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Trax launches MiFID reference data service

01 September 2016  |  3192 views  |  0 Source: Trax

Trax, a leading provider of capital market data, trade matching and regulatory reporting services, has launched a comprehensive MiFID instrument reference data service (‘Trax MiFID List') to help firms overcome the regulatory challenge of correctly identifying reportable instruments.

The service provides a comprehensive view on MiFID I reportable instruments and an early indication of MiFID II eligibility.

An accurate and reliable data source has been a headache for firms under MiFID I and will be an even greater challenge under MiFID II. The obligation to report under MiFID II will capture a far greater number of market participants, including both buy- and sell-side firms, while also tripling the required reporting fields and considerably broadening the scope of instruments1. Thus, the advent of MiFID II significantly increases the operational complexity for market participants to accurately manage their reporting processes.

Providing a complete reporting solution, Trax is working with its clients to integrate this value-add service into the Trax regulatory reporting solution, helping to ensure firms comply with confidence. Inputs to the reference data service include intra-day feeds from data vendors, exchanges, national numbering agencies and issuers, which are cross checked with the ESMA MiFID database.

The launch of the Trax MiFID List complements a suite of pre-MiFID II tools for transaction and trade reporting. The proprietary Trax Approved Reporting Mechanism (ARM) validation engine for MiFID II transaction reporting was launched in December 2015, followed by the April 2016 launch of the MiFID II Approved Publication Arrangement (APA) trade reporting (pre- and post-trade transparency) validation engine. Both services, in conjunction with the Trax MiFID List, offer a unique opportunity for institutional firms to prepare for their reporting obligations today.

Nick Moss, Transaction Reporting Product Manager, Trax, added, "Quality reference data is paramount for firms to meet their reporting obligations. Leveraging Trax's extensive experience in building intelligent regulatory reporting solutions as well as a long heritage of providing sophisticated data tools, Trax has built an enhanced service that can manage the entire reporting workflow. The Trax MiFID List can be a key differentiator for firms, helping them ensure MiFID I and II regulatory compliance."

The suite of MiFID II transaction reporting and transparency tools will be available through Trax Insight™, a fully customisable web-based system.

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