AIM Evaluation: Trade Surveillance and Monitoring Solutions

Trade surveillance and monitoring systems are important, and demand for the technology isn’t going away anytime soon, according to a new Aite Group report.

Boston, January 10, 2019 — Despite being a non-profit-generating tool, surveillance technology has become a necessary area of investment to at least some degree for most financial industry firms. It’s also the largest area of compliance budget allocation for firms across financial industry segments, and surveillance technology implementation choices can hold serious sway with regulators during a firm evaluation or audit. Aite Group’s latest report, AIM Evaluation: Trade Surveillance and Monitoring Solutions, explores some of the key trends within the trade surveillance and monitoring market and discusses the ways in which technology is evolving to address new market needs and challenges.

“With industry revenue distributed across a large percentage of vendors and relatively low barriers to entry for both financial firms and existing technology companies, the surveillance vendor market is highly fragmented and thus highly competitive, despite the existence of clear market leaders,” explains Spencer Mindlin, analyst at Aite Group.

Leveraging the Aite Impact Matrix (AIM), a proprietary Aite Group vendor assessment framework, this new Impact Report evaluates the overall competitive position of 12 vendors, focusing on vendor stability, client strength, product features, and client services. Recognizing specific vendors for their strengths in critical areas, the AIM framework in this report offers a detailed analysis of the following nine vendors: BAE Systems, b-next, Intellect Design, London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG; MillenniumIT), Nasdaq (Smarts Trader Surveillance and Smarts Market Surveillance), Nice Actimize (Markets Surveillance Suite), OneMarketData (OneTick), Datawatch (Panopticon), and SIA S.p.A. This report also profiles FIS Protegent, Scila, and Trillium (Surveyor).

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