UnaVista’s growing RegTech Partner Programme welcomes 20th member

UnaVista’s growing RegTech Partner Programme welcomes 20th member

  • UnaVista Partner Programme launched in February 2017
  • Over 20 partners from wide range of sectors and geographies
  • Reinforces LSEG’s Open Access approach to capital markets

London Stock Exchange Group’s UnaVista today announces it has welcomed more than 20 firms to its Partner Programme in the first half of 2017. The Partner Programme was launched to bring together the world's leading financial services and regulatory technology firms to increase efficiency and reduce operational and regulatory risk for clients.

The UnaVista Partner Programme builds on London Stock Exchange Group’s open access approach to capital markets, which is based on the principle that markets are better served by a diversity of suppliers, providing transparency and choice. The programme was launched to combine expertise ahead of the introduction of MiFID II but has grown to incorporate a range of other global regulations including Market Abuse Regulation (MAR), Global Derivative Trade Reporting and Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT). Partners have access to UnaVista’s MiFID II ARM test environment along with a number of ancillary tools such as training and technical support.

A full list of UnaVista’s partners can be found here

Wendy Collins, Global Head of Strategic Partnerships UnaVista, LSEG said:
“We launched the Partner Programme because we know from experience that sharing expertise improves efficiency, helping clients reduce operational risk for the benefit of the market as a whole. We are fast building a leading RegTech community from across the financial services landscape that will provide clients with the tools to comply with a range of global regulations.”

Spiros Giannaros, Managing Director and Global Head of Enterprise Data Management (EDM), IHS Markit said:
“As an extension to our established regulatory reporting service, we have built a MiFID II transaction reporting solution which includes standardized processes for data control, exception management, audits and reporting. Partnering with UnaVista means that our joint customers will benefit from a ‘plug and play’ regulatory reporting solution that will reduce implementation times and support compliance with MiFID II. An additional benefit is that the solution serves as a data hub enabling firms to send transaction and reference data to other consumers such as transaction cost analysis and best execution providers as well as internal data warehouses.”

Adam De Rose, Associate Director, Product Management, Eze Software said:
“We’re very excited to partner with UnaVista on this important initiative. At Eze Software we have a range of programmes focused on MiFID II-related improvements across Investment Suite, but we strongly believe that collaborating and partnering with leading third parties is often the optimal way of helping our clients achieve their objectives.  In the case of MiFIR transaction reporting, combining UnaVista’s capabilities as an Approved Reporting Mechanism with Eze Software’s MiFID II data capture and workflow enhancements, as well as having access to the LSE’s training and UAT environment, will help both companies provide better service to our mutual clients.”

Samer Ballouk, Global Head of Product Management, Treasury and Capital Markets at Finastra said:
“We’re always looking at how we can extend our solutions to best meet our clients’ changing needs. It makes sense for us to partner with a leading provider like UnaVista to offer our customers access to an additional well-established reporting mechanism. The move builds out our trade and transaction reporting functionality and offers our customers additional choice and flexibility.” 

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Notes to editors:

About London Stock Exchange Group:

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) is an international markets infrastructure business. Its diversified global business focuses on capital formation, intellectual property and risk and balance sheet management. LSEG operates an open access model, offering choice and partnership to customers across all of its businesses. The Group can trace its history back to 1698.

The Group operates a broad range of international equity, ETF, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS (Europe's leading fixed income market); and Turquoise (a pan-European equities MTF). Through its platforms, LSEG offers market participants, including retail investors, institutions and SMEs unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets. The Group also plays a vital economic and social role, enabling companies to access funds for growth and development.

Through FTSE Russell, the Group is a global leader in financial indexing, benchmarking and analytic services with approximately $12.5 trillion benchmarked to its indexes. The Group also provides customers with an extensive range of data services, research and analytics through Mergent, SEDOL, UnaVista, XTF and RNS.

Post trade and risk management services are a significant part of the Group’s business operations. In addition to majority ownership of LCH, a multi-asset global CCP operator, LSEG owns CC&G, the Italian clearing house; Monte Titoli, a leading European custody and settlement business; and globeSettle, the Group’s CSD based in Luxembourg.

LSEG is a leading developer and operator of high performance technology solutions, including trading, market surveillance and post trade systems for over 40 organisations and exchanges, including the Group’s own markets. Additional services include network connectivity, hosting and quality assurance testing. MillenniumIT, GATElab and Exactpro are among the Group’s technology companies.

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in North America, Italy, France and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 4,000 people.

Further information on London Stock Exchange Group can be found at www.lseg.com