BST Awards 2016 Winners' Interview: Nasdaq SMARTS

Nasdaq won the best market surveillance platform category at this year's BST Awards, thanks to its outstanding SMARTS offering, a product that has won numerous WatersTechnology awards over the years.

Nasdaq tasted success again at this year's BST Awards, thanks to its SMARTS platform, which offers real-time, cross-market surveillance for 44 marketplaces, 13 regulators and over 125 market participants. John Brazier chats to Michael O'Brien about the firm's plans to enhance the platform as surveillance requirements become more stringent.

Regulators are just as keen to make sure hedge funds and traditional asset managers are doing all they can to make sure no one within their firm is manipulating the markets.

In light of that trend, Waters deemed it necessary to add a category for best market surveillance tool/platform to the Buy-Side Technology Awards. It seems fitting that the first vendor to take home that honor is Nasdaq with its Smarts Trade Surveillance platform, which has spent plenty of time in the winners' circle for the same category at the Waters Rankings and Sell-Side Technology Awards.

John Brazier chats to Michael O'Brien about the firm's plans to enhance the platform as surveillance requirements become more stringent.

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