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SIX Releases Marijuana Related Data Service

SIX has introduced a service covering over 30,000 securities connected with Marijuana Related Businesses (MRBs). The service reflects the changing legal landscape around marijuana. In the US, marijuana has been legalised in some states, but is criminal at federal level. As a result, in some states MRBs can raise money via capital markets, enabling investors…

Refinitiv Shareholders Agree Merger Deal with LSE, David Craig Remains CEO of Refinitiv

Following our review of the London Stock Exchange Group’s (LSEG) proposed acquisition of Refinitiv through a transaction valued at $27 billion, Refinitiv today announced that its shareholders have agreed definitive terms with LSEG on the acquisition. The approval of LSEG shareholders will be sought at a general meeting to be held before the end of…

Research Unbundling for US Asset Managers: ‘One Size Fits Nobody’

TradingTech Insight sits down with Joel Burnette, Solutions Consultant at Red Deer, to discuss the response to the research unbundling requirements of MiFID II and explore how US markets are handling the new normal. TTI: What has been the most interesting thing about the North American research market’s response to MiFID II? Joel: We have…

EMIR and MiFID Transaction Reporting Challenges Continue to Trouble Firms and Regulators

Data quality is proving to be an enduring albatross around the necks of financial institutions that must comply with EU reporting rules under MiFID II and EMIR. A recent disclosure by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) shows that matching rates remain poor for derivatives transactions reported under the European Markets and Infrastructure Regulation…

MiFID II RTS 28 Analysis Highlights Trends in Data Quality and Internalisation

A recent report from regulatory compliance platform provider Cappitech offers a window on how firms are complying with best execution requirements under Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) by slicing and dicing the MiFID II RTS 28 data that EU-based financial services firms were required to submit to EU regulators in April of…

Velocimetrics Implements Enterprise-wide Data Lineage PoC at Large European Bank

Velocimetrics has implemented an enterprise-wide data lineage proof-of-concept at a major European bank. Driven by regulation BCBS 239, the bank wanted to achieve automated intra-day reconciliation, correlation and trade netting, but was already challenged to achieve T+1. The primary compliance requirement was to show completeness of reporting, although the project is already showing additional value…

Pico Reaches Agreement to Acquire Corvil, Plans Corvil-as-a-Service

Pico has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Corvil, a deal that will create a powerhouse providing managed trading technology services underpinned by sophisticated real-time performance analytics. The acquisition will combine Pico’s trading technology services with Corvil’s performance monitoring and analytics products to help clients gain greater insight into Pico’s managed electronic trading environments. Existing…

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….