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2021: Brexit, No Equivalence and the Day of the SEF

By Kirston Winters, Managing Director – MarkitSERV, IHS Markit. The transitional period ended on 31 December with no relief for European Union (EU) firms on the derivatives trading obligation (DTO) from the European Commission (EC) and only limited adjustments from the United Kingdom (UK). This left many firms with conflicting and incompatible DTOs in the…

BMLL Expands Distribution Ecosystem with Kx Platform

London-based analytics specialist BMLL Technologies’ new partnership with First Derivatives’ Kx will make BMLL’s data and analytics available via the Kx Streaming Analytics platform, which is used by many of the world’s major global financial institutions. The arrangement gives BMLL a significant new distribution channel as it continues its expansion in the wake of last…

Genesis and XP Investments Launch FX Trade Capture Solution

Genesis, the Low Code Application Platform (LCAP) vendor specialising in financial markets, has launched a new FX trade capture application. The system – FX Prime – was developed in partnership with XP Investments, the US-based subsidiary of XP Investimentos, Brazil’s largest broker-dealer and an early adopter of Genesis’ microservices approach to application development. The latest…

MarketDesk Launches Data Mart with NewChangeFX Partnership

MarketDesk has launched a facility for selling and buying financial content using the cloud-based market data distribution platform it has deployed for private financial services clients. First out of the gate is a partnership with NewChangeFX (NCFX), the FCA-authorised FX benchmark data provider, to offer access to NCFX’s content via MarketDesk’s newly enhanced platform, available…

Trading & Electronic Communications Surveillance in a Changing World

By Mike O’Hara, Special Correspondent. The ongoing necessity for many trading professionals to work from home has placed an additional burden on compliance teams struggling to ensure their firms play by the rules while staff operate away from designed-for-purpose trading floors. The situation has been a catalyst for change in how surveillance against financial crime…

DXC Technology Spins Off Fixnetix to Options Technology

Almost four years after inheriting the company as part of its 2017 acquisition of CSC, DXT Technology has spun off capital markets infrastructure specialist Fixnetix in a sale to erstwhile rival Options Technology. Terms weren’t disclosed. The transaction – which is expected to close in the first half of this year – marks a full…

FCA Cracks Down on OMS Reporting Errors: Regulated Firms Pay the Price

By Matt Smith, CEO, SteelEye. Certain Order Management Systems (OMSs) have recently come under scrutiny from the FCA because of quality issues around MiFIR reporting. Firms that heavily rely on their OMS for daily regulatory reporting have been found to consistently over or under report their transactions. The responsibility for accurate reporting rests solely with…

The Composable Enterprise and Desktop Integration

By James Wooster, COO, Glue42. The starting point for this piece was a statistic buried within a report on the UK Contact Centre market[1]. It stated, on page 138, that across all industries, including Capital Markets, the cost of users navigating themselves within and between applications was estimated to be in excess of £4.3 billion…

Capital Group Joins Plato Partnership

Investment manager Capital Group has joined Plato Partnership, the not-for-profit with a focus on equity market structure and operations, as a founding buy-side member. The firm joins Plato’s ranks of buy-side members including Axa Investment Managers, Baillie Gifford, BlackRock, Fidelity International, Norges Bank Investment Management, Union Investment, Liontrust, Legal & General Investment Management, Janus Henderson,…

Pico Closes $135 Million Series C with Eye on Strategic Acquisitions

Pico’s addition of Intel Capital as a new investor – announced last week – completes the trading infrastructure specialist’s $135 million Series C investment round, setting in place the foundation for its next phase of growth. Encouraged by the success of its 2018 purchase of Corvil, Pico intends spending at least some of that cash…