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AccountAbility Welcomes Two Senior Leaders to its Global Management Team

AccountAbility is pleased to announce that two internationally-renowned experts in accounting, financial reporting, governance, and standards development have joined the senior management team. Kurt Ramin assumes the role of director, and global head of standards, while Liv Watson takes over as director and global head of research and development. Sunny Misser, CEO of AccountAbility commented:…

Steven Maijoor is Selected as ESMA’s First Chair

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announces today the selection of Steven Maijoor, as the proposed first chair of ESMA. This follows a vote by ESMA’s Board of Supervisors. Before taking up his duties, the selected chairperson will be heard by the European Parliament who has up to one month to object to his…

Gay Huey Evans Appointed Vice Chairman of the Board and Non-Executive Chairman of Europe, ISDA

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) announced that Gay Huey Evans will join ISDA as a vice chairman of the board of directors and non-executive chairman of Europe for ISDA. The appointment is effective 10 January 2011. Huey Evans, who is based in London, will act as an advisor to ISDA’s board and management…

FRSGlobal Hires Founder of STB Systems and Makes Further Hires in Asia Pacific and Japan

FRSGlobal, part of Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, the industry-recognised leader in content-rich solutions for unified global regulatory reporting and risk management, today announced that it has appointed Michael Thomas as Head of Business Development and Operations for North Asia. FRSGlobal has also made a number of additional new hires in the region to boost its…

JWG’s Di Giammarino Elaborates on Data Shortcomings of Industry’s Attempt to “Know Your Exposure”

Industry think tank JWG has just completed a research project into the industry’s level of preparation for the risk management challenges involved in the incoming tsunami of regulatory requirements that indicates a lot still needs to be done to get the right level of risk data consistency and accuracy. Conducted over the summer months and…

FSA’s Lawrence Warns Firms of the Importance of Accurate Funds Transfer Pricing for Risk Management

Enterprise risk management is at the heart of the funds transfer pricing (FTP) challenge, explained Colin Lawrence, director of the Prudential Risk Division of the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) to attendees at the JWG FTP event in London earlier this week. All risk types are closely linked and must be treated as such in…

Thomson Reuters Launches Governance, Risk and Compliance Business Unit

Thomson Reuters today announced the creation of a new business dedicated to serving customers across the span of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC). The new business brings together Thomson Reuters GRC brands including Complinet, Paisley, Westlaw Business, West’s Capitol Watch, Oden and Westlaw Compliance Advisor. It will be led by Thomson Reuters former chief strategy…

SEC Adopts Temporary Rule Requiring Municipal Advisors to Register With Agency

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has adopted a temporary rule requiring municipal advisors to register with the SEC by 1 October, a deadline established by the newly-enacted Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Municipal advisors provide advice to state and local governments and other borrowers involved in the issuance…

DST Global Solutions Launches OTC Lifecycle Manager to Enhance Control of OTC Derivatives

In response to new market conditions and the changing regulatory landscape, challenges of operational risk and proliferation of OTC contracts faced by its clients, DST Global Solutions Investment Management Solutions (IMS) business has announced the launch of OTC Lifecycle Manager. The solution is focussed on facilitating the critical transition from deal negotiation to contract capture…

SunGard Enhances IntelliMatch Solution Suite

SunGard has enhanced its IntelliMatch solution suite to help tier one financial institutions streamline their enterprise-wide processes for reconciliation, exception management, financial governance and archiving. The enhancements include new intelligent workspaces, a new financial governance component and performance improvements. This latest release will help financial institutions increase operational efficiency, reduce risk and improve scalability and…