries, and a high incidence of contract and governance events. Due to regulatory and market conditions the legacy business model of holding securities in inventory to provide liquidity to the market is becoming increasingly untenable for dealers.

Symbiont technology allows for:

  • Fee collection at key workflow points (bond issuance, primary market allocation confirmation, trade confirmation, etc)
  • Realtime primary and secondary market operation with greatly reduced settlement times
  • Superior counterparty discovery and vastly more efficient and lower risk secondary markets, without inventory requirements placed on dealers
  • Full-automation of any or all corporate actions

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Asset Digitization

Today’s Scenario:

Today, it is a challenge for typical investors to get exposure to fixed or in situ assets while, at the same time, owners of such assets often struggle to access liquidity. Asset digitization can provide investors with exposure to illiquid assets in a form that can be easily registered, traded and transferred. It also provides owners of illiquid physical assets with an opportunity to access new sources of liquidity. Symbiont’s distributed ledger technology platform is ideal for asset digitization because it provides an immutable record of the origination and provenance of digitized assets as well as a tamper-proof repository for all documentation supporting a given origination.

Symbiont technology allows for:

  • Investors to gain exposure to illiquid physical assets in a form that is fungible and easily transacted
  • Owners of illiquid physical assets to access liquidity by selling or pledging digitized assets backed by their physical collateral
  • Digitized assets to be originated and tracked on Symbiont’s distributed ledger where they may be securely transferred on a peer-to-peer basis
  • Trades involving digitized assets to be settled in a highly efficient and automated manner
Symbiont Asset Digitization Partner(s):

Orebits

Symbiont technology can aid the numerous markets and asset classes that suffer from high administrative costs, excessive settlement times and / or reduced liquidity.