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CellTrust Partners with Global Relay for New Voice Recording Solution

CellTrust Corporation, a US-based provider of enterprise mobile communications compliance- capture and security, has teamed up with the Global Relay, which offers compliance archiving, supervision, eDiscovery, and analytics solutions to the financial services industry, to launch a new CellTrust SL2 voice capture solution. CellTrust SL2 captures voice communication and contextual history, provides voice call records…

Brexit Uncertainty: Putting MiFID II Tactics to the Test

Last week, software and services provider GoldenSource released new Brexit-specific datasets to help banks prepare for the worst in the event of a no-deal Brexit on March 29. With the prospect of any deal still very much up in the air, and only 10 days to go till the deadline, concerns are running high. So…

EVIA Calls for Clarification and Consistency Around Scope of MiFID II

Following the German Finance Ministry’s recent call for feedback on MiFID II and MiFIR, one year on from implementation, the European Venues and Intermediaries Association (EVIA, formerly known as the Wholesale Markets’ Brokers Association), has raised numerous concerns around the lack of clarity and consistency of regulatory interpretation across markets. Despite praising the benefits of…

Linear Investments Taps genesis Microservices Platform for Cloud-Based Margining Solution

Linear Investments, which specialises in providing prime brokerage services to hedge funds, has tapped genesis’ microservices platform  to develop its Real-time Portfolio Margin (RPM) cash and margin management system. In line with genesis’ collaboration model, RPM was built based on Linear Investments’ requirements and expertise, and will be re-marketed to other clients by genesis. RPM…

Glue42 Contends for the Desktop Application Interoperability Market

Glue42 is pushing into the desktop application interoperability market, contending with OpenFin, and to a lesser extent ChartIQ, and naming JPMorgan as its largest customer. The company started to build the Glue42 platform – Glue for interoperability and 42 the answer to life, the universe and everything – in 2012 and is now on its…

Archax Partners Quod Financial for Trading Functionality

Archax, the institutional digital securities exchange set to launch in 2019, has partnered Quod Financial, a trading platform provider to the buy-side and sell-side, to integrate exchange access with elements of the Quod platform including connectivity, order management, smart order routing and trade automation. Graham Rodford, CEO at Archax, says the company wanted to integrate…

Tookitaki Raises $7.5m in Series A Funding

Tookitaki, a regulatory technology company that aims to enable financial institutions to develop sustainable compliance programs through the use of AI-based technology, has raised S$7.5 million in Series A funding. The round was co-led by London-based Illuminate Financial, an early-stage enterprise financial technology investor, along with Jungle Ventures, a Singapore-based VC firm focused on technology…

Stream Financial Releases High-Performance Data Management Platform

Stream Financial has released a data management platform designed to solve the problems of data siloes and ageing enterprise data management (EDM) solutions, and deliver efficient, high-performance data management that can reduce total cost of ownership and help firms improve margins. The platform challenges traditional data management systems, but keeps existing infrastructure in place, by…

How to Optimize Suitability Solutions Amid Increasing Regulatory Confusion

Suitability is a hot topic – and an increasingly tricky one. The FCA suitability requirement (COBS 9), an obligation for all wealth managers in the UK, is relatively new in both the UK and wider Europe, and the existence of MiFID II has only served to further confuse the situation. As regulatory bodies around the…

Datactics Extends Cloud-Based Data Matching Capability with Sanctions Match Engine

Datactics has extended its cloud-based data matching capabilities with a Sanctions Match Engine designed to support sanctions screening for Anti-Money Laundering compliance. The first release of the engine is free to use to a limited extent and includes the US Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and UK and EU sanctions lists. The sanctions…