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RCM-X Implements OneTick TCA to Offer Optimised Algo Execution

RCM-X, the trading technology subsidiary of investment firm RCM Alternatives, has gone live with OneMarketData’s OneTick Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) platform to offer clients an enhanced execution algorithm suite in global futures markets. The OneTick TCA solution offers traders flexibility and customisable analysis to show orders and fill performance against a variety of price benchmarks…

Virtu Targets MiFID II SI Liquidity via Partnerships with Vela, QuantHouse, Exegy

Electronic market-maker Virtu Financial has staked its claim as a Systematic Internaliser under MiFID II, announcing several distribution partnerships for its SI-related data feeds as the regulation came into effect last week. Virtu – whose SI aspirations will be led by its Virtu Financial Ireland operation – plans to provide bilateral liquidity in European cash…

SIX Swiss Exchange Joins big xyt Hub for Tick Data Distribution

big xyt has added SIX Swiss Exchange to its xyt hub for tick data distribution and analytics. The hub was introduced earlier this month with Bats signed up as its first exchange partner. SIX Swiss Exchange becomes the second and will offer tick data to its trading participants, enabling them to develop, evaluate and backtest…

big xyt Releases Cloud-Based Tick Data Hub with API Access

big xyt has released a cloud-based tick data hub designed to provide trading firms with access to tick data and analytics through a single application programming interface (API). Bats has signed up as the first xyt hub exchange partner and will offer tick data to end clients for algo back testing and analytics. The hub…

Why Packet Capture Matters For MiFID II Compliance

Firms are catching on to the importance of packet capture for the real-time trade surveillance that MiFID II will require when it takes effect at the start of 2018, according to trading technology and regulation experts who spoke in a webinar hosted by Intelligent Trading Technology on June 27. The definition of network packet capture…

GoldenSource Integrates eXtremeDB to Speed Up Regulatory Response

GoldenSource has integrated its Risk Master platform with McObject’s eXtremeDB to deliver an enterprise data management (EDM) solution capable of responding to regulations demanding fast access to vast data volumes. Initial use cases of the integration include compliance with Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) regulation and the best execution elements of Markets in…

How ‘Deep Learning’ Could Make A Deep Impact On Trading

As a machine learning technique, “deep learning” has evolved enough to be useful for trading operations, according to Elliot Noma, managing director at Garret Asset Management. Noma will be moderating a panel on the uses and limitations of the technique, at the Intelligent Trading Summit in New York on June 8. Deep learning expands on…

FRTB’s First Steps and Stages

The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) regulation being instituted by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) in January 2019 is the de facto successor to the global banking supervision organisation’s Basel III guidelines on market risk and capital adequacy.  Financial services firms are beginning to consider the demands FRTB makes on their…

Data Processing Strides Pave The Way To More TCA Capability

Squarepoint Capital’s expansion of its use of Kx Systems technology for investment research capitalises on the provider’s strength at normalising data, tying together data sources and increasing the speed of its data processing — in a manner that sets the stage for more effective transaction cost analysis (TCA).  Squarepoint uses Kx Systems’ Kdb+ time-series database…

CJC Moves On Outbound Market Data

Financial technology management solutions company CJC’s new IT Regulatory Services division is offering auditing and inventory of firms’ outbound data, concentrating on publication of market data rather than consumption, as a way to improve efficiency and reduce costs, according to Sheena Clark, director of regulatory services, CJC. “This is predominantly a data governance and risk…