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Upcoming Webinar: Managing the transaction reporting landscape post Brexit: MiFID II, SFTR, EMIR

Date: 16 March 2021 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes The transaction reporting landscape has, for many financial institutions, expanded considerably in size since the end of the UK’s Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020 and the resulting need for double reporting of some transactions to both EU…

Upcoming Webinar: The post-Brexit UK sanctions regime – how to stay safe and compliant

Date: 11 March 2021 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes When the Brexit transition period came to an end on 31 December 2020, a new sanctions regime was introduced in the UK under legislation set out in the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (aka the Sanctions Act). The…

Alveo Adds Postgres to Roadmap Combining Open Source Components with Core Data Management Solutions

Alveo, formerly Asset Control, continues to build its commitment to open source solutions with the addition of support for the Postgres open source relational database within its Prime, formerly AC Plus, financial data aggregation and mastering product. Postgres provides an optional replacement for Oracle database technology used by Alveo and its clients, and can reduce…

SmartStream Adds API Suite to Reference Data Utility

SmartStream Technologies has made its first move since rebranding at the end of last year and bringing its Reference Data Utility (RDU) into the mainstream of its product line-up, with the addition of an API suite for the RDU. The APIs are designed to provide faster access to accurate data, operational efficiency, greater agility, and…

GLEIF LEI Search 2.0 and API Offer Customised, Automated Access to Rich LEI Data

The Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF) has responded to industry demand for customised, automated access to rich LEI data with LEI Search 2.0 and an API that allows third-party developers to automate searches and retrieve open, higher quality LEI data from within their application environments. LEI Search 2.0 expands the number of search parameters available, providing…

Recorded Webinar: Data management for analytics and market surveillance

The financial services industry is starting to harness the potential of Big Data analytics to gain insights that can yield competitive advantage. At the same time, market surveillance has emerged as a major requirement for trading firms across the board as regulations like MiFID II and Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) push both buy- and sell-side…

SmartStream Prioritises Microservices, Cloud Native Apps and Open Options Following Lockdown Rethink

SmartStream Technologies headed into 2021 with a new corporate brand identity designed to reflect its innovative approach to advancing technological capabilities and meeting evolving customer and industry needs – and it hasn’t strayed from the brief with plans to build a microservices platform, extend its use of open software, and increase commitment to deploying AI…

HUB Cloud Platform Aims to Transform Asset Management Operating Model

The HUB technology company set up by PIMCO, Man Group, IHS Markit, State Street, Microsoft and McKinsey & Company promises a utility style cloud-based platform designed to transform asset managers’ middle and back office operating processes, and accelerate them towards a digital operating model. This should reduce cost and mitigate risks, and leave asset managers…

North Reef Capital Management Selects SS&C

North Reef Capital Management, a long/short equity fund adviser founded in 2020, has selected SS&C’s front-to-back office solution including Eze technology acquired in 2018 to run its operations. The firm will use Eze Eclipse’s front-office capabilities and SS&C’s administration capabilities to run and grow the fund. SS&C says more than 80 emerging funds are using…

Fenergo Automates Client Onboarding Systems for Mizuho Americas

Mizuho Americas has deployed Fenergo client lifecycle management (CLM) software to automate Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulatory processes, digitalise workflows and accelerate client onboarding. The Fenergo implementation replaces manual processes and provides Mizuho Americas with a single, comprehensive view of customers across all business lines. Mizuho Americas’ parent, Mizuho Financial Group,…