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QuantHouse Partners NPL to Meet MiFID II Demands for Precise Trade Timing

QuantHouse has partnered with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK’s national measurement institute, to offer its clients the NPLTime traceable timestamping service. The service will enable users to evidence the exact moment a trade was executed to within 1 microsecond. This plays well into Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II), which requires organisations to achieve up to 100 microsecond traceability of trading events.

NPLTime provides users with support for traceable timestamping, latency monitoring and time synchronisation, and includes a precise time signal that is directly and physically connected to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This enables users to be compliant with MiFID II timestamping requirements and eliminate their reliance on GPS, removing susceptibility to jamming, spoofing, urban canyon effects and space weather.

Leon Lobo, NPL’s strategic business development manager, says: “In today’s markets, timing is everything; precise timing offers competitive advantage and ensures regulatory compliance. MiFID II will make having a highly accurate time standard all the more important, to ensure that transactions completed in microseconds are easily certified.”

Stephane Leroy, QuantHouse chief revenue officer and business founder, notes that by combining NPLTime with the QuantFEED service, clients can get UTC time synchronisation throughout the chain, from market data to order flow.

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