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Revista Arrives in the UK with MiFID II Record Management Solution

Revista Systems, a provider of communications convergence management (CCM) technology to the financial services community, has opened its doors in the UK. The company’s CCM solution creates a record management repository that links every transaction relating to enquiries and trades, from inception to settlement, and plays into the record retention requirements of Markets in Financial…

Vienna Stock Exchange Joins Community of Scila Surveillance Users

The Vienna Stock Exchange has agreed a five-year deal to use Scila Surveillance technology to combat insider dealing, attempted market manipulation and other market abuses. The exchange joins a roster of global exchanges including London Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange and the Deutsche Börse that use the Stockholm-based company’s solution. Scila Surveillance provides trading…

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…

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…

LiquidityBook Taps Twitter Techie Carroll as Chief Architect

As financial services technology continues to play catch-up with the kids using widely available consumer technologies, trading software supplier LiquidityBook has put its money where its mouth is. The company has named Andy Carroll, former Twitter staff software engineer, as its chief architect, charted with leading the development of its SaaS delivery platform. LiquidityBook is…

Calypso/List & Ullink/Enfusion Launches Herald Return of STP

More evidence this week of the growing importance of post-trade capabilities, as trading system provider Calypso Technology teams with electronic trading platform supplier List, and trading and connectivity specialist Ullink hooks up with order and execution management systems (OEMS) vendor Enfusion. Driven in part by regulatory requirements, among them MiFID II’s record-keeping obligations and the…

OTCX-SimCorp Partnership Takes On MiFID II Compliance

OTC derivatives multi-dealer platform OTCX’s recently announced partnership with investment management solutions provider SimCorp makes the OTCX Request For Quote (RFQ) platform more widely available – and capitalises on the platform’s value for MiFID II compliance, according to Nicolas Koechlin, CEO of OTCX. “We started the OTCX concept a little before MiFID II kicked in,”…

NEX Readies MiFID II Reconciliation Solution Based on Duco Cube

NEX Regulatory Reporting has selected the Duco Cube platform to underpin a Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) reconciliation solution that is due to be ready for testing in autumn ahead of the MiFID II compliance deadline in January 2018. Going forward, the company will integrate Duco Cube into all it regulatory reporting…

Trading Communications Become A ‘Mammoth’ Challenge

The volume of securities trading communications that requires recording and the amount of time that regulators mandate that information be retained have become a “mammoth” challenge for financial services firms, according to speakers in a webinar hosted by Intelligent Trading Technology on April 25. MiFID II goes far beyond the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s rules…

Fixed-Income Trading Operations Catch Up

Fixed-income trading operations may be as much as 15 years behind equities trading operations, but they are catching up quickly, according to executives in the field who spoke at the FIX Trading Community’s Americas Trading Briefing in New York on April 26. “All the advancements in technology, the transfer of information and the execution of…