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Delta Capita Claims Major Cost Savings with CLM Solution

Delta Capita, a global provider of Fintech solutions, managed services and consulting, claims that its latest client lifecycle management (CLM) platform could help financial institutions to cut their operational costs by up to 40%. With technology and operating costs typically running into the millions of pounds per year, banks have traditionally deployed thousands of people…

RavenPack Launches Insider Transaction Analysis Capability

Data analytics provider RavenPack has launched its Insider Transaction data set on 50,000 corporations globally. The company is combining the new data set with its news analytics, allowing its News Sentiment Server platform to generate more reliable buy/sell signals. According to CEO Armando Gonzalez, the company teamed with Frankfurt-based insider transaction data specialist 2iQ Research…

Borrowing Time: Industry Must Converge on Margin Call Automation

By Tim Keady, Chief Client Officer (CCO) and Head of DTCC Solutions. Although the global impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) feels like a once-in-a-generation event, it is the latest in a string of crises that have impacted financial markets over the past couple of decades. With the tech bubble burst in 2000; followed by September 11, 2001; then the financial crisis of 2008-2009; and the flash crash of 2010, the industry is no stranger to disruptive events. Not…

Could EU Probe of LSE’s Refinitiv Acquisition Force Spin-Off of TradeWeb?

The European Commission’s investigation into the London Stock Exchange’s proposed $27 billion acquisition of Refinitiv under the EU Merger Regulation – announced this week – will examine potential competitive issues stemming from the parties’ respective ownership of market-leading European government bond trading platforms MTS and TradeWeb, respectively. The commission says it has ‘horizonal concerns’ about…

SmartStream RDU Launches API to Get Firms Over the SFTR Finish Line

Transaction Lifecycle Management specialist SmartStream has extended its Reference Data Utility (RDU) SFTR service to include a new API targeting firms who need fast access to the technology and data needed need to meet ESMA’s delayed SFTR reporting deadline of July 13. The API gives access to new tools to validate reference data content during…

ITRS Group to Save Firms 35% on Cloud Spend with ‘Right-Sizing’ Solution

While Covid-19 is forcing many firms to make massive cutbacks to staff and resources, the majority are unknowingly wasting around 35% of cloud spend at any one time thanks to a lack of oversight over their increasingly complex cloud estates. This equates to $80 billion of total global cloud spend down the drain every year…

SIX Extends ANNA Contract, Announces Cloud Upgrade

SIX has renewed its contract with the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) to serve as a co-operator of the ANNA Service Bureau (ASB) through to December 2024, along with CUSIP Global Services. SIX and CUSIP Global Services will jointly facilitate an extensive enhancement to ASB’s existing Portal Tech Infrastructure, resulting in improved communication and…

Cappitech Joins Forces with REGIS-TR for End-to-End Service

EU trade repository REGIS-TR and Cappitech, a regulatory reporting service provider, have confirmed a new collaboration to deliver a streamlined, end-to-end regulatory reporting service. The partnership will link the two firms’ complimenting services for the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR), the European Market Infrastructure Regulation, and its UK iteration, along with Switzerland’s Financial Market Infrastructure…

SFTR Approvals Could Cast a Spanner in the Works

With the delayed go-live date for the EU’s SFTR regulation less than a month away, the pressure is once again on as firms scramble to get ready for their new regulatory reporting requirements, pushed back from April 2020 due to coronavirus. And while most firms should be well into the testing phase by now, there…

Index Data Figures Highly in EU Probe of LSE’s Refinitiv Acquisition

The European Commission has launched an investigation into Refinitiv’s proposed acquisition by the London Stock Exchange under the EU Merger Regulation. High among the EU’s main preliminary concerns are fears that Refinitiv’s strengths in providing data feeds and other inputs into index providers’ calculations could put competitors at a disadvantage have emerged as a key…