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MarkLogic Suggests Data-Driven Strategies for Asset And Wealth Managers

Asset and wealth managers challenged by changes in the market are beginning to take a data-driven approach to transforming products, operations and their companies. The challenges they face include a rise in investment fund flows into passive funds, making money in a changing environment, an increase in regulation following the implementation of Markets in Financial…

Interim Chief Bentley Gone as Itiviti Names FIS’s Mackay CEO

Itiviti interim CEO Richard Bentley has left the company following the appointment of former FIS chief operating officer Robert Mackay as CEO. Bentley was instrumental in the merger of Ullink, where he was chief product officer, and  Itiviti, which closed in March 2018. On the day of the merger, Itiviti CEO Torben Munch was named…

Automated Software is Replacing Human Decisions, Finds ESMA

A combination of supply-based developments and demand-based needs are potentially transforming the way financial institutions comply with regulation and supervisory authorities oversee market participants, warned the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in a new report released on March 14, 2019. The regulator recently carried out an analysis of the regulatory and supervisory technologies currently…

Insightful Technology Launches New Feature-Rich Version of Compliance & Surveillance Platform, Soteria

London-based Insightful Technology, a multimedia-focused FinTech provider, has embarked upon a major development and launch of its flagship compliant communications capture and intelligence solution, Soteria. A progression from the original technology that launched in 2011 as the world’s first Mobile Network Operator voice and SMS recording solution via Truphone, the subsequently developed Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform…

SmartSearch Works Towards Client Integration

UK-based AML platform SmartSearch, which claims to be the only organisation in the UK with the ability to verify individuals and companies on a single platform via a browser or AP with full Sanction, PEP and adverse media screening, is working towards an integration-based model rather than use as a standalone system – and today…

Quandl Conference Hosts Alternative Data Vendors, Discusses Best Use of the Data

Alternative data will be key to driving alpha in the financial services sector, with data ranging from auto insurance policies to patents. These types of alternative data and others were discussed during Quandl’s third annual conference that brought together speakers including Adena Friedman, CEO of Nasdaq; Philip Brittan, CEO and founder of Crux Informatics; Matt…

How to Tackle the Exorbitant Cost of Sourcing and Cleansing Market Data

The financial industry spends $28.5 billion on externally sourced market data and a further $2-3 billion cleaning it up so that is can be used internally. Why is this so difficult and costly, and what can the industry and market participants do about it? Peter Moss, CEO of the SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU), will…

Itiviti Sets Product Direction and Commits to Managed Services Following Ullink Merger

Itiviti has set out its solutions and services offer following the merger of Itiviti and Ullink in 2018. The resulting unified portfolio covers the trade lifecycle across all asset classes and is split into two sections: Connect, which covers connectivity including the companies’ FIX products and tools, and the NYFIX order routing network; and Trade,…

Cboe Europe Gets Go-Ahead to Join CME in Amsterdam for Post-Brexit European Trading

Cboe Europe, the most ‘pan’ of the pan-European equities exchanges set up in the wake of MiFID I, has received authorisation from the Dutch Ministry of Finance to operate its trading venues and MiFID II reporting mechanisms in the Netherlands, paving the way for it to go live with separate trading facilities for European clients…

The Australian Securities Exchange Limited (ASX) Sells its 18.6% Shareholding in Iress

ASX Limited (ASX) has entered into an underwriting agreement to sell its 18.6% stake in IRESS Limited (IRESS), terminating an eighteen-year long investment. The sale has been underwritten at a fixed price of $11.95 per share and is expected to realise gross proceeds of $385 million. UBS AG, Australia Branch will act as sole lead…