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Q&A: Panopticon’s Willem De Geer on (Big) Data Visualisation in Capital Markets

When discussing big data, the point is often made that deriving value from the data, through analytics, is where the real business win is. Panopticon Software has been in the analysis business – specifically data visualisation – since before big data was a common term. So we found out more about the company, and how…

Australia’s ASIC Taps First Derivatives Big Data Solution for Market Surveillance

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC)’s selection of First Derivatives’ Delta Stream+ Market Surveillance solution is aimed at giving the regulator the same kinds of tools available to high frequency traders for monitoring market activity and identifying possible fraudulent behaviour. The deployment of Delta Stream+ is seen as an early application of big data…

Q&A: OneMarketData’s Louis Lovas on Deep Data

OneMarketData has been building technology to process big data since way before the term even existed.  Its customers actually need to process “deep data” – reliable and accurate data instances down to a granular level, stored over long periods of time.  We spoke to OMD’s director of solutions Louis Lovas about deep data, and what…

IOSCO’s Commodities Market Proposals Highlight Need for Internationally Consistent Data Standards and Classifications

In addition to its recent trade repositories paper (see more on which here), the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has published a paper urging regulators to consider bolstering their oversight of the commodities markets, which includes recommendations to introduce international data standards and classification schemes. As part of its series of proposals to improve…

UK FSA Provides More Derivatives Transaction Reporting Data Details, Including Cleared Derivatives Reporting Requirements

Last month, the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) launched its Zen transaction reporting and market surveillance system for the collection of Alternative Instrument Identifier (AII) codes (see more on which here) and has opened a four month window for firms to adopt the codes ahead of the November deadline. Accordingly, this month’s FSA Market Watch…

UK FSA Finally Launches its Zen System Ahead of November’s AII Reporting Deadline, Details Ref Data Requirements

After a series of delays over the last three years (see coverage from last year here), the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) has finally launched its new enhanced transaction reporting and market surveillance system for the collection of Alternative Instrument Identifier (AII) codes, as required under the upcoming 13 November deadline for the reporting of…

LSE’s Acquisition of the UK FSA’s TRS for £15m Brings UnaVista’s Range of Functions to an Extended Client Base, Says Husler

The announcement this week that the London Stock Exchange (LSE) is in the process of acquiring the UK Financial Services Authority’s (FSA) approved reporting mechanism (ARM) is likely to be the first but not the last acquisition that the exchange operator will be making in the post-trade space this year, if CEO Xavier Rolet’s ambitions…

A Recurring Refrain

Pattern recognition is obviously a handy skill to have when dabbling in the financial markets, but it’s not something often applied to regulatory developments. However, the eagle eyed of you out there may have spotted a theme and a recurring refrain within a whole host of recent regulatory papers, including the MiFID Review, UCITS IV,…

Q&A: Craig Betts of Solace Systems on Latency Beyond Algo Trading

Low latency messaging use is expanding beyond traditional algorithmic trading applications to address wider business requirements. Meanwhile, issues such as reliability, manageability and cost are becoming more visible. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com discussed low-latency messaging directions – and messaging directions in general – with Craig Betts, CEO of Solace Systems. Q: You recently announced a deal with the…

Trading Places

The poaching of industry execs by the regulators has been a frequent occurrence over the course of this year and, if recent comments made by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Scott O’Malia are anything to go by, a data management exec is soon to be poached to become the chief data officer (CDO) of…