Fintech M&A round-up: 10 May 2017

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Say goodbye to long reads with this brief round-up of the latest buys in the fintech world. Features KPMG, Matchi, Ancoa, Cinnober, Valitor, International Payment Services and AltaPay. KPMG has acquired Matchi, a matchmaking platform that connects financial institutions with fintech companies. The pair have worked together since 2015, so the deal “cements” their relationship. […]

Ancoa delivers AWS hosted market surveillance platform to Convergex

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US-based brokerage services provider Convergex has implemented Ancoa’s market surveillance platform to monitor all trading activity across its domestic and international cash equities and options businesses. It also monitors trading activity of “all lit and dark venues” including Millennium, Convergex’s proprietary applicant tracking system (ATS). The cloud-based deployment is running on Amazon Web Services (AWS), […]

Implementation of market abuse rules exposes gaps in communications monitoring

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Since the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) came into effect in July 2016, our ongoing conversations with banking organisations indicate that whilst the regulation is aimed at improving market integrity, it has also exposed inefficiencies within some banking monitoring systems.

Ancoa’s surveillance platform helps Dinosaur Merchant Bank to comply with MAR

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Dinosaur Merchant Bank, a UK-based investment management, brokerage and advisory firm, has deployed Ancoa’s surveillance platform to monitor its equity trading activity for instances of market abuse and to meet their obligations under Market Abuse Regulation (MAR).