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Recorded Webinar: Managing LIBOR transition

The clock is ticking on the decommissioning of LIBOR towards the end of this year, leaving financial institutions with little time to identify where LIBOR is embedded in their processes, assess alternative benchmarks and reference rates, and ensure a smooth transition. Some will be ahead of others, but the challenges are significant for all as…

Preparing for IFPR: The Time to Act is Now

By Kwame Frimpong, Regulatory Product Manager at Wolters Kluwer FRR. With the implementation of the new Investment Firms Prudential Regime (IFPR), the FCA is aiming to streamline and simplify the prudential requirements for solo-regulated investment firms in the UK. While key details of the new rules remain to be finalized, panellists joining me on a…

Broadridge’s $2.5 Billion Itiviti Deal Aims to Simplify Firms’ Front-to-Back Workflow

Broadridge Financial Services is seeking to bolster its multi-jurisdictional reach with the €2.143 billion (approximately $2.5 billion) cash acquisition of Scandinavian trading and connectivity solutions provider Itiviti, announced last week. Itiviti’s order and execution management systems (OEMS) and messaging middleware give Broadridge a strong presence in the front office. But it also addresses clients’ needs…

Recorded Webinar: The UK’s New Prudential Regime for Investment Firms – Time to Prepare!

With the implementation of the new Investment Firms Prudential Regime (IFPR), the FCA is aiming to streamline and simplify the prudential requirements for solo-regulated investment firms in the UK. Under the new regime, all MiFID authorized, Collective Portfolio Management Investment Firms (i.e. UK UCITS ManCo and Alternative Investment Fund Management Firms permitted to undertake Additional Activities)…

RegTech Summit Goes Global as A-Team Launches Singapore Event in November

It’s official. Due to popular demand, A-Team Group is expanding its highly successful RegTech Summit conference series with an event in Singapore in the autumn. With lead sponsorship from Solidatus confirmed, A-Team is now formulating the agenda, recruiting speakers and discussing participation opportunities with sponsors and exhibitors. A-Team’s RegTech Summit APAC will take place on…

IHS Markit Webinar Offers Guidance on MAS Derivatives Reporting

A Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) consultation paper (CP) – expected around the end of the month – won’t result in delays to the October 2021 implementation date for MAS’s derivatives trade reporting requirements, practitioners heard on a recent webinar on the topic hosted by IHS Markit. As a result, practitioners should continue on their…

Are You Ready for Brexit?

Things might be up in the air at the moment around Brexit negotiations, but the UK financial regulators have made it very clear that firms must be ready for the final deadline on December 31, 2020 or risk facing the consequences. Firms that don’t prepare in advance for the changing regulatory environment could face tough…

A-Team Group Introduces 2021 Innovation Awards

Here at A-Team Group we have been working hard on plans to celebrate innovative projects and teams with the launch of our A-Team Innovation Awards. The awards are designed to reward teams that have found innovative ways to make use of new and emerging technologies to solve challenges at financial institutions in capital markets. The…

AxiomSL Expands Global Shareholding Disclosures Solution

Regulatory reporting specialist AxiomSL has significantly expanded its Global Shareholding Disclosures Solution with the launch this week of its Sensitive Industries module covering over 600 rules across more than 80 countries. Developed in consultation with clients and partners, the new module attempts to address two key challenges that investment management organizations face in monitoring sensitive…

The UK Regulatory Regime after Brexit – What Comes Next?

By Martin Lovick, Director, and Bobby Johal, Managing Director, ACA Compliance Group. A regime in transition Investment managers are – quite rightly – focusing near-term on the cliff-edge nature of the UK/EU negotiations on future trade arrangements. Their contingency planning will have already considered the likely loss of passporting rights for UK firms exporting their…