, a transaction processing solution provider, has announced on Tuesday the addition of derivatives support to its Systematic Internaliser (SI) Registry service.
This, according to the company, will help its clients to meet the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) deadline of September 15.
Commenting on the development, Linda Coffman, executive vice president at SmartStream RDU, said: “The derivatives component represents the last phase of the MiFID II SI Regime to be rolled out by the SmartStream RDU development team.”
The MiFID II SI Regime mandates the differentiated SI testing of the various asset classes, and for derivatives, this is based on the volume of trades across a class of instruments, in addition to the ISIN level.
The company also highlighted that the updated framework for derivatives mandates the handling of a complex classification scheme.
Deepening collaboration with APAs
For its SI registry, SmartStream collaborates with the Approved Publication Arrangements (APA) community, including Bloomberg, Deutsche Boerse, MarketAxess, TRADEcho, and Tradeweb, and thus maintain a centralized database for the financial instruments.
The extension to support derivatives will strengthen the company’s partnership with the APAs.
“We are excited to once again be able to partner with the industry through the APA community and to provide a helping hand to our clients in meeting all of the necessary requirements come September 15,” Coffman added.
SmartStream is also constantly strengthening its services for the financial markets. Finance Magnates reported in July that the company as a part of its TLM Cash and Liquidity Management suite.
Furthermore, it (API) support on its Reference Data Utility (RDU) Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR), thus allowing fast access to market data.
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