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Straits Financial Group Contracts with Trading Technologies to Use the TT® Platform

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Straits Financial Services Pte. Ltd. (Straits Financial), a leading Singapore-based brokerage, and Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), a global provider of high- performance professional trading software, today announced Straits Financial has contracted with Trading Technologies to distribute the TT futures trading platform.

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Lehman Brothers: 10 years on

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Large default in Nordic power market

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Nasdaq has announced a default on the Nordic Commodities market in this notice, which has been followed by this statement identifying the defaulting party as Einar Aas, a private trader. There will be a contribution call for 100 million Euros in total to the default fund that will be made from clearing members. The losses have … Continue reading

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DSB to Create Technology Roadmap

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Creation of new Technology Strategy Subcommittee for OTC Derivative Identifiers based on industry feedback

In response to feedback from its most recent industry consultation, the Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) has announced plans for the creation of a strategic technology roadmap for OTC derivative identifiers.

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Groupama Asset Management Automates its Front and Middle Office Operations with SimCorp Dimension

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SimCorp, a leading provider of investment management solutions and services to the global financial services industry, today announced that Groupama Asset Management has gone live with the deployment of SimCorp Dimension, to automate its front and middle office operations. Groupama Asset Management, a subsidiary of the Groupama insurance group has grown to become one of France’s largest asset managers, with more than EUR 100bn in assets under management.

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Blockchain update: Self regulation of cryptos and some scepticism – article collection

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Since our last post on blockchain and crypto currency regulation (see here) there have been increased reports of some scepticism in terms of the use of blockchain across different applications. Many see this as a natural progression as the technology moves along the adoption cycle, from the “hype” phase to one where real life production … Continue reading

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Trade Surveillance: How quality assurance is shifting the landscape

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Both MAR and MiFID II ushered in many new requirements that have forced firms to completely re-assess their approach to trade surveillance. One significant consequence is that firms are having to spend more time and resources on quality assurance controls that ensure trade surveillance systems are both appropriate and effective. MAR, for example, includes a

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Brexit: HMT publishes details on the Temporary Permissions Regime

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HM Treasury has published a draft regulation outlining UK regulators’ plans to smooth the transition for inbound passporting firms in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. The draft regulation outlines a temporary permissions regime that will enable EEA financial services firms operating in the UK via a passport to continue their UK operations for

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Latest RegBeacon published

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We are now 10 years on from the crisis which began the seemingly never-ending stack of regulation that we continue to plough through. As with any infrastructure project the post-crisis regulatory framework requires renewal and repair. Regulators are revisiting reporting regimes and data standards, and are looking at the emergence of new technology, whilst at

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CFTC to simplify segregation

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July 24th saw a unanimous approval of the CFTC’s proposal to reduce the complexity surrounding segregation of assets held as collateral in uncleared swap transactions. Under the Dodd-Frank, a swap dealer was required to notify each counterparty that they (the counterparty) possessed the right to choose whether that to keep their funds in a segregated […]

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