Leading Point and P9 Form Collaboration to Accelerate Trade and Transaction Reporting

Leading Point and P9 Form Collaboration to Accelerate Trade and Transaction Reporting

Leading Point and Point Nine (P9) will collaborate to streamline and accelerate the delivery of trade and transaction reporting. Together, they will streamline the delivery of trade and transaction reporting using P9’s scalable regulatory solution, and Leading Point's data management expertise. This new collaboration will help both firms better serve their clients and provide faster, more efficient reporting. 

London, UK, July 22nd, 2022 

 

P9’s in-house proprietary technology is a scalable regulatory solution. It provides best-in-class reporting solutions to both buy- and sell-side financial firms, service providers, and corporations, such as ED&F Man, FxPro and Schnigge. P9 helps them ensure high-quality and accurate trade/transaction reporting, and to remain compliant under the following regimes: EMIR, MiFIR, SFTR, FinfraG, ASIC, CFTC and Canadian. 

 

Leading Point, a highly regarded digital transformation company headquartered in London, are specialists in intelligent data solutions. They serve a global client base of capital market institutions, market data providers and technology vendors.  

 

Leading Point are data specialists, who have helped some of the Financial Services industry’s biggest players organise and link their data, as well as design and deliver data-led transformations in global front-to-back trading. Leading Point are experts in getting into the detail of what data is critical to businesses. They deliver automation and re-engineered processes at scale, leveraging their significant financial services domain expertise. 

 

The collaboration will combine the power of P9's knowledge of regulatory reporting, and Leading Point’s expertise in data management and data optimisation. The integration of Leading Point’s services and P9's regulatory technology will enable clients to seamlessly integrate improved regulatory reporting and efficient business processes. 

 

Leading Point will organise and optimise P9’s client’s data sets, making it feasible for P9's regulatory software to integrate with client regulatory workflows and reporting. In a statement made by Christina Barbash, Business Development Manager at Point Nine, she claims that, “creating a network of best-in-breed partners will enable Point Nine to better serve its existing and potential clients in the trade and transaction reporting market.” 

 

Andreas Roussos, Partner at Point Nine adds:

“Partnering with Leading Point is a pivotal strategic move for our organization. Engaging with consulting firms will not only give us a unique position in the market, but also allow us to provide more comprehensive service to our clients, making it a game-changer for our organization, our clients, and the industry as a whole.”

 

Dishang Patel, COO and Founding Partner at Leading Point, speaks on the collaboration: 

“We are thrilled to announce that we are collaborating with Point Nine. Their technology and knowledge of regulatory reporting can assist the wider European market. The new collaboration will unlock doors to entirely new transformation possibilities for organisations within the Financial Sector across EMEA.”   

 

The collaboration reflects the growing complexity of financial trading and businesses’ need for more automation for compliance with regulations, whilst ensuring data management is front and centre of the approach for optimum client success. Considering this, the two firms have declared to support organisations to improve the quality and accuracy of their regulatory reporting for all regimes. 

 

About Leading Point 

Leading Point is a digital transformation company with offices in London and Dubai. They are revolutionising the way change is done through their blend of expert services and their proprietary technology, modellr™. 

Find out more at: www.leadingpoint.io   

Contact Dishang Patel, Founding Partner & COO at Leading Point - dishang@leadingpoint.io  

 

About Point Nine 

Point Nine (Limassol, Cyprus), is a dedicated regulatory reporting firm, focusing on the provision of trade and transaction reporting services to legal entities across the globe. Point Nine uses its in-house cutting-edge proprietary technology to provide a best-in-class solution to all customers and regulatory reporting requirements. 

