Cappitech Adds Singapore to Trade Reporting Solution

Cappitech says it has extended the regulatory regimes it supports to include the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) OTC derivatives transaction reporting through The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). Investment firms and Significant Derivative Holders falling under scope of the MAS’ regulation can leverage Cappitech’s transaction reporting technology to automatically transform their data and […]
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SteelEye, Margin Reform, Partner

Compliance and data analytics firm SteelEye has announced a partnership with consultancy firm Margin Reform to support the latter’s clients with compliance and regulatory reporting solutions, through the provision of SteelEye’s RegTech suite to help them address the challenges of the evolving regulatory landscape. SteelEye’s reporting suite captures, cleanses, validates, and enriches client data in real-time and automates large parts of […]
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US Agencies Slap Interactive Brokers with $38 Million Fine

Three US regulators, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) have filed and settled charges against Interactive Brokers and fined the firm $38 million, for failing to diligently supervise the handling of customer trading accounts, as well as failing to adequately implement procedures to […]
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MAS Unveils SORA Transition Support

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced several initiatives to support the adoption of the Singapore Overnight Rate Average (Sora), which is administered by MAS. Given Sora’s growing importance as a key interest rate benchmark in Singapore dollar financial markets, MAS explains the initiatives aim to catalyse greater activity in Sora markets, safeguard the […]
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FMSB Investigates Role of Machine Learning in Market Surveillance

The FICC Market Standards Board (FMSB), has published its latest Spotlight Review, which looks at the impact of machine learning on market surveillance functions as part of the broader challenges facing institutions as they establish oversight frameworks. It argues, “Machine learning could lead to fundamental changes in market surveillance given its ability to process complex, […]
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Nice Actimize Unveils Surveil-X Conduct

In an effort to reduce what it terms “the growing risks associated with employee misconduct and market abuse in this current environment”, Nice Actimize has announced the launch of Surveil-X Conduct, a package of machine learning-based applications which the firm says helps financial services organisations assess, manage and mitigate a broad range of conduct risks across the enterprise, […]
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ISDA Urges Support for New Ibor Fallbacks

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), has published a statement strongly urging adherence to the association’s Fallback Protocol as part of the financial markets industry’s switch from Ibors to risk-free rates (RFRs). ISDA is planning to amend certain ‘rate options’ in its 2006 Definitions to include fallbacks that would apply upon the permanent discontinuation […]
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ISDA Unveils Risk-Free Adoption Indicator

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has launched a new indicator to monitor the adoption of alternative risk-free rates (RFRs) in derivatives trading. The indicator, developed in conjunction with Clarus Financial Technology, will provide a monthly snapshot of RFR trading activity in interest rate derivatives (IRD) markets, based on global cleared OTC and exchange-traded […]
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Cassini Systems, IHS Markit, Team Up for Automated Margining

Cassini Systems and IHS Markit have announced that they are partnering to automate the calculation of margin estimates within the latter’s ThinkFolio service. They claim that the collaboration will, for the first time, provide pre-trade analytics for OTC and exchange-traded derivatives directly within ThinkFolio. Global regulatory updates such as EMIR and Dodd-Frank have resulted in […]
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WFE Calls for Standardised Regulatory Approach to Stablecoins

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, has called for the development of a common taxonomy to meet the growth of stablecoins, that would also cover crypto-assets more broadly. In a response to a consultation paper issued by the Financial Stability Board (FSB), WFE says this would create consistent […]
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