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Let’s Focus on Inter-Party Latency

Latency – and keeping it low – remains a concern for the financial markets. We at A-Team know, because our latest poll at low-latency.com found that 80% of respondents reckoned it will be more of a concern in the future. With all this algo and high frequency trading going on, events in the world would…

Pricing Transparency and Liquidity Risk are Top of Investors’ List of Concerns, Says SEI Survey

Institutional investors investing in the hedge fund market are more concerned about issues around pricing transparency and liquidity risk than ever before, according to a recent survey conducted by investment management solution vendor SEI and consultancy firm Greenwich Associates. These issues have even surpassed concerns over poor performance of these funds, says Phil Masterson, managing…

NewRiver Partners with Miningham & Oellerich

In an ongoing effort to extend the company’s compliance grade mutual fund data to all broker-dealers, NewRiver today announced a new partnership with Miningham & Oellerich (M&O), a provider of front and back office solutions for broker dealers. NewRiver – creators of the leading central repository of mutual fund documents and data for financial services…

Logicscope Connects to Ice for Real-Time Post-Trade STP

Logicscope, a provider of post-trade STP between trading venues and their customers, has added IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) to its prestigious community of execution venues. By connecting to TradeSTP, Logicscope’s post-trade platform, clients can receive real-time post trade notifications for any asset traded on the market leading ICE electronic trading platform, transformed and delivered seamlessly into any…

UK FSA Pokes Holes in Investment Firms’ Protection of Client Assets

This week, the UK Financial Services Authority published another “Dear CEO” letter, this time aimed at compelling insurance brokers and investment firms to improve the way they protect client assets, including record keeping considerations. The letter, sent by the FSA’s managing director of risk, Sally Dewar, warns that firms must take heed of the regulator’s…

Jones Named CEO of Accuity

Accuity, a provider of payment routing data, AML screening software and services, has announced the appointment of Hugh Jones IV as chief executive officer of Accuity and NRS. Previously the president of the two businesses, Jones has over 15 years of experience building corporate value by creating rich data streams that provide new solutions to…

TriOptima launches OTC Derivatives Interest Rate Trade Reporting Repository for Banking Regulators

TriOptima announced that banking regulators have received the first reports from the newly launched OTC Derivatives Interest Rate Trade Reporting Repository (the IR TRR). Fourteen major financial institutions submitted data for their non-cleared OTC interest rate derivatives trade portfolios covering trades with G-15 institutions, buy side organisations and other financial and non-financial institutions. As of…

Fincad and SAS Discuss New Partnership for Enterprise Risk Management and Valuations

Fincad has got fully into the swing of the current vendor partnership trend; not only has the derivatives analytics vendor teamed up with interdealer broker Icap for a valuations solution, it has also recently formed an alliance with SAS for a new joint enterprise risk management and independent valuation offering. David Rogers, SAS global product…

Milne Returns to the Fold at LSE as New Head of Post-Trade Services

It has been a month since A-Team Group wrote about Kevin Milne’s departure from Xtrakter and it seems that the interests he has decided to pursue outside of the Euroclear Group include becoming the London Stock Exchange (LSE) Group’s new director of Post-trade Services. Milne is in fact returning to where he began his financial services…

Bloomberg Launches Interface to CDS Clearing Houses

Bloomberg has launched the first interface in the US credit derivatives (CDS) market that connects both buy and sell side firms to the two central clearing counterparties (CCPs). The Bloomberg VCON solution, a widely accepted confirmation utility for cash and derivative instruments, now allows dealers and their clients to send executed trades to the two…