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The Realization Group wrote a new blog post titled Template for change
How corporate initiatives are empowering women smallholder farmers in Malawi Women smallholder farmers form the backbone of Malawi’s agricultural workforce, yet their average productivity per hectare still remains far lower than that of their male counterparts. In this article, Mike O’Hara and Nicola Tavendale of The Realization Group discuss with Hirander Misra of GMEX Group and FinComEco, Kristian Schach Møller of the Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE), Saskia Vossenberg of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and Alice Kachere, a smallholder farmer in...
7 days ago,(2017/05/23)
The Realization Group wrote a new blog post titled The future of trade surveillance
Escalating regulatory obligations demand than financial market participants take a smarter, more proactive approach to spotting abusive trading patterns, with many looking to explore the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence to automate monitoring and anticipate threats. In this article, Mike O’Hara and Chris Hall of The Realization Group hear from Certeco’s Nick Gordon, William Garner from Charles Russell Speechlys, Taras Chaban from Sybenetix, and Nasdaq’s Valerie Bannert-Thurner. While the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence to trade...
18 days ago,(2017/05/12)
The Realization Group wrote a new blog post titled Go with the Flow
Are financial firms ready for the data capture challenge? In this article, Mike O’Hara and Adam Cox of The Realization Group look at the challenges facing the financial industry as firms prepare for new regulation requiring them to capture, store and provide far more trade-related data than ever before. No longer will transaction data be enough. Regulators want granular data on quotes and timestamps, presenting substantial technological issues in terms of scale and complexity. The new regulatory environment represents a major juncture for an industry that has already dealt with several...
42 days ago,(2017/04/18)
The Realization Group wrote a new blog post titled Keeping a watchful eye
Best practices for maintaining trade surveillance Following the introduction of Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) across the EU in July 2016, most firms will now have been through some kind of surveillance implementation program, putting in place safeguards to ensure against abusive or manipulative behaviour. But this is only the start. Once the initial implementation phase is complete, things don’t stop there. The markets, the regulations and the business are all constantly changing. So how can firms keep pace with evolving market abuse regulations, while maintaining business as...
95 days ago,(2017/02/24)