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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…

Advanced Logic Analytics Discusses Proposals for Compliance and Trading

Advanced Logic Analytics (ALA) plans to meet the data management requirements of regulatory compliance and the trading need for predictive, behavioural and emotional analytics with OneLogic, an analytics platform designed to process and analyse structured and unstructured data big data in real time. We caught up with ALA managing director, Nick Ellis, just a week…

Advanced Logic Analytics Delivers OneLogic Big Data Analytics Platform

Advanced Logic Analytics (ALA), a start-up in the big data space, has released OneLogic, an analytics platform designed to process and analyse structured and unstructured big data in real time. Use cases for the platform include predictive, behavioural and emotional analytics for better-informed trading decisions, and data management for regulatory compliance. As the company makes…

ISITC Taps Machine Learning To Catch Suspect Transactions

Although the financial industry’s awareness of the need to use machine learning to bolster its cybersecurity has existed for several years, focused work on such endeavors is just beginning, as Erica Choinski, the new chair of industry operations group ISITC, sees it. As ISITC prepares the agenda for its 23rd annual vendor show in Boston…

TP ICAP Reorganization Keeps Voice Broking With Parent Company

London-based trade execution and risk management services provider NEX Group has com-pleted the sale of its global hybrid voice broking and information business to its parent company TP ICAP. NEX Group is the newly rebranded ICAP electronic markets and post-trade, risk and information business. ICAP shares began trading as NEX Group shares on December 15….

Fonetic Upgrades Automatic Trade Reconstruction Technology

Fonetic has extended its automatic trade reconstruction (ATR) solution to give compliance and surveillance officers more features and functionality to support the investigation of trades, detection of fraud and the ability to export an ATR timeline as a data file to a regulator. The company suggests the solution is well suited to the trade reconstruction…

Expert Guidance on How Best to Implement a Market Data Inventory Platform

Market data inventory platforms are becoming essential to financial institutions’ ability to manage market data costs, and for some firms costs such as index licensing, research, and publications and subscriptions – but how best can firms select and implement market data inventory platforms, and what benefits can be gained? These questions and more were answered…

Establishing One True Data Voice: Extracting Long Term Benefits from MiFID II Compliance

By Boyke Baboelal, Director of Data Services at Asset Control The delay to the implementation of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) – now pushed back to January 2018 – gives institutions a chance to take a different approach. While many of the issues regarding MiFID II are still up in the air,…

Everything You Need to Know About MiFID II

The deadline for MiFID II compliance has been delayed to January 2018, but it remains tight with firms continuing to implement projects that satisfy the directive’s rules on issues including regulated trading platforms, algo testing, high frequency trading and surveillance. There is also work to be done on record-keeping, voice recording, and trade reconstruction. And…

Talking Intelligent Trading with Andrew Delaney: Don’t Kill the Messenger

Away from the surreality of the supposed real world of British politics, the past week has seen a resumption of action in the trader messaging space. Thomson Reuters announced it has partnered with CME Group to combine their respective messaging networks, creating a critical mass in the derivatives markets. Earlier, Thomson Reuters said it was…