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DTCC Details Lessons Learnt and Best Practice Approaches Resulting from its Cloud Adoption Journey

DTCC has highlighted the challenges and opportunities of its cloud adoption journey in a white paper published today and designed to help financial institutions take best practice approaches to cloud implementation. The paper, Cloud Technology: Powerful and Evolving, is authored by the company and recognises financial firms’ ongoing move to the cloud in search of…

Join Next Week’s RegTech Summit Virtual to Discuss Regulation Post-Covid, the Brexit Regime and Ongoing Challenges of KYC and AML

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we work and it is becoming increasingly clear that the business environment will be irrevocably changed by the 2020 experience. Remote engagement has become more important than ever, and agility and versatility have become valuable characteristics in this new normal. At the same time, regulatory oversight is becoming…

Recorded Webinar: Data Standards – progress and case studies

Global data standards and identifiers are essential to business growth, market stability and cost reduction – but they can be challenging to implement, while a lack of consistency across jurisdictions has presented obstacles to global take-up. However, with regulators starting to sit up and take note, the issue of data standards is coming increasingly to…

How to Combine Data Science and Analytics to Drive Business Value Out of Data

Data science and analytics are critical to driving value out of data, delivering business insight at speed, and gaining competitive advantage. With so much at stake, financial institutions need a strategy that puts data scientists in business units, identifies appropriate technologies and tools, and scales solutions beyond proofs of concept. This week’s A-Team Group webinar…

Data Standards Can Be a Challenge, But Also an Opportunity

Data standards are crucial to interoperability across capital markets, can be challenging to implement, and are constantly evolving. Against this backdrop, how can market participants implement and make best use of existing and forthcoming data standards? And how are regulators approaching standardisation? Next week’s A-Team Group webinar, Data Standards – Progress and Case Studies, will…

CFTC Adds Role of CDO in Reorganisation

The CFTC has hired a CDO and set up a division of data as part of a reorganisation designed to improve operational efficiency. Recognising the importance of centralised data, the reorganisation brings data practitioners together from operating units including the office of data and technology (which will cease to exist) and the division of market…

ANNA Progresses Issuance of ISINs for Digital Assets, Notes Addition of Digital Token Identifier Standard

As institutional interest in digital assets continues to rise and the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) makes plans to use International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs) to identify these assets, we caught up with Stephan Dreyer, managing director of ANNA, to review progress. He sets the scene, saying: “We are seeing growing issuance of traditional…

Why the Reality of Third-Country Regulatory Reporting is About to Bite!

By Volker Lainer, Vice-President of Product Management at GoldenSource. Just two months until the end of the transition period, ESMA’s latest report brings home the stark reality of what third-country status means for UK financial institutions from a regulatory reporting perspective. Regardless of whether or not a trade agreement between the EU and the UK…

DSB Expands Regional Expertise of Technology Advisory Committee Working on UPI

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) has fulfilled plans to expand regional representation of its Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) working on the development of the Unique Product Identifier (UPI). A new two-year term of the TAC begins today, under the auspices of new chair Chris Pulsifer, a software development manager from Bloomberg, and including six members…

Recorded Webinar: How to run effective client onboarding and KYC processes

Increasing cost, complexity and regulatory change continue to challenge firms implementing client onboarding and Know Your Customer (KYC) systems. With an effective strategy and a clearly defined pathway, it’s possible to gain a valuable competitive advantage whilst meeting those all-important compliance requirements. But how to get there? With a myriad of different options out there…