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Firms must block unwanted research under Mifid II

The Financial Conduct Authority backed Esma’s demands in its final Mifid II report


Nasdaq acquires AI-driven surveillance firm Sybenetix

London-based company co-founded by former GLG fund manager

Google-backed LedgerX to offer bitcoin and Ethereum options

New York-based platform wins regulatory approval for cryptocurrency derivatives exchange



SEC’s senior cyber adviser appointed aide to new chairman

Christopher Hetner will continue in advisory role he took in 2015


RegTech solution integrates AI voice analytics and recording tech

Artificial intelligence start-up partners with established vendor on new product


Hutchin Hill technology manager to depart for biomedical role

Charles Gagnon to leave next week after seven years with Neil Chriss’s firm


Sentieo launches cloud-based RMS

Former Viking and Citadel analyst Alap Shah announces new research tool


First blockchain-powered fund distribution completed by French firm

Natixis Asset Management used Luxembourg-based platform to automate transaction


Trio in technical roles selected as ‘leading women in hedge funds’

But female COOs still proportionally underrepresented compared to industry standard


Bridgewater collaborates with Netflix on cyber-security tool

More than 5% of the open-source contributors are Bridgwater developers


More than half of financial firms ‘not aware’ of common malware attacks

Survey finds that finance sector has lowest awareness of DNS-based attacks


Mifid-compliant algo ranking solution launched in Europe

Liquidnet’s service automatically provides a quantified best execution justification


Fintech ‘not a risk’ to financial stability, FSB report says

Working group identifies three priorities for international collaboration between regulators




Blockchain efficiency adds to fee pressure, paper finds

Operational efficiency and transparency enables blockchain funds to reduce fees


AQMetrics hires former US Bancorp SVP

Breige Tinnelly brings legal, PE and asset management experience to new role at regtech firm


SEC using unsupervised machine learning on regulatory filings

US regulator says algorithms already five times better than humans at detecting fraud


Most managers report a ‘lack of clarity’ around Mifid II research unbundling

Almost all firms do not expect to be compliant before last quarter of the year, RSRCHXchange survey finds


Joint portfolio management venture targets ‘quantamental’ managers

Axioma Partners and Omega Point have integrated their solutions