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IQ-EQ Acquires Greyline Partners to Boost US Presence

In its fourth US acquisition in two years, London-based regulatory technology specialist IQ-EQ has bought Greyline Partners, which offers outsourced governance and regulatory compliance solutions for the alternative asset sector, including hedge funds, venture capital, private equity and high net-worth investors. Greyline’s recently launched GCM Advisory outsourced CFO, finance and accounting business is also included in…

Can You Prove Risk-Based e-Comms Surveillance Outcomes Have Merit?

By Robert Houghton, Founder, CTO and Technical Evangelist at Insightful Technology. The elephant in the room whenever a discussion turns to risk-based surveillance is the fact that many Compliance Officers do not have complete confidence in their data. There are currently no parameters from the regulators of the financial sector to permit risk-based surveillance, yet…

SFDR: Dilemma of Shakespearean Proportions Looms Amid Scope Three Preparations

Financial institutions putting compliance processes in place for the European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations may be reminded of Claudius’ dilemma in Hamlet. “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions,” the usurper king bemoans as he contemplates an avalanche of challenges to his authority. As Shakespeare’s antagonist watched events piling relentlessly…

ICE Expansion of ESG Service to More Bonds Taps into Growing Trend

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has extended its ESG data coverage to two million fixed income instruments as demand for sustainable investments outside of equities gathers pace. The New York-based company said it had broadened its Environmental, Social and Governance Reference Data product because the fixed income market was relatively underserved for sustainable finance participants. The service…

DANIE Consortium on Course for Legal Entity Status, Additional Data Sharing Apps

The DANIE consortium is close to confirming a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a group of large global banks that will define the consortium’s participant community, add momentum to the project, and provide a stepping stone towards making DANIE a legal entity that is industry owned and governed. The consortium was formed in late 2019…

Macrobond Launches Live Data Sharing Platform with Aviva Investors

Macroeconomic data and analytics solutions vendor Macrobond has partnered with asset manager Aviva Investors to develop and launch the Macrobond Viewer, a data sharing platform that gives users the ability to share live research across the enterprise. Aviva Investors has already deployed the tool, which allows economists and portfolio managers to share live charts with…

CME/Google Partnership Aims to Transform Derivatives Markets

CME will migrate all of its markets and technology infrastructure to Google Cloud over the next 10 years, starting with its data and clearing services in 2022, under a 10-year strategic partnership between the two organisations. The arrangement – which CME Chairman and CEO Terry Duffy has said “will transform derivatives markets through technology” –…

Vendor Strategy: Alveo Shifts from Professional Services to Managed Services to Broaden Offering Beyond Data Management

Alveo, a provider of market and reference data integration and analytics solutions for financial services firms, has designed its technology to optimise data flows for business user self-service, and provides cloud-native data aggregation and data quality solutions to give  clients access to trusted data while maximising their return on investment. Martijn Groot, vice president of…

Privacy Enhancing Technologies – A Game Changer?

Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) hold promise for financial institutions as a means of collaborating on customer data while ensuring its privacy and security. Use cases include measuring the quality of KYC data in a peer group, sharing suspicious activity reports, and bringing together transaction data for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) purposes. As well as supporting these…

Sponsored Blog: What Market Data Strategy Challenges Does the Buy-Side Face?

By Janelle Veasey, Head of Real-Time, Refinitiv, an LSEG business and John Mason, Group Head of Pricing Reference Services, Refinitiv, an LSEG business Although the new Refinitiv Connected Data survey shows that buy-side firms are making more progress on their digital transformation journeys than sell-side firms, the evolution of their market and reference data strategies…