BREXIT BREAKFAST BRIEFING, LONDON & DUBLIN
Status & Practical Challenges for Financial Services
Kx parent, First Derivatives plc (FD) recently hosted a briefing in London, 27th June 2018; and in Dublin, 28th June 2018, on Brexit: Status and Practical Challenges for Financial Services. This is the first in a series on Brexit running through 2018.
The objective was to provide attendees with an update on the negotiation state of play and what that means for financial services firms in their preparation for Brexit. Speakers, included Graham Bishop, a well-known consultant on EU integration issues and who regularly presents on Brexit and its implications for pan-European business; and Michael Gorman, FD’s Global Head, Regulatory and Compliance Practice, who has been leading FD’s efforts in assisting clients with transformational, market-structural reforms (like MiFID II).
Data Management and Analytics for Changing Regulatory Regimes
MARKET AND TRADE SURVEILLANCEBuilt on the world’s most performant time-series platform, Kx for Surveillance offers real-time, T+ 1 and on-demand Surveillance capabilities with first, second and third lines of defence catered for in a single solution.
Key attributes of the solution include a full library of regulatory alerts across all asset classes on a global platform offering unparalleled performance and scalibility.
Kx for Surveillance offers unparalleled flexibility on top of a core surveillance platform used by numerous trading organisations including finance, energy and commodities.
MiFID II MARKET TRANSPARENCYAt its core MiFID II compliance is about data, and Kx has many years’ experience in dealing with the key data management challenges that institutions face.
Kx’s solution combines strategic thinking and tactical reaction to enable meeting not only the MiFID II obligations of today, including Best Execution Monitoring and Best Execution Reporting (RTS 27 & 28), but also the evolving regulatory demands of tomorrow.
Kx DATA REFINERYKx Data Refinery adds value throughout the organization by providing quants, auditors and compliance terms access to a common, consistent and validated source of data that they can query easily, perform calculations on and share securely with others.
It is designed to take the data management and processing burden away from the user and let them concentrate instead on exploiting its potential.
Kx Data Refinery is built on Lambda/HTAP architecture and provides a high performance platform for time-series operations on both real-time and historical data seamlessly.
CONSOLIDATED AUDIT TRAIL (CAT)Solving the CAT reporting challenge is a complex internal discussion for the broker/dealer community. Gathering together all the required data elements in an operationally efficient manner is now capturing most of the attention. What then?
Kx for CAT is a full stack solution built to publish reports to the CAT Utility and communicate with your front- and middle-office systems. It collects all order event data in native messaging formats, configures it to a unified data model for multi-application usability, and further configures CAT specific message fields to the CAT data model. It publishes the report, receives the exceptions file, and manages the correction/resubmission processes.
Kx for CAT maintains a full audit log with state recreation and market reconstruction capabilities, in a regulatory compliant and performant datastore.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO SUPPORT TECHNOLOGYAs a complement to Kx technology, First Derivatives Regulatory and Compliance Practice boasts practical, execution-focused professionals who implement change across prudential, market structural, and conduct-related regulatory regimes. The technology DNA of Kx coupled with the business insight of FD’s Regulatory and Compliance Practice present a unique perspective on deploying technical solutions for regulatory purposes and the common challenges that often occur.
Deep domain knowledge, regulatory understanding, and technology DNA drive the engagements we undertake across European, US, Canadian, and Asian regulations, ultimately delivering solutions for our clients for current and anticipated regulatory demands.
The basis for Kx Technology is a unique integrated platform which includes a high-performance historical time-series columnar database called kdb+, an in-memory compute engine, and a real-time streaming processor all unified with an expressive query and programming language called q.
Designed from the start for extreme scale, and running on industry standard servers, the kdb+ database has been proven to solve complex problems faster than any of its competitors.LEARN MORE