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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…

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…

A-Team Group Names Winners of 2019 Data Management Insight Awards

A-Team Group has announced the winners of its 2019 Data Management Insight Awards. The annual awards, now in their seventh year, are designed to recognise leading providers of data management solutions, services and consultancy to capital markets participants. See the full list of winners here. The awards were hosted by Andrew Delaney, chief content officer…

ANNA Updates on ISIN-to-LEI Service Noting Opt In of US NNA CUSIP Global Services

The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) has provided an update on the service it provides with the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) to link International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs) with Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs). ISIN-to-LEI relationship files were initially released on the GLEIF website in April 2019. They received a positive industry response,…

ANNA Forms Technology Taskforce to Look at Standard Identifiers for Digital Assets

The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) has formed a Technology Taskforce (TF-22) on digital assets to look at how standard International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs) could be used to identify assets such as tokens and cryptocurrencies. This push for standards harmonisation reflects ANNA’s aim to support a transparent, compliant and efficient financial markets structure,…

FSB publishes UPI governance arrangements

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published a report on governance arrangements for the Unique Product Identifier (UPI). The UPI will uniquely identify the product involved in OTC derivatives transactions reported to trade repositories. This will help authorities aggregate data on OTC derivatives transactions by product, allowing the effective use of OTC derivatives trade reporting…

CUSIP Global Services Adds ISIN to LEI Mapping for US and Canadian Securities

CUSIP Global Services (CGS) has joined the initiative led by the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) and Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) to map ISINs to LEIs. ANNA and GLEIF set up the mapping initiative back in April 2019 with a limited number of National Numbering Agencies within ANNA joining the project, which…

Refinitiv and Trulioo Partner on New Digital Identity Product for KYC

Refinitiv today launched Qual-ID, a new solution combining digital identity verification and document proofing from Trulioo with risk screening from its World Check database to help improve digital onboarding of consumers and compliance with KYC and anti-money laundering (AML) regulations around the world. The launch follows the decision earlier this year to withdraw the firm’s…

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…