RegTech Insight Awards – Europe 2021 Winners

May 2022


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Many congratulations to the winners of A-Team Group’s RegTech Insight Awards – Europe 2021.

The annual RegTech Insight Awards – Europe recognise both established solution providers and innovative newcomers, seeking to herald and highlight RegTech solutions that throughout the year have successfully improved firms’ ability to effectively respond to the evolving and ever more complex regulatory requirements across the global financial services industry.

This year’s awards were overseen by our independent advisory board who helped shape the categories and review the nominations alongside A-Team Group’s editorial team. Jointly they considered the depth of involvement in the capital markets, relevance of a solution or service to a selected award category and the potential interest of a solution or service to our RegTech Insight community.

Two editor’s recognition awards were also presented. Nitzan Solomon, VP, EMEA Head of Surveillance and Financial Crime Technology at Nomura received the award for Best RegTech Practitioner and Ron Finberg, Director of Global Regulatory Solutions at IHS Markit received the award for Best RegTech Vendor Professional.

Thank you to so many of you in our RegTech Insight community for taking the time to vote for their preferred RegTech solutions and services providers – your opinion is critical to the success of our awards. Finally, our compliments to all our winners, who should be deservedly proud of their achievement in such a closely fought and highly competitive contest.

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A selection of videos from some of our happy winners.

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Editor's Recognition Award for Best RegTech Practitioner - Nitzan Solomon, VP, EMEA Head of Surveillance and Financial Crime Technology, Nomura

Nitzan Solomon is the Head of Surveillance and Financial Crime Technology, EMEA at Nomura. She is also a member of the A-Team Group RegTech Industry Advisory board and has recently been named one of the UK Top 100 Women In Tech by WeAreTheCity. As the head of Surveillance and Financial Crime Technology, Nitzan is responsible for the technology, systems, and data across multiple compliance areas including Trade, E-comms & A-comms Surveillance, Control Room Surveillance, Transaction Monitoring and Sanctions Screening. Nitzan is a thought leader and a frequent speaker at industry events. She is a strong advocate of using innovative technology to improve effectiveness and efficiency and is always looking to keep up with the latest industry trends.

Editor's Recognition Award for Best RegTech Vendor Professional - Ron Finberg, Director of Global Regulatory Solutions, IHS Markit

Ron is a Regulatory Specialist and Director at IHS Markit’s Global Regulatory Solutions division where he specializes in supporting clients with compliance of EMIR, MIFID II, SFTR, MAS and ASIC derivative reporting obligations.

Best Data Management Solution for Sell-Side Regulatory Compliance

About SmartStream Technologies

SmartStream is a recognised leader in financial transaction management solutions that enables firms to improve operational control, reduce costs, build new revenue streams, mitigate risk and comply accurately with regulations.

By helping its customers through their transformative digital strategies, SmartStream provides a range of solutions for the transaction lifecycle with artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies embedded – which can also be deployed in the cloud or as managed services.

www.smartstream-stp.com

Best Data Solution for KYC

About Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics Company

Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics Company, captures and treats entity data from hundreds of sources to deliver Orbis, which offers information on close to 400 million companies and 349 million people.

Orbis helps customers make better decisions, allowing them compare entities globally, understand complex ownership structures, and identify risk. Orbis can be accessed via Compliance Catalyst, which tailors the data for know-your-customer (KYC) and compliance checks, including screening against sanctions, PEPs and other watchlists.

www.bvdinfo.com

Best Risk Calculation Engine for Regulatory Compliance

About AxiomSL

AxiomSL, a leading global provider of solutions and managed services, delivers efficient risk and regulatory data-management and reporting outcomes for financial institutions. Clients leverage AxiomSL’s solutions across financial, liquidity, capital and credit, shareholding disclosure, trade and transaction, and tax mandates. Its  single, fully managed, auditempowered offering, RegCloud® – AxiomSL’s ControllerView® platform in the cloud, futureproofs clients against technology and regulatory change. AxiomSL’s client base spans national, regional, and global financial institutions. These comprise banks with $45 trillion in total assets including 80% of G-SIBs and investment managers with $13 trillion in assets under management.

