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The Race Is On – Catch Up with Corvil’s Next-Generation Trade Execution Analytics at TradingTech Summit

Trade execution analytics are taking a leap forward with the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to machine-time data. Ultimate results could include the ability to understand, evidentially, the relationship between trading systems performance and trade outcomes. Corvil has been working for about two years to develop machine learning algos that can identify…

Is Crypto Trading for You? Find Out at Next Week’s TradingTech Summit

Financial institutions stand at the edge of the crypto boom. With little interest in unregulated cryptocurrencies and utility tokens targeted at retail markets, yet a desire to get involved in crypto trading but only where markets and assets are regulated and infrastructure is familiar, FIs are increasingly interested in the concept of security tokens. Ahead…

Shield FC Announces Cloud-Enablement of Compliance Platform

Specialist RegTech provider Shield Financial Compliance has launched the cloud-enablement of its compliance platform, which offers regulation compliance monitoring across a range of eComms channels covering the data lifecycle from capture and record keeping to analysis and investigation, utilising AI, NLP and Visualization capabilities. The new cloud deployment platform is designed to offer financial institutions…

FCA Prepares for No Deal Brexit with UK FIRDS Testing Starting Tomorrow

As the countdown to Brexit continues with no certain outcome, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is preparing for a no deal scenario with a UK Financial Instruments Reference Data System (FIRDS) that will replace the European Securities and Markets Authorities’(ESMA) FIRDS. Testing of the FCA model starts tomorrow, February 21, 2019, with live production data…

KYC Global Launches World’s First Risk-Based Customer Screening Solution

KYC identification specialist KYC Global Technologies has launched a new batch screening tool for customer identification, which it claims to be the first in the world to offer a 3D risk-based approach. In addition to customising how the searching of a customer’s name and meta-data should be carried out according to the customer’s risk profile,…

TradingTech Summit: Find Out How to Use Cloud to Maximise Compute Performance

Adoption of cloud computing continues to increase as trading firms pursue maximum compute performance – but it is not all plain sailing with problems including making the right decisions on what to put in the cloud, integrating legacy systems, and overcoming ongoing concerns about cloud security, hacks and breaches. Ahead of next week’s A-Team Group…

Asset Control 2019 Roadmap Advances ACX NoSQL Platform, Adds Data Lineage and Managed Services

Asset Control is gaining traction with the ACX cloud-based data delivery, storage and analytics platform it released late last year to manage increasing data volumes, reduce infrastructure costs, and provide business and technical users access to data exploration. On the sell-side, clients are using the platform for market risk applications including compliance with Fundamental Review…

MiFID II: The True Cost of Research Unbundling – Part One

The implementation of MiFID II in 2018 catalysed a maelstrom of regulatory modifications for financial institutions. One of the biggest changes was the requirement to separate the cost of investment research and corporate access from the cost of trade execution – forcing providers to drastically alter their models in order to comply with the explicit…

J.P. Morgan Makes Algo Central Available to Bloomberg Terminal Clients

J.P. Morgan has made its Algo Central solution available on the Bloomberg App Portal, allowing clients that use the Bloomberg terminal service to access its electronic FX trading services. Algo Central, also available via the J.P. Morgan Markets Execute platform, provides access to the firm’s pre-trade, real-time, and post-trade analytics. The tool also enables investors…

Six Ways to Stay Ahead of Financial Regulators with RegTech

By Burt Esrig, Managing Director and Michael Lehman, Partner, ACA Compliance The RegTech industry has exploded, with over 250 RegTech businesses worldwide and $1bn invested last year, as firms look to beat the regulators and the competition. But firms still aren’t doing enough. There have been $26 billion in fines for non-compliance with AML, KYC and sanctions regulations over the past decade….