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LSE’s Husler Explains Decision Behind the Move of its Transaction Reporting Service onto UnaVista

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has offered a transaction reporting service, dubbed the Exchange Reporting Service (ERS), since 2002, but has recently moved the service onto its web-hosted platform UnaVista. According to Mark Husler, head of information services business development at the LSE, the exchange operator decided to move the service onto the platform in…

SEC’s HFT Proposals Could Boost Tech Vendors’ Fortunes

High-frequency trading is high on the agenda of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and two recently proposed rule changes could lead to a boon for technology providers. However, industry insiders caution that the SEC must be careful not to leak any intellectual property data it may gather from its increased surveillance of high frequency…

UK FSA Indicates BIC Codes are Needed for all Transaction Reporting Firms, Defers AII System Launch Indefinitely

This month, the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) has indicated that transaction reporting firms under MiFID will need to obtain a bank identifier code (BIC) in order to be in compliance with wider European level regulations. Firms will have to apply to Swift for a BIC before they email the transactions monitoring unit (TMU) with…

Standard Chartered Selects UnaVista for Reference Data Solution

The London Stock Exchange announced today that Standard Chartered, a major international bank, has selected UnaVista as its global repository for reference data. Standard Chartered recently became the first bank to benefit from the Exchange’s partnership with FactSet Research systems, and are now receiving counterparty and issuer linkage data from FactSet through UnaVista. Standard Chartered…

CESR Elaborates on OTC Derivatives Identifiers for Transaction Reporting

The Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR) has published a consultation paper recommending the adoption a set of identifiers and classifications for OTC derivatives for the purpose of including those instruments in the exchange of transaction reports amongst CESR members. These reports are currently exchanged between regulatory authorities via an IT system, dubbed the Transaction…

Complex Event Processing – It’s More Than Algo Trading

Part 4 of 4 [Don concludes this series by looking at CEP applications beyond the financial markets] A Few Examples Beyond Capital Markets Financial services is fundamentally about information. As a result, there is probably no end to the amount of use cases which will ultimately take advantage of CEP. At a minimum, wherever there…