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Low-Code: The New Standard for Sell-Side Fixed Income Desks

By Vuk Magdelinic, CEO of Overbond. Low-code programming isn’t coming — it’s already here. And 2021 is the Year of Low-Code, according to IT publications such as SD Times and TechRepublic. “The worldwide low-code development technologies market is projected to total $13.8 billion in 2021, an increase of 22.6% from 2020,” according to the latest forecast by Gartner. The…

Broadridge Strikes at Front Office with $2.5 Billion Acquisition of Itiviti

In an all-cash transaction valued at €2.143 billion (approximately $2.5 billion), US-based Broadridge Financial Services this week agreed to acquire Scandinavian trading and connectivity solutions provider Itiviti from owner Nordic Capital. The deal will significantly expand Broadridge’s Capital Markets franchise by extending into the front office and strengthening its multi-asset capabilities. The fit looks like…

Datactics Accelerates Business Development, Scales Global Presence, Takes AI Platform to the Next Level

Datactics is about to close third round funding of £2 million. The funding comes from the company’s previous investors – Par Equity, The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Group Fund, and Clarendon Fund Managers – and will be used to accelerate business development, strengthen the company’s global presence, and take its AI and machine learning…

Broadway Technology Recruits Michael Chin as CEO

In an expansion of its executive team, Broadway Technology, the front-office solutions provider, has appointed Michael Chin as CEO. Chin will also join the company’s board of directors. Co-Founder Tyler Moeller, who previously served as CEO, will now take on the role of Chief Innovation Officer. This is a significant appointment for Broadway. Chin brings…

How to Use Chatbots and Collaboration Tools to Improve Automation and Deliver On-Demand Data

Digital transformation in the financial services sector is forcing a rethink in how financial institutions access the data they need to support trading and investment activities. While traditional bulk data distribution arrangements are well suited to large sell-side institutions, they can be costly and lack flexibility for firms from large Tier 2 sell-sides down to the…

Derivatives Service Bureau Calls for Reference Data Provider to Support UPI

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) has released a Request for Information (RFI) to identify a reference data provider for underlier identifiers for the Unique Product Identifier (UPI). A requirement of the UPI, which the DSB plans to make available in Q3 2022, is to support the use of multiple underlier identifiers and reference data elements….

Russell Investments Modernises Compliance Using ACA’s ComplianceAlpha

Russell Investments has embarked on a major modernisation of its risk and compliance programme based on ACA Group’s ComplianceAlpha managed service. The vision is to create a single platform to establish a single source of truth for all relevant data and analysis, boosting the effectiveness and efficiency of its risk and compliance teams. The initiative…

VoxSmart Raises $25 Million with Toscafund to Finance Expansion and Growth

In a deal claimed to be one of the largest fundraises conducted for the RegTech and Compliance sector, London-based communications surveillance provider VoxSmart has raised $25 million to strengthen its markets surveillance technology suite and to fund further expansion, particularly in North America and emerging markets. Following $13.7 million raised in earlier rounds of Series…

Opensee Platform Provides Self-Service Big Data Analytics for Business Users

Paris-based ICA, a provider of big data analytics, has rebranded as Opensee, marking its evolution from an innovative capital markets data analytics platform to a market challenger. The company’s offer is to make hundreds of terabytes of structured data accessible to business users easily and quickly through self-service data analytics tools. The company was initially…

SS&C Algorithmics Releases Risk Scenario and Simulation Service

SS&C Technologies has released SS&C Algorithmics Scenarios-as-a-Service (ScaaS), a subscription-based risk scenario and simulation service. The first scenario in the series focuses on the impact of pandemics such as COVID-19. The service uses machine learning, global datasets, financial risk modelling and stress testing to create risk scenarios. The pandemic service delivers specialised stress tests over…