Ascent Technologies Releases MiFID II Compliance Channel
Solution provides firms with targeted regulatory processes compliant with MiFID II requirements
Dec. 11, 2017, Chicago — Ascent Technologies, a leading regulatory technology (regtech) company, announced the launch of their MiFID II compliance channel today.
The MiFID II channel incorporates all level 1 and level 2 directives, as well as structured regulatory text including guidance, opinions, and Q&As that provide nuanced compliance instructions. Through natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning, Ascent’s algorithms transform raw regulatory data into actionable items for compliance departments.
“MiFID II is the greatest regulatory compliance challenge facing the financial industry at the moment, and Ascent’s technology can ease that burden,” said Brian Clark, CEO and co-founder of Ascent. “Depending on firm type, trading activity, and a variety of other variables, there is an overwhelming number of possible unique compliance processes: more than 144 quadrillion in fact. Ascent’s MiFID channel provides a domain-specific, vertical AI pipeline that transforms the mass of regulatory data into actionable knowledge. Our Navigator platform then allows users to create comprehensive and accurate compliance systems that are precisely tailored to each firm’s unique regulatory requirements. It saves saving time and money while helping to simplify compliance.”
Ascent’s MiFID II channel adds the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) to ten other regulatory channels, including the CFTC, CME, CBOT, NYMEX, CBOE, ICE, GIPS, NFA, JAC, and FINRA.
MiFID II is the update to Europe’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, which includes a wide range of regulatory requirements designed to enhance transparency, provide greater investor protection, and improve the functioning of financial markets. Market participants are spending an estimated $2 billion to ensure compliance with MiFID II when it goes into effect on January 3, 2018.