Capital Markets Compliance

b-next is an award-winning specialist global provider of proven multi-venue, multi-asset class software solutions for Capital Markets Surveillance and Compliance. b-next helps companies to meet regulatory mandates, manage risk and drive trading efficiencies. For more than 25 years, b-next solutions have played an important role protecting the hard-earned reputations of the most renowned businesses in the global financial markets.

Regulatory pressure

Existing and forthcoming financial regulations include the Market Abuse and European Market Infrastructure Regulations (MAR and EMIR), the new Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation (MiFID II) in Europe and the Dodd-Frank Act in the United States. The regulatory pressure and complexity is increasing. It requires Capital Markets participants to manage and control risk associated with trading, while also monitoring and recording trader activities. The task is complex, onerous and challenging. Increasingly, leading participants are turning to technology to address these risk management and regulatory challenges.

Global partners and customers

b-next’s industry knowledge and robust technology solutions make it the partner of choice for partners and customers across the globe. With global partners including OpenLink, Thomson Reuters and Verint, b-next safeguards clients against market abuse and protects their reputations. As part of this helps of its expanding customer base of leading international financial institutions, investment managers, energy traders, trading venue operators and supervisory authorities. b-next such as Commerzbank, Erste Group Bank, Kepler Cheuvreux, LBBW, Santander Consumer Bank Deutschland, Societe Generale Bank Trust, UBS and Unicredit Group.

Product overview

CMC:Suite

CMC:Suite is b-next’s integrated, modular compliance platform. It offers market participants on the sell-side and buy-side, as well as regulators, exchanges and commodity market participants a robust, highly reliable, accurate and proactive means of managing risk and detecting potential attempts at market manipulation.

  • Scalability and flexibility

    CMC:Suite’s selection of products and test scenarios is flexible and in addition, due to the modular design, customers only use the scenarios that apply to their business model. The platform can be scaled to customers of any size.

  • Over 100 Scenarios

    Out of the box scenarios for the detection of Market Abuse, Insider Trading, Conflicts of Interest, FX benchmarking, Derivatives / OTC Monitoring, Best Execution reporting and monitoring of trading activity.

  • Low total cost of ownership

    CMC:Suite is delivered as an “Out-of-the cloud” subscription-based solution leveraging Thomson Reuter’s Elektron infrastructure. The cloud-based technology offering makes easy work of compliance tasks in a truly cost effective way. Cost savings are possible because hardware maintenance and resources are shared and the CMC software is based on a subscription rather than outright purchase.

  • Reliability

    b-next’s proprietary development team and strong client centric approach ensure that its solution set is reliable and robust, while remaining at the leading edge of regulatory change and best practice.

  • Support

    Extensive and award-winning on-demand, telephone and e-mail Support from b-next and Thomson Reuters
    – Consistent issues tracking
    – Secure access and remote support
    – Access to a current knowledge base of FAQs
    – Working Groups for specified disciplines

  • Ease of use and rapid deployment

    Data visualisation capability offers intuitive charts and tables, making all information immediately available. The technology platform is designed to facilitate fast roll out / reduced time to market and go-live.