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Connecting the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Ecosystem to the SSL/TLS Certificate World

– Steve Waite discusses expanded usage of Legal Entity Identifiers and why it is of such importance to the website security ecosystem to use them more.

Eagle Investment Systems and ACA Compliance Group Collaborate to Streamline Performance

– The improved solution will help asset managers stay ahead of the changes to the GIPS standards coming in 2020 and beyond.

SEC Statement on the Expiration of the Tick Size Pilot

– The SEC announces that effective September 28, 2018, the Tick Size Pilot program will officially be concluded at the end of the trading session.

Equinix to Offer Private Connectivity to VMware Cloud on AWS

– Equinix customers in 24 metros around the world can now directly access VMware Cloud on AWS by connecting to an AWS Direct Connect edge node deployed at Equinix IBX data centers.

Voyager to Launch Institutional Crypto Brokerage, Names Barber Chief Institutional Officer

– In an exclusive to Traders Magazine, Voyager is set to launch it's new institutional crypto broker-dealer named CryptoTrading Technologies. To that end, the firm has hired Glenn Barber as its new Chief Institutional Officer.

IEX Lands Interactive Brokers as First Listing

– Interactive Brokers’ common stock, which is currently listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market, is expected to begin listing on IEX on Friday, October 5, 2018 and will continue to be listed under the IBKR ticker symbol.

Deutsche Börse Establishes DLT Team

– New technology has the potential to disrupt capital markets infrastructure.

Moody’s Says New DTCC Plans Are “Credit Positive”

– Moody’s Investors Services just gave the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation a thumbs up on its recent recovery and winddown plans.

Jamaica Stock Exchange Exploring Cryptocurrency Trading

– The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has selected Toronto-based fintech company Blockstation to explore the possibility of offering cryptocurrency trading on the local platform.

SEB Leverages DTCC ALERT’s Regional Custodian Workflow to Manage SSIs

– With the ALERT Regional Custodian workflow, clients can automatically connect with users of the ALERT Global Custodian Direct (GC Direct) workflow, enabling SSIs to be exchanged between a custodian’s central repository and ALERT on behalf of a regional custodian.

Fidelity International ETFs Now Available via SIX

– SIX exchange now offers traders and investors exposure to Fidelity International ETFs that trade in multiple currencies.

White Shark Announces Integration with Interactive Brokers

– Algorithmic trading platform White Shark is now available for clients of Interactive Brokers that reside in the US and Canada.

CFTC To Change Cross-Border Swaps Rules

– Giancarlo notes the swaps landscape has changed since 2013.

DataTrek Opines on Lehman Collapse and Equities – 10 Years Later

– Nicholas Colas,co-founder of DataTrek Research, in a recent daily note, wrote that with the 10th anniversary of Lehman Brothers coming up, he got to thinking about what that event really taught him about how markets function.

SEC Tick-Size Pilot Cost Investors Over US$300 Million: Report

– According to a new report from Pragma Securities and after an analysis of more than four million orders identified significant degradation in execution quality, for stocks priced under $40 per share investors fared more poorly under proposed tick pilot rules.