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Hedge Fund Aspect Capital Widens Deployment of OpenGamma for Margin Calculations

Systematic hedge fund Aspect Capital is widening its use of OpenGamma’s derivatives analytics to aid in the calculation of margin requirements as the firm expands into new markets. Aspect recently indicated it is starting operations in China, requiring it to calculate margin for trading on that country’s exchanges. OpenGamma’s analytics cover exchange and broker margin…

A-Team Webinar: A Checklist for Migrating Market Data to the Cloud

As firms and data vendors increasingly look into migrating their market data infrastructures towards the cloud, which types of data are best suited to cloud delivery and what are the business use cases? What kind of cloud options are available and how can firms best utilise them? And what challenges do they face along the…

TRG Screen Acquires J&J’s Reporting Platform to Complement Axon ADS

TRG Screen has added to its inventory of market data management and administration capabilities with the acquisition of Jordan & Jordan’s Market Data Reporting (MDR) business. The MDR managed services solution complements the Axon Declaration Service (ADS) TRG Screen acquired through its 2019 purchase of Axon, strengthening its reporting offering particularly in the US and…

Rapid Addition Teams with Overbond to Boost Bond Market Automation

Hot on the heels of its recently announced partnership with Valantic, AI-driven data and analytics provider Overbond has forged a strategic alliance with London-based trading technology provider Rapid Addition. The combination is aimed at bringing interoperability and market connectivity to bond trading automation. The idea behind the collaboration is to facilitate greater automation of the…

Technology Trends in Institutional FX

By Mike O’Hara, A-Team Special Correspondent. Daily trading volumes in global foreign exchange markets topped $1.79 trillion in November 2020, according to CLS, making FX by far the most heavily traded asset class. Most of this trading volume is executed either indirectly through electronic platforms or bilaterally between counterparties, rather than on traditional ‘exchange-type’ venues….

RIMES Offers Insight into Benchmarks and Indexes with Index Identifier Service

RIMES has responded to customer requests for a simplified process to gain insight into benchmarks and indexes with RIMES Technologies Index Identifier (RTID). The service is designed to address issues around identifying and tracking the huge variety of identifiers used by index providers and front-office information platforms such as Bloomberg Tickers and Reuters RICs. RTID…

UK Sanctions Regime Increases Complexity and Cost of Compliance

The post-Brexit UK sanctions regime has added complexity to compliance, changes in financial institutions’ appetite for risk, and increased costs for multinational firms that must comply with both EU and UK sanctions regulation. These issues and more will be addressed at next week’s A-Team Group webinar on The post-Brexit UK sanctions regime – how to…

Kingland Plans Geographic, Product and Team Growth Following Private Equity Investment

Kingland Systems is planning to extend its geographic reach, expand use cases of its cloud-based data management, automation and discovery platform, and grow its team following a minority investment in the company by private equity investment firm Abry Partners. While maintaining its focus on capital markets, Kingland also plans to move into additional market sectors….

FundGuard $12 Million Raise to Address Regulatory Stress on Transparency in Fund Administration

New York-based FundGuard, a pioneer in the use of AI in investment management and asset services, has completed a $12 million series A funding to finance its solution for meeting increased regulatory demands for transparency and resilience in the fund administration segment. The new round, led by Israeli venture capital firm Team8 and existing investors…

Meeting ESG Demand – How this New Kind of Data Delivers Competitive Edge

By Stef Nielen, Strategic Business Development, Alveo. Buy-side financial firms are increasingly looking to tap into alternative data sets, including rapidly emerging environmental, social and governance (ESG) data to give them a competitive edge. There are several drivers behind this. First, regulation, and the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) in particular, forces funds to…