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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…

Deadlines and Data Management By-Products of LIBOR Transition

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published a global transition roadmap for LIBOR that sets out a timetable of actions financial firms should take to ensure a smooth transition from LIBOR to other risk-free rates by the end of 2021. The data management task of transition remains a huge challenge for many firms, but it…

Xenomorph Moves from Product to Solution Sales, Drops TimeScape Brand But Not Technology

Xenomorph has regrouped and is chasing growth following the appointment of Neil Sheppard to lead the EMEA and APAC business, a reset to solution rather than product sales, and restructured funding. The company has been pretty low-profile in the market over the past few years, particularly since Brian Sentance stepped down from the role of…

A-Team Group Releases Regulatory Data Handbook 2020/2021

A-Team Group releases the eighth edition of its ‘best read’ publication, the Regulatory Data Handbook, today. The handbook is a ‘must have’ for capital markets participants, is free of charge, and profiles every regulation that impacts capital markets’ data management practices. Linda Coffman, executive vice president at The SmartStream Reference Data Utility, leads the handbook…

Refinitiv Acquisition of The Red Flag Group Extends Due Diligence Capabilities

Refinitiv’s acquisition of The Red Flag Group, a Hong Kong-based global integrity and compliance risk firm specialising in enhanced due diligence and onboarding technologies, should expand the company’s suite of due diligence offerings and help its corporate compliance customers better evaluate money laundering, bribery and corruption, and reputational and ESG risk. “The acquisition of The…

Coronavirus Pandemic Accelerates KYC and Onboarding Strategies

The coronavirus pandemic has been an eye-opener for capital markets firms hit by market volatility, systems unable to cope quickly with change, the need to set up work from home schemes (and security), and changing relationships with customers. Nowhere has this been more visible than in Know Your Customer (KYC) and onboarding functions that have…

Fund Managers Need a New Approach to Data to Overcome the Coronavirus Crisis

By Angie Walker, Global Head of Capital Markets Business Development at R3. Businesses across the globe have implemented digital transformation strategies on an unprecedented scale as they battle against the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic – and fund managers are no exception. Fundamental digital transformation requires a totally new approach to the way in which data…

Global LEI Foundation Aims to Accelerate LEI Adoption by Slashing Prices of the Identifiers to Single Digit Dollars

The Global LEI Foundation (GLEIF) is planning to tear down the cost barrier obstructing widespread adoption of the LEI with the implementation of a validation agent role for banks and financial institutions. Expectations are that frequently contended high prices charged to register an entity for an LEI – by way of example Bloomberg charges $65…

Regulatory Data Handbook 2020/2021 – Eighth Edition

This eighth edition of A-Team Group’s Regulatory Data Handbook is a ‘must-have’ for capital markets participants during this period of unprecedented change. Available free of charge, it profiles every regulation that impacts capital markets data management practices giving you: A detailed overview of each regulation with key dates, data and data management implications, links to…

Live at Data Management Summit USA Virtual – Day Two Keynote and Q&As

A-Team Group’s Data Management Summit USA Virtual Day Two was based on the theme of best practices for data driven strategies in today’s new normal. The day started with an informative live keynote from Arvind Joshi, director of data management at Scotiabank, on how to establish data quality for analytics. This was followed by three…