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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…

Elixirr and Kaizen Partner to Deliver Regulatory Reporting Remediation Solutions

Elixirr and Kaizen have partnered to deliver an end-to-end regulatory reporting remediation service for financial institutions. The firms, Elixirr a consultancy and Kaizen a regulatory reporting assurance specialist, will offer clients assurance testing, governance and support for trade and transaction reporting remediation projects. Kaizen’s ReportShield solution checks every item of transaction data for accuracy and…

Eze Software Extends Collaboration with NEX to MiFID II Trade Reporting

Eze Software has extended its Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) reporting capability through collaboration with NEX Regulatory Reporting, an Approved Publication Arrangement (APA) under the regulation that meets client needs to publish pre- and post-trade data and reports as soon as possible after trade execution. The collaboration bolsters Eze Software’s MiFID II…

Recorded Webinar: MiFID II trading technology requirements – what’s worked and what hasn’t?

Don’t miss this opportunity to view the recording of this recently held webinar. The incredible breadth of coverage of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) always meant there were going to be workarounds. Now that the implementation deadline of January 3, 2018 has passed, how did the marketplace fare in its attempts to…

Risk Focus Adds Regulatory Reporting Advisory

Risk Focus has introduced Regulatory Reporting Advisory (RRA), a service designed to help clients comply with trade reporting regulations, meet aggressive deadlines and build solutions for regulatory compliance, including upcoming regulations such as Securities Finance Transaction Reporting (SFTR), which takes effect in early 2019. Risk Focus RRA offers support for all aspects of regulatory reporting…

The CAT is Out of the Bag and it Looks Aggressive

In an era of regulation, traders may not love compliance, but they have learned to live with it. That said, the looming US Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) has stirred up infighting between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the individual broker-dealer firms and exchanges affected. There have been complaints of an ‘incredibly aggressive’ timeframe,…

SteelEye Builds Out Cloud-Based Data Consolidation and Intelligent Analytics Platform

SteelEye is building out its cloud-based data consolidation and analytics platform covering best execution, trade reconstruction, transaction reporting and record keeping, with a trade surveillance option due to go live later this year. It is also building up its client list, based on its ability to support regulatory compliance and help firms gain intelligence from…

Thomson Reuters Releases State of Regulatory Reform 2018 Report

Thomson Reuters has released a State of Regulatory Reform 2018 Special Report highlighting a rise in international divergence in regulatory reform and financial firms racing to apply digital technology. On a geographic basis, the report, now in its eighth annual edition, describes major regulations taking effect in the European Union and Asia Pacific, and the…