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Upcoming Webinar: How Financial Institutions can adjust to working in the New Normal

Date: 8 September 2020 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET The very sudden impact of Covid-19 and resultant shutdown of physical sites has stress-tested financial institutions and vendors to their limits. Now banks and firms are slowly starting to re-open offices. But what will the new normal look like and what steps…

OpenFin Opens Up Appital Application to the Buy-side

The Google Cloud-hosted Appital platform is designed to help deal participants uncover and unlock liquidity, while providing deal originators with the opportunity to execute large volumes, often in excess of 5 days of Average Daily Volume (ADV), with minimal market impact or risk of price erosion. The platform is targeted towards transparency, in a bid…

Why Is Now the Time for the Financial Markets to Focus on Collaboration Compliance?

By Phil Fry, VP of Financial Compliance Product Strategy at Verint. The seismic impact of the pandemic has seen many banks and financial institutions ramp up their use of next-generation communication solutions, to assist their employees to work from home and alternative locations. During lockdowns, trades and client orders, that were traditionally executed at corporate sites, moved…

NICE Actimize Deploys New Xignite Microservices to Support Shift to Cloud

Financial crime, risk and compliance technology specialist NICE Actimize is using market data microservices from Xignite to support its initiative to move its real-time market data infrastructure into the cloud. The move underscores the growing interest among financial institutions in migrating mission-critical activities to the cloud in a bid to reduce on-premise overhead and take…

Recorded Webinar: The Transformation of Buy-Side Market Surveillance

Asset managers, hedge funds, insurance firms, and other buy-side firms globally are becoming more active in their approach to market surveillance, as regulatory pressure to up their game mounts. Buy-side firms are now building out their surveillance infrastructure as they seek to respond to the requirements posed by Dodd-Frank, MiFID II and the Market Abuse…

Recorded Webinar: Financial Services Infrastructure in the Post-Covid Environment

The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken financial institutions’ working practices to the core. Trading volumes have exploded, with some venues recording more than 10X the usual volume of transactions. Volatility has raged, with the benchmark VIX index testing new highs. And nor are these one-offs; the impact has been sustained since the virus hit in early…

Barclays Looks to the Future with OpenFin Trading Desk Transformation

Barclays had a problem. It wanted to revamp its BARX single-dealer, cross-asset electronic trading platform to incorporate integrated analytics: avoiding the complexity of an additional standalone application but still adapting to the rapidly changing user needs of the current, complex trading environment. The answer? An innovative collaboration with OpenFin, an industry-wide operating system in which…

Xignite Boosts APIs to Streamline Data Delivery Amid Covid-19

California-based Xignite, a provider of market data distribution and management solutions for financial services and technology companies, this week scaled up the functionality of two of its financial data cloud APIs to offer greater speed and specificity. Xignite customers integrate financial data via Cloud APIs to power FinTech apps, such as robo-advisors, trading platforms, stock charts and investment analysis software….

Xignite’s Dubois: Covid-19 Expected to Accelerate Shift to Cloud for Market Data

The Covid-19 pandemic and its concomitant shift of much of the work force to home-working may force a re-evaluation of on-premises market data management. After an initial delay as the pandemic kicked in, financial institutions’ interest in cloud-based delivery of market data is now accelerating, according to Xignite CEO Stephane Dubois. Xignite has seen a…