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TRG Secures Exclusive Rights to Distribute Vela’s DART Terminal Usage Analytics

TRG continues to build out its spend management and usage tracking business through an agreement with Vela for exclusive global distribution rights to the company’s DART terminal usage analytics. Under the agreement, TRG will provide sales and relationship management for new customers, while Vela will provide after-sales support and development, and continue to manage existing…

UBS MTF Selects Aquis Technology for MiFID II Surveillance and Reporting

UBS MTF (Multilateral Trading Facility) has selected Aquis Technology, the regtech services arm of Aquis Exchange, to provide market surveillance and RTS 27 reporting software as required by Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II). UBS selected the Aquis Market Surveillance solution on the basis of its strong and comprehensive market monitoring and surveillance,…

Horizon Opens Gateways to Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Horizon Software has extended its trading platform to provide users with the option of trading Bitcoin as well as other cryptocurrencies such as Ether, Ripple and Litecoin. The company offers native gateways for connecting to the main cryptocurrency exchanges, including Kraken, Bitstamp, Bitfinex and GDAX, and will be adding access to other exchanges in the…

Deutsche Börse Reaps the Benefits of Implementing Metamako Network Devices

Deutsche Börse Group is reaping the benefits of Metamako FPGA-based network devices in its colocation network, including the ability to gain greater insight into the network and use precisely timestamped packet capture data for analyses that were not previously possible. The exchange deployed 60 Metamako K-Series devices running MetaWatch, an ultra-precise tapping and timestamping application,…

The Governance, Risk and Compliance Trends Set to shape 2018

By: Doug Morgan, Group Chief Executive, Cordium The past few years have been challenging for the compliance teams of financial firms and 2018 will be no different – if anything, the pace of evolution is set to accelerate on a number fronts. From input gathered from clients and industry contacts, Cordium has pulled together a…

Mizuho Securities Integrates Nomura Research AI to Monitor Communication

Mizuho Securities has implemented Nomura Research Institute’s (NRI) voice recognition and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to optimise the monitoring and analysis of communication between investors and sales reps that is tracked for both compliance and customer care purposes. The voice recognition and AI systems are based on NRI’s TRAINA VOICE Digest and have been customised…

Metamako Makes it into China with Low-Latency Network Devices

Metamako has won certification to market its ultra-low latency, field programmable gate array (FPGA) network platforms in China. The completion and award of China Compulsory Certification (CCC) supports the company’s strategy of expansion in Asia, which started last year with an office in Tokyo and followed with reseller agreements in Hong Kong. The CCC is…

NeoXam Partners Ullink to Open Electronic Trading to Buy-Side Clients

Data management software provider NeoXam is providing buy-side customers with direct electronic access (DEA) to brokers for order execution through Ullink’s NYFIX Capital Markets Connectivity Utility. The arrangement strengthens an existing partnership with Ullink and allows asset manager and private bank users of NeoXam’s order and execution management systems to automatically access the services offered…

Do It Once, Do It Right

By Bill Hodash and Eugene Ing, DTCC Next year will mark a decade since the financial crisis. Since then, a wave of regulatory reforms has been implemented to increase the transparency and resiliency of the financial system, including the mandate to use legal entity identifiers (LEIs) across many jurisdictions. The goal is to ensure that…

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….