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Blackstone Closes Deal to Take 55% Stake in Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk Business

Nearly nine months after Thomson Reuters signed a definitive agreement with Blackstone that would give the private equity firm a 55% stake and Thomson Reuters a 45% stake in the company’s financial and risk business, the deal is closed and the business rebranded as Refinitiv. With backing from Blackstone, Refinitiv plans to invest in a…

Data Management Summit Discusses Digitalisation, Technology, Diversity and More!

A-Team Group’s Data Management Summit hit an all-time high in New York City last week with a packed auditorium, buzzing exhibition hall, great line-up of speakers, market leading sponsors and interactive discussion throughout the day on how to deliver the next level of data management and business success. Keynote presentations Suvrat Bansal, head of innovation,…

Get Ready For RegTech

Get ready as the second annual A-Team Group RegTech Summits are fast approaching. Held in both London and New York, 2018 promises to be a bumper year as the aftermath of MiFID II, the upcoming FRTB, the chaos of GDPR and the opacity around CAT (to name just a few) create a raft of questions about the implications…

Bloomberg Eases Data Access and Reduces Costs with Enterprise Access Point

Bloomberg has responded to customer calls for easier access to data with Enterprise Access Point, an online platform that provides normalised reference, pricing, regulatory and historical datasets to Bloomberg data license holders. Following the launch of the platform last week, we caught up with Gerard Francis, global head of enterprise data at Bloomberg, to find…

Kingland Cognitive Engine Turns Unstructured Data into Actionable Information

Have you ever considered how much value is tied up in unstructured data that is difficult to access? What nuggets of useful information could be buried in documents such as company reports? And how you could turn masses of unstructured data into actionable information? If the answer to these questions is yes, and it probably…

Is the Cloud Always on the Horizon?

By Gavin Carey, Head of Enterprise, EMEA, Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk We recently shared the findings of a global survey of 250 senior decision makers at financial firms across the buy- and sell-side. The results were much more bullish than you might expect about how quickly the financial community is planning to adopt cloud when it…

IBM Watson Financial Services: Focus on the First Line of Defence

Banks are spending too much money trying to comply with big-ticket regulations because the tools they are using are not efficient enough. That is the view of IBM Watson Financial Services, which is in the process of expanding its regtech portfolio based on AI and machine learning, and covering governance, risk and compliance (GRC), financial…

Final Call for Comments on FRTB Capital Requirements for Market Risk

The January 1, 2022 implementation deadline of Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) regulation may be three years out, but the data management challenges of compliance need to be considered now. Most importantly, a BCBS consultation paper on the standardised approach to calculating minimum capital requirements for OTC derivatives needs urgent industry input on…

Thomson Reuters Adds Machine Learning Media Check to World-Check One

Thomson Reuters has upped the fight against financial crime with the addition of Media Check to its World-Check One platform. Media Check provides media screening and processing powered by machine learning and delivering increased efficiency and accuracy by filtering unstructured content from over 11,000 global print and web sources. Benefits of World-Check One’s Media Check…

What Do You Think 2018 Holds in Store for the RegTech Industry?

By: Conor Coughlan, global head of risk, regulatory and compliance marketing, Financial and Risk Division, Thomson Reuters Looking forward and following current patterns of industry change and analysis, 2018 is going to be a pivotal year for regtech collaboration, service and solutions providers. In essence, the themes we can expect to see more of in…