News and views from the Ancoa team

Are You Ready for MAR?

First appeared in The Trade, 18 February 2016

Author: Stefan Hendrickx, Founder and Executive Director, Ancoa

In less than five months the European financial services industry will be confronted with more stringent rules regarding market abuse with the implementation of the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) on 3rd July.  Firms engaged in OTC derivative trading and algorithmic trading will for…

‘The Desk’ Industry Viewpoint: Fixed income & MiFID II by Stefan Hendrickx

This article first appeared in The Desk, 3rd February 2016.

Fixed income & MiFID II: Making sense of market abuse scenarios in an RFQ world

It is perhaps not surprising that regulation topped the agenda at this year’s Fixed Income Leaders Summit in Barcelona, which took place two weeks after ESMA’s MiFID II Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) were issued.According to analyst,…

Ancoa short-listed for ‘Compliance Project of the Year’ at the 2016 FS Tech Awards

London, 22 Dec 2015: Ancoa is delighted to be short-listed for ‘Compliance Project of the Year’ at this year’s FStech Awards, for the deployment of Ancoa’s market surveillance and analytics capabilities across Linear Investments’ Global brokerage platforms.

The short-listed nomination sets out that Linear Investments has chosen Ancoa to help them take full control of their regulatory…

Ancoa issues ‘Surveillance 2015’ in collaboration with FIS / SunGard and Mondo Visione

London, 10 December 2015: Ancoa, provider of contextual surveillance to buy- & sell-side firms, and FIS Global today announced the publication of their jointly sponsored Mondo Visione ‘Surveillance 2015’ report, based on the Mondo Visione Surveillance Seminar which took place in September at Ironmongers’ Hall. The seminar brought together market practitioners, regulators, industry…

Ancoa expands commercial team to support continued growth

London, 14 December 2015:  Ancoa is excited to announce the appointment of James Osgood as Senior Product Specialist and Tony Foreman as Commercial Director of Ancoa, to support Ancoa’s growing customer base and expansion ambitions.

James and Tony are market surveillance industry veterans and join Ancoa from Apama (Software AG); they will be key additions to the Ancoa sales and pre-sales…

Lightbulb Moment: Lessons Learned for Energy Trading Firms

As appeared on TABB Forum, 6 November 2015

Author: Stefan Hendrickx, Founder & Executive Director, Ancoa

With the MiFID II Technical Guidelines finally released, energy trading firms are now in a better position to determine if they fall within the scope of the legislation and whether they will have to implement an appropriate surveillance system under the related Market Abus…

Ancoa delivers market surveillance capabilities to Cenkos Securities

LONDON, 4 November 2015 – Ancoa, providers of contextual surveillance and insightful analytics for exchanges, regulators, buy- & sell-side firms, today announced that Cenkos Securities, the independent specialist securities firm focused on UK small and mid-cap companies and investment firms, has selected Ancoa’s market surveillance platform to monitor its cash equities trading activities.

ESMA sets ambitious goals for market surveillance

On 28th September, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its long-awaited draft Technical Guidelines for the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR), setting out how MAR will apply in practice to market participants, market infrastructures, and national supervisors.  The new regulation and guidelines will have a substantial impact on market participants’ operations, aiming to…

Ancoa trade surveillance integrates Twilio cloud-based communications platform




Enables contextualised surveillance of voice trading activity to detect market abuse

LONDON, SAN FRANCISCO, NEW YORK, 30 September, 2015 — Ancoa, providers of contextual surveillance and insightful analytics for exchanges, regulators, buy and sell-side firms, today announced the successful integration of Twilio, the leading cloud communications platform,…

Ancoa successfully closes Series A funding round; raises over £4m to fund continued growth

London, 21 Sept, 2015: Ancoa, providers of contextual surveillance and insightful analytics for exchanges, regulators, buy- and sell-side firms, have successfully closed their Series A funding round last week, bringing the total investment to £4.145m. Investors include Buysse & Partners, LRM Capital, SmartFin Capital, Velocity Capital and Ancoa’s management team as well as a number of high net…

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