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FlexTrade Adopts SmartStream RDU’s SI Registry for MiFID II Compliance

By Uri Inspector, Staff Reporter FlexTrade has integrated SmartStream RDU’s Systematic Internaliser (SI) Registry into the FlexTrader execution management system (EMS) to help FlexTrade customers comply with new MiFID II reporting regulations coming into force from September 2018. The development will allow FlexTrade clients to ascertain the SI status of counterparties before they decide to…

MiFID II: The Need for a Centralised Messaging Platform

With the pressure of initial implementation now a distant memory, MiFID II-regulated firms are turning their attention to the real work required to create sustainable long-term solutions. For many, the race to meet the January 3 deadline meant implementing temporary compliance processes that were far from perfect. Unless updated and improved, these could lead to…

Dalzell Trading Chooses LiquidityBook to Support Outsourced Trading

Dalzell Trading, the outsourced trading firm opened this year by David Dalzell, has selected LiquidityBook’s Outsourced Trader portfolio, order and execution management system to support its provision of US equity and options trading to emerging and established hedge funds and investment managers. According to Dalzell, the firm selected the LiquidityBook web-based platform on the basis…

RCM-X Implements OneTick TCA to Offer Optimised Algo Execution

RCM-X, the trading technology subsidiary of investment firm RCM Alternatives, has gone live with OneMarketData’s OneTick Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) platform to offer clients an enhanced execution algorithm suite in global futures markets. The OneTick TCA solution offers traders flexibility and customisable analysis to show orders and fill performance against a variety of price benchmarks…

Intelligent Trading Summit Tracks Developments in Best Execution

Best execution, smart order routing and finding liquidity were under the spotlight during a panel session at A-Team Group’s recent Intelligent Trading Summit in New York City. So too, was the SEC’s ‘maker taker’ pilot designed to generate data that will provide the Commission and market participants with information to facilitate an informed, data driven discussion about…

A-Team Group Reveals Winners of 2018 Intelligent Trading Technology Awards

The winners of this year’s A-Team Group Intelligent Trading Technology (ITT) Awards have been revealed, with winning solution and service providers named across categories from best cloud-based trading environment to best trading analytics platform and best consolidated market data feed. Consultancy categories covered best specialist trading technology consultancy and best specialist market data consultancy. A…

BNP Paribas Offers Buy-Side Clients Fidessa-Based Derivatives Workstation By Uri Inspector, Staff Reporter

Fidessa has signed a distribution partnership with BNP Paribas to make its GT platform available to the bank’s institutional clients. Under the agreement, BNP will distribute Fidessa’s futures and options order management system as part of as Cortex Listed institutional trading platform to buy-side clients across all regions. The partnership results from increasing demand from…

TORA Partners Trax to Support MiFID II Trade and Transaction Reporting

TORA has extended its provision of MiFID II solutions through a partnership with Trax, the European market data division of MarketAxess. The partnership will combine TORA’s order and execution management system (OEMS) with the Trax regulatory reporting engine to provide users with straight through processing for the trade and transaction reporting requirements of MiFID II….

SEB Selects Itiviti and ULLINK for Systematic Internaliser Solution

Nordic financial services group SEB has selected recently merged Itiviti and ULLINK to implement a solution for client quote management and systematic internalisation as required by Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II). The solution allows a broker acting as a Systematic Internaliser (SI) to comply with MiFID II requirements addressing quote management, pre-trade…

TORA Introduces AlgoWheel to Help Firms Create Systematic Best Ex Processes

TORA has introduced an AI-powered AlgoWheel designed to help firms create scalable and systematic best execution processes in line with the requirements of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II). The TORA AlgoWheel is a quantitative execution strategy optimiser that uses AI technology to automate low-touch order execution or provide real-time market intelligence for…