Torstone Builds Momentum in Nordic Market

Torstone Technology has signed a multi-year agreement with Nordic investment bank ABG Sundal Collier, to provide access to its cloud-based platform, Inferno.

This partnership is further testament to Torstone’s growing presence in the region, following the announcement in January that Torstone had entered the Norwegian market by connecting the Inferno platform to the Norwegian Central Securities Depository, Verdipapirsentralen ASA (VPS).

Inferno is a modern, scalable and cost-effective post-trade solution which enables seamless connectivity to multiple markets, including Norway and Sweden, and will provide ABG with a flexible and future-proof operational platform to support their global business. Inferno will handle ABG’s trade capture, confirmations, settlement, accounting and reconciliation, as well as static data management. As part of the project, Torstone has also built out connectivity to a major Norwegian custodian bank, as well as to regional payment and regulatory reporting service providers.

Geir B. Olsen, CFO, ABG Sundal Collier commented: “We are pleased to partner with Torstone and have been very encouraged by the rapid progress made on the project. We look forward to leveraging Inferno’s full set of capabilities once we complete the switch-over later this year.”

Jonny Speers, Global Head of Sales, Torstone, added: “We are delighted to be working with ABG Sundal Collier, a major Nordic financial institution, who has chosen to leverage our Inferno platform. We are excited about the opportunities in this market as we look to strengthen our presence here.”

Brian Collings, CEO, Torstone, said: “Our partnership with ABG Sundal Collier proves again Torstone’s ability to quickly enter new markets, underscoring the dynamic and flexible nature of our platform. We are working in close collaboration with ABG to further build out this partnership as we prepare to launch the solution towards the end of this year.”