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SIX Changes the Game with New Sanctions Data Service

Last week, Switzerland-based Six launched a new Sanctioned Securities Monitoring Service (SSMS) on the Open:FactSet Marketplace (OFM) – a move that it hopes will change the game when it comes to filling in the gaps of KYC compliance for investment professionals. The service is designed to help users mitigate risk by understanding the potential impact…

SteelEye Partners with TeleMessage to Solve the Mobile Communications Conundrum

Recent regulations, including MiFID II, have introduced highly prescriptive rules about the recording, storage and access requirements of voice and electronic communications relating to financial dealings. With all relevant telephone conversations and electronic communications now required to be recorded – including those which take place on mobile phones – surveillance technology is not only a…

Are You Keeping Up With The Regulator?

By Dr Bimal Roy Bhanu, Group CEO at Ai XPRT. Not many things in life are certain, but in the financial services industry it’s obvious to all participants that regulators are continually tightening the national and international governance, risk and compliance requirements. The ultimate aim for firms in 2020 is to stay one step ahead…

CIAM Selects Steeleye for Trade Surveillance, Best Execution and Trade Analytics

CIAM, an event driven investment management firm focused on special situations and using activism as one of several tools to unlock shareholder value, has replaced its existing technology set up with SteelEye regulatory compliance and analytics solutions. The firm has licensed SteelEye’s trade surveillance, best execution and core package, which includes record keeping, trade reconstruction…

BMLL Appoints Paul Humphrey as CEO to Drive Up Business Scale

BMLL Technologies, a data engineering and analytics firm initially spun out of the machine learning labs in the engineering department at Cambridge University, has appointed Paul Humphrey as CEO with responsibility to drive up the scale of the business and realise its mission to democratise access to granular market data and analytical products at speed…

Broadridge Makes Major Strategy Shift with Transition to IBM Financial Services Cloud

Broadridge Financial Solutions has made a major move to accelerate its cloud strategy through an agreement with IBM Services. Broadridge will use what IBM calls the ‘first financial services-ready public cloud’ to create the The Broadridge Private Cloud powered by IBM and transition a large portion of its global infrastructure to the cloud provider. The…

Open:FactSet Marketplace Adds Sanctions Screening Service from SIX

Meeting financial institutions’ increasing interest in, and commercial need for, a ‘pick and mix’ approach to data sourcing, FactSet continues to extend its Open:FactSet Marketplace with the addition of SIX’s Sanctioned Securities Monitoring Service (SSMS). The SIX data feed adds to 114 feeds and 22 solutions already on the platform and allows Open:FactSet users to…

GLEIF Acknowledges ESMA Decision to Delay Requirement for Third-Country Issuer LEIs in SFTR Reporting

The European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) decision to provide a grace period of 12 months for the inclusion of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) in Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) reporting in the case of third-country issuers has been acknowledged by the the Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF) and welcomed by industry participants. ESMA stated in…

No Grace Period For Reg BI Compliance

For US-regulated firms affected by the upcoming Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) and concurrent Customer Relationship Summary (Form CRS), due to come into force on June 30, 2020, the pressure is on to comply – and it is looking as if the regulator has no plans to go easy on its targets. The 2020 Examination…

UK Regulators Unveil Ambitious New Dynamic Data Strategy

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Bank of England last week revealed bold new plans to drastically boost their data and analytics capability, using advanced analytics and automation techniques to deepen their understanding of how markets function and to efficiently predict, monitor and respond to firm and market issues. Alongside investment in new…