Esprow Pte. Ltd., a provider of enterprise testing technology for the financial markets, announced today that it has released a MiFID II adaptation of its ETP C-Box RegTech platform. The update will automate MiFID II certification of exchange members and counterparties and allow regulated firms to streamline inbound connectivity.
According to MiFID RT6, sell-side firms are required to carry out testing of their trading systems every time “there are substantial changes to the trading system or to the access to the venue in which the algorithmic trading system is to be used”. And according to MiFID RT7, MTFs and OTFs are required to carry out annual conformance testing of every member.
Francesco Lo Conte, Managing Director at Esprow, said: “Our ETP C-Box adaptation for MiFID supports the wide range of financial firms who find themselves in need of providing members with a cost-effective environment to certify the resiliency of their connectivity and trading applications, while maintaining an accurate audit trail”.
He added: “Our platform allows multiple exchange members to connect simultaneously to staging environments and carry out tests round-the-clock and completely unsupervised. With the additional benefit of reducing the time it takes to organize and execute the on-boarding process, the ETP C-Box enables the on-boarding team to focus on other revenue-driven tasks.”