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Leveraging NLP for Regulatory Compliance

Natural language processing (NLP) is being used to accelerate every step of the compliance journey, from identifying relevant regulatory updates to understanding their content to mapping the changes onto internal infrastructure, according to panellists on a recent A-Team Group webinar, ‘Leveraging NLP for regulatory compliance’. Key takeaways included: Many firms have yet to recognise the…

Vendor Strategy: Rimes Leverages Data Management Expertise to Take on ESG

Integrating ESG data into traditional data management systems may be akin to fitting the proverbial square peg into a round hole, but it’s a challenge that financial institutions are having to confront every day. There are established workarounds, but they rely on a confluence of expertise in ESG and regular financial data. And there’s the…

Plenitude Targets Financial Crime Risk with ClientSight CRR Solution

Financial crime risk specialist Plenitude has launched ClientSight, a cloud-based client risk rating (CRR) solution. The platform is aimed at helping financial institutions, fintechs and professional services firms to assess the financial crime risk of both individuals and entities. ClientSight seeks to address regulators’ heightened activity around financial crime and sanctions. CRR is a key…

The Current State of Play in Transaction Reporting: Herding Cats in a Hurricane

Regulated firms trading in markets globally are bracing themselves for what’s been termed a ‘sea change’ in regulators’ approach to transaction reporting. Having introduced the requirement to provide detailed transaction reports to market through prescribed reporting vehicles over the past few years, some key regulators – including ESMA, CFTC and MAS – are reviewing their…

Protecting Data Privacy in the Fight Against Financial Crime

By Ronen Cohen, VP of Strategy at Duality Technologies. A primary goal for financial institutions is to generate revenue while understanding and mitigating risk. Tackling financial crime and compliance issues, including fraud, cybercrimes and money laundering, is critical to achieving this goal and remains among the most challenging tasks for the industry. The perpetual problem…

ACA Completes Foreside Merger to Form One of Largest GRC Platforms

GRC platform operator ACA Group has completed its merger with Foreside Financial Group, creating one of the world’s most extensive governance, risk and compliance offerings. The merger combines ACA’s regulatory compliance, cybersecurity, ESG and performance capabilities with Foreside’s distribution and broker-dealer capabilities to create a one-stop shop for investment firms. ACA’s business model involves supplementing its…

Firms Turning to Voice Transcription to Address Regulatory Scrutiny

Demand for voice transcription services from surveillance professionals at financial institutions is at record highs, according to analysis from compliance data and technology specialist SteelEye. Firms are seeking voice-to-text solutions for calls on fixed-line, mobile, MS Teams, Zoom, WhatsApp, and other communications mechanisms as part of to their surveillance programmes. SteelEye analyzed all Requests for…

Video: ACA’s Charlotte Longman and Matt Chapman Discuss the Challenges and Solutions of Transaction Reporting

In this video, Charlotte Longman and Matt Chapman, managing directors and co-leads of ACA’s regulatory reporting monitoring and assurance solution – and winners of  the most innovative trade and transaction reporting initiative in A-Team Group’s Innovation Awards 2022 – discuss the state of play in transaction reporting, the scale and detail of regulatory reporting breaches,…

True Settlement Efficiency Lies Beneath the Surface of the CSDR Penalties Regime

By Heiko Stuber, senior product manager, financial information, SIX. What trades will we have to pay penalties on and how much will we need to pay? This is still the fundamental question financial institutions face since the Central Securities Depository Regulation (CSDR) Settlement Discipline Regime came into force back in February. But as so often…

Fenergo Addresses Financial Crime Surge with FinCrime Risk Solution

Know Your Customer (KYC) and client lifecycle management (CLM) specialist Fenergo has introduced FinCrime Risk, a SaaS-based solution for automating risk assessment processes and streamlining anti-money laundering (AML) compliance across all business lines and geographical locations. The SaaS-based solution allows financial institutions to conduct risk assessments for clients and counterparties as they attempt to address…