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Analysis: MiFID II – the new transparency regime

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Having been a fixture on the regulatory agenda for years, the go-live date for MiFID II is now rapidly approaching. On 3 January 2018, the second iteration of Europe’s Market in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation will bring in sweeping changes to the financial markets on topics such as product governance and suitability, transaction reporting, commodities position limits and transparency.

TCS to deliver cloud-based post-trade processing platform to Sernova Financial

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Sernova Financial, a UK-based provider of turnkey post-trade services, has recruited TCS to deliver a new cloud-based derivatives post trade processing service. The software underpinning this service is supplied by Calypso. TCS says this tie-up “combines Sernova’s capital markets expertise, Calypso platform’s capability and TCS’s bouquet of capital markets solutions”. Venkat Ramasamy, executive chairman of […]

Hyperledger gains 11 major finance players in blockchain initiative

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The Linux Foundation, a non-profit organisation geared to promoting open source technology has announced 30 members from across the finance and technology industries have joined its new Hyperledger Project. Hyperledger is an open source project intended to advance blockchain digital technology for recording and verifying transactions. The founding members of the initiative represent a diverse […]

US and Europe break derivatives rules impasse

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A common approach to the rules governing central counterparties (CCPs), the key infrastructure for reducing counterparty risk in derivatives trading, have been agreed between Europe and the US. The European Commission (EC) intends to adopt an equivalence decision with respect to Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) requirements for US CCPs which will allow the European Securities […]

T2S takes one step forward amidst backwards steps

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The European Central Bank has selected connectivity provider SIA, in partnership with telco Colt, for its connection to TARGET2-Securities (T2S), the delayed centralised European platform for the settlement of domestic and cross-border securities transactions. The European Central Bank is expected to migrate to SIA and Colt’s value-added network infrastructure in June 2016. The two companies will also provide the ECB with a message processing […]

Broker back-ends still outpaced by trading technology

Aite: broker investments favour the front-office

Too many brokers are still using outdated methods such as email and telephone to confirm trade matches, undermining the advantages gleaned from high-performance trading technology, according to a new study by financial research firm Aite Group.

International clearers form ‘Liquidity Alliance’

The liquidity alliance aims to mobilise collateral across four continents

An alliance between central securities depositories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, South Africa and Australia aims to tackle the expected global shortfall in collateral arising from tough new financial regulation.

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