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RegGenome Launches GenAI-Optimised Reg-Data Repository

RegGenome, a spin-out from the University of Cambridge, has launched an enriched regulatory data repository powered by Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI). This solution aims to address the increasing regulatory costs and complexities faced by firms by leveraging advanced AI technologies for regulatory operations and compliance management.

A study by Accenture indicates that while 93% of compliance leaders see AI as a simplifier of compliance processes, 90% anticipate a 30% increase in compliance costs over the next two years due to traditional, labor-intensive approaches. RegGenome’s new service provides a jurisdiction-agnostic repository of rich, descriptive, and inferential metadata optimized for GenAI algorithms, facilitating the identification, interrogation, presentation, and management of regulations.

“Our GenAI-optimised data is vital for any firm investing in modernising its data infrastructure and adopting AI. As a data-only provider, we can facilitate the creation of a central regulatory data set that can feed multiple internal use cases. By adopting our data, organisations are well-positioned to leverage the transformative potential of AI,” said Chief Operating Officer Mark Johnston.

RegGenome uses a universal information structure to organize and standardize regulations, operationalizing documentation from any authority in any language. This structure is built on provenance and regulatory standards reviewed by experts at the University of Cambridge, ensuring data integrity, reliability, and relevance. The GenAI-optimized data supports the development of standards-based solutions that enhance the capabilities of foundational large language models (LLMs), enabling reliable management of regulatory changes, policy impact assessments, information retrieval, query responses, and document summarization.

“With flexible delivery methods, our data integrates into any existing application or tool, maintaining continuity with current business operations. We meet you where you are, and that is the type of freedom customers get from a pure data-only provider,” added Head of Product Jonny Scurr.

RegGenome’s data empowers organizations to conduct granular searches, receive timely updates via custom alerts, identify common regulatory obligations across jurisdictions, and efficiently route relevant regulations to appropriate teams. This foundational dataset promises to enhance existing systems and prepares organizations for the evolving regulatory environment.

Vistra and Fenergo Collaborate to Deliver Frictionless Onboarding

Vistra, a provider of business services, and Fenergo, a provider of digital solutions for know your customer (KYC), transaction monitoring and client lifecycle management (CLM), have collaborated to deliver ‘frictionless’ global onboarding for the 200,000-plus companies and funds that Vistra serves. Vistra’s Global Incorporations team will deploy Fenergo’s SaaS-based CLM product to digitally transform processes for global entity onboarding, KYC and ongoing due diligence.

Anne Dolan, head of operations for Global Incorporations at Vistra, comments: “Running a multinational business, launching a new product or fund, or expanding into new markets is never easy. Our collaboration with Fenergo means we can help our clients overcome these barriers through integrated technology and harmonised data.”

AXA XL Alternative Capital Team Selects Clearwater Analytics

AXA XL’s alternative capital team has selected Clearwater Analytics to provide strategic support for a portion of its investment portfolio. The team chose Clearwater for its proven reliability, accuracy and comprehensive ability to meet its complex accounting book of record and regulatory requirements.

“We welcome AXA XL as a Clearwater client,” says Keith Viverito, general manager of EMEA and APAC at Clearwater Analytics. “Our mission is to deliver cutting-edge solutions that simplify investment management and accounting workflows and reporting. Our solutions provide clients with investment analytics and a single source of truth for their investment portfolios across all asset classes. These solutions help clients achieve their strategic growth and investment objectives and navigate a constantly evolving regulatory landscape.”

Infovisa Selects QUODD’s QX Digital Platform for Enhanced Market Data Services

QUODD, the on-demand market data provider, has announced that financial technology provider Infovisa, specialists in trust, wealth management, and retirement solutions, has chosen the QX Digital Platform as its primary market data service. Infovisa will use the platform for end-of-day pricing and reference data, streamlining its middle and back-office operations for wealth management clients.

In addition to market data coverage, QUODD’s QX Digital Platform offers Infovisa integrated digital workflows with security look-up and query capabilities, significantly reducing processing times. The platform’s automation and global pricing data integration were key factors in Infovisa’s decision, enhancing system connectivity and facilitating efficient team-based data management.

