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WatersTechnology: Confusion Remains over SEC’s Market Data Efforts

Victoria Sanseverino

Victoria Sanseverino

I’m celebrating a landmark birthday soon, and I’ve been interested in buying myself an automatic watch. The appeal for me is that, often, designers leave little “windows” on the dial through which you can see the internal mechanisms. Looking at the initiative by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to modernize how public market data… Continue reading WatersTechnology: Confusion Remains over SEC’s Market Data Efforts

WatersTechnology: SEC’s CT Plan Timetable is ‘Unrealistic’

Lindsey Patterson

Lindsey Patterson

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a new blueprint for the governance of the consolidated tapes produced for US equities, together with an aggressive timetable for its implementation. But industry observers say it is highly unlikely that full implementation of the plan is achievable within the regulator’s 12-month deadline. On August 6, the SEC quietly approved a… Continue reading WatersTechnology: SEC’s CT Plan Timetable is ‘Unrealistic’

The TRADE News: DLT Bond Trading Platform LedgerEdge Installs Surveillance Tech with Eventus Systems

Lindsey Patterson

Lindsey Patterson

Blockchain-based corporate bond trading start-up LedgerEdge has implemented a trade surveillance platform from Eventus Systems as it prepares to launch. LedgerEdge will use the Validus platform for all markets ahead of its go live as a multilateral trading facility in the UK in September and as an alternative trading system in the US in the… Continue reading The TRADE News: DLT Bond Trading Platform LedgerEdge Installs Surveillance Tech with Eventus Systems

WatersTechnology: Market Data Hopefuls Await Deadline with Bated Breath

Lindsey Patterson

Lindsey Patterson

For vendors in the market data connectivity business, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s initiative to modernize the public feeds of US equities data is an enticing business proposition. The regulator has finalized a rule that is part of its efforts to, as it says, modernize market structure. The “infrastructure rule” creates a system in which—instead… Continue reading WatersTechnology: Market Data Hopefuls Await Deadline with Bated Breath

Canoe: To Truly Manage Risk, Alternative Allocators Must Automate Data Extraction and Capital Call Workflows

Lindsey Patterson

Lindsey Patterson

Risk management: It’s a key part of the alternative investment process for both allocators and the buy-side entities they engage. For every transaction they undertake, these firms must ensure they have a contingency plan for when an investment does not perform as expected and that their overall strategy accounts for deviations from this expectation. But… Continue reading Canoe: To Truly Manage Risk, Alternative Allocators Must Automate Data Extraction and Capital Call Workflows

WatersTechnology: Research Management Systems Vie to Double as Data, Analytics Providers in One-Stop-Shop Bid

Victoria Sanseverino

Victoria Sanseverino

With the possibility that they could continue to work remotely, Andrew Robson, CEO at MackeyRMS and InsiderScore, says buy-side shops demand RMS providers come with a data-enriched, enterprise-level offering. Research is a slog. Teams of analysts sit at their desks, fingers typing furiously, windows and tabs opening and closing. At least, in the pre-pandemic days, they… Continue reading WatersTechnology: Research Management Systems Vie to Double as Data, Analytics Providers in One-Stop-Shop Bid

Eventus: If Your Trade Surveillance System Is Focused on Reducing False Positives, You’re Being Left in the Dark

Victoria Sanseverino

Victoria Sanseverino

Trade surveillance: it’s a fundamental need for a well-functioning marketplace. With so much value changing hands, the ability to assess risk, create comprehensive reports and spot problematic behavior is crucial to imparting peace of mind to clients and staying out of regulatory crosshairs. This is true in any market, from the established worlds of equities… Continue reading Eventus: If Your Trade Surveillance System Is Focused on Reducing False Positives, You’re Being Left in the Dark

S&P Global Market Intelligence: Fintech Heavyweights Still Opting for IPOs over SPACs

Victoria Sanseverino

Victoria Sanseverino

Dani Lipkin, Director of Global Business Development at client at TMXGroup comments on the current SPAC frenzy and the popularity of Fintech IPOs in Canada. The SPAC frenzy has stolen the spotlight for many public market debuts in recent months, but the traditional IPO is still luring some of the highest-profile fintech companies. Since January… Continue reading S&P Global Market Intelligence: Fintech Heavyweights Still Opting for IPOs over SPACs

Markets Media: Tipping Point Reached For Institutions In Crypto

Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly

Anton Katz, founder and chief executive of Talos Trading, touches on the growing institutional adoption of digital assets and what to expect going forward. Last year was a tipping point for mainstream institutional investors entering digital currencies markets, with Bitcoin leading the way, according to a report from Citi GPS. Citi Global Perspectives & Solutions… Continue reading Markets Media: Tipping Point Reached For Institutions In Crypto

ThinkAdvisor: Reddit GameStop Squeeze Is a Game Changer

Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly

Jim Toes, president of STA, spoke on the GameStop market frenzy and how patterns in retail trading and a shorter settlement time could impact markets. As regulators investigate what’s become known as the Reddit GameStop squeeze, industry officials are prognosticating how the rules that regulate the stock market could change after the collision between social… Continue reading ThinkAdvisor: Reddit GameStop Squeeze Is a Game Changer