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Success for Exactpro on Testing for Live Digital Derivatives Platform ZUBR

Exactpro, a specialist , ex-LSE Group firm providing independent functional and non-functional testing, has successfully finalised full software testing of the live digital derivatives platform ZUBR Exchange ahead of its launch. Exactpro’s testing was aimed at providing transparency to ZUBR’s clients and investors, and has ensured robust trading and risk engine performance. The ZUBR testing…

Financial Markets Operations Response to COVID-19: Best Practices for Working from Home

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting all walks of life, and carries with it implications for society beyond even the obvious and immediate health impact. Business is being hit across the board, with many corporations sending staff home in an effort to keep them both safe and working. It’s clear that firms can’t rely on a…

Recorded Webinar: High noon for surveillance: resolving tension between the costs of false positives, challenges of calibration, and compliance

When it comes to trade surveillance, regulators want firms to do their own alert calibration, examine all alerts, and keep auditable records. Firms need to balance the real cost of false positives with the technical challenge and risk of self-calibrating and auto-calibrating, while compliance, IT and vendors have to grapple with the need for defensible…

SOTERIA and RIMES Join Forces on Trade and Communications Surveillance

A new partnership is set to combine two of the most fragmented and challenging areas of market surveillance, as SOTERIA (formerly known as Insightful Technology) joins forces with managed data services and RegTech provider, RIMES Technologies, to create a new solution that assists firms to detect market abuse and insider dealing through the unison of…

SEC Further Delays Rule 606

On September 4, in response to a new request from the Financial Information Forum and the Security Traders Association, the SEC extended the compliance deadline for Rule 606 amendments. This represents the second extension for the routing practices regulation, which was first proposed in November 2018 with an original deadline of May 2019, and subsequently…

EMIR and MiFID Transaction Reporting Challenges Continue to Trouble Firms and Regulators

Data quality is proving to be an enduring albatross around the necks of financial institutions that must comply with EU reporting rules under MiFID II and EMIR. A recent disclosure by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) shows that matching rates remain poor for derivatives transactions reported under the European Markets and Infrastructure Regulation…

A-Team Group Announces Winners of its 2019 TradingTech Insight North America Awards

Congratulations to the winners of A-Team Group’s 2019 TradingTech Insight (TTI) North America Awards. The awards were celebrated during a lively drinks reception hosted by A-Team president and chief content officer Andrew Delaney after the close of the company’s TradingTech Summit in New York City on June 11, 2019. The awards recognise excellence in trading…

Effective Surveillance Can Only be Achieved with Communications Coupled with Market Data Analysis

By Ofir Shabtai, CTO and Co-Founder of Shield FC. Whilst enterprise software applications have proven effective at flagging up possible noncompliance events, once an exchange is flagged, it is largely down to the compliance team to follow through with the necessary investigation directly. With the considerable challenges of monitoring modern data-driven financial markets, it’s essential…

PRA110: Now is the time

The UK Prudential Regulation Authority’s new PRA110 liquidity framework comes into effect on 1 July 2019. Compared to other liquidity templates, PRA110 is significantly more granular and requires more frequent reporting. Effective implementation, however, offers financial institutions the opportunity to raise their liquidity standards; improve their access to vital data; and add genuine commercial value….