Certeco and Scila Partner in Move on Trading Surveillance Market

London and Stockholm - 19 July 2016

Regulatory regime demands companies implement robust high quality surveillance systems

Certeco, one of the UK’s leading business technology change consultancies and Swedish fintech company Scila, have today announced a joint deployment partnership to target the trade surveillance space.  

For financial institutions striving to comply with regulations such as the EU Regulation on Market Abuse – most of whose provisions apply from 3 July 2016 – and the MiFID II reform that comes into play in January 2018, trading surveillance is a vital part of the picture. The combined delivery and quality assurance expertise of Certeco and Scila’s software driven solutions, provide a compelling trading surveillance proposition for the London financial services market. 

Certeco works with the UK’s top financial institutions on large-scale business change programmes, including regulatory change. Scila’s systems are targeted at trading venues, trading participants and regulatory bodies that apply modern technology in the mission to detect rogue behaviour and provide presentable evidence. 

Adam Ripley, chairman and managing director at Certeco commented: “On the regulatory side, financial institutions are facing unprecedented levels of change. In particular, trading surveillance regulation has caught many on the hop. Surveillance regulation requires increased automation and transparency – and when these are required in near real-time across multiple trading asset classes, new data management and analysis capabilities are required. The pressure is on for financial institutions to implement these solutions and make sure they work. Failure to comply will result in business critical fines from the regulators. We’re excited to be working with Scila, which has such a great track record in this space.” 

Lars-Ivar Sellberg, executive chairman at Scila said: “Scila has been active in the trade surveillance area since 2008, and with both Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) and MIFID II, we are seeing increased interest for our state of the art surveillance systems in the European market place. Scila and Certeco have successfully worked together in previous deployment projects and we are glad to announce this partnership that formalises our cooperation.”

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