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Focus on Resiliency on the Rise as Cyber Threats Grow

By Jason Harrell, Executive Director, Technology Risk Management & Head of Business and Government Cybersecurity Partnerships at DTCC. Resiliency has rapidly moved up industry and regulatory agendas as the threat of material disruption within the financial services sector (“sector”), including the continued growth of cyber threats, has moved from unlikely to inevitable. Resiliency is the…

Bloomberg Adds Equity Benchmarks, Introduces ESG Index Family

Bloomberg has added US equity benchmark capabilities to its existing set of fixed income, commodity and currency indices. The move is a response to investor requests and designed to help existing index clients meet their needs across a wider range of asset classes. The equity offering includes the Bloomberg US Large Cap Index (ticker: B500)…

Best Execution: Putting your Worst Foot Forward?

By Justin Lyon, Founder and CEO of Simudyne. Increased regulatory pressure has raised the bar for both sell-side brokers and investment managers. In Europe, MiFID II increased responsibility on sell-side firms, with the directive ratcheting up the prevention, detection and containment of algorithms that might behave in an unintended manner and contribute to disorderly trading…

LIBOR Change Requirements Mean Major Data Challenges for Financial Firms – Are You Ready?

With the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) ceasing to exist at midnight January 1, 2021, financial services firms around the world are faced with an enormous data management challenge. LIBOR, and the interest rate curves built off of it, are used within a wide variety of financial instruments and products, including derivatives, loans, and bonds….

Pico Appoints Former ITG CEO Francis J. Troise to Board of Directors

Pico has appointed former Investment Technology Group (ITG) CEO Francis J. Troise to its board of directors with the remit to support the company’s growth and innovation. The addition of Troise follows Pico’s recent acquisition of Corvil, which created a powerhouse combining Pico’s managed trading technology services and Corvil’s monitoring services and real-time performance analytics….

London Stock Exchange Rejects $37 Billion Acquisition Bid from Hong Kong Exchange

The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has rejected the $37 billion conditional acquisition proposal made by Hong King Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) to acquire the entire share capital of the London exchange last week saying it has ‘fundamental concerns about the key aspects of the conditional proposal’. These include the strategy, deliverability, form of consideration…

Global AML Fines Quadruple in 2019, Could Break Records

New analysis from KYC solutions provider Encompass Corporation has found that a total of $8.07 billion of anti-money laundering (AML) fines were imposed globally between January 1 to August 31 this year – approximately 4.3 times higher than the $1.87 billion handed out over the same period in 2018. Over the four months May to…

Volker Rule Revisions Hotly Contested, But More Changes Could Be on the Way

Changes to the Volker rule announced recently by US regulators are stoking intense debate about the effect they will have on regulated institutions, the financial markets, and the US economy as a whole. The Volker rule was brought in as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, which was created in response to the global financial…

Bloomberg Extends Availability of B-PIPE in the AWS Cloud to Europe and Asia

Bloomberg is replicating the US release of its B-PIPE real-time market data feed in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud in Europe and Asia. While a few clients are in production and others are working to get up and running in the US, Bloomberg is testing B-PIPE in the cloud in Tokyo and London with…

Vela Expands on Plans to Extend Reach of SuperFeed and Add New Data Types

Vela’s investment in its SuperFeed market data feed will extend the feed’s reach and add new data types, but what is the rationale behind the roadmap? We caught up with Vela CEO Jen Nayar to find out more. While SuperFeed already delivers high-quality normalised real-time market data and offers a blend of fast delivery and…