ASX signs agreement with TCS to replace its cash equities clearing and settlement platform


MUMBAI : Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) has signed an agreement with Australia’s primary securities exchange, ASX, to provide a next generation clearing and settlement platform to service the Australian market. ASX will implement TCS’ flagship product TCS BaNCS for Market Infrastructure to enable the transformation. The TCS product will be used to replace ASX’s existing platform for cash equities clearing and settlement. The new platform will be on a state-of-the-art technology stack with TCS BaNCS for Market Infrastructure and is proposed to be implemented in two releases. While the clearing service is expected to be delivered in the first phase, the settlement depository and sub‐register services will follow in the second phase. This staged approach is expected to reduce overall delivery risk and help manage the impact on industry stakeholders. [ASX has released a market announcement outlining its objectives in selecting the TCS product for the replacement of the current platform, available here].

TCS has proven its execution capabilities for mission-critical projects with its award-winning suite of products and platforms. The agreement with ASX further fortifies its footprint in Australia, one of TCS’ fastest growing geographies, with its strong local partner network, expertise in cutting-edge technologies, investments in research and innovation, and deep domain knowledge of the banking financial services, and insurance sector for over 30+ years. TCS has also been recognized as one of the LinkedIn Top 25 companies and a Top Employer in the region for four consecutive years. Vivekanand Ramgopal, President, BFSI Products & Platforms, TCS, said, “We are delighted to be ASX’s choice for this transformation. Our selection is an affirmation of our track record in this mission-critical business, continuous investments in our products, and shared vision of how we see the future of Market Infrastructure Institutions in a technology-led world. TCS BaNCS for Market Infrastructure continues to gain traction in the global market with its rich functionality and unique multi-asset class capability across the post-trade value chain. Combined with our fit-for-purpose approach to technology and innovation, this gives us the confidence to deliver a robust future-proof solution stack for the Australian market.”

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