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FRTB 2022 Deadline Proves Tricky for Firms and Regulators

Global regulatory implementation of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s (BCBS) Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) may be unevenly paced, creating challenges for financial institutions and regulators alike. FRTB was introduced to fix problems that both regulators and the industry perceived with so-called ‘Basel 2.5’ market risk changes, which were put in place…

Delivering Algo Performance through Enhanced Market Simulation

The global shift toward unbundling of research services from execution is forcing sell-side institutions to focus on differentiating their service offerings as they vie for buy-side liquidity in an increasingly competitive marketplace. With soft-commissioned research and high-speed connectivity to trading venues no longer potent as differentiators, the sell side is acknowledging that the quality and…

Iress Targets Europe with QuantHouse Purchase

Australian EMS/OMS platform provider Iress is expanding its European footprint with the acquisition of market data and connectivity provider QuantHouse. The move continues the ongoing consolidation in the trading systems space, and comes less than two years after QuantHouse bought itself out of an earlier, unhappy acquisition by S&P Global Markets. Iress, publicly listed on…

Clarity Partners to Market MDX, IOWA.rocks in APAC

Clarity Partners has been named as sales agent for MDX Technology (MDXT) and its IOWA.rocks affiliate in the APAC region. MDXT provides data and distribution solutions for the global trading community. IOWA.rocks is the new on-demand financial data marketplace for all content creators and content consumers. Under the terms of the agreement, Clarity Partners will…

Chronicle Software Releases Market Data, Stripped Back Messaging Microservices

Chronicle Software, which provides Java-based microservices for the capital markets space, has expanded its line of native C++ libraries and microservices to include a market data distributor and a stripped-back version of its Chronicle Queue persisted messaging solution. The two new capabilities – one at the application level and the other at the framework level…

ChartIQ to Expand Finsemble Sales on Back of Citi Investment

ChartIQ, a Virginia-based player in the so-called ‘smart desktop’ segment, has received a strategic investment from client Citi, with specific focus on its Finsemble desktop interoperability offering. The company says it will use the Citi cash – which comes hot on the heels of a $17 million series B funding – to expand its sales…

How to Source and Manage Data for FRTB – The Challenges and Opportunities

Sourcing and managing data for Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) compliance is no mean feat, but there are options and choices to be made as firms within the scope of the regulation build out compliance programmes ahead of its January 2022 deadline. A panel session at A-Team Group’s recent FRTB briefing in London…

Bloomberg Puts Stead in App Portal as Desktop Wars Heat Up

As the war for control over the trader desktop heats up, Bloomberg has been steadily diversifying the third-party applications available via its Bloomberg App Portal, an AppStore-like facility that allows users to access third-party data and applications through the Bloomberg Terminal. The Bloomberg App Portal isn’t new, it was launched with much fanfare (and some…

Effective Surveillance Can Only be Achieved with Communications Coupled with Market Data Analysis

By Ofir Shabtai, CTO and Co-Founder of Shield FC. Whilst enterprise software applications have proven effective at flagging up possible noncompliance events, once an exchange is flagged, it is largely down to the compliance team to follow through with the necessary investigation directly. With the considerable challenges of monitoring modern data-driven financial markets, it’s essential…

ICAP Information Expands Data Products Offer with EURO IRO and Global Inflation Datasets

ICAP Information, part of TP ICAP, has extended its data products offer with the release of datasets covering EURO Interest Rate Options (IRO) and Global Inflation. By making these datasets commercially available for the first time, TP ICAP aims to provide market participants with greater transparency in a traditionally opaque asset class.   The information…