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Sponsored Blog: Ullink’s Richard Bentley Discusses the Shifting Balance Between High-Touch and Low-Touch Trading Technology

As global trading markets continue to evolve, moving from high-touch to low-touch trading solutions and beginning to benefit from hybrid products, we caught up with Ullink chief product officer, Richard Bentley, to talk about his take on market direction, the rise of managed services, and the products firms need to implement to keep pace with…

Do It Once, Do It Right

By Bill Hodash and Eugene Ing, DTCC Next year will mark a decade since the financial crisis. Since then, a wave of regulatory reforms has been implemented to increase the transparency and resiliency of the financial system, including the mandate to use legal entity identifiers (LEIs) across many jurisdictions. The goal is to ensure that…

SmartStream and RegTek.Solutions Combine to Offer Reconcile.Trade

SmartStream and RegTek.Solutions have combined products to deliver Reconcile.Trade, a service providing turnkey reconciliation solutions for global regulatory reporting. RegTek brings trade and transaction reporting software to the service, and SmartStream its reconciliations platform. Reconcile.Trade is designed to meet regulatory demand for proactive oversight of trade and transaction reporting, and supports Markets in Financial Instruments…

SmartStream RDU Fills MiFID II Gap with Systematic Internaliser Register

The SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU) is finalising a service – the Systematic Internaliser Register – that will allow systematic internalisers (SIs) within the scope of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) to publish financial instruments for which they will offer SI services and firms to identify whether counterparties are SIs and therefore…

A-Team Group Tags Some Top RegTech Start-Ups

Whether you define RegTech as the application of technological innovation to reduce the burden of regulatory obligations, or the digitisation of regulatory compliance processes, it is promising to play a significant part in solving the compliance conundrum by reducing complexity, cutting costly manual processes and delivering accurate and timely regulatory responses. Ahead of next week’s…

Tora Integrates Otas Analytics to Meet Demand for Added Value Best Ex Tools

Tora has enhanced its cloud-based order and execution management system (OEMS) with the integration of Otas portfolio and trading analytics. The integration is expected to help clients generate alpha and meet the best execution requirements of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II). Building out its MiFID II capability, the company has also integrated…

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…