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Global Trade Surveillance Requirements Across MiFID II, MAR and Benchmark Regulation

By: Jordan Dilworth, research analyst, JWG Since the financial collapse in 2008, regulators have been concerned about the vulnerability of firms engaged in trading activities and have reacted by...
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Seizing the Opportunity: In Defence of MiFID II

By: Will Winzor-Saile, Execution Architect, Redburn There is no escaping MiFID II. As the regulation becomes clearer and industry consensus forms, every financial firm is working hard to be ready for...
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TickSmith Gets Funding for Its TickVault Big Data Platform

It was encouraging this week to see VC interest in high-performance data management technology for financial markets, a segment often overlooked by fintech funds. TickSmith has announced a C$2...
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Smartkarma Challenges Traditional Investment Research Services

Smartkarma is on a mission to break the mould of traditional investment research services with an independent, cloud-based platform that curates research from independent providers and allows users...
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Best Practice for MiFID II and FRTB Data Analytics and Risk Modelling

Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) and the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) raise the bar on data analytics, benchmarks and risk modelling, requiring firms to...
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Calypso/List & Ullink/Enfusion Launches Herald Return of STP

More evidence this week of the growing importance of post-trade capabilities, as trading system provider Calypso Technology teams with electronic trading platform supplier List, and trading and...
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AIMA Offers Guidance to Best Execution Under MiFID II

For hedge funds and other investment managers with a thirst for information on how best execution will change under MiFID II, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has just...
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Vela Adds to Object Trading to Growing Portfolio of Managed Services Components

In another burst of corporate activity, Vela Trading Technologies has agreed to buy Object Trading, a provider of Direct Market Access (DMA), pre-trade risk, and analytical applications. The deal...
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Exegy Plans Integrated FPGA and Microprocessor Solutions

Exegy is integrating its field programmable gate array (FPGA) hardware with Intel microprocessors to support low-latency services that can benefit from both technologies. The company has early...
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QuantHouse Launches API Addressing MiFID II Needs

Trading solutions and market data services provider QuantHouse has launched an algorithmic trading stress-testing service, in API form, geared toward handling the increase in volume of market...

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