Capital Markets Advisors

Turning Change Into Opportunity

  • Join CMA for a virtual roundtable discussion on the future of the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT). Even though equity securities (phase 2a) and listed options transactions (phase 2b) event reporting are now live, the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) is not fully operational. Linkages to customer orders and their validations, post-trade allocations, FDID and LTID account… Read More »

  • On March 16, in acknowledgement of the impact of COVID-19 on market participants and their need to implement business continuity plans, the SEC issued a no-action letter for CAT reporting, valid until May 20, 2020, without deferral of any subsequent compliance dates – inadvertently creating a potential bottleneck, with reporting firms likely having to deal… Read More »

  • The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, in Europe and distributed ledger technology are on a collision course. In its mission to secure individuals’ data, GDPR’s principles around data ownership, control and protection seemingly are in fundamental conflict with the ideals of blockchain’s distributed network, says George Bollenbacher, partner, Capital Markets Advisors. Speaking with TABB… Read More »

  • With all the regulatory upheaval in the recent past, present, and near future, the last thing the markets need is another fundamental change in the rules of the game, but that’s exactly what we have in the projected retirement of some (but not all) of the various interbank offered rates (IBORs) by the end of… Read More »

  • Even the rollbacks of unpopular rules can have unintended consequences, particularly as they bump up against other rules in the process of being formulated. Such is the case between the proposed revisions to the Volcker Rule and the often-delayed Fundamental Review of the Trading Book. George Bollenbacher examines the implications. Click here for the full… Read More »

  • The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation in Europe raises some critical questions about Distributed Ledger Technology. At the top of the list: Does GDPR really apply to DLT, and is it even enforceable?   Click here for the full article:

CMA is a results-oriented professional boutique-consulting firm with a specialized focus in capital markets. Our resources are highly experienced, averaging over 10 years of experience in financial services working at the major financial institutions. CMA resources bring a broad set of tools and market knowledge to firms and situations that need to be addressed with confidence in execution as well as expeditious delivery.



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Clients First – At CMA, Clients First means delivering results, keeping our clients’ best interests to heart, and delivering on our promises. We strive to develop long-term partnerships with our clients and as such provide a high-impact, collaborative approach. CMA brings the best of our team to every engagement to ensure our clients’ visions are achieved.


Proven Industry Experience – Our team is comprised of senior-level financial services professionals and process experts. Our objective is to address each client’s challenges, provide comprehensive advisory services and strive to deliver results. All of our professionals have significant experience in strategy, transactions, implementation, business, technology and operations.


Collaborative Work Approach – CMA works collaboratively with our clients, our clients’ vendors, and our clients’ partners. We work in close coordination at all levels of the organization and strive to ensure that our expertise and knowledge are transferred for ongoing use.




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