Deutsche Bank shifts large part of euro clearing to Frankfurt from London

Above, the Frankfurt headquarters of Deutsche Bank which moved a large part of its euro clearing activity to the German city from London. (Reuters)
Updated 30 July 2018
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Deutsche Bank shifts large part of euro clearing to Frankfurt from London

FRANKFURT: Deutsche Bank has moved a “large part” of its euro clearing activity to Frankfurt from London, a spokesman confirmed on Monday.
The shift by Germany’s largest bank is a boon to Deutsche Boerse’s goal of stealing a large part of the euro clearing market from London as Britain exits the European Union.
The Financial Times was first to report the shift in clearing.
The move is largely symbolic, with no jobs transfers as a result. A Deutsche Bank spokesman said that the bank is effectively pushing a different button to route the clearing to Eurex, Deutsche Boerse’s clearing division.
A spokeswoman for Eurex said that it now has a market share of 8 percent of euro clearing, up from virtually zero a year ago.


CrowdStrike said to hire Goldman Sachs to lead IPO

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CrowdStrike said to hire Goldman Sachs to lead IPO

  • IPO could come in first half of next year
  • CrowdStrike raised $200 million in June

NEW YORK: Cybersecurity software maker CrowdStrike Inc. has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group to prepare for an initial public offering that could come in the first half of next year, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
CrowdStrike is aiming to be valued more than the $3 billion funding round assigned to it earlier this year, the sources added.
CrowdStrike’s IPO plans could still change, the sources cautioned, asking not to be identified because the matter is confidential.
CrowdStrike and Goldman Sachs declined to comment.
Sunnyvale, California-based CrowdStrike raised $200 million in June led by investors General Atlantic, Accel and IVP. Other major backers include CapitalG, an investment arm of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. and Warburg Pincus.
CrowdStrike uses artificial intelligence for its Falcon platform to prevent attacks on computers on or off the network.
CrowdStrike is trying to stand out from the hundreds of security startups that have sprouted in recent years, promising next-generation technologies to fight cyber criminals, government spies and hacker activists, who have plagued some of the world’s biggest corporations.
The recent crop of publicly listed cybersecurity companies have had a mixed stock performance. Zscaler Inc. went public in the spring and is trading 125 percent above its IPO price. Tenable Holdings Inc. is worth about 25 percent more than its IPO price. Carbon Black shares have been trading below their IPO price.
CrowdStrike was founded in 2012 by two executives who left security software maker McAfee, including George Kurtz, the startup’s chief executive.