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Nasdaq Acquires OneReport to Accelerate ESG Reporting and Workflow Solution

Nasdaq has acquired OneReport, a privately-held provider of corporate responsibility and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data management and reporting services. OneReport will accelerate the delivery of Nasdaq’s recently announced ESG reporting and workflow solution, to be named Nasdaq OneReport. The platform is available to companies as part of the suite of solutions offered by…

Moody’s to Acquire RDC in GRC Push

Moody’s Corporation has confirmed plans to buy customer screening and KYC/AML data provider Regulatory DataCorp (RDC) for $700 million, from private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. The deal continues Moody’s push into the data and compliance arena following its 2017 acquisition of BvD in a transaction valuing the company at $3 billion. It’s too early…

Last Call for SFTR Phase 1: Have You Got Your Reference Data House in Order?

At first glance, the EU’s SFTR regulation clearly focuses on the securities lending space. But a further look reveals that the regulation – like other data-heavy regulations with a major reporting element – has a significant reference data and data management requirement. With the April 14 implementation date for the first phase in sight, those…

Are We Nearly There Yet? Gearing Up for DMS London 2020

With less than two months to go until the A-Team Group Data Management Summit 2020 in London, anticipation is mounting and preparations are finalising for what looks to be our biggest and best event yet. Join us as we take a sneak peek at the hot topics, key trends, big names and new innovations that…

Broadridge Makes Major Strategy Shift with Transition to IBM Financial Services Cloud

Broadridge Financial Solutions has made a major move to accelerate its cloud strategy through an agreement with IBM Services. Broadridge will use what IBM calls the ‘first financial services-ready public cloud’ to create the The Broadridge Private Cloud powered by IBM and transition a large portion of its global infrastructure to the cloud provider. The…

GLEIF Acknowledges ESMA Decision to Delay Requirement for Third-Country Issuer LEIs in SFTR Reporting

The European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) decision to provide a grace period of 12 months for the inclusion of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) in Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) reporting in the case of third-country issuers has been acknowledged by the the Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF) and welcomed by industry participants. ESMA stated in…

FCA Renews Data Strategy

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has renewed its data strategy published in 2013, taking into account the evolution of technology and aiming to transform how it works. The new strategy will be delivered over five years and is designed to make the FCA smarter in the way it uses data and advanced analytics so that…

2020 – the Year of Artificial Intelligence

The critical need to improve data quality and data management across capital markets will continue to escalate through 2020 as firms delve deeper into digital transformation, regulators demand more granular and ad hoc compliance data, and businesses look for much needed new business opportunities. These use cases of data management are high on the agenda…

Data Visualisation – the Challenges and Opportunities

Data visualisation is a highly desirable tool for many participants in capital markets. It has the potential to aid decision making and add value, signpost new products and business opportunities, and provide the insight necessary to mitigate risk. It also presents challenges, particularly around data quality and legacy technology, although developments over the past couple…

Managed Data Services Take Data Management to the Next Level

Adoption of managed data services – or data-as-a-service – is picking up pace as financial services firms face increasing business complexity and the need to be more agile, yet have frozen or reduced data management budgets. With pressure on data management teams to deliver data hungry initiatives, manage new rules and regulations, and integrate innovative…