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Regulations for UK Digital Securities Sandbox Come into Force on 8 January 2024

Regulations for the UK’s first Digital Securities Sandbox (DSS) will come into force on 8 January 2024, enabling financial market infrastructures and new entrants to experiment with developing technologies in a more flexible legal and regulatory environment than the existing framework. To date, the government says it has received 19 expressions of interest from financial…

S&P Global Market Intelligence Reviews Regulatory Reporting

Resourcing and data quality management are the biggest barriers to effective, accurate and cost-effective transaction regulatory reporting, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence’s annual Global Regulatory Reporting Survey – but it’s not all bad news, with the report noting that financial markets are better prepared for regulatory changes coming in 2024 than in any previous…

Banks’ PRIIPS Headache Set to Intensify as Capital Markets Union Regulation Ramps Up

By Kifaya Belkaaloul, head of regulatory at NeoXam. Over the past decade, the European Union has rolled out a host of new regulations aimed at fostering more competitive capital markets and mobilising private investment towards critical goals including the digital transition and climate emergency. One of the EU’s core levers for enacting change has been…

Confluence Partners Manaos to Provide SFDR Reporting Solution

Confluence Technologies, a solutions provider helping investment managers solve complex data challenges, has partnered Manaos, the investment data management platform designed and incubated by the securities services business of BNP Paribas, to provide a reporting solution for Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR). The partnership allows Confluence to provide an end-to-end SFDR solution to asset managers…

UK Regulators Consult on Proposals to Strengthen Resilience of Services Provided by Critical Third Parties

The Bank of England, Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) are consulting on proposals to oversee and strengthen the resilience of services provided by critical third parties (CTPs) to UK regulated financial services firms and financial market infrastructure entities. The proposals set out in the consultation paper follow Parliament’s adoption of the…

Planixs Releases Realiti Insights for Regulatory, Risk Analysis

Planixs, which provides cash, collateral and liquidity management solutions, has launched Realiti Insights, a data and analytics service that helps financial institutions identify threats and opportunities from their regulatory, risk and business information. Realiti Insights allows senior management and operational teams to interrogate disparate data sets using an intuitive user interface that allows access to…

Crédit Agricole CIB Implements Opensee’s Advanced Market Risk Management Platform

Opensee, the specialist data analytics platform for financial institutions, has successfully rolled out a new market risk management solution for the front office users of Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (CACIB). The new solution consolidates multiple data sets from varied sources into a single repository, rather than the previously segregated systems used for each…

Regnology, Moody’s Analytics Join Forces for Risk/Reg Reporting Solution

Regnology has teamed with Moody’s Analytics to launch an end-to-end risk and regulatory reporting solution in select global markets. The collaboration brings together Regnology’s expertise in regulatory reporting with Moody’s Analytics’ integrated risk assessment capabilities. The combined solution offers data modelling, best-in-class calculation capabilities, extensive risk coverage and advanced analytics to achieve regulatory reporting excellence…

FCA Criticism of Funds’ SDR Approach Stirs Controversy

The UK regulator has criticised fund managers for failing to abide by interim guidance on ESG disclosures just days before it’s expected to announce details of a formal regulation. But the comments have been met with frustration and caution within the ESG data and technology community, with one practitioner arguing that the Financial Conduct Authority…

A-Team Group Announces Winners of RegTech Insight Awards – USA 2023

A-Team Group has announced the winners of its RegTech Insight Awards – USA 2023. The awards celebrate vendors of leading RegTech solutions, services and consultancy, and are designed to recognise both start-up and established providers offering creative solutions to regulatory challenges. The awards were presented by Andrew Delaney, President & Chief Content Officer at A-Team…