Month: November 2017

FSB Investigates AI and Machine Learning

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published a report that considers the financial stability implications of the growing use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in financial services.
It notes that financial institutions are increasingly using AI and machine learning in a range of applications across the financial system including to assess credit quality, to price and market insurance contracts and to automate client interactions. The lack of interpretability or auditability of AI and machine learning methods could become a macro-level risk, FSB warns.

Metamako and Velocimetrics Collaborate for MiFID II Timestamping; Analytics

Specialist FPGA-enabled high-performance networking platform provider Metamako, and Velocimetrics, a provider of business flow tracking and performance analytics, have announced a collaboration to deliver analytics and time stamping “beyond what is required by MiFID II”.
The firms say Metamako’s low-latency, FPGA-enabled network devices will deliver lossless data capture and nanosecond-precision time stamping, while Velocimetrics’ VMX monitoring software will consume and analyse the ‘raw’ data to enable financial institutions to measure, monitor and gain deep insight into their business/trade flows with unprecedented speed, accuracy and flexibility.

Platform Volumes Decline in October

The first four platforms to report FX volumes for October indicate that while turnover failed to maintain the September highs, average daily volume (ADV) remains close to the year’s peak and in healthy territory.
CBoE’s HotspotFX reports ADV of $32 billion in October, while FXSpotStream reports ADV of $19.9 billion. Elsewhere, Euronext’s FastMatchFX says it handled ADV of $18 billion in October and finally in the first group of platforms to report Gain Capital’s GTX reports ADV of $11.4 billion.