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MiFID II Transaction Reporting Requirements Posing Big Problem for Investment Firms

Over 1,000 investment firms identified problems with their MiFID II transaction reporting requirements in 2018, according to regulatory consultancy Bovill – raising questions around how well the industry is really adapting to the complexities of the new regime. A Freedom of Information request found that a total of 1,335 notifications of inaccurate transaction reporting were…

TradeChannel Joins Forces with UnaVista for SFTR Reporting

Software specialist TradeChannel, part of Compliance Solutions Strategies (CSS), has joined the UnaVista Partner Programme to support clients in meeting the extensive and complex demands of the upcoming Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR). “With EMIR and MiFID II we have seen how regulatory changes affects our clients and their data needs,” says TradeChannel CEO Mikkel…

Exablaze Partners with Algo-Logic to Provide Ease in FPGA Deployment

Exablaze, a provider of ultra-low latency network devices, is partnering with Algo-Logic System Inc., a provider of Gateware Defined Networking (GDN) solutions, to give its clients access to pre-built trading applications without the need to build or expand their own teams to implement FPGA logic-based algorithms. Exablaze FPGA-based network cards and switches come with a…

Kx Partners with Magnitude Simba to Deliver an Improved ODBC

Kx, a division of FD that incorporates the kdb+ time-series database to deliver high-performance, in-memory computing and streaming analytics, has partnered with Magnitude Simba, a provider of innovation in data connectivity solutions such as Magnitude Gateway. Kx and Magnitude Simba seek to provide kdb+ customers with an improved Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) interface to external…

Simudyne Closes $6M Series A Funding Round with Plans to Expand

Simulation technology specialist Simudyne has closed a $6 million Series A fundraising led by Barclays. The new funds will help Simudyne to continue to interact with the financial services sector while expanding the applications of its enterprise-ready software beyond bank stress testing, financial risk and contagion management. Simudyne’s solutions assist organisations to harness the power…

Interxion Builds for Trading Stack Transformation at New LON-3 Facility

Interxion’s new state-of-the-art LON-3 data centre facility in London’s Brick Lane – which came onstream last year – aims to offer new space and capabilities for financial firms, liquidity providers and execution venues seeking sophisticated facilities for connectivity and trading. Interxion is stressing the new facility’s core attributes of location, regulatory compliance and latency as…

VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE: Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) – The when, the why and the how…?

With implementation just around the corner, FRTB should be at the top of every bank’s agenda. In advance of A-Team Group’s hotly anticipated Breakfast Briefing on May 14, we gathered together a group of experts to discuss the essential issues and top priorities that firms should be focusing on in the run-up to D-Day… One…

Refinitiv Redistributes MarketAxess Fixed Income Market Data Through Elektron

Refinitiv and MarketAxess have agreed to redistribute MarketAxess fixed income market data to Refinitiv’s customers via the Elektron Data Platform. The data made available through Refinitiv as a part of the agreement includes MarketAxess’ Composite+ and Axess All pricing tools. Composite+ is an algorithmic pricing engine for corporate bonds that leverages a range of proprietary…

Refinitiv Outlines Development of Machine Learning and Data Science

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are finding key use cases in risk management, performance analysis and trade idea generation, suggesting the technologies have moved beyond the experimental stage to become core components of business strategy and investment. Development is being driven by growing numbers of data scientists employed by financial organisations. The barriers to…

Torstone Acquisition of Percentile Delivers More than the Sum of its Parts

Torstone Technology’s recent agreement to acquire Percentile will add risk management and compliance technology to the company’s post-trade securities and derivatives processes, making its Inferno platform a full-service, cross-asset, global post-trade solution. The deal will also add a compliance solution for Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) regulation to Torstone’s portfolio. The acquisition will…