www.axiomsl.com

Best Transaction Reporting Solution (for MiFID/MiFIR/EMIR)

About IHS Markit

Global Regulatory Reporting Solutions from IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO) provides regulatory reporting, best execution analysis and business intelligence solutions that meet the fast evolving needs of over 400+ buy and sell side clients. Our cross-jurisdiction compliance platform fully automates the reporting process and provides a comprehensive view on a single, intuitive dashboard for reporting regimes in Europe such as EMIR, MiFID, SFTR, RTS 27/8 as well as global regimes such as CFTC, Canadian reporting, ASIC, MAS.

www.ihsmarkit.com

Best Sell-Side Regulatory Data Solution

About Derivatives Service Bureau

The Derivatives Service Bureau is a global numbering agency for OTC derivatives serving the needs of market participants through the allocation of International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs), the Classification of Financial Instruments (CFI) and Financial Instrument Short Name (FISN), all globally recognised and adopted ISO standards for identifying, classifying and describing financial instruments. Serving over 3,100 users spanning 420 institutions, the DSB issued ISINs are now used in at least 33 countries for identifying OTC derivatives.

www.anna-dsb.com

Best Compliance as a Service Solution

About IHS Markit

Global Regulatory Reporting Solutions from IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO) provides regulatory reporting, best execution analysis and business intelligence solutions that meet the fast evolving needs of over 400+ buy and sell side clients. Our cross-jurisdiction compliance platform fully automates the reporting process and provides a comprehensive view on a single, intuitive dashboard for reporting regimes in Europe such as EMIR, MiFID, SFTR, RTS 27/8 as well as global regimes such as CFTC, Canadian reporting, ASIC, MAS.

www.ihsmarkit.com

Best Software Solution for FRTB

About Alveo

Alveo is the leader in market data integration and analytics solutions for financial services. Focused on optimizing data flows for business user self-service, we provide cloud-native data aggregation and data quality management that enables clients to easily access trusted data while maximizing their data ROI.

Through our managed services, we ensure that clients can smoothly onboard, prepare and validate data for use in operations, trading, investment management, pricing, risk, reporting and machine learning.

https://www.alveotech.com/solutions/frtb-taking-the-risk-out-of-your-market-risk-data/

Best Data Solution for FRTB

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the Bloomberg Terminal. Bloomberg’s enterprise solutions build on the company’s core strength: leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. For more information, visit www.bloomberg.com or request a demo.

Best Vendor Solution for Managing Operational Risk

About ACA Group

ACA Group (“ACA”) is the leading governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) advisor in financial services. We empower our clients to reimagine GRC and protect and grow their business. Our innovative approach integrates consulting, managed services, and our ComplianceAlpha® technology platform with the specialized expertise of former regulators and practitioners and our deep understanding of the global regulatory landscape.

https://info.acaglobal.com/aca-technology-awards-2021-a-team

Best Regulatory Reporting Solution

About UnaVista, an LSEG Business

UnaVista, an LSEG business, part of our Post Trade offering, is a regulated platform that helps clients meet their reporting compliance obligations and reduce operational and regulatory risk through reporting, reference data and analytics solutions.

UnaVista helps thousands of firms reporting more than 13 billion transactions annually for global regulations, including SFTR, EMIR and MiFID II. UnaVista also helps firms make more from their data, with advanced analytics that helps improve data quality assurance and provides peer-to-peer analytics. UnaVista is also the source for a range of unique reference data such as SEDOL and LEI and can help firms enrich their own data sources with eligibility files.

www.lseg.com

Best AI Solution for Regulatory Compliance

About smartKYC

smartKYC is the world’s most advanced enterprise solution for KYC due diligence automation. Founded in 2014, smartKYC’s technology applies AI to extract precise open source intelligence (OSINT) from a vast corpuses of information – internet and deep web, news archives, watchlists and corporate databases. smartKYC clients use information that has been robotically analysed, with semantic precision in native language, to identify potential risks triaged for human review. This happens at speed and at scale.

www.smartkyc.com