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How Financial Markets are Maintaining Resilience During COVID-19

By David Brown, Chief Operating Officer, IPC. We are indeed living through unprecedented times, with the COVID-19 virus impacting all major trading locations around the globe simultaneously. Traders at financial institutions may already be working at home in self-isolation, or else unable to work as they are ill. Others, able to travel and classified as…

Creator of SOTERIA Branches Out with New Agnostic Audio Assurance Offering, as Regulatory Focus Sharpens

Insightful Technology, the RegTech specialist most recently known for creating Communication compliance and surveillance SaaS solution, SOTERIA, has spread its wings today with the launch of the first agnostic stand-alone product outside of the core offering. Audio Assure, a solution that enables automated and accurate audio testing, as well as the monitoring of line operations…

Financial Markets Operations Response to COVID-19: Best Practices for Working from Home

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting all walks of life, and carries with it implications for society beyond even the obvious and immediate health impact. Business is being hit across the board, with many corporations sending staff home in an effort to keep them both safe and working. It’s clear that firms can’t rely on a…

ICE Futures Waives Voice Recording, Time-stamping Requirements

ICE Futures US has granted temporary relief to intermediaries from the obligation to comply with certain requirements, including from the requirement to make and keep records of oral communications, as long as a written record is provided instead. The exchange has also granted relief from any requirement to record the date and time by time-stamp…

RJ O’Brien Deploys Eventus in the Cloud for Risk Monitoring and Trade Surveillance

Derivatives trader RJ O’Brien & Associates’ (ROJ) selection of Eventus Systems’ Validus as the global platform for its trade surveillance and risk monitoring requirements is aimed at meeting the firm’s regulatory obligations across a range of jurisdictions, including MAD/MAR, MiFID II RTS 6, the CFTC’s Tag 50 and regulations emanating from the Asia/Pacific region. According…

SteelEye Outlines International Expansion and Product Development Plans Following Series A funding of $10 Million

SteelEye will extend its presence in Europe, evolve its regulatory compliance and data analytics products, and expand its team after raising $10 million of Series A funding in a round led by Eight Roads, the proprietary investment firm backed by Fidelity, and including its existing investor Illuminate Financial. Looking two years out, the company is…

Recorded Webinar: High noon for surveillance: resolving tension between the costs of false positives, challenges of calibration, and compliance

When it comes to trade surveillance, regulators want firms to do their own alert calibration, examine all alerts, and keep auditable records. Firms need to balance the real cost of false positives with the technical challenge and risk of self-calibrating and auto-calibrating, while compliance, IT and vendors have to grapple with the need for defensible…

CIAM Selects Steeleye for Trade Surveillance, Best Execution and Trade Analytics

CIAM, an event driven investment management firm focused on special situations and using activism as one of several tools to unlock shareholder value, has replaced its existing technology set up with SteelEye regulatory compliance and analytics solutions. The firm has licensed SteelEye’s trade surveillance, best execution and core package, which includes record keeping, trade reconstruction…

Kx and DataRobot Partnership Applies AI to Time Series Data, Generates Fast Actionable Insights into Market Data

Kx has partnered DataRobot, a provider of enterprise artificial intelligence (AI), to offer financial institutions a scalable high-performance solution for applying AI to time series data. By integrating DataRobot’s Enterprise AI Platform with the Kx in-memory time series database kdb+, consumers of market data can quickly generate actionable insights for agile, strategic business decisions. Rob…

Itiviti Partners Capital Market Solutions for Reporting to the CAT

Itiviti has partnered Capital Market Solutions (CMS), a consultancy and solutions developer, to provide a regulatory reporting solution for the SEC Rule 613 Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT). The solution is based on CMS’s Regulatory Surveillance & Monitoring System (RSMS) and is timely in following SEC issuance, after several delays, of a schedule for CAT implementation…