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A Cross-Product Approach to Market Surveillance

As perpetrators of financial crime become more sophisticated, regulators worldwide are focusing more of their efforts on cross-product and cross-market manipulation, as evidenced by a growing number of high-profile prosecutions. Led by the UK’s FSA and the EU’s ESMA, regulators in key global markets are targeting sophisticated operators, whose cross-product activities typically involve  are able...

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A Cross-Product Approach to Market Surveillance

As perpetrators of financial crime become more sophisticated, regulators worldwide are focusing more of their efforts on cross-product and cross-market manipulation, as evidenced by a growing number of high-profile prosecutions. Led by the UK’s FSA and the EU’s ESMA, regulators in key global markets are targeting sophisticated operators, whose cross-product activities typically involve  are able...

Adopting a Modern Data Infrastructure for Trading Analytics

As they seek an edge in their trading and investment activities, hedge funds and other sophisticated trading firms are looking to harness new sources of insight that can allow them to identify and exploit emerging market and industry opportunities. But many organizations are saddled with a disconnected sprawl of legacy systems that are unable to...

Driving Data Adoption Throughout an Organization via Self-Service

Financial institutions and corporations across the board are seeing value in the data sets they generate through their business activities. But harnessing this data to provide valuable insights for internal business teams can be a challenge. One approach is to adopt a self-serve data delivery model that empowers consumers and ensures they get access to...

Future-Proof Your ESG Data Strategy Across the Enterprise

ESG data is now as important to financial institutions as traditional price and reference data. Ensuring that data is accurate and consistent is critical so that can deploy it in their portfolio and risk management strategies as well as regulatory reporting systems. But ESG data is unlike that they would be used to. It’s often...

Creating an Enterprise-Wide Data Fabric to Underpin Digital Transformation in Capital Markets

As they seek to adopt a data-driven approach to their business operations across the enterprise, capital markets firms need to put in place a common data fabric that embeds their single view of the truth, and to underpin analytics, reporting and regulatory processes. But legacy data systems often are not fit for purpose; often fragmented...

Meeting the Data Challenges of Europe’s ESG Regulatory Landscape

The European Union’s ESG reporting regulations continue to evolve and represent the biggest recognition yet by any international authority of the role that financial institutions will play in the climate transition. The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), the EU Taxonomy, the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) and the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSDR) are intended to...

Benefiting from Advanced Execution in US Treasury Markets

The expanded footprint of electronic non-bank liquidity providers (NLPs) and established broker/dealers, as well as the proliferation of electronic aggregation platforms, are all adding complexity to fixed-income markets, which as a result are starting to resemble established electronic markets like equities and foreign exchange. For market participants, this has added to the challenge of sourcing...

B2B Data Marketplaces and Beyond

Financial institutions and corporations often generate huge quantities of data as a by product of their core activities. This data – details of historical transactions, customer interactions and metadata for referring to instruments, counterparties or entities – can provide valuable insights for industry participants, and form the basis of a meaningful data sales business. But...

Sanctions Screening for Indirect Investments – The Buy Side’s New Compliance Challenge

The global political climate over the past few years has sparked a jump in the use of sanctions to attempt to influence the behaviour of players in the geopolitical landscape. While sell-side firms are familiar with sanctions and have long been required to monitor the securities they trade, own or recommend to clients to ensure...

Next-Generation Network and Vendor Management: mitigating operational risk in relationship networks

The complex network of relationships that financial institutions have built with multiple partners has created a huge operational burden, resulting in significant operational risk as well as financial and compliance risk. Dating back decades, many of these relationships are now managed as a separate business function, costing organisations millions of dollars. Add in regulatory obligations,...