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Financial markets data lake platform

THE INDUSTRY CHALLENGE

Data is centre stage in financial markets for all capital market participants.
Access to quality market data is a requirement for alpha generation and ongoing regulatory requirements.
Incoming new regulation, like MiFID II or FRTB, are increasingly rigorous around risk, post-trade reporting and execution management requirements. Meanwhile, new data-hungry analytical and surveillance applications using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms have started gaining ground, putting further pressure on the existing data infrastructure and capabilities within banks, exchanges and buy-side institutions.
As a result, ensuring high quality data is easily accessible has become crucial throughout the whole trade lifecycle.

HOW TICKSMITH ADDRESS THESE CHALLENGES

TickSmith is at the forefront of this trend, providing next-generation, highly scalable and modular financial infrastructure, built on big data technology.
They have created a data lake platform that provides the missing link to centralise data from external and internal data feeds and that enables API access to feed current and future data-intensive applications.
Use cases include data distribution, MiFID II compliance and reporting, back testing of trading algorithms, market surveillance, risk management, and Machine Learning driven analytics.

HOW ILLUMINATE IS HELPING TICKSMITH CROSS THE CHASM

TickSmith is on a journey of international expansion to further commercialise its platform. We are connecting them into our sector network, both data users and data producers in the capital markets space.

WHY TICKSMITH WAS RIGHT FOR ILLUMINATE

We are witnessing a once in a generation change in market infrastructure. Illuminate believes one of the pivotal drivers around this change is centred around data: how the industry handles, makes sense and monetises ever larger volumes of structured and unstructured data in a zero-tolerance for compliance mistakes environment. This challenge is both a significant threat and a unique opportunity for market participants.
Highly scalable, modular solutions, like TickSmith, building on more efficient new technology such as Cloud or Hadoop, will be a crucial piece in the armoury of any capital markets player.