Inforalgo Information Technology

-25 year history -Known for our expertise with Bloomberg but already delivering much more -Specialists in STP and Real Time Regulatory Reporting -Applying intelligent automation technologies to optimise data for multiple business purposes

Company Insights

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Optimising IT talent: let go of non-core projects & see engagement soar

6th March 2020

Reports that 80 percent of capital markets participants said they would rather buy in a trading data integration solution, rather than build one in house, reflect the way banking IT is going, and this is a good thing. The findings, from a qualitative study undertaken by Inforalgo, are discussed in detail in the white paper, Buy vs build: The...
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Trade reporting: why building your own solutions no longer makes sense

2nd March 2020

While it’s critical for financial institutions to have a tight handle on their trade reporting, the business case for developing proprietary reporting solutions in house is flimsy in 2020. With secure, customisable cloud-based solutions available out of the box, which have been tested across multiple trading platforms and offer attractive...
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Real-time requirements disrupt trade reporting

5th February 2020

If the heavy compliance burden wasn’t already overwhelming financial institutions and broker-dealers, the accelerating shift to near real-time reporting is tipping many over the edge. For me, this was the most striking finding from a new research report, Meeting the challenges: Compliance and obligations across regulatory regimes,...
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Capital markets participants need new regulatory approach

21st January 2020

After more than a decade of intensifying regulatory scrutiny, and calls for greater transparency across financial markets, it is striking that so many capital markets participants are still mired in compliance-related IT and data complexity without an end in sight. Ultimately, this is because they have not solved some fundamental trade data...
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Enough is enough: the onslaught of FS regulatory demands won’t cease, so capital markets participants need a new approach

5th December 2019

After more than a decade of intensifying regulatory scrutiny, and calls for greater transparency across financial markets, it is striking that so many capital markets participants are still mired in compliance-related IT and data complexity without an end in sight. Ultimately, this is because they have not solved some fundamental trade data...
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CAT scan: what’s the latest?

30th August 2019

The news in January that Thesys – the originally chosen consolidated audit trail (CAT) processor – had been fired, was seen by many in the Capital Markets industry as something of a mixed blessing. Here was a small, agile, disruptive technology firm ready to draw on emerging technologies and build an optimal solution without the...
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Transforming trade data: how to tap its analytics potential

22nd July 2019

For wholesale banking institutions, trade reporting might appear to be little more than a painful and costly burden. But what if a consolidated, cloud-based approach to trade reporting could also serve as the basis for unprecedented business analysis and insight? In retail banking and credit card provision, as indeed in many other...
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Finding a FIX for electronic FINRA TRACE reporting as the CTCI cut-off looms

14th May 2019

The capital markets regulatory environment can seem as volatile as everyday trading conditions. Even regulatory reporting vehicles can’t be counted on to remain constant. From February next year, the legacy CTCI tool commonly used for electronic FINRA TRACE and ORF reporting will no longer be supported. If you handle your own submissions,...
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Transforming transaction data management: 3 considerations for financial institutions as global trade reporting requirements intensify

17th April 2019

Trying to collate everything manually, when detail exists in different formats across numerous data silos, is no longer sustainable. In any case, many firms lack the budgets to keep investing in new IT projects each time demands change or a new standard is issued. There must be a more sustainable way forward. Indeed, the research suggested that...
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A smarter way to report on financial trades?

5th February 2019

New research by independent financial regulatory think-tank JWG, in partnership with Inforalgo, confirms that financial institutions are struggling to cope with their international trade reporting obligations, as regulatory requirements grow and diverge. Costs are escalating, and the risks of non-compliance too - and firms simply don’t have...