About a-team Marketing Services
The knowledge platform for the financial technology industry
The knowledge platform for the financial technology industry

A-Team Insight Blogs

Swift’s Church Joins XBRL US Board of Directors

Subscribe to our newsletter

In keeping with its current work on mapping XBRL to ISO standards for corporate actions, Swift’s Americas CEO and global head of securities, Chris Church, has joined the board of directors for XBRL US. Church says his participation on the board of the non-profit consortium for XML business reporting standards reaffirms Swift’s commitment to the work it is carrying out with XBRL and the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC).

The board of directors provides oversight to XBRL US, which is responsible for developing the dictionary of reporting elements in XBRL format. XBRL itself is used by the business information supply chain to prepare, publish, exchange and analyse financial statements and the information they contain.

Swift hopes to play a key role in providing technical and business expertise for standards development and extending the reach of XBRL standards formats through its community. Church explains: “The work XBRL US does in facilitating the reporting of public company filings, combined with Swift’s expertise and presence in the financial sector, will substantially increase automation in activities such as corporate actions, financial disclosure filings and accounting reports.”

Mark Bolgiano, president and CEO of XBRL US, hopes Swift’s participation will extend its adoption in the market and Church’s experience will provide insight into the development of new tools and dictionaries of terms for XBRL reporting.

Church joined Swift in August 2008 from rival network provider BT Global Financial Services, where he served as managing director of Radianz Services for approximately two years. He was part of the executive team that founded Radianz in 2000, taking on the role of head of global sales and marketing, until its acquisition by BT in 2005.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Related content

WEBINAR

Recorded Webinar: Tracking data lineage for regulatory compliance and change

The benefits of successful data lineage are significant, allowing financial firms to gain a better understanding of their applications and data, switch off unnecessary systems and data feeds, save costs, and support the business with the right data at the right time. The webinar will consider the complexities of tracking data lineage for regulatory compliance...

BLOG

CDO Pioneer Peter Serenita Retires from Scotiabank After Distinguished Career in Capital Markets

Peter Serenita, a pioneer of the CDO role and a popular speaker at A-Team Group’s  Data Management Insight Summits, has retired after a distinguished career spanning more than 20 years in capital markets data management. In a LinkedIn post early this week, Serenita wrote: “Well, the time has come. I have officially retired. I have...

EVENT

RegTech Summit New York

Now in its 6th year, the RegTech Summit in New York will bring together the regtech ecosystem to explore how the North American capital markets financial industry can leverage technology to drive innovation, cut costs and support regulatory change.

GUIDE

Regulatory Data Handbook 2020/2021 – Eighth Edition

This eighth edition of A-Team Group’s Regulatory Data Handbook is a ‘must-have’ for capital markets participants during this period of unprecedented change. Available free of charge, it profiles every regulation that impacts capital markets data management practices giving you: A detailed overview of each regulation with key dates, data and data management implications, links to...