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TORA Teams with NEX for MiFID II Trade/Transaction Reporting

TORA has partnered with NEX Regulatory Reporting to add MiFID II trade and transaction reporting capability to its cloud-based order and execution management system (OEMS). NEX operates an Approved Reporting Mechanism (ARM) and Approved Publication Arrangement (APA) under MiFID II. The initiative, which provides buy-side firms with a straight-through-processing solution that reduces the operational demands…

Thomson Reuters Provides Market Data for Trax SI Determination Service

By Uri Inspector, Staff Reporter Post-trade specialist Trax has entered an agreement with Thomson Reuters to use the latter’s market and reference data to support its Systematic Internaliser (SI) determination service and MiFID II regulatory reporting. The deal is designed to help firms meet the regulatory obligations of the expanded SI regime that comes into…

FlexTrade Adopts SmartStream RDU’s SI Registry for MiFID II Compliance

By Uri Inspector, Staff Reporter FlexTrade has integrated SmartStream RDU’s Systematic Internaliser (SI) Registry into the FlexTrader execution management system (EMS) to help FlexTrade customers comply with new MiFID II reporting regulations coming into force from September 2018. The development will allow FlexTrade clients to ascertain the SI status of counterparties before they decide to…

MiFID II: The Need for a Centralised Messaging Platform

With the pressure of initial implementation now a distant memory, MiFID II-regulated firms are turning their attention to the real work required to create sustainable long-term solutions. For many, the race to meet the January 3 deadline meant implementing temporary compliance processes that were far from perfect. Unless updated and improved, these could lead to…

Intelligent Trading Summit Debates the Prospects of Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency is all the rage in capital markets, but how does it differ from other asset classes, how will it be regulated and what are its challenges and opportunities for trading firms and exchanges? A panel session at A-Team Group’s recent Intelligent Trading Summit in New York City answered these questions and more, looking at both the…

TORA Partners Trax to Support MiFID II Trade and Transaction Reporting

TORA has extended its provision of MiFID II solutions through a partnership with Trax, the European market data division of MarketAxess. The partnership will combine TORA’s order and execution management system (OEMS) with the Trax regulatory reporting engine to provide users with straight through processing for the trade and transaction reporting requirements of MiFID II….

MiFID II Revisited

It is no secret that Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) remains a work in process, despite go live back in January. But what still needs to be done, how easy will it be, and how can firms work towards accruing the benefits of compliance? A recent A-Team Group webinar, MiFID II Revisited,…

HPR Extends Capital Markets Infrastructure Technology into Europe

US based capital markets infrastructure technology provider Hyannis Port Research (HPR) has made its first foray into Europe with a leading global investment bank that has gone live with its Riskbot market access platform in EMEA. The platform provides trading clients with sub-microsecond direct market access to Cboe Europe, Euronext, LSE, Turquoise and Xetra. Riskbot…

MiFID II Data Management: Where Are We Now?

Winston Churchill probably doesn’t spring to mind when considering Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II), but his famous Battle of El Alamein description – “This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning” – fits the new EU regulation…