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    Nasdaq is dedicated to answering all your questions about our end-to-end  mission critical Financial Technology solutions. Learn more from some of our most frequently asked questions.

    Nasdaq Financial Technology is a technology business that provides mission-critical capital markets and regulatory technology solutions to the financial services industry. As a scaled platform partner, we draw on our deep industry experience and technology expertise to help 3,500+ banks, brokers, regulators, financial infrastructure operators, and buy-side firms solve their toughest operational challenges while advancing industrywide modernization.

    Nasdaq was the pioneer of electronic exchange in 1971 and has been a disruptor in technology ever since. Nasdaq was the first exchange group through OMX to commercialize our trading infrastructure to sell to other exchanges.  In 2005, Nasdaq acquired INET, the foundation of our messaging platform. 

    Over the last decade, we have made strategic acquisitions of SMARTS Group, OMX Technology and Cinnober Technology to strengthen our portfolio and broaden our reach in providing institutional grade, scalable and resilient capital markets and regulatory technology solutions across the trade lifecycle.   

    More recently, with the acquisitions of Verafin and Adenza in 2020 and 2023, we have expanded our expertise beyond capital markets to the broader financial services industry at a time when organizations are navigating through dynamic market conditions and evolving reforms and regulation.

    Nasdaq provides technology solutions across the trade lifecycle to banks, broker-dealers, asset manager and other buy-side institutions, exchanges, CCPs, CSDs, central banks and regulators.

    Nasdaq’s technology portfolio encompasses regulatory technology, capital markets technology and financial crime management technology.

    Our Financial Crime Management platform, Verafin, is the cornerstone of our efforts to fight financial crime. Over 2,500 banks and credit unions use Verafin solutions to comply with regulatory mandates while also protecting the financial system against a wide spectrum of financial crime, including money laundering, human trafficking, terrorist financing, and fraud.

    Regulatory Technology combines AxiomSL’s comprehensive global regulatory reporting and risk platform with our leading cross-asset, cross-market monitoring and surveillance to help organizations drive efficiency and transparency, strengthen integrity and stability and fight sophisticated manipulation. Deep regulatory and compliance expertise combined with comprehensive capabilities and modern platforms help firms to comply with an extensive range of monitoring and reporting obligations across capital, liquidity, ESG and financial risk and regulatory arenas while also detecting anomalous behavior before there is operational or reputational impact.

    Capital Markets Technology combines Nasdaq’s proven market infrastructure technology across the trade lifecycle with Calypso’s widely used front-to-back platform for trading, clearing, collateral management, margin and treasury. The unique functional, technical and operational depth across the entire trading lifecycle for banks, brokers, exchanges, CCPs, CSDs, central banks and the buy-side enables us to support transactions in almost any asset, anytime, anywhere throughout the ecosystem.

    Sitting at the nexus of the financial ecosystem, Nasdaq combines deep operational expertise across banking and markets with deep technical knowhow and broad experience in delivering mission-critical technology in over 50 countries worldwide in the technology we bring to market. As both a systematically important and highly-regulated entity in 10+ countries and a provider of technology to regulated organizations, we have a strong understanding of the operational rigor, resiliency, security and capacity to manage high-velocity, high-volume workflows across complex data attributes as speed and scale. We apply our experiences, understanding and community-led insights to our product development efforts to ensure we are bringing institutional-grade solutions that are built to withstand the most demanding market conditions and business environments.

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