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STP: Mind the gap

Achieving straight-through-processing (STP) has preoccupied the finance sector for decades. Yet it remains an elusive goal. Stephen Koch, Global Head of Data Quality and...

Viewpoint: Flash crash: a market microstructure

Every few years, a flash crash makes the headlines in spectacular style. Yet these rapid stock market plunges are not in fact rare occurrences....

MiFID II transaction reporting – Jethro MacDonald

How can firms help ensure reports are complete and accurate? Regulators’ tolerance towards MiFID II failings appears to be waning, so ensuring MiFID II...

Viewpoint: Artificial intelligence in the back office – it’s now or never

As the amount of complex data continues to increase financial institutions increasingly find back offices buckling under the strain. Andreas Burner, Chief Innovations Officer...

Linda Coffman: Quality, reliability and accuracy are key

In this year’s European Markets Choice Awards, SmartStream Technologies won the award for Best Regtech/Data Solutions Company thanks to the continued investment in its...

Aparajita Bose-Mullick: A road less travelled

Aparajita Bose-Mullick, Global Product Manager at SmartStream Technologies - Reference Data Utility, talks about carving new paths, cause & effect and being nimble. There are...

Viewpoint: Jourik de Lange, SmartStream

A rate by any other name MiFID II imposed extensive new reporting requirements, with the aim of injecting greater transparency into financial markets. The...

Viewpoint: Aparajita Dalal: Derivative Exchange Notifications

At a moment’s notice Tracking exchange notifications that affect listed derivatives reference data is laborious. Overlooking notices is easily done and can be costly. Aparajita...

Viewpoint : Reference data : Rocky Martinez

Reference data API services: digitisation without disruption. Financial institutions require rapid, cost-effective access to reference data. Rocky Martinez, Chief Technology Officer of the SmartStream Reference...

Derivatives trading focus | SmartStream | Linda Coffman

SI REPORTING FOR DERIVATIVES – THE FINAL BASTION. Derivatives are being drawn into the MiFID II Systematic Internaliser (SI) Regime – but, asks Linda Coffman,...

Lessons learnt for meeting SFTR

The deadline for compliance with the first phase of Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR) reporting obligations for sellside institutions is upon us, says Linda...

Smartstream extends Public API to collateral management

SmartStream, a global software and managed services firm, has extended its Public API (Application Programming Interface) for collateral management to provide clients with faster...

Viewpoint : SFTR : Peter Moss

SECURITIES FINANCING TRANSACTION REGULATION. Gathering the data required to complete Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR) reports could well prove a headache for firms when reporting...

Viewpoint : Technology outsourcing : Peter Hainz

A CLOUD WITH A SILVER LINING. Buyside firms are looking to move back office applications to the cloud. Peter Hainz of SmartStream examines the driving forces...

Viewpoint | The impact of regulation | Peter Moss

MIND THE GAP! Peter Moss, CEO of the SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU), takes a look at the gap in the MiFID II regulatory reporting...