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How to Deliver Algo Performance through Enhanced Market Simulation

Sell-side firms struggling to gain ground in a highly competitive and regulated trading environment, where low-latency technology is a commodity and highly performant trading strategies and algorithmic models are the only differentiators, are looking at the potential of agent-based simulation (ABS) techniques that could optimise execution system performance and allow algorithms to attract and retain…

Are Companies Right to Outsource Software Testing?

By Iosif Itkin, CEO and co-founder, Exactpro, and Daria Degtyarenko, Researcher, Exactpro. With regulatory requirements and business pressures putting an ever-tightening squeeze on financial services, firms tend to look for the most efficient ways of ensuring the quality and stability of their platforms, with some turning to quality assurance outsourcing. However, outsourcing might not always…

Digital Reasoning Releases AI-Enabled Voice Analytics and Partnership with Corlytics

After four years of research and development, Nashville-based Digital Reasoning has released an AI-enabled voice analytics solution for financial services communications monitoring. It has also announced a partnership with regulatory risk tech company, Corlytics, to deliver one of the highest volumes of pre-trained models for monitoring available to the financial sector, according to the companies….

SEC Rule 606 – Are We Nearly There Yet?

SEC Rule 606 has been given a new lease of life with a renewed version due to be implemented in October 2019 requiring brokers to provide greater transparency around how they route and handle customer orders. While the rule goes back 18 years and hasn’t been enforced to any great extent, the amended version has…

Timefolio Asset Management Selects SS&C’s Solutions to Power Operations

Timefolio Asset Management Singapore, a subsidiary of Korea’s Timefolio Asset Management, has selected a combination of SS&C Technologies services to power its operations. The company was looking for a trusted provider that could support investment operations as they grows. Working with SS&C Eze and SS&C GlobeOp also minimises the number of vendors the company works…

TradingTech Summit Opens with Focus on Digital Transformation

A-Team Group’s TradingTech Summit, hosted in New York City earlier this week, opened with a focus on digital transformation and its impact on business. Simon Letort, chief digital officer and head of innovation at Société Générale Americas, presented a keynote covering innovation and digital change at the bank, and how it is building a shared…

A-Team Group Announces Winners of its 2019 TradingTech Insight North America Awards

Congratulations to the winners of A-Team Group’s 2019 TradingTech Insight (TTI) North America Awards. The awards were celebrated during a lively drinks reception hosted by A-Team president and chief content officer Andrew Delaney after the close of the company’s TradingTech Summit in New York City on June 11, 2019. The awards recognise excellence in trading…

Velocimetrics Raises the Bar on Real-time Data Tracking and Analysis by Implementing InfluxDB in VMX EndToEnd

Velocimetrics has released version 9.0 of its VMX EndToEnd business flow tracking and real-time, in-stream performance analytics, making a step change in functionality and recognising the trading industry’s move towards devops and need for an holistic understanding of all data across the business, as well as a detailed view of specific trading processes. VMX EndToEnd…

SS&C upgrades Advent solutions

SS&C Technologies has released version 19.1 of its Advent portfolio management solutions. The Advent products, acquired in 2015, include Advent Portfolio Exchange (APX), a portfolio accounting and reporting solution that includes a new API for portfolios and token-based authentication capabilities. APX regulatory reporting is also improved. Advent Genesis, a cloud-based rebalancing, portfolio construction and trade…

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…