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SmartStream and Cassini Partner to Help Firms Meet Uncleared Initial Margin Obligations

SmartStream Technologies has partnered Cassini Systems, a pre- and post-trade margin analytics provider for buy-side derivatives trading, to integrate SmartStream’s TLM Collateral Management with Cassini’s analytics platform. The SmartStream solution provides firms with automated data management to reduce operational risks associated with collateral management. Its integration with Cassini’s analytics platform will provide complete Standard Initial…

Platinum Asset Management Selects Catena TRACE Reporting

Catena Technologies is providing its TRACE Reporting solution to Australian equity-focused investment manager Platinum Asset Management to support its OTC derivatives transaction reporting requirements under EMIR. TRACE Reporting is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that manages a range of functional requirements for trade reporting including cross-asset coverage, valuation and collateral, and multi-jurisdictional support. The TRACE Reporting…

Xelion Provides Call Recording Functionality for MiFID II Compliance

Xelion, a cloud telephony provider, is providing MiFID II compliance through a call recording function in its latest version of the Xelion service. MiFID II requires all calls relating to financial trades to be recorded. The Xelion recording feature can be configured to required groups, users, or phone numbers, which can save storage. Users have…

Cboe Europe Gets Go-Ahead to Join CME in Amsterdam for Post-Brexit European Trading

Cboe Europe, the most ‘pan’ of the pan-European equities exchanges set up in the wake of MiFID I, has received authorisation from the Dutch Ministry of Finance to operate its trading venues and MiFID II reporting mechanisms in the Netherlands, paving the way for it to go live with separate trading facilities for European clients…

Podcast: Risk, Regulation and Sustainability in 2019

Beate Born, executive director of risk and regulatory management at UBS Wealth Management, led A-Team Group’s recent TradingTech Summit in London with an inspirational industry keynote on the outlook for risk, regulation and sustainability in 2019. The keynote considered the operational complexity of the finance industry and the risk of losses from inadequate internal processes…

Algorithmic Trading and Smart Order Routing Post-MiFID II

A-Team Group’s London TradingTech Summit on February 27, 2019 hosted a lively discussion on Post-MiFID II use of algorithms and smart order routers (SORs). Gavin Williamson, former managing director, global head of product development and regulatory change at HSBC, moderated the debate that ranged from total cost analysis (TCA) and pre- and post-trade analytics to…

Gluskin Sheff + Associates Selects Broadridge Investment Management Platform

Wealth manager Gluskin Sheff + Associates has enlisted the help of Broadridge Financial Services to implement the latter’s hosted investment management platform and gain access to order management, compliance and data analytics capabilities. Jeff Moody, president and executive officer at Gluskin Sheff, says working with Broadridge allows the firm to pursue and execute growth opportunities…

TTI Summit: Trade Infrastructure Monitoring for Optimal Trading Connectivity

A-Team Group’s TradingTech Insight Summit covered key issues affecting financial markets. These included the options available around trade infrastructure monitoring and the challenges they present, such as network monitoring and timestamping, data capture and governance, increasing crossover between compliance and operations, and maintaining high quality connectivity while moving away from pure infrastructure performance monitoring and…

CAT NMS Names FINRA as Plan Processor for the CAT after Dropping Thesys

CAT NMS has selected the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as plan processor for the consolidated audit trail (CAT), having dumped previous plan processor Thesys Technologies earlier this year. CAT NMS, which is responsible for implementation of the CAT, has also released updated industry member technology specifications and industry member technical specifications scenarios.

TradingTech Summit Discusses Brexit, Market Complexity, Innovation, and More!

A-Team Group’s first TradingTech Summit under the TradingTech Insight brand got off to a great start with Beate Born, executive director of risk and regulatory management at UBS Wealth Management, providing an inspirational industry keynote on the outlook for risk, regulation and sustainability in 2019. The presentation not only set the scene for the summit,…