Nomura Research Institute has added new functionality to the I-STAR securities back-office solution for wholesale brokerage firms.
This additional component enables I-STAR users to manage the average price1 in margin and derivative trading, providing users with the ability to become fully compliant with regulations planned to take effect in Japan on 16 March, 2015.
I-STAR provides a wide range of functionalities required for the back-office operations of the securities business, such as execution entry to settlement processes, accounting, and generation of regulatory reports. The solution also makes it possible to manage various types of trades across multiple asset classes, including equities, bonds, investment trusts, derivatives and foreign securities. I-STAR is operated from the NRI data centre and is offered as an SaaS solution, thereby enabling users to not only reduce initial implementation and operating costs compared to building an in-house system, but to also steadily support the rapidly changing financial regulations in Japan.
“Supporting ongoing regulatory changes is a priority for our teams, as clients need to be able to quickly address existing and new mandates without interruption to their daily operations,” says Yasuki Okai, Senior Managing Director, Securities Solution Division at NRI. “Our I-STAR solution is relied upon by many of today’s leading financial institutions to support complex back-office operations. This new functionality will strengthen our relationships with clients and ensure that each remain compliant ahead of the 16 March, 2015 regulatory change.”