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FRTB Compliance – New Rules and Data Challenges for Global Banks

The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) was developed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) as part of the Basel III framework to address several key shortcomings identified in the market risk regulatory framework that existed under Basel II.5. FRTB was finalized in January 2016 and initially scheduled for implementation by January...

Data Veteran Puts his Expertise to Use in Altruistic Venture

Hany Choueiri has spent the past decade-and-a-half enabling some of the largest financial institutions in the world to make the best use of their data. Now he is freely giving his expertise to helping smaller firms do the same for themselves. The creator of data quality and management systems for HSBC’s European operations and the...

The Top 12 Smart Order Routing Technologies in 2024

Smart Order Routing (SOR), the automated process of directing orders to the most appropriate trading venue to achieve the best possible execution – typically using algorithms to analyse multiple factors, such as price, liquidity, speed and likelihood of execution, across various exchanges and trading platforms – has been a feature of electronic markets in some...

A-Team Group Announces Winners of TradingTech Insight Awards USA 2024

A-Team Group has announced the winners of its TradingTech Insight Awards USA 2024. These awards recognise excellence in trading solutions, services and consultancy for capital markets, and focus on vendors providing exceptional trading infrastructure, trading technology, and data solutions. The awards were presented during a celebratory drinks reception after the close of A-Team Group’s TradingTech...

Avelacom Expands Network with New Low Latency Routes To/From Seoul, Targeting Crypto Traders

Avelacom, the low latency connectivity, IT infrastructure and data solutions provider, has expanded its global network with two new low latency routes, Seoul-Hong Kong, and Seoul-Singapore, enhancing interconnectivity between the three financial centres. The routes in Seoul terminate at the KINX Gasan data centre, where Avelacom has established its point-of-presence (PoP). This location was selected to...

Tradeweb Integrates Repo and Interest Rate Swap Trading, Enhancing Client Workflows

Tradeweb Markets Inc, the global operator of electronic marketplaces for rates, credit, equities, and money markets, has launched new features integrating its repurchase agreements (repo) and interest rate swap (IRS) product offerings, in what the company claims is an industry first. The enhancement aims to improve clients’ execution workflows across both markets. “This integration has...

GoldenSource Partners Snowflake to Deliver Omni Data Management App for the Buy-Side

GoldenSource has partnered Snowflake to deliver GoldenSource Omni, a native application that deploys the company’s data model on the Snowflake Data Cloud and combines data from multiple sources to centralise all processing and provide analytics and reporting of investment data within the cloud. As well as combining operational and analytical investment data in a unified...

Regulatory Reporting – 14 to Watch in 2024 – (EU/APAC)

Growth in the global capital markets is being driven largely by the increasing interconnectedness of global economies. This allows for more cross-border trading activity and the creation of new asset classes and investment strategies. New markets are being created, and access to existing markets is expanding. Regulatory reporting functions are facing intense pressure as they...

UK’s Debut SDR Rules Raise Data Management Concern

The UK’s newly implemented sustainability disclosure requirements (SDR) have placed additional data management burdens on financial institutions that operate in the UK. The country’s first such framework, created by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), is aimed at preventing greenwashing and fostering trust in British sustainability markets. It’s designed to protect the interests of investors by...

Liquidnet Introduces Roll Seeker to Streamline Futures Rolls Execution

Liquidnet, the technology-driven agency execution specialist, has launched Roll Seeker, a new tool designed to enhance workflows associated with the execution of futures rolls. The development responds to member requests to utilise Liquidnet’s block trading expertise to discover contra end-user liquidity interest more effectively. “With exchange-traded derivatives being such a mature market, we wanted to...