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Six Ways to Stay Ahead of Financial Regulators with RegTech

By Burt Esrig, Managing Director and Michael Lehman, Partner, ACA Compliance The RegTech industry has exploded, with over 250 RegTech businesses worldwide and $1bn invested last year, as firms look to beat the regulators and the competition. But firms still aren’t doing enough. There have been $26 billion in fines for non-compliance with AML, KYC and sanctions regulations over the past decade….

Fenergo Launches New Rules-as-a-Service Solution

Client lifecycle management software provider Fenergo has launched a new cloud-based Rules-as-a-Service solution to futureproof financial instititions against evolving regulatory requirements. The plug and play solution will enable financial institutions to integrate Fenergo’s current regulatory rules capabilities into their existing digital platforms. A recent study by Fenergo suggests that the improvement of data and document…

Nasdaq Sells GRC Platform to SAI Global

Integrated risk management software provider SAI Global has confirmed plans to acquire BWise, an enterprise governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software platform established in 1994 and acquired by Nasdaq in 2012. The transaction, subject to regulatory approvals, works council and other representative body consultations and notifications in various applicable jurisdictions, is expected to complete in…

FSB to Focus on Implementation of Reforms in New Works Programme

The UK’s Financial Stability Board (FSB) on February 12, 2019 for the first time ever released its new works programme for the year, outlining a shift away from post-crisis policy design and towards a focus on the implementation and evaluation of the effects of reforms. In particular, the regulator highlights plans for “vigilant monitoring to…

FCA Sets Out No-Deal Action Plan for Post-Brexit Transaction Reporting

The Brexit deal may still be up in the air but even as the Government scrambles to resolve a seemingly insoluble impasse, regulators are paddling hard under water to attempt a (relatively) seamless transition should the UK depart on March 29 with no deal. The UK Treasury has drafted legislation giving the FCA temporary power…

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and EY Japan Join Forces to Launch Global RegTech Benchmarking Survey

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), an international interdisciplinary academic research institute dedicated to the study of alternative finance, has launched its first survey of RegTech and SupTech (supervisory technology) firms in partnership with EY Japan and with support from industry bodies including The International RegTech Association. Fieldwork is now underway for the survey,…

No Enforcement Doesn’t Mean No Problem, Warns FCA on MiFID II Compliance

The question of regulatory enforcement is a tough one, and the FCA has come in for its fair share of criticism over how it has handled the compliance requirements for the radical new fee disclosure requirements brought in by MiFID II in January last year. The regulator has been adamant in its stance that MiFID…

MiFID II: A Long Way from Happy Ever After…

It is over a year since MiFID II was finally implemented on January 3, 2018 and in the mad dash to meet the regulatory deadline, many firms adopted immediate measures and mandatory shortcuts to meet the new research rules, that are now emerging as less than sustainable over the long-term. Fast forward 13 months, and…

Alpha FMC and Kaizen Partner on Transaction Reporting Compliance

Specialist regulatory reporting solutions provider Kaizen has teamed up with wealth management consultancy Alpha FMC to offer a new transaction reporting compliance assurance service. The collaboration will comprise a “health check” for specialist wealth managers and smaller asset managers including an assessment of current governance and control frameworks, a check on the accuracy of reported…

RegTech Blockchain Start-up Raises $1.7m in Seed Funding

TRM Labs, a San Francisco-based RegTech start-up focusing on blockchain solutions, has raised $1.7 million in seed funding from a consortium of investors led by specialist venture capital firm Blockchain Capital and including Tapas Capital, Green D Ventures, The MBA Fund and other angel investors. TRM will use the funds to scale its engineering talent…