"All existing risk assessment methodologies involve applying different analytical techniques to existing sources of information. The unique feature of the Marketcore intellectual property is that its application would alter market structure to create powerful information disclosure incentives. The ultimate effect is to generate highly useful risk information that does not currently exist. The information itself is proprietary to the grantor of the incentives for its disclosure.
"Such information has massive value with significant first mover advantage. Once established, a trading platform built around the Marketcore IP would find that the uniquely valuable flow of information it controls provides a significant barrier to entry for aspiring competitors. The vulnerable stage would be the start-up period and it is here that the patents themselves have specific value, both as protection and as a deterrent. They would assure that the parties undertaking the implementation occupy a legally protected niche until network effects put them in an enduring dominant position."
David M. Rowe, Ph.D. December 6, 2013
David M. Rowe Risk Advisory
Long-time Risk Analysis Columnist in Risk Magazine
Marketcore, a Connecticut based intellectual property (IP) and technology development company, has developed proprietary features that are designed to improve both the performance and profitability of financial market trading platforms. Larger trading volumes generate additional information; increased information drives further volumes.
Marketcore was both "first to file and first to invent" a business process that has received significant praise from financial market experts.
The patent office has awarded the company 9 patents (8 currently issued and 1 newly "allowed") that define and detail this technology.
Most of these patents issued in a period of enhanced scrutiny for this particular kind of financial innovation.
These core features are self-reinforcing: they drive volumes both directly and indirectly, incentivizing transactions, as well as the disclosure of valuable risk-related information. In sum, this suite of IP is believed capable of massively injecting optionality, thus stimulating participation, across the risk-taking marketplaces.
They "bolt-on" easily to existing technology with an effect that lowers risks and increases confidence in the marketplace. Marketcore's patented features are especially useful for fractured and opaque financial products, such as corporates bonds, residential and commercial mortgages, asset-backs, etc.
These are markets where opacity and the lack of information have combined to increase transaction spreads and lower confidence, a process that Marketcore's inventive methods profitably reverse.
Leading financial industry authorities believe that Marketcore's intellectual property can play a critical role in improving markets in which liquidity and trading volumes need to be restored.
Financial markets are changing and Marketcore's technology is the key to shaping the financial markets of the future.
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