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A-Team Group Names Winners of RegTech Awards 2018

The winners of A-Team Group’s RegTech Awards 2018 have been revealed, with winning solution and service providers named across categories from best data management solution for regulatory compliance to best reference data for regulatory compliance, best trade repository for regulatory disclosure, best vendor solution for data governance, and best compliance as a service solution. As...

Conning Selects AIM Software GAIN Modules to Support Strategic Growth Plan

AIM Software is building its client base in North America with the selection of its GAIN enterprise data management (EDM) software by Conning, a global investment management firm headquartered in the region. The investment management company is implementing three GAIN modules covering security master, portfolio pricing and corporate actions as part of a drive to...

CAT Changes Could Cut Level of Client Data Collection and Shift Reporting Deadline

Changes to the controversial Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) – which will record all equities and options traded in the US – have been put forward in a bid to tackle serious concerns in the industry about the level of sensitive client data the CAT will collect. The CAT Operating Committee approved a different approach to...

IHS Markit Extends Derivatives Services Through Acquisition of DeriveXperts

IHS Markit plans to extend its derivatives data and valuations business following the acquisition of DeriveXperts, a provider of valuation services for OTC derivatives and other complex financial securities. Paris headquartered DeriveXperts specialises in daily and monthly computations of hard-to-value assets, such as equity derivatives, FX derivatives, interest rate derivatives and structured notes. IHS Markit...

Harmonising Data Can Deliver Value, But There Are Caveats

Harmonising data can help firms extract value, but success pivots on issues including the identification of business needs, effective data governance and a focus on data quality. The potential of a harmonised approach to building a strong data management foundation and reporting capability was discussed at A-Team Group’s recent Data Management Summit during a panel...

MiFID II: Unfinished Business

Generic data issues and specific structural issues caused by the implementation of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) continue to challenge traders and brokers, despite the regulation’s relatively smooth debut on January 3, 2018 – the so-called ‘Day of the MiFIDs’. The pain points highlighted by an expert panel (see box) discussing the...

Mizuho International’s Gary Goldberg Outlines the Future of the CDO

Gary Goldberg, CDO at Mizuho International, headlined A-Team Group’s recent Data Management Summit in London with a keynote titled ‘Using data to bring the business together’. He talked about the evolution of the CDO role, the power of data and the opportunity for the data office to become a strategic business partner. Setting the scene...

Identifying and Verifying Ultimate Beneficial Owners: Getting the Full Picture, Fast

By Paul Charmatz, Managing Director, encompass The increasing burden of identifying and verifying ultimate beneficial owners (UBOs) of entities is a challenge faced by all regulated firms. However, Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations that enforce corporate transparency by identifying UBOs can reduce the risk of corruption and the cost of compliance. Firms undertaking appropriate due...

Axiomsl Partners Genpact to Offer Automated Risk Modelling for IFRS 9

AxiomSL has partnered Genpact, a professional services firm providing digital transformation, to automate and execute bespoke models for IFRS 9, the International Financial Reporting Standard that addresses accounting for financial instruments. The solution industrialises the risk modelling process and combines all the building blocks and calculation flows for IFRS 9 in an end-to-end process. The...

Highlights of A-Team Group’s Data Management Summit

Last week’s A-Team Group Data Management Summit covered hot topics from the evolution of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) role to the unfinished business of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II), the outstanding data management challenges of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the potential of technologies including cloud, machine learning and artificial...