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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...

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...

Swift and GLEIF Fulfil Plans to Deliver BIC-to-LEI Relationship File

The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) has published the first monthly relationship file that matches a Business Identifier Code (BIC) assigned to an organisation against its Legal Entity Identifier (LEI). The file allows market participants to link and cross-reference these key entity identifiers free of charge, streamlining entity verification processes and reducing data management...

ANNA DSB Opens Test Platform for OTC ISINs and Outlines Further Plans

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB), a subsidiary of the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) designed to issue ISIN identifiers for OTC derivatives under Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II), has opened its user acceptance testing platform to the industry. The platform provides near real-time allocation of ISINs for OTC derivatives and generates...

OFR says 500,000 LEIs are Not Enough to Achieve Expected Benefits

The Office of Financial Research (OFR) has called for collective action on global implementation of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) and named US regulators as the drag that is slowing down adoption of the identifier. The OFR reviews development of the Global LEI System (GLEIS) in a briefing document titled Collective Action: Toward Solving a...

ANNA Derivatives Service Bureau Operator Etrading Details Proposed ISIN Fees for OTC Derivatives

The fee model proposed for ISINs issued for OTC derivatives by the Association of National Numbering Agencies’ Derivatives Service Bureau (ANNA DSB) suggests an implied fee of €0.5 for the creation of each ISIN and free access to the ISIN’s attributes once it has been created. The need for ISINs for OTC derivatives arises from...

Second Chance at Solvency II Shows Why We’re All in this Together

By Ashley Smith, senior vice president of business development, Silverfinch Who doesn’t wish for a chance to have a second shot at something? How often do we muse about rerunning the botched job interview, or the exam we failed? For insurers and asset managers the rerun is not going to be a dream because, this...

EDI Includes FIGI Codes in Version.2 of its Worldwide Adjustment Factor Feed

Exchange Data International (EDI) has released Version.2 of its worldwide adjustment factor feed service, including the addition of Financial Instrument Global Identifier (FIGI) codes in response to client requests in North America. The service allows users to compare a stock’s performance with adjusted pricing that considers distributions and corporate actions. Users can also compare historical...

GoldenSource Discusses the Pitfalls and Potential of Entity Data Management

Entity data is a fundamental building block of many systems, but all too often large financial institutions fail to manage the data strategically and incur negative customer reactions, increased costs and regulatory reporting errors. The solution to these problems is an enterprise-wide approach to entity data secured by strong data governance. The problems and potential...