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A Strategic Approach to FRTB Compliance and Broader Risk Data Management

Data management for compliance with Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) regulation has been acknowledged as a significant challenge, but it is not without hope as banks within scope consider how much data they have in-house and what must be sourced externally, build data management platforms to meet FRTB requirements for data consistency across…

Research Unbundling for US Asset Managers: ‘One Size Fits Nobody’

TradingTech Insight sits down with Joel Burnette, Solutions Consultant at Red Deer, to discuss the response to the research unbundling requirements of MiFID II and explore how US markets are handling the new normal. TTI: What has been the most interesting thing about the North American research market’s response to MiFID II? Joel: We have…

Research Unbundling for US Asset Managers: ‘One Size Fits Nobody’

RegTech Insight sits down with Joel Burnette, Solutions Consultant at Red Deer, to discuss the response to the research unbundling requirements of MiFID II… and explore how the US markets are handling the new normal. RTI: What has been the most interesting thing about the North American research market’s response to MiFID II? Joel: We…

AQMetrics Launches Self-Service MiFID II Reporting Solution

Dublin-based AQMetrics, a regulatory risk and compliance specialist, this week launched its first fully self-service Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for MiFID II transaction reporting. An extension of the firm’s Approved Reporting Mechanism (ARM) solution, the platform allows firms to sign-up online for transaction reporting, self-manage data from multiple sources, avail of smart-validations with real-time error handling,…

Datactics Funnels Funding into AI technology, Staff Hires and International Expansion

Datactics is planning technology, staff and international expansion following the conclusion of a £1.2 million funding round led by The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Group Fund and new investor Edinburgh-based Par Equity. Investments in technology and people include an extension of Datactics’ data quality solutions platform and set up of a dedicated artificial intelligence…

Why Boris’ Stamp Duty Axe is Irrelevant with an EU FTT Just Around the Corner

By Daniel Carpenter, Head of Regulation at Meritsoft (a Cognizant company). The race to become Conservative Party leader, and thus Prime Minister, enters into its final stretch, policy ideas are inevitably being thrown around like confetti. As a classic case in point, Boris Johnson has recently pledged to scrap the UK’s Stamp Duty tax, which…

EMIR and MiFID Transaction Reporting Challenges Continue to Trouble Firms and Regulators

Data quality is proving to be an enduring albatross around the necks of financial institutions that must comply with EU reporting rules under MiFID II and EMIR. A recent disclosure by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) shows that matching rates remain poor for derivatives transactions reported under the European Markets and Infrastructure Regulation…

Trading Technologies Adds Colocated Execution and Connectivity at ICE Data Centre in Basildon

Trading Technologies International (TT) has added colocated execution and client connectivity services at the ICE Data Services European Liquidity Centre in Basildon, UK, to its global trading infrastructure offering. The expansion to Basildon provides TT’s global user base with the lowest-latency direct market access to ICE’s European derivatives markets through the TT platform, and also…

Anova Partners NovaSparks to Deliver Sub Microsecond Market Data Processing Latency

Anova Financial Networks, an international carrier and market data provider, has partnered NovaSparks, a field programmable gate array (FPGA) market data company, to provide customers with an optimised and best-of-breed market data service connecting the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) to the New Jersey Equity Triangle. The service, MicroFeed, deploys NovaSparks’ NovaTick ticker plant that conflates…

Bloomberg Embeds Dow Jones News in Terminal Service

In a move once considered unthinkable, Bloomberg has begun distributing Dow Jones News and other Dow Jones publications for free as part of its Bloomberg Terminal offering. The Dow Jones news content will run alongside Bloomberg’s own news service, which comes bundled with the Bloomberg Terminal. Under the arrangement, which started this week, Bloomberg Terminal…