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DTCC Adds Exception Manager to Trade Processing Product Suite

DTCC has introduced Exception Manager, an addition to its institutional trade processing product suite. The solution supports all securities transactions and is designed to allow market participants to publish, manage and communicate exceptions throughout the trade lifecycle. The exception manager includes a central online industry platform that provides a single view of all post-trade exceptions,...

KYC/AML Innovation Waits On MiFID II

Efforts to conduct know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) operations more efficiently are more likely to begin after the financial services industry is better prepared for regulatory deadlines coming at the beginning of 2018, like MiFID II, said William Hartnett, managing director for market infrastructure investments at Citi, who spoke on a panel about the...

Santander Picks Opus Platform To Ensure Compliance

Santander UK has deployed the Hiperos 3PM third-party risk management platform from Opus, a London-based compliance solutions provider, to ensure the bank’s compliance with UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) guidelines, according to Ben Gould, managing director of EMEA & APAC at Opus. “Santander executives were interested in becoming fully compliant with FCA guidelines for managing...

‘Multi-Genre Analytics’ Emerges For Pre-Trade Assessments

Data analytics provider Teradata has developed a new type of algorithmic analytics applicable to securities trading information, called “multi-genre analytics.” Teradata developed the service in response to firms seeing predictive models as a cost they get stuck with when those models are needed for certain kinds of trades, says Sri Raghavan, global product marketing manager....

Numerix Gets Real-Time Enhancements

Risk technology company Numerix’s acquisition last month of TFG Financial Systems is a first step in adding a “deeper bench of analytics” for pricing and risk to its Oneview Enterprise Platform, according to Steven O’Hanlon, CEO and president of the company. TFG Financial Systems offers real-time risk, profit-and-loss and position management services, including dependency graph...

Why You Should Think About TCA Earlier When Trading

Transaction cost analysis (TCA) is mostly viewed as an after-the-fact function, or at best, a task that is performed alongside transactions in real-time. However, some service providers are beginning to think about and develop “pre-trade” TCA as a new element of risk management. Pre-trade TCA also could re-shape data management by accounting for smart order-routers’...

When Is Lower Latency Worth The Effort?

Shaving response times by nanoseconds can produce value in high-frequency trading, but the cost of achieving that size of an improvement in latency, in resources and time, can be too high for trading of more complicated types of securities, according to low-latency services and market access platform providers. “High frequency traders are responding at a...

Talking Intelligent Trading with Andrew Delaney: A Glimpse into the Mysterious World of ION Trading

Financial Technology Partners’ announcement this month of its client Carlyle Group’s recent $400 million acquisition of a ‘minority stake’ in ION Investment Group offered an interesting glimpse into the capabilities of the secretive Irish trading technology specialist. The FTP announcement, issued on June 3, quoted Cam Dyer, managing director of Carlyle’s Global Technology, Media and...

European Commission Proposes One-Year Postponement of MiFID II Compliance Deadline

The European Commission has responded to the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) request to postpone the compliance deadline of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) with a proposal for a one-year extension of the deadline to 3 January 2018. While the proposal, which must be approved by the European Parliament and EU...

MiFID II Delay Would Provide Time for a More Considered Approach

By Daniella Huggins, global marketing manager at Velocimetrics As speculation solidifies into reality, it’s looking increasingly likely that MiFID II’s implementation date will be pushed back by a full year, extending the rather unrealistic 13-month compliance timeframe to a much more manageable 25 months. MiFID II is a far-reaching regulation with an impact on multiple...