TradingTech Insight Briefs
Blaze Portfolio Partners Itiviti to Access NYFIX Services
Blaze Portfolio, a provider of scalable investment portfolio rebalancing and real-time trade order management software, has joined Itiviti’s Global Alliance Program, giving clients access to Itiviti’s NYFIX suite of services including a FIX connectivity network, monitoring and execution reporting. Blaze is also using NYFIX Matching, Itiviti’s post-trade solution that streamlines affirmation, allocation and confirmation matching services. Its clients also have access to Itiviti’s Transaction Cost Analysis services, a solution for measuring trade performance.
Sterling Trading Tech Releases Market Data Entitlement System
Sterling Trading Tech has released a market data entitlement system, The Sterling Entitlement Manager, that allows Sterling and its clients to follow compliance regulations when onboarding subscribers by using an automated verification process. The subscribers’ market data is then activated on the trading platform once approval from an exchange is granted. The solution is designed to make onboarding quick and efficient for traders by supporting electronically signed market data agreements. Sterling contracted industry expert MDMS (Market Data Management Solutions) to assist in developing the solution.
Itiviti Partners Brazilian Stock Exchange
Itiviti and B3, the Brazilian stock exchange, have partnered to ensure reliable connectivity between global firms and B3 members. As a member of Itiviti’s Global Alliance Program, B3 is able to provide its members with access to the services, including advanced analytics, monitoring and post-trade processing, Itiviti offers through its NYFIX portal. The partnership will also create a higher quality experience for all direct market access, drop copies and order messages for B3 members. The B3 agreement follows several other NYFIX partnerships across Latin America since the merger of Itiviti and Ullink in 2018.
Sensiple Partners TNS to Bring MiFID II Compliance Solution to Frankfurt
Capital markets specialist Sensiple is bringing its regtech product SETREGA for MiFID II, SFTR and EMIR compliance and reporting to the FR2 data centre in Frankfurt as part of an agreement with Transaction Network Services (TNS). Sensiple will use TNS’s managed hosting, colocation and connectivity service to give market participants fast, secure and efficient access to its regulatory data processing and reporting systems. Sensiple on TNS’s Software-as-a-Service solution replaces Sensiple’s existing client-hosted model.
FlexTrade Integrates ACA’s Surveillance Technology with FlexNOW EMS
FlexTrade has partnered ACA Technology Solutions to help mutual clients manage trade surveillance and compliance using ACA’s Decryptex surveillance technology across the company’s FlexNOW cloud-based execution management system (EMS). Shoshana Wainer, head of compliance at Albar Capital and a user of the combined solution, says: “FlexNOW and Decryptex are stand-out products supported by highly-responsive and knowledgeable teams. Integrating Decryptex with FlexNOW allows us to review our trading from a compliance perspective quickly, reliably and with the granularity we need.”
Bloomberg Acquires RegTek.Solutions
Bloomberg has acquired RegTek.Solutions, a specialist in global regulatory reporting software solutions. The firm, which provides modular software solutions built around actionable regulatory intelligence, will be integrated with Bloomberg’s Regulatory Reporting Hub (RHUB), as well as Bloomberg’s enterprise data management and trading systems. The acquisition will combine Bloomberg’s data enrichment and reporting capabilities with RegTek.Solutions’ quality and control tools across a broad range of global reporting jurisdictions. Clients will have access to a fully electronic reporting workflow including transaction reporting eligibility, data validation, enrichment and reconciliation. Further news to follow.
SmartStream RDU Readies Services for Brexit
The SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU) has implemented changes to its MiFID II Reference Data Service and Systematic Internaliser (SI) Registry to accommodate Brexit. For the MiFID II service, SmartStream RDU will make both ESMA and FCA data available, either as an integrated delivery or separately. It will also support ESMA and FCA pre- and post-trade reporting through its cloud-based REST API service. The SI registry has been proactively enhanced to indicate whether an individual SI status is relevant to ESMA reporting, FCA reporting or both.
Rival Systems Adds Real-time Margin to Enterprise Risk Management Solution
Rival Systems, a provider of trading and risk management software, has added real-time margin to its enterprise risk management solution. The functionality will allow clients to proactively monitor margin for futures and options positions, as well as net liquidation value across all of their accounts. Rival’s enterprise risk management solution calculates open margin based on the start-of-day positions and current margin as positions and exchange margin values change throughout the day. The initial release is fully integrated with CME’s margin services. Support for additional exchanges to be added throughout the year.
SmartStream Partners Finanz Informatik Solutions Plus to Meet Client Needs in Germany
SmartStream Technologies has partnered German IT service provider Finanz Informatik Solutions Plus to help German clients with implementation projects and application management of SmartStream’s Corona reconciliation solutions, as well as its next generation Aurora transaction lifecycle management offerings. Under the agreement, Finanz Informatik and SmartStream will help large customers in the region digitalise their back office. The partnership will support reconciliation processes for financial institutions with trade activities, fees and invoice control, and cash and intra-day liquidity management needs in the German market.
ICE Agrees to Acquire Merrill Lynch Option Volatility Estimate Indices
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has agreed to acquire fixed income volatility indices, including the Merrill Lynch Option Volatility Estimate (MOVE) family of indices, from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The MOVE Index is a well-recognised measure of US interest rate volatility and can provide a signal for changing risk sentiment in fixed income markets. ICE will also acquire variations of MOVE that track different option expiries, as well as other indices that measure volatility in the US interest rate swap market. The indices will become part of ICE Data Indices, which leverages ICE Data Services’ pricing, reference data and analytics solutions.