The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is calling for reforms that would level the playing field for access to market data. In a bid to narrow the differential between those with access to high-cost data feeds that contain a greater depth of information, and other investors in the marketplace, the SEC proposals would subject ‘competing consolidators’ of market data to Regulation Systems Compliance & Integrity (Regulation SCI). They would also require enhancement of the core data contained in SIP data feeds, and other changes designed to enhance best execution. The proposals follow on from the SEC’s announcement of a radical overhaul to the governance of the consolidated tape.
A-Team Insight Briefs
Recorded Webinar: High noon for surveillance: resolving tension between the costs of false positives, challenges of calibration, and compliance
When it comes to trade surveillance, regulators want firms to do their own alert calibration, examine all alerts, and keep auditable records. Firms need to balance the real cost of false positives with the technical challenge and risk of self-calibrating and auto-calibrating, while compliance, IT and vendors have to grapple with the need for defensible...
Bond trading software provider AxeTrading has teamed up with fixed-income analytics specialist Overbond to add its COBI pricing analytics to the AxeTrader execution management system (EMS). The arrangement reflects growing demand for analytics to support pricing evidence as regulations like MiFID II sharpen the focus on best execution within the fixed-income arena. The integration allows...
Now in its 4th year, the RegTech Summit in London explores how the European financial services industry can leverage technology to drive innovation, cut costs and support regulatory change.
The Global LEI System – or GLEIS – has been in development since the middle of last year. Development has been patchy at times, but much has been done, leaving fewer outstanding issues, but also raising new questions. What’s emerging is a structure for the GLEIS going forward, complete with a mechanism for registering and...