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IHS Markit and AcadiaSoft Offer Compliance with Incoming Initial Margin Rules

IHS Markit and AcadiaSoft have responded to ongoing extension of initial margin rules for non-cleared derivatives through an alliance that brings together the former’s information and analytics capabilities, and the latter’s specialism in margin automation solutions. The initial margin requirement for non-cleared derivatives was introduced in 2016, with increasing numbers of entities required to meet…

Tradeweb and Bloomberg Pitch Camp in Amsterdam Ahead of Brexit

Amsterdam is becoming a location of choice for capital markets participants preparing for Brexit. Despite huge uncertainties around how Britain’s exit from the EU will, or won’t, pan out on March 29, 2019, the latest arrivals in Amsterdam include Tradeweb and Bloomberg. Tradeweb has gained authorisation from the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM)…

Could MiFID II be the Unlikely Catalyst of AI Adoption in Capital Markets?

By: Terence Chabe, Business Development Manager, Colt Technology Services We are a year on from MiFID II coming into effect, and while the regulation hasn’t caused any of the more apocalyptic consequences predicted, it has transformed the day-to-day life of those working in capital markets. One key change is the vast amount of data firms…

AllianceBernstein Selects ICE Liquidity Indicators to Aid with Regulatory Compliance

AllianceBernstein (AB) has selected ICE Data Services’ ICE Liquidity Indicators service to help support its investment management, liquidity risk management and regulatory compliance obligations. Market participants are addressing liquidity as a risk factor in the fixed income markets and seeking ways to comply with regulations such as SEC’s Liquidity Risk Management Rule, which in part…

Eurex and Vela Partner to Deliver Improvements to Eurex EnLight

Europe’s largest futures and options exchange, Eurex, has joined forces with trading and market access technology provider Vela to enhance electronic access to its selective request-for-quote (RFQ) platform Eurex EnLight through Vela’s Metro Trading Platform. Eurex EnLight is an off-book trading service for listed derivatives launched in December 2017 to provide market participants with a…

ESMA Issues Latest Double Volume Cap Data for MiFID II

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has updated its public register with the latest set of double volume cap (DVC) data under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). The December updates include DVC data and calculations for the period of November 1, 2017 to October 31, 2018 as well as updates to…

ACTUS Foundation Releases Open-Source Standard for Financial Markets Contracts

The ACTUS Financial Research Foundation is releasing open-source Algorithmic Contract Types Unified Standards (ACTUS) version 1.0, which will be available on GitHub. ACTUS creates a standard for the mathematical representation of the payment obligations embodied in financial contracts, and seeks to provide the financial industry with a unified, machine-readable depiction of financial contracts for transaction-processing,…

Integral Secures $15 Million Funding from Morgan Stanley

FX trading technology specialist Integral has received $15 million of strategic funding from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital. The funds will be used to extend the reach of its FX technology platform to a wider audience of banks, brokers and asset managers. Integral provides a cloud-based workflow management and trading platform that enables FX market participants…

The Potential and Promise of AI and Machine Learning in Regtech

After engaging in Peter Moss’s exciting keynote speech, “Garbage in, Garbage Out—Why Regtech is Only Half the Answer” (listen to the Podcast here), discussing the crucial importance of data as a foundation for regulatory compliance, the audience at the recent RegTech Summit New York on November 15, 2018 prepared themselves for a leap into an…

Getting Ready for the Consolidated Audit Trail

One of the most detailed discussions of the recent A-Team Group RegTech Summit in New York centred around the arduous ongoing journey towards implementation of the long-delayed Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT). Approved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission two years ago to the day (November 15, 2016), the CAT aims to create a single…