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Broadridge Uses Blockchain to Address European SRD II Compliance

With the Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II) regulatory compliance deadline fast approaching, intermediaries supporting institutional and/or retail clients face one of the biggest changes in European corporate governance in many years. And according to Broadridge, many businesses are not yet ready for the transition – which is expected to place considerable pressure both on…

US Banks Unprepared for California Consumer Privacy Act – What Can They Do?

By Edel Brophy, Global Regulatory Manager, Fenergo. Keeping up with compliance regulations across multiple jurisdictions can be tricky for financial institutions. Hugely ambitious, the ratification of the state law the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is one of the toughest challenges they’ve faced. With just one month to go, it’s therefore concerning that one third…

Singapore’s Tookitaki Drives Forward AI in Anti-Money Laundering

Enterprise software specialist Tookitaki closed its Series A Funding Round at $19.2 million last week, following a further $11.7 million injected in November. The latest round was co-led by venture funds Viola Fintech and SIG Asia Investment, along with Nomura Incubation Investment. They join existing investors including Illuminate Financial, Jungle Ventures and SEEDs Capital, an…

As Clock Ticks on SM&CR, FCA Looks to Extend Coverage to Benchmark Administrators

There is only a week to go until the final SM&CR deadline on December 9, by which time all remaining FCA-regulated firms (including asset managers, brokers and trading firms) will have to comply with the new rules – and start submitting data to the new FCA Directory. But as crunch time catches up with the…

Saxo Bank Japan Migrates from Legacy Ledger to Torstone Cloud Solution

Saxo Bank Japan is replacing its legal ledger legacy system with Torstone Technology’s Inferno cloud-based solution and has gone live with the first phase of migration. The bank is making the replacement to support regulatory reporting on the cloud for existing and new equity business. Using Inferno, Saxo Bank Japan is able to reduce operational…

Regulatory Data Use Cases for Privacy-Enhancing Technology

Privacy-enhancing technology (PET) is emerging as a new way for financial services firms to share and compare confidential data without compromising competitiveness or data privacy compliance. Several new use cases are emerging. Improving MiFID II reference data For example, a new industry initiative that uses advanced information security techniques looks set to enable European and…

Introducing the Alliance for Innovative Regulation: Driving Change through Collaboration

Last month saw the official launch of a new model designed to connect fintech leaders, financial institutions, regulatory agencies—and their innovation teams— with the goal of modernising the financial regulatory system. With $2 million already raised from a range of FinTech entrepreneurs and ventures capital firms, the Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR) is off to…

Itiviti Partners Capital Market Solutions for Reporting to the CAT

Itiviti has partnered Capital Market Solutions (CMS), a consultancy and solutions developer, to provide a regulatory reporting solution for the SEC Rule 613 Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT). The solution is based on CMS’s Regulatory Surveillance & Monitoring System (RSMS) and is timely in following SEC issuance, after several delays, of a schedule for CAT implementation…

Elliptic Introduces AML Solution for XRP

Crypto compliance specialist Elliptic has a mission: to prevent, detect and pursue criminal activity in cryptocurrencies. In such a rapidly developing sector and with opacity around regulation across jurisdictions, transparency and accountability are vital in tracking crypto transactions – and it is an area in which RegTech is fast spreading its wings. The firm provides…

EastNets Partners with Refinitiv for AML, Compliance Solution

EastNets, a provider of automated compliance and payment solutions, today announced a tie-up with financial markets data and infrastructure giant Refinitiv, which will provide enhanced automated access to software and data to enable real-time risk management and enhanced compliance capabilities. The partnership will deliver an enhanced integration of Refinitiv’s Risk Intelligence data within EastNets’ cutting-edge…