In the wake of the regulatory tsunami caused by MiFID II, sell-sides are struggling to manage cost pressure alongside extensive new requirements. MiFID II will introduce a far more comprehensive and detailed framework than its predecessor, impacting transparency, market structure, and organizational requirements. It will also significantly strengthen investor protection. Operational efficiency and traceability will be key to remain in business post MiFID II, as the new regulatory requirements will touch virtually every area of trading. It will be practically impossible to comply with MiFID II without implementing technology designed for this purpose.
With MiFID II on the horizon, banks and brokers across Europe have initiated system review processes to ascertain the effectiveness of their current technology. Many firms are also taking this opportunity to consolidate systems to get the full picture of their trading, position and risk management across asset classes. It is also a golden opportunity from a practical perspective to clean up the platform and reduce the number of vendor relationships. While consolidation makes perfect sense from a business perspective, it does complicate the system selection process, as the new platform must support varying needs across asset classes and business functions.
Itiviti has prepared an overview of today’s multi-faceted sell-side technology stack to facilitate a discussion, layer-by-layer, around the expected impact of MiFID II.
Execution In the months following the implementation of MiFID II, we have seen and will continue to see a number of Systematic Internalisers (SIs) appear on the market – some of their own volition, some following ESMA’s publication of benchmark data and thresholds. What we have seen is that many of these SIs started off by […] September 18, 2018
FIX Infrastructure End-to-end testing of trading infrastructure is critical in today’s increasingly heavily regulated environment – but compliance comes at a price. So why should financial firms pay it, and what happens if they don’t? In our second blog post on the topic, we explore the most pressing reasons to implement a robust testing mechanism. The most […] September 11, 2018
FIX Infrastructure As trading processes become ever more sophisticated and regulators race to catch up, the end-to-end testing of trading infrastructure is an increasingly crucial component of compliance. Financial services firms face severe penalties for trading errors – including fines, loss of reputation, potential bankruptcy and even personal repercussions for senior executives. The cost of failure is […] August 21, 2018
Risk & Compliance MiFID II marked a sea change in the approach to the handling of order, trade and transaction data. Rigorous new requirements around data capture, analysis, reporting and record-keeping made the communication of data a central theme in ensuring trading systems were MiFID II compliant, and connectivity – between external and internal systems, databases and processors […] August 14, 2018
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