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Recorded Webinar: Best practice timestamping and clock synchronisation

22 May 2018

Timestamping and clock synchronisation have been embedded in the EU by Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) and are also a requirement of the US SEC Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT). The webinar will discuss how well firms have realised the MiFID II requirement, how it differs from the CAT requirement, and best practice implementation. It will also consider potential regulatory change going forward, how tighter timestamping and synchronisation could be implemented, and the benefits of compliance with these regulatory requirements.

Listen to the webinar to find out more about:

  • MiFID II and CAT requirements
  • Best practice implementation
  • Potential regulatory change
  • Technology solutions
  • Benefits of compliance


Rory Chisholm IT Project manager for the FinfraG Art 38 & Art 39 programs
UBS Investment Bank
Hugh Cumberland Principal
Cumberland Caine Limited
Russell Lowes Senior FPGA Engineer
Raymond Russell Co-Founder & CTO
Moderator: Sarah Underwood Editor
A-Team Group

More about our speakers:

Rory Chisholm

IT Project manager for the FinfraG Art 38 & Art 39 programs

UBS Investment Bank

Over 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry as a software developer, solution architect, delivery lead & IT project manager.

Lead of the Clock synchronization project for the MiFID II program at UBS across all divisions of UBS group.

Graduate in Engineering of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland.

Hugh Cumberland


Cumberland Caine Limited

After 35 years delivering technology, marketing, sales and operational solutions in capital markets in London and around the globe, Hugh now provides consultancy, advisory, interim and non-executive services to an international customer base.

Russell Lowes

Senior FPGA Engineer


Russell Lowes is a Senior FPGA Engineer at Metamako who currently oversees the product development of MetaWatch, a high-performance network application for tapping, precision timestamping and time synchronisation.

With strong experience in all aspects of electronics systems design, Russell has held senior engineering roles in several defense and technology firms producing voice, video and networking products.

Prior to applying his experience to MetaWatch, Russell worked on novel FPGA implementations of the next generation of video coding algorithms at Blackmagic Design.

Russell holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Raymond Russell

Co-Founder & CTO


Working with co-founders John Lewis and Fergal Toomey (Chief Scientist with Corvil), Raymond pioneered the measurement of the Large Deviation properties of packet-switched network traffic.

Since 2000, Raymond has been instrumental in building a strong analytics technology, covering data science; clock synchronization and time handling; network and transaction analysis; and latency analysis and optimization.

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