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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…

Finnish Asset Manager Evli Goes Live on IHS Markit thinkFolio

Evli, a Finnish investment and asset management specialist, has gone live on thinkFolio, IHS Markit’s order management and portfolio modelling system. The multi-asset class support provided by thinkFolio was the driving factor in Evli’s decision to implement the solution. The asset manager is using thinkFolio’s full front office functionality across order management, portfolio modelling, cash…

Liquidnet Acquisition of RSRCHXchange Extends Research and AI Capabilities

Liquidnet’s acquisition of RSRCHXchange, a marketplace and aggregator for institutional research, allows the company’s platform to deliver a new level of research and analytics into the global investment process for its institutional investor client base. It also furthers the company’s AI strategy. RSRCHXchange, a solution for unbundling, was created ahead of the introduction of the…

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…

Red Box Partners Theta Lake to Detect Voice Compliance Risks

Red Box, a voice specialist, has partnered Theta Lake, a provider of compliance artificial intelligence (AI) for video, voice, and unified digital communication. The partnership allows Red Box customers to use Theta’s purpose-built AI and deep learning powered software to automatically detect compliance risks in their recordings and reduce the cost and complexity of managing…

How to Meet the Data Rules and Requirements of Fundamental Review of the Trading Book Regulation

Implementation of Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) regulation is complex, demanding and time consuming, but can be achieved by setting priorities, working with external data vendors, and taking best practice approaches to the data management challenges presented by the regulation. A well-attended A-Team Group briefing hosted at the Glaziers Hall in London, Meeting…

Addressing the Challenges and Realising the Benefits of a ‘Cloud First’ Policy

By Andy Mather, European Financial Services Industry Specialist, Telstra. The move to a ‘cloud first’ policy by financial firms is a tantalising idea. After all, which chief technology officer wouldn’t want to seriously reduce their company’s on-premise compute and storage costs, while at the same time boosting agility and ability to profit from new, innovative,…

Simudyne Closes $6M Series A Funding Round with Plans to Expand

Simulation technology specialist Simudyne has closed a $6 million Series A fundraising led by Barclays. The new funds will help Simudyne to continue to interact with the financial services sector while expanding the applications of its enterprise-ready software beyond bank stress testing, financial risk and contagion management. Simudyne’s solutions assist organisations to harness the power…

Torstone Acquisition of Percentile Delivers More than the Sum of its Parts

Torstone Technology’s recent agreement to acquire Percentile will add risk management and compliance technology to the company’s post-trade securities and derivatives processes, making its Inferno platform a full-service, cross-asset, global post-trade solution. The deal will also add a compliance solution for Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) regulation to Torstone’s portfolio. The acquisition will…

SEC Rule 606 Features Highly at FIX Americas Conference

The imminent adoption of amendments to SEC Rule 606 was high on the list of hot topics when electronic trading professionals met at the FIX Americas conference in New York this week. And while speakers, panellists and delegates acknowledged the initiative represents a significant challenge in terms of technology resource, most said they believed the…