A-Team Insight Briefs
Blaze Portfolio Partners Itiviti to Access NYFIX Services
Blaze Portfolio, a provider of scalable investment portfolio rebalancing and real-time trade order management software, has joined Itiviti’s Global Alliance Program, giving clients access to Itiviti’s NYFIX suite of services including a FIX connectivity network, monitoring and execution reporting. Blaze is also using NYFIX Matching, Itiviti’s post-trade solution that streamlines affirmation, allocation and confirmation matching services. Its clients also have access to Itiviti’s Transaction Cost Analysis services, a solution for measuring trade performance.
EDI Adds Costs Basis Solution
Exchange Data International (EDI), a provider of corporate actions, pricing and reference data, has introduced Worldwide Equity Cost Basis, a service that enables users to track both a security’s cost basis, its evolution and its descendant’s cost basis and evolution up to the current date. The service is part of the company’s expansion into value added services.
Sterling Trading Tech Releases Market Data Entitlement System
Sterling Trading Tech has released a market data entitlement system, The Sterling Entitlement Manager, that allows Sterling and its clients to follow compliance regulations when onboarding subscribers by using an automated verification process. The subscribers’ market data is then activated on the trading platform once approval from an exchange is granted. The solution is designed to make onboarding quick and efficient for traders by supporting electronically signed market data agreements. Sterling contracted industry expert MDMS (Market Data Management Solutions) to assist in developing the solution.
Itiviti Partners Brazilian Stock Exchange
Itiviti and B3, the Brazilian stock exchange, have partnered to ensure reliable connectivity between global firms and B3 members. As a member of Itiviti’s Global Alliance Program, B3 is able to provide its members with access to the services, including advanced analytics, monitoring and post-trade processing, Itiviti offers through its NYFIX portal. The partnership will also create a higher quality experience for all direct market access, drop copies and order messages for B3 members. The B3 agreement follows several other NYFIX partnerships across Latin America since the merger of Itiviti and Ullink in 2018.
Sensiple Partners TNS to Bring MiFID II Compliance Solution to Frankfurt
Capital markets specialist Sensiple is bringing its regtech product SETREGA for MiFID II, SFTR and EMIR compliance and reporting to the FR2 data centre in Frankfurt as part of an agreement with Transaction Network Services (TNS). Sensiple will use TNS’s managed hosting, colocation and connectivity service to give market participants fast, secure and efficient access to its regulatory data processing and reporting systems. Sensiple on TNS’s Software-as-a-Service solution replaces Sensiple’s existing client-hosted model.
US Congress Approves Major Study into MiFID II Research
The US House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan bill requiring the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to study the provision of investment research for small issuers. It will require the SEC to explore a broad range of issues including among others the demand for research by institutional and retail investors; the availability of research; the volume of research over time; current competition in the research market; the costs of research; potential conflicts of interest in the production and distribution process; and the impact of different payment mechanisms. The bill has now been passed to the Senate for approval.
Melissa Launches Mobile KYC App
Identity verification specialist Melissa has launched Melissa KYC, a mobile-based unified compliance toolset providing end-to-end identity verification including ID card and document authentication, biometrics, and liveness confirmation. The app claims to capture identity documentation in under three minutes using facial recognition technology, while its verification feature uses real-time, multi-sourced data to authenticate each submission.
Global RegTech Market Growing at 52%
The global RegTech market is expected to reach $55.28 billion by 2025, expanding at a CAGR of 52.8% over the period, according to new data from Grand View Research. According to the research, the risk and compliance management segment generated the highest revenue in 2018, anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 49.7% over the forecast period. The regulatory intelligence segment accounted for over 12% of market share in 2018 and is one of the fastest growing sectors in the industry. North America is expected to lead growth with an expansion of 51.6% between 2019-25.
RegTech Funding in India Quintuples
According to data provided by research and intelligence firm Tracxn, private investments into the Indian RegTech space have increased by over five times so far in 2019 to reach an estimated $43.5 million, compared to $7.26 million in 2018. Notable RegTech start-ups to receive funding include Simility, CrediWatch, Digio, Fintellix, DotAI, NextKYC, Credible Ninja and Idfy.in among twenty others providing solutions ranging from e-KYC verification, fraud detection, financial scoring, KYC compliance, AI-based financial risk management to anti-money laundering and CRM tools.
FlexTrade Integrates ACA’s Surveillance Technology with FlexNOW EMS
FlexTrade has partnered ACA Technology Solutions to help mutual clients manage trade surveillance and compliance using ACA’s Decryptex surveillance technology across the company’s FlexNOW cloud-based execution management system (EMS). Shoshana Wainer, head of compliance at Albar Capital and a user of the combined solution, says: “FlexNOW and Decryptex are stand-out products supported by highly-responsive and knowledgeable teams. Integrating Decryptex with FlexNOW allows us to review our trading from a compliance perspective quickly, reliably and with the granularity we need.”