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Trade Surveillance Under MAD/MAR, MiFID II and Other Global Regulations

By Peter Lawrey, CEO at Chronicle Software. Regulations like MiFID II and the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) in Europe, and Dodd Frank in the US, have raised the bar with respect to trade surveillance as regulators seek to boost transparency and investor protections across the board. This has created the need for financial institutions to...


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Virtu Financial Offers Outsourced Trading Solution with Execution Concierge Service

Virtu Financial, a provider of liquidity, execution services, data, analytics and connectivity, has extended its capabilities to meet growing market interest in outsourcing elements of trading. The resulting Execution Concierge Service (ECS) is initially available in the US. The service builds on the company’s acquisition of ITG in March 2019, which added agency solutions and...

ACTIV Financial Releases Software Ticker Plant

ACTIV Financial has developed a software-only implementation of its ticker plant and content management platform. The ticker plant capitalises on advances in CPU technology and kernel-bypass networking to meet or exceed performance previously associated with hardware acceleration. Steve McNeany, CEO of ACTIV Financial, says: “Advances in CPU technology and the widespread adoption of kernel-bypass networking...

Vela Partners Enyx on Ticker Plant Providing Access to US Equity Markets on One Device

Vela continues to push the boundaries of low latency through a partnership with Enyx that is delivering the company’s latest ultra-low latency ticker plant appliance for US equities. The hybrid solution includes Enyx’s nxFeed FPGA card for decoding, line arbitration, filtering, and full order management and book building, with Vela providing normalisation and distribution via...



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FRTB is one of the most sweeping and transformative pieces of regulation to hit the financial markets in the last two decades. With the deadline confirmed as January 2022, this Special Report provides a detailed insight into exactly what the data requirements are for FRTB in its latest (and final) incarnation, and explores what needs to be done in order to meet these needs on a cost-effective and company-wide basis.

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Adopting AI for Superior Reconciliations

Firms’ reconciliation and exceptions management processes are manually intensive, expensive and prone to error. With rising compliance costs and greater competition narrowing margins in financial services, firms are looking to streamline their reconciliations processes through automation, giving them the opportunity to reduce the number of exceptions they manage and the time it takes to deal...

How to Exploit the Opportunities of Alternative Data

Alternative data is moving into the mainstream, driven by trading desks looking for alpha and more recently by private equity firms and corporate intelligence teams looking to gain market insight. That said, while adoption is increasing and some benefits are being realised, the data does come with caveats including incomplete datasets, poor quality, limited volume,...

Trade Surveillance and Mobile Recording in the Era of Data Privacy

The EU’s MiFID II and other regulations globally have placed greater emphasis than ever on market surveillance, recording of trading communications and records-retention processes in an attempt to stamp out market abuse and boost investor confidence and protections. At the same time, the public’s attitude toward data privacy has hardened, most visibly through new regulations...

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