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Firms Failing to Meet MiFID II Reporting Requirements – Vendors Can Help

We are almost two years on from MiFID II implementation and yet there are still gaping holes where firms continue to struggle with the burden of mandatory reporting requirements brought in by the regulation. Around 50% are not yet monitoring their reporting daily, according to the second annual MiFID II & Best Execution survey from…

Avelacom Cuts London to Hong Kong Round Trip Latency to 150 Milliseconds

Avelacom, a Moscow-based provider of low-latency, high-performance global connectivity and IT infrastructure, has enhanced its high-speed network performance by joining Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing’s (HKEX) ecosystem of network service providers and offering what it claims is the market’s lowest latency route between London and Hong Kong. To facilitate low-latency access to HKEX markets for…

Nomura Selects Pico to Accelerate Growth of Global FX and Rates Businesses

An interesting win for Pico, which has been selected by Nomura to build, host and manage a new platform supporting its latest innovation programmes in foreign exchange (FX) and rates trading businesses. The Nomura FX trading platform is colocated in data centres based in New Jersey (NY4), London (LD4) and Tokyo (TY3). With more efficient…

Exchanges Can Justify High Fees – But Only if They are Adding Value

By Neill Vanlint, Head of Global Sales & Client Operations, GoldenSource. Across global financial markets, it is hard to think of a more contentious issue right now than the prices exchanges are charging for their trading data. Some high-profile potential acquisitions, including the London Stock Exchange’s $27 billion bid to buy Refinitiv, mean there could…

First New York Implements LiquidityBook’s SaaS Based POEM System

FNY Investment Advisers (First New York), a multi-strategy investment firm, has implemented LiquidityBook’s SaaS-based LBX Buy Side as its portfolio, order and execution management system (POEM). The firm previously used three providers for varying amounts of time, but they were unable to support the volume which First New York trades, the speed with which it…

Broadridge Uses Blockchain to Address European SRD II Compliance

With the Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II) regulatory compliance deadline fast approaching, intermediaries supporting institutional and/or retail clients face one of the biggest changes in European corporate governance in many years. And according to Broadridge, many businesses are not yet ready for the transition – which is expected to place considerable pressure both on…

Citi Cites Rapid Addition FIX Engine Deployment in FX e-Trading Growth

Citi has attributed its recent growth in market share in the electronic trading segment for foreign exchange in part to its deployment of Rapid Addition’s FIX engine and Hub platform. Citi implemented the Rapid Addition capabilities within the new pricing technology it uses in support of its spot FX business, allowing clients to connect via…

Indonesian firm PT Bahana Sekuritas Deploys Itiviti High and Low-touch Trading Solution

PT Bahana Sekuritas (Bahana), a player in Indonesian capital markets, has deployed Itiviti’s high and low-touch trading solution to improve order management capabilities and better serve its regional clients. The Itiviti solution, which includes a highly automated OMS platform, as well as a connectivity and risk management layer, enables Bahana’s equities sales traders to manage…

Siren Sets Plans for Investigative Intelligence Platform Following $10 Million Funding

Siren will invest in the development of its investigative intelligence platform and its geographic reach following receipt of $10 million in Series A funding. John Randles, CEO at the Galway, Ireland based company, says the focus will be on the platform’s ease of use, integration and sources of data that can be managed. Siren’s geographic…

The Potential of Privacy-Enhancing Technology to Improve Data Quality

Privacy-enhancing technology (PET) is emerging as a way for financial services firms to share and compare confidential data without compromising competitiveness or data privacy compliance. An early example is an industry initiative that uses advanced information security techniques and looks set to enable European and US financial services firms to improve the quality of their…