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CAT Expert Urges Trading Firms to Step Up Data Preparations as 1st Deadline Looms

With phase-one compliance due by April 2020, testing due to begin this December, and most specifications now confirmed, broker-dealers and trading firms have no time to lose. Harshad Pitkar, an independent CAT expert, believes smaller trading firms could address 95 per cent of data requirements within 8 weeks with the right help A leading independent expert...
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Transforming Trade Data: How to Tap its Analytics Potential. Published in Medium and authored by Inforalgo board advisor Mike Bagguley

For investment banks, a consolidated cloud-based trade data management service could prove the key not only to much greater cost-efficiency and lower risk in delivering regulatory compliance, but also to unlocking actionable business intelligence about performance gaps and missed market opportunities. Mike Bagguley, former COO of Barclays International and now a board advisor to Inforalgo,...
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CAT scan: what’s the latest? Published in Bobsguide and authored by Inforalgo board advisor Harshad Pitkar

In March this year, US stock markets announced that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) would take over as the orchestrator for the consolidated audit trail (CAT), a massive database for all equity and options trades executed on their platforms. After a history of false starts, this latest development meant that firms’ plans could now...
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CAT back among the pigeons: what now? Published in Finance Derivative and authored by Inforalgo board advisor Harshad Pitkar

Earlier this year, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) was confirmed as the new orchestrator of the consolidated audit trail (CAT) – a huge database that will house accurate, up-to-date records of all US equity and options trades. With that settled, followed an extended period of uncertainty around what are likely to be the new...
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Inforalgo’s Mike Bagguley on Transforming Trade Data: How to Tap its Analytics Potential

For investment banks, a consolidated cloud-based trade data management service could prove the key not only to much greater cost-efficiency and lower risk in delivering regulatory compliance, but also to unlocking actionable business intelligence about performance gaps and missed market opportunities. Mike Bagguley, former COO of Barclays International and now a board advisor to Inforalgo,...
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Inforalgo, the Capital Markets data automation specialist, has announced two additional high-profile appointments to its board of advisors.

Harshad Pitkar, who runs a regulatory reporting & risk compliance consultancy in New York, and Alastair Brown, whose prior roles include CEO of Lombard Risk & CIO of RBS International Banking, join Mike Bagguley, formerly COO at Barclays International, as Board Advisors Inforalgo, the Capital Markets data automation specialist, has announced two additional high-profile appointments...
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Mike Bagguley, Former Barclays International COO & Financial Trading Industry Leader, Backs Inforalgo with Investment & Board Role

The prestigious appointment to the senior management team will further enhance Inforalgo’s ability to capitalise on growing momentum around its smart data solutions for Capital Markets. Inforalgo, the Capital Markets data automation specialist, has announced that Mike Bagguley, formerly COO at Barclays International and a respected financial investment industry leader, has invested in the firm...
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FINRA Reminds Firms to Register for CAT Reporting by June 27, 2019

FINRA is issuing this Notice to remind firms they must register with FINRA CAT, LLC (FINRA CAT) for reporting to the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT). CAT registration commenced on March 18, 2019, and will run through June 27, 2019. All Industry Members, as defined under the CAT NMS Plan, that will have a CAT reporting...
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FINRA Pushing Ahead on CAT, Rule Review: CEO Cook

At FINRA’s annual conference, execs discussed which rules are being reviewed and gave an update on exam consolidation. There’s “still a lot more to come” in the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s top-to-bottom review via its FINRA360 initiative, Robert Cook, the broker-dealer self-regulator’s CEO, said Wednesday. “It’s doing great; we’ve got a lot of accomplishments under...
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With phase-one compliance due by April 2020, testing due to begin this December, and most specifications now confirmed, broker-dealers and trading firms have no time to lose. Harshad Pitkar, an independent CAT expert, believes smaller trading firms could address 95 per cent of data requirements within 8 weeks with the right help A leading independent expert...
Continue Reading
For investment banks, a consolidated cloud-based trade data management service could prove the key not only to much greater cost-efficiency and lower risk in delivering regulatory compliance, but also to unlocking actionable business intelligence about performance gaps and missed market opportunities. Mike Bagguley, former COO of Barclays International and now a board advisor to Inforalgo,...
Continue Reading
In March this year, US stock markets announced that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) would take over as the orchestrator for the consolidated audit trail (CAT), a massive database for all equity and options trades executed on their platforms. After a history of false starts, this latest development meant that firms’ plans could now...
Continue Reading
Earlier this year, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) was confirmed as the new orchestrator of the consolidated audit trail (CAT) – a huge database that will house accurate, up-to-date records of all US equity and options trades. With that settled, followed an extended period of uncertainty around what are likely to be the new...
Continue Reading
For investment banks, a consolidated cloud-based trade data management service could prove the key not only to much greater cost-efficiency and lower risk in delivering regulatory compliance, but also to unlocking actionable business intelligence about performance gaps and missed market opportunities. Mike Bagguley, former COO of Barclays International and now a board advisor to Inforalgo,...
Continue Reading
Harshad Pitkar, who runs a regulatory reporting & risk compliance consultancy in New York, and Alastair Brown, whose prior roles include CEO of Lombard Risk & CIO of RBS International Banking, join Mike Bagguley, formerly COO at Barclays International, as Board Advisors Inforalgo, the Capital Markets data automation specialist, has announced two additional high-profile appointments...
Continue Reading
The prestigious appointment to the senior management team will further enhance Inforalgo’s ability to capitalise on growing momentum around its smart data solutions for Capital Markets. Inforalgo, the Capital Markets data automation specialist, has announced that Mike Bagguley, formerly COO at Barclays International and a respected financial investment industry leader, has invested in the firm...
Continue Reading
FINRA is issuing this Notice to remind firms they must register with FINRA CAT, LLC (FINRA CAT) for reporting to the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT). CAT registration commenced on March 18, 2019, and will run through June 27, 2019. All Industry Members, as defined under the CAT NMS Plan, that will have a CAT reporting...
Continue Reading
At FINRA’s annual conference, execs discussed which rules are being reviewed and gave an update on exam consolidation. There’s “still a lot more to come” in the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s top-to-bottom review via its FINRA360 initiative, Robert Cook, the broker-dealer self-regulator’s CEO, said Wednesday. “It’s doing great; we’ve got a lot of accomplishments under...
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