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GDPR Reform: How Will a New Data Protection Regime Impact UK Financial Firms?

The data protection regulatory regime in the UK could soon look very different, if proposed changes to the current UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) come to fruition as part of a recently published UK government plan to move its data protection laws in a new direction following the country’s split from the EU….

Corlytics, First Derivative Win Funding for ‘Groundbreaking’ ESG Taxonomy Project

RegTech provider Corlytics and managed services group First Derivative have received funding to jointly develop an open-source ESG taxonomy mapping project. The companies received a “reasonably considerable amount” from Irish advocacy group Sustainable Finance Ireland (SFI). The money will help build out what the companies describe as the world’s first open-source taxonomy tool. Once compiled,…

Cosaic Partners with Reformis to Deliver Desktop Interoperability to the Buy Side

Smart desktop technology provider Cosaic has forged a strategic partnership with buy-side technology consultants Reformis to help bring desktop interoperability to investment management firms by leveraging Cosaic’s Finsemble platform. Under the new partnership, Reformis will assist buy side firms with the implementation of desktop interoperability, using Finsemble as the underlying infrastructure. Finsemble is designed to…

Singapore RegTech Plan Signals Asian Maturity in ESG Approach

Singapore’s recent decision use RegTech to tackle greenwashing illustrates the strides leading Asian economies are making to toughen regulation of sustainable finance. The announcement at the city state’s annual fintech conference coincides with the release of a white paper by the Fintech Association of Hong Kong (FAHK). The document lays a vision of an ESG…

Trader Desktop Interoperability Comes of Age

Desktop interoperability – the ability to seamlessly integrate multiple applications across the desktop – has long been a holy grail for financial markets firms, particularly in the front office, where traders across both the buy side and sell side often have a number of applications open at any one time to perform a wide range…

How Knowledge Graphs Can Deliver Insights When Integrating Decentralised Data

The majority of large data integration projects falter because systems are developed in a bespoke fashion, leaving organisations with critical applications that have been modified and transformed into a hornet’s nest of code that they cannot unravel for fear of breaking something. So, instead of trying to unravel systems, organisations have tended to duplicate processes,…

Corporate Actions a Challenge? Join Next Week’s A-Team Group Webinar to Find Solutions

Demand for timely and accurate corporate actions data is increasing as the complexity and volumes of events continues to rise, and financial institutions acknowledge the costly gap between accurate corporate actions processing in real, or near-real, time and faulty processing caused by poor data and resulting in missed opportunities to optimise revenue. While many firms…

SGX Partners DataBP to Power Own Brand Market Data Licensing and Usage Portal

Singapore Exchange (SGX) has partnered DataBP, provider of a market data administration platform and services for exchanges, index and data providers, to use the latter’s platform and commercial expertise to roll out SGX Data Direct, an SGX-branded online portal for data licensing and usage reporting powered by DataBP. SGX joins a community of exchanges using…

Baillie Gifford Selects FINBOURNE LUSID as IBOR for Global Investment Operations

Baillie Gifford, a global investment partnership headquartered in Edinburgh, has selected FINBOURNE Technology’s investment data management platform, LUSID, as the Investment Book of Record (IBOR) for its global investment operations. The platform will deliver a consolidated source of real-time investment data across Baillie Gifford’s equity, fixed income and multi-asset portfolios as part of its drive…

CloudMargin Partners with Margin Tonic for AANA Calculations Under UMR

Collateral management specialist CloudMargin has partnered with regulatory consulting services provider Margin Tonic to launch a global Average Aggregated Notional Amount (AANA) calculation service for the latter phases of the Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR). The joint subscription solution automates the AANA calculation for clients using the CloudMargin platform, leveraging Margin Tonic’s expertise in the multi-jurisdictional UMR, helping…