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AML Fines Increase by 160%, Finds Fenergo

Between October 2018 and December 2019, regulators across the US, Europe, APAC and the Middle East have levied over $10 billion in financial penalties against financial institutions for AML/KYC and sanctions-related violations and a further $82.7 million for data privacy and MiFID violations, according to Fenergo’s latest analysis of global regulatory fines for AML, KYC,…

RegTech Summit Goes Virtual!

Following the phenomenal success of the upcoming Data Management Summit Europe Virtual, set to broadcast 22-24 April and with registered delegates already nearing a record-breaking 750, we are beyond excited to be launching a similar RegTech Summit Virtual in June 2020: bringing you all the insights and expertise of  the longstanding and market-leading A-Team Group…

COVID-19: Regulatory Response (6 April)

In these days of unprecedented economic pressure and accompanying financial volatility, regulators around the world are realigning their priorities and rapidly shifting their strategies to support institutions through the ongoing crisis. In this regular weekly feature, we keep you up to date on the latest regulatory news, responses and approaches – from deadline delays to…

Do Banks Really Have their Data Houses in Order Ahead of Dividends Season?

By Annelotte De Nanassy, Senior Product Manager, SIX. With dividends season just around the corner, how many financial institutions can truly say they have full confidence in their ability to handle a sharp increase in corporate actions efficiently? The cyclical nature of dividend payments, updated several times in their lifecycle, means constant monitoring is required…

Pico Adds Japan Market Access, Plans Further APAC Expansion

Trading infrastructure and connectivity specialist Pico has added colocation services and ultra-low-latency market data delivery of the Tokyo and Osaka stock exchanges to its Asia-Pacific capabilities. The Japan Exchange Group (JPX) deal is the latest in a series of moves by Pico in the past 18 months to expand in the Asia-Pacific region, with added…

ESMA Relaxes Best Execution Reporting Requirements in Response to COVID-19

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has relaxed its requirements regarding the publication by execution venues and firms of the general best execution reports required under RTS 27 and 28 of MiFID II, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement issued on 31 March, the regulator noted…

COVID-19 Exposing Market Data Gaps

In the move to business continuity measures (BCP) during the coronavirus chaos, some banks have managed better than others – and the crisis has exposed some glaring holes in the preparations of many major institutions. While the move to BCP appears to have gone relatively smoothly, the radical difference in the way firms are now…

SIX Partners with Crux Informatics to Streamline Data Access

Swiss financial data giant SIX has partnered with Crux Informatics to provide a brand-new managed market data solution to remove unnecessary implementation and management pressure for buy-side companies. Crux will integrate SIX’s Valordata Feed (VDF), which covers 29.7 million instruments for pricing, corporate actions reference data as well as compliance and regulatory data. The partnership…

Market Volatility – What’s the Impact on Profit & Loss and Independent Pricing Valuation?

By Charlie Brown, former head of Head of IPV at Lloyds Banking Group, now Head of Market & Risk Solutions at GoldenSource. The recent market volatility has emphasized the need for transparency in the processes that generate the profit and loss (P&L) and capital charges that impact bank balance sheets. In particular there is increased scrutiny…

COVID-19: Regulator Round-up

In these days of unprecedented economic pressure and accompanying financial volatility, regulators around the world are realigning their priorities and rapidly shifting their strategies to support institutions through the ongoing crisis. In this regular weekly feature, we keep you up to date on the latest regulatory news, responses and approaches – from deadline delays to…