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Cloud-Delivered Market Data for Institutional Users – A Reality Check

By Mike O’Hara, Special Correspondent. Cloud-delivered market data was once ‘over my dead body’ territory for institutional market data managers, who understandably fretted aloud about performance, security and licence compliance issues. But Covid-19 has forced those same data managers to confront the fact that many of their professional market data users are able to work…

Trade Surveillance – Monitoring News and Social Media to Detect Insider Trading

By Helen Bevis, Head of Operations and Strategic Partnerships at SteelEye. To mitigate and manage the risk of insider trading, firms need to use the best tools to effectively identify, investigate and report on signs of wrongdoing. A key component of this is access to benchmark data, which for insider trading should include both news and…

Canada’s ITG Implements Cloud-Based Trade Surveillance from OneMarketData

Canadian brokerage Independent Trading Group (ITG) has implemented OneMarketData’s cloud-hosted OneTick Trade Surveillance solution to ensure compliance with regulatory monitoring requirements in the face of the surging volumes and volatility that have accompanied Covid-19 pandemic. According to Nick Savona, chief compliance officer at ITG, the brokerage outgrew its legacy PositionWatch system, which it continues to…

Schroders Deploys SteelEye to Improve MiFID II Transaction Reporting

SteelEye continue to build its customer base looking for Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) solutions with the addition of Schroders. The investment manager deployed SteelEye in July 2020 having selected the compliance technology and data analytics firm on the basis of the quality of its technology, regulatory expertise, and willingness to support…

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

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 should you be taking now to make the most of this situation? This…

Archax’s FCA Approval Paves Way for Institutional Trading of Digital Assets

London-based Archax last week received long-awaited regulatory approval for its digital securities exchange for tokenised assets. The development makes Archax the first FCA-regulated digital exchange, paving the way for institutional market participants to trade in tokenised assets when the exchange launches sometime in 2021. Archax was founded by a group of market practitioners to offer…

Will a Consolidated Tape Make Best Execution Better?

By Tom Healey,  Founder-Director, FINXIS LLC. In ICMA’s MiFID II Consolidated Tape Task Force Report, published in April 2020, the Task Force made it clear that while MiFID II accomplished many goals it failed to achieve the market transparency that regulators had envisioned. By most measures, MiFID II cost the industry over $2 billion, but…

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…