April 16, 2020

Refinitiv expands FX post-trade analysis and compliance solutions

Refinitiv Compliance Archive, powered by Global Relay, delivers full compliance and complete trade reconstruction

NEW YORK/LONDON – Refinitiv has launched Refinitiv Compliance Archive (RCA), a unified compliance archive for unstructured message and trade data from over 50 sources which is designed to help compliance teams reconstruct, oversee and efficiently analyze activity. An expansive new archive and supervision system, Refinitiv Compliance Archive is the latest initiative in the 13 year strategic technology collaboration between Refinitiv Messenger Compliance and Global Relay which already serves over 1,000 joint customers in finance.

Refinitiv Compliance Archive is powered by Global Relay, the global leader in fully-compliant cloud-based communication archiving. Its full suite of surveillance and trade reconstruction capabilities ensures that firms maintain complete visibility into their trade and communication activities while meeting their regulatory mandates.

Global Relay consolidates an extensive range of data streams and data solutions.  Refinitiv FIX feeds can be ingested, either globally or selectively at branch level, capturing the Dealing chat data along with trade data, electronic communications, and voice for full compliance and complete trade reconstruction.

Bart Joris, Head of FX Sell-Side Trading Proposition Management at Refinitiv said: “It’s currently problematic and costly for compliance teams to accurately analyze FX post-trade activity, especially given the complexity of today’s regulatory market. Refinitiv Compliance Archive gives compliance managers a single point for all messaging sources, making it an effective and cost saving tool to help clients identify potential problems quickly.”

“With the addition of Refinitiv Compliance Archive in its Trade Reconstruction portfolio, Refinitiv now offers fully integrated trade tracking across the entire Front, Middle and Back office, and we believe that Refinitiv Compliance Archive will help to significantly reduce surveillance costs as firms increasingly move from legacy and on-premise systems.”

Warren Roy, CEO at Global Relay added: Financial firms are under increasing regulatory scrutiny regarding the capture, supervision, retention and management of their Post-Trade data and electronic communications which flow across their desktops, web and mobile phones. Refinitiv FX Post-Trade Data now joins the 50 plus communications channels currently supported by Global Relay - including ecomms, chat, voice, video and social. Global Relay’s secure cloud solution with analytics and integrated workflows offers unprecedented benefits to compliance, legal and business teams looking to simplify operations and reduce costs for their stakeholders – backed by our joint customer support teams.”

More on Refinitiv’s FX trading capabilities can be found here.

About Refinitiv

Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, serving over 40,000 institutions in approximately 190 countries. It provides leading data and insights, trading platforms, and open data and technology platforms that connect a thriving global financial markets community - driving performance in trading, investment, wealth management, regulatory compliance, market data management, enterprise risk and fighting financial crime.

About Global Relay

Global Relay is the leading provider of fully-compliant, cloud-based message archiving, supervision and eDiscovery solutions for the global financial sector and other highly regulated industries. The privately owned company delivers services to over 20,000 customers in 90 countries, including 22 of the top 25 banks. Global Relay Archive ensures support for email, instant messaging, Bloomberg®, Refinitiv, social media, mobile messaging and more for users of mobile, Microsoft Outlook® and web-based platforms. For more information please visit www.globalrelay.net


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