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Speakerbus and Revista Partner to Offer Voice Compliance and Trade Reconstruction

Speakerbus and Revista have partnered to provide cloud-based voice compliance and instant trade reconstruction capabilities. The Revista platform has been integrated with the Speakerbus high-performance trader voice management portfolio to provide a layer of compliance, while Revista captures every single interaction throughout a trade transaction lifecycle to support trade reconstruction. Andy Wodhams, CEO at Speakerbus...

SIs on the Rise Across Asset Classes

By: Christian Voigt, senior regulatory advisor, Fidessa There’s been much speculation about the revival of the Systematic Internaliser (SI) as Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) has sharpened its rules. So, now that we’re almost two months into the new regime, how is it looking? Luckily the regulators (e.g. ESMA and FCA) publish...

The CAT is Out of the Bag and it Looks Aggressive

In an era of regulation, traders may not love compliance, but they have learned to live with it. That said, the looming US Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) has stirred up infighting between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the individual broker-dealer firms and exchanges affected. There have been complaints of an ‘incredibly aggressive’ timeframe,...

Corvil Tops up MiFID II Solutions with UTC Traceability

Corvil has expanded its Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) product portfolio with a Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) traceability solution that helps market participants monitor and report electronic trading activity. This is key to the EU’s MiFID II and the US Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) regulation, which both come into effect in 2018....

Nasdaq to Acquire Trade Surveillance FinTech Sybenetix

Nasdaq has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Sybenetix – a UK-based start-up that we introduced during our fintech showcase at last year’s A-Team Group Intelligent Trading Summit in London. The price of the acquisition hasn’t been disclosed, but Nasdaq plans to make Sybenetix and its flagship product Compass part of its Smarts and TradeGuard...

IHS Markit and Deloitte Partner, Addressing MiFID II Compliance and Re-papering

Building on its launch of the Outreach360 regulatory compliance communication platform last month, information and analytics solutions provider IHS Markit has partnered with Deloitte to make the consultancy’s regulatory advisory expertise available as a managed service on the platform, according to officials of the companies. The partnership of IHS Markit and Deloitte is offering MiFID...

Trade Practice Surveillance: ‘I’ll Know It When I See It’

By: Victor Naroditskiy, Head of Regulatory Solutions Engineering, EMEA, OneMarketData Much of the Dodd-Frank Act, Market Abuse Regulation, MiFID II and trade surveillance regulations can be summarized as “Thou shalt not manipulate” or rather “Thou shalt not try to manipulate.” The Dodd-Frank Act, for example, defines spoofing in the following terms: It shall be unlawful...

FRTB’s First Steps and Stages

The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) regulation being instituted by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) in January 2019 is the de facto successor to the global banking supervision organisation’s Basel III guidelines on market risk and capital adequacy. Financial services firms are beginning to consider the demands FRTB makes on their...

Trading Communications Become A ‘Mammoth’ Challenge

The volume of securities trading communications that requires recording and the amount of time that regulators mandate that information be retained have become a “mammoth” challenge for financial services firms, according to speakers in a webinar hosted by Intelligent Trading Technology on April 25. MiFID II goes far beyond the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s rules...

Industry Doubts Urgency Of US CFTC’s Reg AT

The industry’s sense of urgency concerning Reg AT is dropping, because little action is expected to put its rules in effect in the US following the May 1 ending of the comment period on the regulation. Reg AT, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Regulation Automated Trading, contains risk and transparency provisions for automated trading....