Nasdaq Market Surveillance

powers market integrity on a global stage.

This Solution Helps

  • Regulators

For regulators, the ability to keep markets safe and maintain integrity throughout their jurisdictio is imperative

Our SMARTS Market Surveillance solutions provide you with a robust platform to manage cross-market, cross-asset, multi-venue surveillance.

Powerful visualization tools simplify the monitoring process by distilling complex information into a single snapshot that provides you with clear guidance on where to focus an investigation. You can also correlate real-time and historical data with detection patterns to ensure early detection of unusual trading patterns that could be potential breaches of regulatory guidelines.

How Can Nasdaq Market Surveillance help you?

Detect abuse

Identify of manipulative patterns in real-time with context surrounding irregular activities

Visualize activity

Leverage interactive visualizations for clear graphic support of market analysis and easy comparison of potentially abusive scenarios to normal market behavior

Analyze cases

Manage the case work flow via a detailed event analysis and arrangement, which can be leveraged and evidentiary support in regulatory cases


Drill down to the order book and replay any transaction for any security during any time period – including a complete audit trail and consolidation across different venues and books

Profile actors

Compare a traders' behavior against their history and their peers to identify uncharacteristic or high risk behavior

Gain market insights

Gain visibility into event behavior and flag risky changes via data and analytics


Nasdaq Market Surveillance provides surveillance teams with the essential monitoring toolkit:

  • Functionality

    Robust and flexible workflow, supported by market-leading analysis and visualization tools

  • Performance

    Ability to load and process billions of messages daily and to identify undesirable behavior via a suite of  sophisticated alerts

  • Operability & Resilience

    Proven in a number of massive volume implementations, including those across Nasdaq markets

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