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SteelEye Discusses RegTech Data Platform for MiFID II and More

Ahead of A-Team Group’s RegTech Summit for Capital Markets in London, we caught up with Matt Smith, CEO at SteelEye, to discuss the company’s RegTech proposition, potential users, and participation in our London event. Q: What does RegTech mean to you? A: For me, RegTech is the application of technical innovation to reduce the complexity…

Eze Software Sets Out its Approach to MiFID II

Following the appointment of David Quinlan, an 18-year veteran of Eze Software, as the company’s executive managing director of EMEA with responsibility for business development and a focus on the needs of growing numbers of EMEA clients within the scope of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II), we caught up with Quinlan and…

Seizing the Opportunity: In Defence of MiFID II

By: Will Winzor-Saile, Execution Architect, Redburn There is no escaping MiFID II. As the regulation becomes clearer and industry consensus forms, every financial firm is working hard to be ready for January 3, 2018. Alongside implementation, myriad discussion papers address the challenges faced in the new world – where can we trade dark, how will…

Singapore Firm Adds Ullink Post-Trade System

Singapore-based asset management company Village Capital, which invests mainly in Japanese equities, recently began using Xtrain, a Ullink system which addresses post-trade functions including trade reconciliation, reporting and performance data management. Village Capital chose Xtrain, after already using Ullink’s Xilix execution management system, to stop performing post-trade functions completely manually, as it had been. Taking…

IHS Markit Builds out MiFID II Product Portfolio

IHS Markit’s collaboration with Deloitte on MiFID II counterparty entity classification and terms of business repapering builds out the company’s MiFID II product portfolio, which already includes transaction reporting based on the IHS Markit enterprise data management (EDM) solution. The Deloitte collaboration follows IHS Markit’s introduction of the Outreach360 regulatory compliance communication platform last month…

GoldenSource Solves MiFID II Problem of Requesting ISINs for OTC Derivatives

GoldenSource is developing an ISIN request and enquiry solution for OTC derivatives that is designed to help firms within the scope of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) meet the transaction reporting requirement to use ISINs to identify OTC derivatives. The solution also considers concerns in the market about the speed at which…

MiFID II Review Shows Slow Progress and Ongoing Reporting Challenges

With the compliance deadline for Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) just six months away, we called on some industry experts to share their views on how implementation is going, the toughest challenges of the regulation, and which workflows need to be prioritised to hit the 3 January 2018 deadline date. Among the…

RegTek Delivers Tactical Software to Support Strategic Approaches to Regulation

RegTek Solutions, a subsidiary of Risk Focus formed early this year, has introduced EMIR-Ready, a regulatory readiness testing and validation service designed to help firms within the scope of European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) comply with changes to the regulation’s Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) that come into play on 1 November 2017. EMIR-Ready is a…

Challenges of MiFID II Reporting Leave Firms Unready for Compliance

Few financial institutions are ready to meet the requirements of transaction reporting under Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II), while many are facing ongoing challenges including understanding the regulatory requirement, sourcing required data and integrating standard data codes. The data management challenges of MiFID II transaction reporting, approaches to compliance, and the benefits…

Firms Face Lack of Clarity on MiFID II Data Transparency Obligations

Meeting the data transparency obligations of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) continues to be a challenge for financial institutions struggling to manage the scale of change presented by the regulation, improve data quality to achieve transparency, and implement solutions without final clarity from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) on outstanding…