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Russell Investments Selects ACA’s ARRMA Service to Improve Regulatory Reporting

Russell Investments has selected ACA Group’s Regulatory Reporting Monitoring and Assurance (ARRMA) service to manage its transaction reporting arrangements. The deal covers EMIR reporting and adds to ACA’s provision of MiFIR assurance reviews for Russell Investments since May 2021. The service combines technology and consulting, and will help the investment firm identify and remediate transaction…

AFME Makes Recommendations for Open Finance Framework

The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) has underlined the importance of a level playing field for responsible data sharing and made recommendations for an Open Finance Framework ahead of the publication of the European Commission’s framework for data access in financial services that is due to be published in coming months. EFMA shares…

It’s Time to Embrace Risk Profiling for Regulatory Compliance

By Richard Pike, Managing Director, KYR Solutions, MyComplianceOffice. Regulations, frameworks, policies and controls define the day-to-day of Chief Compliance Officers (CCO) and their teams in what can best be described as a world of monitoring spaghetti. At the same time, the teams also need to ensure they are keeping senior executives and the front office…

Darlington Building Society Taps LexisNexis’ RiskNarrative to Combat Financial Crime

Darlington Building Society has selected LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ RiskNarrative platform to support its financial crime prevention strategy and improve its existing online member portal experience and customer onboarding journeys. The implementation is part of the UK building society’s ongoing digital transformation programme to digitalise its overall customer journey, including automated document verification and due diligence…

SteelEye Raises $21 Million in Series B Led by Ten Coves

Communications and trade surveillance platform SteelEye has raised $21 million in a Series B funding round led by Ten Coves Capital and including existing investors Fidelity International Strategic Ventures, Illuminate Financial, Beacon Equity Partners, and a large family office. The round – which takes SteelEye’s total capital raised to $43 million – will be used to fund…

Real-time and Always on: The Benefits and Challenges of Perpetual KYC

Monitoring risks to companies during the onboarding of clients can be time-consuming and costly. Nevertheless, it’s an essential effort, demanded by regulators and expected by stakeholders who want to ensure their investments are protected. By streamlining the process, the impacts of know-your-customer (KYC) monitoring on corporate bottom lines and productivity can be reduced. Technology has…

Txtsmarter Completes Series A, Names Green as New CEO

Messaging surveillance specialist Txtsmarter has completed its Series A funding in a round led by Carolina Financial Group, a North Carolina investment bank. The company also used the occasion to appoint a new CEO, Edward Green, who succeeds Nuri Otus, who has left the company. Txtsmarter will use the unspecified funds to expand its services…

Running the Red Light of Settlement

By Michel De Puydt, Chief Financial Officer, SSimple. The European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) Settlement Discipline Regime (SDR) came into effect on February 1. Part of the Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR), which was originally introduced in 2014 along with MiFID II and EMIR, this long-anticipated legislation has finally landed and threatens to bring…

A-Team Group-Partnered Publication Looks into the FinTech Crystal Ball

Charting the digitalisation of the financial industry is the beating heart of what we do at A-Team Group. And we are delighted and proud to have had the opportunity to take our messaging further, for the first time co-producing a special supplement on the Future of Finance in a major British national newspaper. The “Future…

Financial Crime is on the Rise – Banks Need Visibility, Predictability, and Control

By Peter Cregg, Product Director, ActiveOps. The Office for National Statistics revealed that in 2021, that there was a 43% increase in fraud and computer misuse crimes compared to 2019, indicating that economic crime – a broad term that covers a range of financial crimes – is on the rise. The pandemic altered the financial…