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Recorded Webinar: Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) – challenge or opportunity?

Are you ready to meet the requirements of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) when it comes into force for all firms authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in December 2019? Have you allocated all your staff to one of the four categories available under SMCR? Has your firm prepared a ‘statement of…

MarkLogic Responds to the Data Management Challenges of GDPR

This week’s big reveal of the ICO’s intention to fine British Airways £183.39 million for infringements of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sent shock waves through industry, with an aftershock coming later in the week when the ICO issued a second notice, this time noting its intention to fine Marriott International £99,200,396 for GDPR breaches….

UK Regulators Eye Up Digital Regulatory Reporting

UK regulators are stepping up their efforts to digitise regulatory reporting over the next few years. The changes the Bank of England (BoE) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) propose – and which are being developed jointly with the industry – promise a transformation in the way data flows between supervisors and financial services firms….

DSB Reports Growing Industry Interest in Gaining Added Value from its ISIN Allocation Service

The results of the Derivatives Service Bureau’s (DSB) first industry consultation in 2019 show users of the bureau moving on from initial implementation issues around the DSB ISIN allocation and maintenance service, and expressing growing interest in efficiency and gaining added value from the service. The consultation, now in its third year, closed on June…

Dion Global Releases Corporate Actions Solution

Dion Global Solutions has released a corporate actions solution. Already live with two pilot customers, the solution is designed to make corporate actions processing cost effective for the smallest industry participants and scalable for the largest. It aims to decrease manual processing by increasing automation, and reduce risk by ensuring no event is missed or…

Eagle Responds to Asset Management Challenges with Move into Public Cloud and Plans to Extend Product Portfolio

Eagle Investment Systems is responding to the challenges of asset management by investing in public cloud technology, working with clients on outsourcing, and adding value to legacy systems. It is also planning to extend its product portfolio through vendor partnerships and offer an open ecosystem of solutions. Eagle CEO Mal Cullen identifies some of the…

Data Virtuality Breaks Data Management Mould with Logical Data Warehouse

Data Virtuality has broken the traditional data management mould with Logical Data Warehouse (LDW), a solution that combines the flexibility of a data virtualisation engine with extract, transfer and load (ETL) tools. It includes 200 connectors to data sources and consumption tools, allows users to access data in real time, and uses SQL language to…

IHS Markit Partners With Cappitech

IHS Markit has partnered with regulatory reporting and intelligence solutions provider Cappitech to deliver its SFTR solution via Cappitech’s reporting platform Capptivate. The alliance aims to automate and streamline transaction reporting to trade repositories for all securities finance instruments. It will also support out-of-the-box MiFID II reporting for additional instruments that will be in scope…

SIX FinTech Ventures Takes Stake in PXL Vision

SIX FinTech Ventures has acquired a stake in PXL Vision, a Zurich-based start-up offering solutions for online user verification. The company’s Daego solution supports the automatic creation and administration of secure digital identities. It is designed to help companies avoid physical verification processes when onboarding customers, reduce costs and provide a positive experience. The company…

Regulators Double Down on BCBS 239 Data Quality Focus

The European Central Bank (ECB) and other financial services regulators will increase their focus on improving the quality of data they receive from financial institutions over the next 24 months. Speakers at the Vermeg Annual Regulatory Reporting Conference, held in London in late June, said regulators are analysing the quality of the Basel III data…