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Corlytics Releases Regulatory Taxonomy Management Solution

Corlytics has released a regulatory taxonomy management solution that enables firms to streamline their response to regulatory change through an automated approach and translate regulatory change directly into business impact. The solution normalises regulations and regulatory data into a common format and gives global organisations a single view of regulations and regulatory data that they...

Elixirr and Kaizen Partner to Deliver Regulatory Reporting Remediation Solutions

Elixirr and Kaizen have partnered to deliver an end-to-end regulatory reporting remediation service for financial institutions. The firms, Elixirr a consultancy and Kaizen a regulatory reporting assurance specialist, will offer clients assurance testing, governance and support for trade and transaction reporting remediation projects. Kaizen’s ReportShield solution checks every item of transaction data for accuracy and...

S&P Global Extends AI and Analytics with Acquisition of Fintech Firm Kensho

S&P Global plans to strengthen its capabilities in emerging technologies through the acquisition of Kensho Technologies, a provider of next-generation data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and data visualisation systems to financial institutions and national security. The company will acquire Kensho for about $550 million and expects the deal to close late this quarter...

Thomson Reuters Live with Key MiFID II Compliance Services

Thomson Reuters has fulfilled its commitment to clients within the scope of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) with go live of key services designed to help them achieve compliance. Services that have been updated since the January 3rd, 2018 MiFID II compliance deadline include: updated MiFID II compliant data already available to...

Finastra Wins Investment Platform Deal with KAMCO

Financial systems provider Finastra has been chosen ahead of five competitors to provide Kuwait-based investment company KAMCO with a single software platform that will integrate all the company’s asset management operations. Finastra’s Fusion Invest product will support KAMCO as it aims to scale up its business, extend asset class coverage and expand the range of...

GLEIF Automates Access to the LEI Data Pool with LEI Look-up API

The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) has responded to financial industry requests to be able to include LEI data in automated processes by providing an application programming interface (API). The API is called LEI Look-up and is designed to provide automated access to the Global LEI Index of current and historical LEI records. The...

Peter Serenita Moves on from HSBC to Join Scotiabank as US Chief Data Officer

After an eight-year career as a senior data management executive at HSBC, Peter Serenita has moved on to join Toronto headquartered Scotiabank as US chief data officer. He will continue to be based in the New York City area where before joining HSBC he spent 17 years in technology and data management roles at JP...

FactSet Acquires BISAM to Extend Portfolio Performance and Risk Capabilities

FactSet has extended its capabilities in portfolio performance, multi-asset risk and Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) management and reporting through the acquisition of BISAM Technologies from Aquiline Capital Partners at a cost of $205.2 million. The acquisition adds BISAM’s B-One cross-asset performance measurement solution, which complements FactSet’s portfolio analytics and client reporting, as well as...

Thomson Reuters Teams Up with Kx to Deliver Superfast MiFID II Solution

Thomson Reuters has teamed up with Kx to enhance its Velocity Analytics platform and deliver ultra-high-speed processing of real time, streaming and historical data to meet the requirements of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II). The platform has been refreshed and released as Version 8, with Kx high-performance computing technology replacing high-speed processing...

Financial Machineries and Iason Develop Anonymous Benchmarking Service for FRTB

Financial Machineries is collaborating with Italian risk management consultancy Iason to deliver a service that will help banks prove they have enough data to use an internal model for market risk capital calculations required by Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) regulation. Banks that cannot prove they have enough data to use an internal...