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Data Integrity is Solved by DLT, Right? Wrong!

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June 2019 The OTC Space met with Frank Glock from Gresham Technology, which recently announced a £1.2M contract with a leading CCP to provide improved reconciliation and control tools, to talk about data integrity, distributed ledgers and regulators. Frank’s views on new technology challenge the orthodoxy of “move everything to a ledger”. We covered data formats, systems integration, ledgers, central infrastructure and the unavoidable complexity of systems.

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Single-Dealer Platforms – Moving Beyond eFX White Label

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When people talk about Single Dealer FX Platforms (SDPs) a large number think about the original platforms, which were bank branded and offered to clients – names like UBS, Autobahn, AVT (remember them?) and Reuters RET

 

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Using Data Science to Tackle FX Compliance

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Two years after its introduction in 2017 the FX Global Code (FXGC) has become a defining characteristic of the FX market, and with the amount of data that flows through banks on a daily basis it’s no wonder suspicious behaviour can occasionally fly under the radar.

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The banks may have passed – but the ‘stress test’ is failing

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Without doubt, industry-wide stress testing exercises are an important indicator of banks’ health. In fact we think the testing undertaken in Europe should go much further and would support an annual exercise, as implemented by the US regulators – see our current call for an #international default day.

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Weekly Roundup | Market Infrastructure & Technology | 16 December 2013

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Technology Complexity: An Early-Warning System to Prevent Costly Fails

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Browsing Patterns on Mobile, Tablet and Desktop | Is This Your Experience?

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I came across an interesting post with the chart below setting out one view of the primary times the three browsing platforms are used. The point seems to be that:

  • Tablets are used first thing in the morning and last thing in the evening
  • Phones are used on the move
  • Desktop is used once stationary

Is this how you interact with the on-line world? How well does OTC Space fit this pattern and those devices?

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Weekly Roundup | Clearing & Technology | 22 Oct 2013

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Leverage and CCP Capital Proposals Will Hurt Clearing

Four fifths of respondents to a new poll think proposed changes to the leverage ratio and CCP capital rules will make it uneconomical to become a clearing member. Risk.net poll: Leverage and CCP capital proposals will hurt clearing.

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Javelin Capital Markets goes to London | Market infrastructure

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New kid on the block (of SEFs).... Javelin Capital Markets has announced that it has opened an office in London and will register as a SEF once the SEF rules are finalized. It was founded in 2009 by derivative trading and technology professionals and offers low cost, real time trade execution for Interest Rate Swaps and Credit Default Swaps. More details here. Maria L.

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Omgeo expands ProtoColl | Regulatory Compliance

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Post-trade vendor specialist Omgeo has announced the expansion of ProtoColl, its collateral and margin management product, to cater for regulatory measures. Provisions in both the US Dodd-Frank Act, and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) have introduced central clearing and new eligibility criteria for collateral. ProtoColl allows for asset managers to monitor their margin and collateral requirements across the entire trading landscape, and an automated collateral-selection function which grades the available assets and suggests which to use for specific trades.

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