Market Abuse & Trade Surveillance

Included as standard in TZ, our market abuse module can test for over 35 different forms of market abuse and manipulation

Market Abuse Testing

TZ comes with over 35 market abuse, trading pattern and insider trading tests which will be run automatically on all of your trade data. Any suspicious trades will trigger an alert and be placed into a workbasket for review. All tests can be run with dynamic parameters that automatically adjust based on various market conditions.

Insider Trading

Insider Trading

Two separate insider trading alerts that test for trading ahead of news and price movements

Market Manipulation

Market Manipulation

Alerts for wash trading, front running, pinging, quote stuffing, layering, spoofing and more

Trading Patterns

Trading Patterns

A range of alerts designed to test for various trading patterns such as ramping, churning and marking the close

Trade Surveillance Workflow


Data Upload

All your trade data will be automatically uploaded every day via sFTP site. Our data analysis team will help you set this up.


Data Enrichment

TZ will then automatically enrich your trade data with market data from over 250 global venues, and tick and reference data from Bloomberg news feeds



TZ will then test your trade data for suspicious or potential abusive activity, flagging any trades which fall outside your tolerance thresholds


Alert Processing

Any alerts which are generated as part of testing will then be placed in workbaskets where they can be reviewed by your compliance team.


Alert Escalation and Closure

If necessary, alerts can be escalated for review by a senior member of your compliance team. Once you’re happy that an alert has been dealt with, you’re free to close it.



Run a variety of preset market abuse reports based on your trade data and alert generation in your TZ system, or set up custom reports on any metrics captured within TZ.

Is your firm compliant?

In 2022, firms need to fulfil a lot of requirements to be fully compliant with market abuse regulations.

You need to monitor all of your trading activity, identify and flag any potentially abusive activity, and generate reports on these suspicious behaviours.

Because TZ is a fully consolidated regulatory compliance system, doing all this is a lot easier. Unlike a lot of other compliance systems, it can test records, trigger alerts and generate reports - all in one place.

Once TZ has run trade surveillance testing on your records, you can quickly compile custom or preset reports with just a few clicks without leaving the software to access a separate reporting system. It’s a streamlined approach to compliance.

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