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Pico Adds Japan Market Access, Plans Further APAC Expansion

Trading infrastructure and connectivity specialist Pico has added colocation services and ultra-low-latency market data delivery of the Tokyo and Osaka stock exchanges to its Asia-Pacific capabilities. The Japan Exchange Group (JPX) deal is the latest in a series of moves by Pico in the past 18 months to expand in the Asia-Pacific region, with added…

ESMA Relaxes Best Execution Reporting Requirements in Response to COVID-19

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has relaxed its requirements regarding the publication by execution venues and firms of the general best execution reports required under RTS 27 and 28 of MiFID II, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement issued on 31 March, the regulator noted…

COVID-19 Exposing Market Data Gaps

In the move to business continuity measures (BCP) during the coronavirus chaos, some banks have managed better than others – and the crisis has exposed some glaring holes in the preparations of many major institutions. While the move to BCP appears to have gone relatively smoothly, the radical difference in the way firms are now…

COVID-19: Regulator Round-up

In these days of unprecedented economic pressure and accompanying financial volatility, regulators around the world are realigning their priorities and rapidly shifting their strategies to support institutions through the ongoing crisis. In this regular weekly feature, we keep you up to date on the latest regulatory news, responses and approaches – from deadline delays to…

SteelEye Becomes LME ISV Provider

Compliance technology and data analytics specialist SteelEye has become an approved LME ISV, passing all conformance tests to offer connectivity directly to LMEselect. LMEselect is the LME’s electronic member to member trading system, accessed by members of the exchange, allowing them to anonymously execute trades with other member firms. Clients of members are also able…

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…

Infront Adds Equiduct Apex Market Data to Professional Terminal

Oslo-based European market data vendor Infront is adding data from the Equiduct pan-European trading platform. The vendor will incorporate market data from Equiduct’s Apex on-exchange trading service for retail orders into the Infront Professional Terminal. The Apex service is backed by Equiduct’s pool of liquidity providers and active brokers. The service automatically calculates the best…

SmartStream Partners with Luxoft for Post-Trade Lifecycle Alliance

Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM) specialist SmartStream has teamed up with software engineering firm Luxoft in a new post-trade lifecycle alliance that aims to support more efficient, streamlined and cost-effective middle- and back-office operations. Switzerland-based Luxoft was acquired in June last year by US digital services giant DXC Technology for $2 billion, in a deal that…

RJ O’Brien Deploys Eventus in the Cloud for Risk Monitoring and Trade Surveillance

Derivatives trader RJ O’Brien & Associates’ (ROJ) selection of Eventus Systems’ Validus as the global platform for its trade surveillance and risk monitoring requirements is aimed at meeting the firm’s regulatory obligations across a range of jurisdictions, including MAD/MAR, MiFID II RTS 6, the CFTC’s Tag 50 and regulations emanating from the Asia/Pacific region. According…

Canadian Regional Desjardins Group Taps SmartTrade to Automate FX Work Flows

Canadian regional financial services group Desjardins has selected smartTrade’s LiquidityFX foreign exchange trading platform, as the basis for an end-to-end solution to automate its institutional and retail FX workflows across all divisions of the bank. The implementation is characteristic of growing demand smartTrade says it is facing from regional banks, many of which are ‘greenfield’…