Bloomberg's comprehensive surveillance, archiving, and trade reconstruction capabilities cited as key differentiators for financial services firms.

In its evaluation of more than a dozen information archiving vendors, Forrester found that firms in regulated industries are looking to cloud-based, scalable, predicable subscription services to securely and reliably store corporate data.

Understanding these challenges, Forrester recognized Bloomberg's capabilities in this area, noting, "Investment and banking firms that need to do complex trade reconstruction—combining structured and unstructured data, including voice communications—can benefit from the Bloomberg Vault's extensive surveillance/supervision capabilities."
Firms that need to comply with the in-depth recordkeeping requirements associated with MiFID II and Dodd-Frank will need to be aware of how their cloud providers can help them efficiently monitor and retain large volumes of data spanning the entire trading lifecycle.

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Bloomberg Vault is a secure cloud-based service for information governance, surveillance, data analytics and trade reconstruction across the enterprise. To-date it has helped more than 1,000 firms securely capture and encrypt a variety of content types so compliance managers can review trading operations from pre-trade through post-trade. To capture additional trading insights, customers can also leverage Bloomberg's post-trade transaction-cost-analysis (TCA). The TCA tool allows customers to monitor best execution, market impact and timing, and provides them with a single view of trading performance across any asset class.