Find out more at: www.p9dt.com    

Contact Head office, Point Nine Data Trust Limited - info@p9dt.com


Arx Alliance Cyber Security Newsletter #1

— Originally published October 4, 2021 at ARX — 

Welcome to our inaugural newsletter! Thank you for taking the time to spend a few minutes with us as we discuss the world of cybersecurity and try to share interesting stories, perspectives, and news. Those who know us already will know we are a massive advocate for the ‘little guy’ and feel more needs to be done to help create visibility, transparency, and increased education for SMEs who would otherwise not be in a position to combat or even manage an ever-worsening world of cyber. Therefore, we genuinely hope this monthly sharing of information will help organisations, both small and large, better understand and therefore manage their respective landscapes when it comes to cybersecurity and supply chain risk management.

Modern day cyber attacks

Let me first begin with a question: how many companies out there (regardless of size) believe they are immune to a cyber-attack? In my humble opinion, the simple answer is a big fat zero! Size clearly does not play a role in an organisations ability to avoid attacks which has been proven time and again as some of the largest tech companies in the world have fallen victim on multiple occasions. It therefore won’t surprise many that more than 90% of industrial companies are open to cyber-attacks. Perhaps this is due to their perceived lack of industrial organisations being tech-savvy. One such (worrying) stat was that “…penetration testers gained access to the industrial control systems (ICS) networks at 75% of these companies“. Let’s also not forget, these are often large organisations who demand and work with a large network of suppliers therefore potentially resulting in a knock-on effect that no one would want to experience. Some eye-opening & eye-catching stats within which are worth a read!

There are of course plenty of preventative measures available (but as mentioned above, unfortunately not accessible for all) however, as the old adage goes look close to home first and foremost to begin addressing issues. But what does this actually mean in a practical sense?! It’s not as complicated as it might sound at first with six basic things one can do to prevent being hacked. Changing personal behaviours will not only help individuals in their usage of personal devices but also when using company infrastructure. For instance, using free to use authenticator tools by turning on two-/multi-factor authentication and using a password manager would be two great steps to get us all started.

The importance of multi-factor authentication and strong passwords seems obvious but is regularly overlooked by the masses. This helps protect data, devices, and systems from unauthorised access. There have been many examples of poor password strength being used repeatedly including the use of the same ‘weak’ passwords for most (if not all) access. Let’s not forget, hackers are continually upping their game to ensure they can access what we don’t want them to; therefore, meaning we have to continually up our game too to stay one- step ahead. A simple change in approach of regular password changes and the use of password managers to help generate random passwords would make a material difference in this line of defence.

What are sniffing attacks?

It is important the industry terminology and acronyms don’t put people off from exploring approaches and solutions to addressing cyber issues. This not only helps cut through the jargon but also results in the basic measures being put into place for what’s (at some point inevitably) to come. Sniffing attacks is one such term that is gaining prominence among cybercriminals today to steal customer data and compromise network security.

To put into perspective exactly how much cyber criminals are raising their game, it might surprise you to know that these attacks are not at all random and opportunistic as one might think. There is a whole ecosystem where hackers can actually purchase access to victims’ networks from other cybercriminal groups and initial access brokers (IABs). Attackers are so savvy they have lists based on Geography, Revenue, Sectors, and Access Type which they are explicitly looking for in terms of vulnerabilities to target. This has gone so far that its even has a mainstream and very much identifiable name: Ransomware- as-a-Service (RaaS) with pricing far outweighed by the potential of payouts.

It is therefore no surprise that the cyber security industry is combatting people burnout! The ‘defenders’ of the peace are not only inundated but often the unsung heroes as their visibility is reduced the better the job they perform. This is of course due to increased cybercriminal sophistication which in turn means things need to change with some practice changes including investing in solutions that empower these teams to detect and stop attacks. The added ability to provide non-IT jargon-based management reports would be a massive plus to these individuals in helping to facilitate decision making at the very top. This approach will in turn promote a proactive and preventative strategy rather than fire-fighting once the problem has landed on their doorstep. Some food for thought!

Prevention and education!

Words by Dishang, COO Arx Alliance, COO Leading Point