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Cinnober appoints Alastair Goodwin to CEO of its new surveillance venture

Cinnober recently announced the acquisition of the business and assets of Ancoa Software, the UK-based market surveillance specialist company.

This business forms a new subsidiary within the Cinnober group and Alastair Goodwin has now been appointed CEO for the entity, that will provide contextual surveillance and insightful analytics for exchanges, regulators, buy & sell-sid…

Cinnober acquires market surveillance specialist Ancoa Software

Stockholm, London: 10 May 2017, Cinnober Financial Technology announces today the acquisition of the business and assets of Ancoa Software, the UK-based market surveillance specialist company.

Ancoa provides contextual surveillance and insightful analytics for exchanges, regulators, buy & sell-side firms. Their highly sophisticated, yet easy to deploy and simple to use, monitoring and…

Ancoa delivers AWS hosted market surveillance platform to Convergex

Provides Surveillance Capabilities for Convergex Global Equities and Options Businesses

London, New York: 8 February 2017, Ancoa, provider of contextual surveillance and insightful analytics for exchanges, regulators, and buy & sell-side firms, today announced that Convergex, an agency-focused global brokerage and trading related services provider, has deployed Ancoa’s market…

Top 5 Tips for Effective Surveillance of Energy Trading

This article first appeared in TabbFORUM, 6th February 2017.

Shining a light on market abuse

Firms trading in the physical energy markets have come under scrutiny from regulators with some new rules being introduced to uphold market integrity. Whilst some regulations, such as the Regulation on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT) have been around for a number of…

Energie Steiermark AG selects Ancoa for energy trade surveillance

LONDON, 26 January 2017 – Ancoa, provider of contextual surveillance and insightful analytics for exchanges, regulators, buy- & sell-side firms, today announced that it has been selected by Energie Steiermark to monitor trading activity covered by MAR (Market Abuse Regulation) and REMIT. As one of the largest service providers in Austria, Energie Steiermark’s main focus is on energy efficiency…

Ancoa wins ‘Best Market Surveillance Technology’ at the 2016 FOW Awards

LONDON, 8 December 2016 – Ancoa, provider of contextual surveillance and insightful analytics for exchanges, regulators, buy- and sell-side firms, today announced it has won ‘Best Market Surveillance Technology’ at the 2016 Futures & Options World (FOW) International Awards. The award recognises the ongoing enhancements made to the Ancoa surveillance platform, which have enabled customers…

Implementation of Market Abuse Rules Exposes Gaps in Communications Monitoring

This article first appeared in Banking Technology, 20th December 2016.

Since the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) came into effect in July 2016, our ongoing conversations with banking organisations indicate that whilst the regulation is aimed at improving market integrity, it has also exposed inefficiencies within some banking monitoring systems. Banks are struggling to incorporate complete data…

Dinosaur Merchant Bank Limited deploys Ancoa surveillance to meet MAR

LONDON, 22 November 2016 – Ancoa, provider of contextual surveillance and insightful analytics for exchanges, regulators, buy & sell-side firms, today announced that Dinosaur Merchant Bank Limited has deployed Ancoa’s surveillance platform to monitor their equity trading activity for instances of market abuse and to meet their obligations under MAR (Market Abuse Regulation). Dinosaur Merchant…

Market surveillance systems for FICC desks

This article first appeared in TabbFORUM, 8th November 2016.  

Most institutions are not 100% ready for the new set of rules under the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR). Although most sell-side firms have some form of market surveillance in place, there is significant work outstanding to comply with MAR as some of the finer details were glanced over, in order to meet the deadline.  It is wort…

Download: MAR & Surveillance for Energy Trading Firms

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On Wednesday 19 October Ancoa hosted a webinar entitled ‘MAR & Surveillance for Energy Trading Firms’. The webinar explored the regulatory and industry drivers for market surveillance in energy markets and considered the specific surveillance challenges, ranging from the intrinsic properties of the instruments traded,…

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