The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a peer review report on how national competent authorities (NCAs) manage suspicious transactions and order reports (STOR) under the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR).
The Report sees a significant increase in STORs and finds that national supervisors can do more to ensure that all financial participants play their part in combatting market abuse.
GCEX (GC Exchange) has joined Gold-i's Matrix NETwork, offering its cryptocurrency liquidity to Gold-i's clients via the Gold-i Switch 2.0.
GCEX launched earlier this year, offering an institutional trading and technology solution for cryptoassets and FX, targeting the institutional and professional segment - including Banks, Asset Managers, Hedge Funds, Brokers and professional traders.
On November 12, ISDA, along with 13 other trade associations, wrote to the European Commission to ask them to extend the temporary equivalence until the date 18 months after entry into force of the relevant Commission delegated acts under EMIR 2.2, plus an additional three month period to allow UK CCPs to serve termination notices to EU clearing members in the event that their recognition is withdrawn following ESMA’s review.
TransFICC, the specialist provider of low-latency connectivity for Fixed Income and Derivatives Markets, recently won ‘Best Communication Infrastructure Provider’ at the American Financial Technology Awards (AFTAs).
Kaizen Reporting has won ‘Regulatory Reporting Product of the Year’ at the Risk Markets Technology Awards 2020. Hosted and run by Risk, the awards were established to recognise market-leading technologies and third-party vendors that enable sell-side firms to operate more efficiently and transparently.
Oliver Madden has been appointed President of ACI UK.
Oliver is Director, Cash & FX Operations Product, Client Operations at RBC Investor & Treasury Services. Previously, he worked within RBC Dexia Investor Services’ Technical Sales team, at Spitalfields Advisors Limited, an independent securities lending consultancy firm, and Santander Global Banking & Markets.