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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…

Finastra Focuses on High Speed App Innovation with Fusion Data Cloud Platform

Finastra, one of the world’s largest fintechs following the merger of D+H and Misys back in 2017, has released Fusion Data Cloud, a next-generation data platform that allows fintechs to develop innovative data solutions at speed, and financial institutions to take advantage of technologies including AI, machine learning (ML) and business intelligence (BI). Fusion Data…

ICE Data Services Partners RepRisk to Extend ESG Data Offer

ICE Data Services has forged a partnership with Zurich-based RepRisk to extend its environmental, social and governance (ESG) data offerings. RepRisk’s ESG data covers issues related to human rights, labour practices, corruption and the environment. It will be integrated with ICE Data Services’ ESG Reference Data, the company’s first move into the ESG space early…

Bloomberg Offers Guidance on Getting Data Annotation Right for Machine Learning

Machine learning has become essential to financial institutions seeking timely business insight and signals of opportunity and risk across the business. At many firms, the technology is being scaled and use cases are proliferating. There are limitations, however, with useful outcomes from machine learning models depending on high quality data that is annotated accurately and…

VoxSmart Launches Markets Segment to Focus on Trading Clients

Following on the heels of its recent partnership with Eventus Systems, and a $7 million Series B investment from NatWest earlier in the year, communications surveillance specialist VoxSmart has created a new Markets division to focus on serving the financial markets segment. The new segment will be dedicated to strengthening VoxSmart’s products and services for…

Citihub Acquired by New York’s Synechron

New York-based financial technology consultant Synechron has acquired UK consulting firm Citihub Digital. Terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed. Between them, the two companies count as clients nine of the top 10 global banks. Synechron’s specialization in digital transformation work will be complemented by Citihub’s capabilities in application modernization, cloud enablement, cybersecurity and operating model transformation….

SteelEye Joins Forces with Refinitiv on RegTech Suite

SteelEye, the compliance technology and data analytics firm, has incorporated Refinitiv market data on its RegTech platform in a bid to help its clients enhance their compliance and analytics capabilities. Refinitiv provides one of the widest ranges of cross-asset data available, with 7.3 million price updates per second for over 84 million instruments and 2.5…

The Next CAT Deadline is Here – And the Error Rate is High

The interfirm linkage for the Equities Phase 2a of the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) went live in the US today (October 26), with firms now required to validate transaction linkages between them to ensure orders are routed correctly. One of the most important milestones of the entire CAT journey, the interfirm linkage requirements are nevertheless…

Approaches to Regulatory Trade Reporting: A Fireside Chat

This week, RegTech Insight was delighted to welcome Mark Solomon, Director of Trading & Securities Operations at Brandywine Global Investment Management, who sat down with our very own Chief of Content Andrew Delaney to discuss approaches to regulatory trade reporting and, in particular, the challenges of reporting across multiple jurisdictions for multiple regulations. Brandywine, a…