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Revista Arrives in the UK with MiFID II Record Management Solution

Revista Systems, a provider of communications convergence management (CCM) technology to the financial services community, has opened its doors in the UK. The company’s CCM solution creates a record management repository that links every transaction relating to enquiries and trades, from inception to settlement, and plays into the record retention requirements of Markets in Financial…

Vienna Stock Exchange Joins Community of Scila Surveillance Users

The Vienna Stock Exchange has agreed a five-year deal to use Scila Surveillance technology to combat insider dealing, attempted market manipulation and other market abuses. The exchange joins a roster of global exchanges including London Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange and the Deutsche Börse that use the Stockholm-based company’s solution. Scila Surveillance provides trading…

Global Trade Surveillance Requirements Across MiFID II, MAR and Benchmark Regulation

By: Jordan Dilworth, research analyst, JWG Since the financial collapse in 2008, regulators have been concerned about the vulnerability of firms engaged in trading activities and have reacted by emphasising preventive measures. Out of this drive emerged trade surveillance, which aims to prevent market abuse and market manipulation. In June 2016, the Market Abuse Regulation…

Nasdaq to Acquire Trade Surveillance FinTech Sybenetix

Nasdaq has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Sybenetix – a UK-based start-up that we introduced during our fintech showcase at last year’s A-Team Group Intelligent Trading Summit in London. The price of the acquisition hasn’t been disclosed, but Nasdaq plans to make Sybenetix and its flagship product Compass part of its Smarts and TradeGuard…

TickSmith Gets Funding for Its TickVault Big Data Platform

It was encouraging this week to see VC interest in high-performance data management technology for financial markets, a segment often overlooked by fintech funds. TickSmith has announced a C$2 million investment from Illuminate Financial Management LLP, a venture capital firm with a specific focus on capital markets financial technology, giving it some clout as it…

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…

Trade Practice Surveillance: ‘I’ll Know It When I See It’

By: Victor Naroditskiy, Head of Regulatory Solutions Engineering, EMEA, OneMarketData Much of the Dodd-Frank Act, Market Abuse Regulation, MiFID II and trade surveillance regulations can be summarized as “Thou shalt not manipulate” or rather “Thou shalt not try to manipulate.” The Dodd-Frank Act, for example, defines spoofing in the following terms: It shall be unlawful…

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…

Trading Communications Become A ‘Mammoth’ Challenge

The volume of securities trading communications that requires recording and the amount of time that regulators mandate that information be retained have become a “mammoth” challenge for financial services firms, according to speakers in a webinar hosted by Intelligent Trading Technology on April 25. MiFID II goes far beyond the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s rules…

Industry Doubts Urgency Of US CFTC’s Reg AT

The industry’s sense of urgency concerning Reg AT is dropping, because little action is expected to put its rules in effect in the US following the May 1 ending of the comment period on the regulation. Reg AT, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Regulation Automated Trading, contains risk and transparency provisions for automated trading….