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Hong Kong Exchange $37 Billion Bid for London Stock Exchange Scuppers Latter’s Merger Plan with Refinitiv

The Hong Kong Exchange’s $37 bid for the London Stock Exchange (LSE) came out of the blue this morning, but has since rattled cages and raised questions about the LSE’s proposed $27 billion merger with Refinitiv, whether a deal of this sort would be acceptable to regulators, and how LSE shareholders will react to the…

GDPR One Year On

By Nick Murphy, Associate Director, GDPR Integrated Technology and Solution, 3 Lines of Defence Consulting. A lot was written about GDPR in the press and a lot was discussed prior to go-live last year, including at the A-Team Group RegTech Insight conferences. Now just into its second year, we ask: how successful is the regulation…

How Data Services Sourcing Options are Changing for Financial Institutions

By Mark Hepsworth, CEO at Asset Control. Financial institutions are facing a perfect storm of pressure on revenues and increasing costs driven by regulatory mandates and the need for overdue investment in infrastructure. At the same time, they are funding projects to improve their competitive differentiation and support revenue growth. Against this backdrop, many firms…

RIMES Releases Data Solution for Exchange-Traded Funds

RIMES Technologies, a provider of managed data services for asset managers, owners, servicers and banks, has released a data solution for exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The solution is part of the company’s managed data service and offers a single source of quality-assured global ETF data that has been validated and enriched, and is delivered in client-specified…

Refinitiv Adds Regulatory Reporting Solutions to Verified Entity Data as a Service

Refinitiv continues to build out the Verified Entity Data as a Service (VEDaaS) technology it acquired with Avox back in March 2017 with the addition of modular, enhanced data services supporting the entity data requirements of regulatory reporting. The company has released modules for FCA transaction reporting, European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), Dodd-Frank, AnaCredit, and…

ASG Develops Mobius Content Services to Meet Regulatory and Business Needs

ASG Technologies is developing its Mobius content services to help market participants comply with increasing regulation around personal data, and gain a clear overview of all their customer information and how it flows across the organisation. Mobius captures and manages content throughout its lifecycle, executes workflows, and governs information across federated repositories for a single…

Comments on the FSB’s Recent Report on the Global Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Initiative

By: Allan D. Grody, President, Financial InterGroup. It is over a decade since the CFTC and SEC, along with the newly organized US Treasury’s Office of Financial Research, called for a legal entity identifier (LEI) for all those financial market participants involved in the newly regulated OTC derivatives markets. The US regulators’ interest in the…

Kingland Increases Accuracy of Text Analytics for Unstructured Data

Kingland continues to push the technology envelope with enhancements to its Text Analytics Platform Suite, which we touched on in last week’s catch up on the company with president Tony Brownlee. The enhanced solution includes new administration menu options with deeper analysis and metrics for unstructured data sources and events, and improvements to Named Entity…

Bloomberg Acquires RegTek.Solutions Amid Growing Demand for Reporting Integration

Last week Bloomberg announced the acquisition of RegTek.Solutions, a 2017 software spin-out from capital markets consulting firm Risk Focus. The move marks a renewed focus from Bloomberg on the regulatory reporting space, amid growing demand from financial institutions for more strategic, harmonised solutions to help meet today’s increasingly rigorous compliance challenges. Financial institutions are facing…

DSB Industry Consultation Calls for Improved Data Quality and Cybersecurity

Following our recent report on the results of the Derivatives Service Bureau’s (DSB’s) first 2019 industry consultation the Bureau has today released the results of its second 2019 industry consultation. In line with the first 2019 report, the second shows ongoing industry interest in further analysis of DSB functionality with a view to the delivery…