Refinitiv Appoints News Industry Veteran as Head of News Performance Automation

Refinitiv Appoints News Industry Veteran as Head of News Performance BUSINESS WIRE - "New role created in response to increased demand for trusted news in turbulent geopolitical environment." ... "Refinitiv has appointed Richard Mably as Head of News Performance to enhance the value of Refinitiv’s extensive news coverage to help power and advance the financial community." ... " Refinitiv has invested heavily to expand news coverage on the Refinitiv Data Platform in response to demands from customers for market moving insight across the globe. Refinitiv now carries news from over 10,000 sources up from 7,000 thousand sources two years ago."
Blockchain for the Buy Side Blockchain

Blockchain for the Buy Side Monica Summerville TABB Group - "The areas of significant benefits in using blockchain-based solutions were overwhelmingly cited as improved clearing and settlement as well as increased operational efficiency. The areas in which respondents said blockchain would have a significant impact over the next five years were: Fees and costs. Compliance and regulation. Data management." Mutual fund giant Vanguard has partnered with Nasdaq Ventures-backed blockchain startup Symbiont to develop a trading platform for the $6 trillion currency market, the companies said.
Revised SEC Rule 606 Shines a Light on Order Routing Disclosures Data

Revised SEC Rule 606 Shines a Light on Order Routing Disclosures Ivy Schmerken FlexTrade Systems - "Currently, an OMS has the primary level information, and gets the last market where the order was executed, including whether it added or removed liquidity, and it can calculate execution costs based on known fees, explained Chu. “But, if those algo providers routed the order to another venue or exchange, and that gets routed out further, we don’t have that secondary or third-level or fourth-level of information today,” said Chu. “There’s no structure to get that information today,” he said. Gathering the information on these downstream orders has been a challenge, especially if brokers utilize more than one OMS or have an EMS, said Chu. “If our clients use us solely for their trading, we have all the data in the OMS, so we would provide the data over to the 606 [data] vendor,” said Chu. “When some clients use another OMS or EMS, we have no visibility.” "
Due Diligence 2.O: How Vendor Risk Assessment Will Evolve Automation

Due Diligence 2.O: How Vendor Risk Assessment Will Evolve Alex Golbin IHS Markit - "Due diligence transformed ... Redesigning due diligence with control objectives makes the process more logical and the outcomes more applicable to assessing and managing third-party risk. ... Notably, the process is more efficient for financial institutions and vendors alike, time to market is faster for firms making risk-based decisions, and firms can have much more confidence that their assessment and monitoring procedures produce actionable insight. ... All of these combine to improve the overall risk posture of the industry. ... It will be a journey, but the faster we start, the better off we will be."
SIX’s Bid to Acquire BME will Ultimately Prevail, Creating a New Pan-European Exchange Data

SIX’s Bid to Acquire BME will Ultimately Prevail, Creating a New Pan-European Exchange David Tabaka - Burton-Taylor International Consulting "A combination of the two exchange operators would reach Pro Forma 2019 revenues totaling $1.2 billion, with the largest revenue impact in the Trading, Clearing & Settlement segment, increasing SIX’s existing revenues by more than 35% as it brings equity, fixed income, and derivatives trading revenue to the combined entity. The deal would also further bolster SIX’s information services efforts that include data sold by SIX’s Securities & Exchanges unit as well as data, indices and other services from SIX’s Financial Information unit. The acquisition would give SIX a new data footprint in the EU, and significantly expand its ability to offer Spanish datasets and index products."
MiFID II: The Blocks Are Back Data

MiFID II: The Blocks Are Back Tim Cave TABB Group - "October also was a record month for dark trading overall under MiFID II. Dark MTFs accounted for 10.4% of on-exchange volumes and dark average daily notional was €4.4 billion, up 26% on September and the highest since February 2018"
Routing 201: Some of the Choices an Algo Makes in the Life of an Order Data

Routing 201: Some of the Choices an Algo Makes in the Life of an Order Phil Mackintosh - "One benefit of exchange mid-point orders is that Exchange mid-point orders should execute faster, especially when that exchange has shares on the NBBO. That’s because sellers on the exchange will trade with the mid-point order as they try to hit lit bids. Data shows some exchanges have quite a lot of mid-point liquidity." ... "With over 50 different places to source liquidity, including around 30 dark pools, it’s tricky for an algorithm to know where to route first, especially for dark pool orders." ... " Routing 101: Identifying the Cost of Routing Decisions  
AI-Washing: Is It Machine Learning … Or Worse? ArtificialIntelligence

AI-Washing: Is It Machine Learning … Or Worse? Dr. Bimal Roy Bhanu AiXPRT - "In terms of regulatory compliance in financial services – for example, automating the KYC processes for AML and CTF – the utopia is an AI solution system that harnesses machine learning and natural language algorithms. The AI engine should not be static; rather, it should be trainable to understand any regulation regardless of geography. Also, once the system has learned a regulation, it should be simple – using a straightforward text input interface – to teach the engine to understand any differences or changes in regulation. It might take a person weeks to understand and be trained for changing regulations, whereas the AI solution can do it in a matter of hours. Given that it can take months to manually complete compliance assurance processes, the business case for embracing the automated efficiencies, cost savings and analytics delivered by AI compliance solutions is undeniable. Such platforms are available and are infinitely superior to the illusory masquerade of the AI-washing brigade."
1867: First stock ticker debuts Data

1867: First stock ticker debuts On November 15, 1867, the first stock ticker is unveiled in New York City. The advent of the ticker ultimately revolutionized the stock market by making up-to-the-minute prices available to investors around the country. Prior to this development, information from the New York Stock Exchange, which has been around since 1792, traveled by mail or messenger. The ticker was the brainchild of Edward Calahan, who configured a telegraph machine to print stock quotes on streams of paper tape (the same paper tape later used in ticker-tape parades). The ticker, which caught on quickly with investors, got its name from the sound its type wheel made. Wikipedia
FactSet deploys data platform on OpenFin Data

FactSet deploys data platform on OpenFin Hayley McDowell - "The move means that clients will be able to use the FactSet workstation alongside proprietary, internally-developed desktop applications, and integrate third-party applications that are accessible via the OpenFin ecosystem into FactSet workflows."