ION’s Fidessa Platform Certified for Cash Equities Trading on Bombay Stock Exchange

Financial markets solutions vendor ION has been registered as an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). ION’s Fidessa trading platform has successfully completed the audit process and is now certified for cash equities trading on BSE, adhering to all relevant exchange rules and regulatory standards.

Established in 1875, BSE remains a pivotal institution in the Indian corporate sector with over 5,700 listings. With this certification, BSE exchange members can leverage Fidessa’s comprehensive order management, algorithmic trading, and risk management capabilities. This development supports the growth of Indian capital markets, enhancing trading efficiency and connectivity for top Indian brokers who already use Fidessa for trading outside India.

Horizon Trading Solutions Achieves Certification on Toronto Stock Exchange

Horizon Trading Solutions, the Paris-based electronic trading solutions and algorithmic technology provider, has been certified on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), following its certification on the Toronto Montreal Exchange (TMX) in 2023.

Clients can now trade Canadian equities and derivatives, utilising advanced trading strategies and execution algorithms on a single platform for order and execution management. This certification enhances Horizon’s service offerings and strengthens its footprint in the North American market.

S&P Global Market Intelligence reports accelerated adoption of GenAI

As GenAI pivots from research to product launch and monetisation, the software part of the technology is forecast to reach $52.2 billion by 2028 with a compound annual growth rate of 58% from 2023, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. Published by 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, the Generative AI Market Monitor report highlights an accelerated adoption rate of GenAI technologies across various sectors that it attributes to advances in AI models capable of generating new content, including text, images and code, leading to enhanced operational efficiencies and innovative applications in business processes.

The report shows a significant upward adjustment in market revenue predictions, with 2023 estimates increasing from $3.7 billion to $5.1 billion and the 2028 forecast climbing from $36 billion to $52.2 billion between the June 2023 and March 2024 publications of the market monitor report. S&P says the acceleration can be attributed to expedited enterprise roadmaps for GenAI, an influx of new providers in the market, and intensified focus on monetisation as demands for tangible financial results rise.

Broadridge names Roz Smith as chief operating officer of international business

Broadridge Financial Solutions has named Roz Smith as chief operating officer of Broadridge International. Smith took up the post on 1 May 2024, is based in London and will work with Mike Sleightholme, president of Broadridge International, to further scale and grow Broadridge across the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

Smith joined Broadridge from HSBC where she spent 18 years in management roles, most recently serving as head of strategy and change management in the non-financial risk team of the bank’s markets and securities services business.

FIA and DMIST Publish Global Average Pricing Standard for CCPs

The Futures Industry Association (FIA) and the Derivatives Market Institute for Standards (DMIST) have released a new Average Pricing Standard, which aims to address the lack of standardised average price functionality across Central Counterparties (CCPs) worldwide. It builds on the previous standard for Improving Timeliness of Trade Give-ups and Allocations.

The Average Pricing Standard requires all CCPs to adopt minimum average pricing functionalities to enhance consistency and efficiency in trade processing. It includes a 16-point Functionality Table covering General Standards, Average Price Grouping, and Cash Residuals. The standard also provides a roadmap for CCPs that currently do not offer on-CCP average pricing. An Average Price Workstream will be established by DMIST to facilitate implementation and adoption.

CJC Relaunches Academy Program for Market Data Professionals

CJC, the market data consultancy and professional services provider, has announced the relaunch of its innovative Academy Program. The CJC Academy aims to train the next generation of market data experts by equipping them with industry-leading skills, knowledge, and practical experience necessary for success in global capital markets.

The CJC Academy offers a comprehensive learning experience that includes classroom-based instruction, mentorship, hands-on projects, and immersive activities. Participants will benefit from the expertise of industry leaders, engage in cutting-edge client projects, and explore various market data functions through CJC’s technical and commercial operations. Following a pandemic-related hiatus, the program returns with an updated syllabus, dedicated support team, and digital learning components, continuing its legacy since 2012.