While many expect the president-elect to take a bullish stance on environmental issues, it's unclear what a new dispensation can do for the dilemmas around ESG standards.
Covid culture is set to continue this year, as are the associated changes to working practices in the financial markets and the technologies that support them. Max wonders what the new ‘virtual’ reality will look like in 2021 and beyond.
Jo is skeptical that the SEC’s finalized market data infrastructure rule will make the public market data feeds faster.
Lisa Iagatta, Isitc chair, says financial institutions have an opportunity to create more efficient processes in areas such as trade settlements through the use of digital assets.
The finalized equities market infrastructure reforms will make a difference, but some market participants are calling for additional clarity.
RBC is building a new custody platform using a variety of vendors, and it shows how the interoperability movement is progressing. But Anthony wonders how interop will continue to evolve at a time of great consolidation.
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Market participants say Esma’s latest efforts to address the cost and complexity of market data fees don’t address the root of the problem.
The new offering blends existing Axioma risk models into a single, nuanced risk assessment.
The service would aim to allow buy-side firms to proactively monitor for trading abuse, rather than react after the event.
After its acquisitions of Red Hat and Promontory, IBM is looking to expand its footprint in the capital markets through containerization, as well as reg reporting in the cloud.
The supporters of a plan for a federated cloud architecture in Europe held a conference to discuss development plans, but it’s still unclear how the concept will work in practice.
Anthony wonders if AML platforms are being scrutinized enough by banks and regulators, then looks at Wells Fargo's tapping of HPR for its quant division and Northern Trust’s blockchain plans.
The latest consultation on the market data obligations under Mifid II looks to provide better, cheaper, and more uniform access to market data. But will it be enough to standardize policies?
The data provider's SFTR offering provides opt-in features to minimize LEI-related errors in collateral messages.
In 2016, Anthony wrote that the blockchain revolution was overhyped—unsurprisingly, his opinions have not changed. He also delves into the Ion-Broadway deal, and looks at new consulting/advisory firms that have recently come to market.
The solutions are designed to allow firms to query data and build models more effectively without breaching global privacy rules.
Broadway chief executive Tyler Moeller leads a consortium to buy the divested fixed-income business.
Although graph technology is still in the early stages of adoption, banks such as Wells Fargo and ING have begun leveraging it to find previously unknown connections between datasets.
The market infrastructure firm founded a new advisory service last month, which has begun its first client engagement to evaluate regulatory reporting.
Right now, details are scarce for the project, but Jo says that even if the initiative fails to get off the ground, it marks a big step in the bloc’s effort to achieve digital sovereignty.
Anthony takes a look at some new alternative data offerings coming to market, and also explains why there’s so little election coverage on this website.
As Europe prepares for a new batch of outsourcing rules, some firms are looking for answers on how to test exit strategies and mitigate concentration risk.
Investment firms need data to meet upcoming regulatory requirements. But corporates aren't making this data available in high enough quantity or quality.