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Sanctions Screening for Indirect Investments – The Buy Side’s New Compliance Challenge

The global political climate over the past few years has sparked a jump in the use of sanctions to attempt to influence the behaviour of players in the geopolitical landscape. While sell-side firms are familiar with sanctions and have long been required to monitor the securities they trade, own or recommend to clients to ensure…

Practical Data Strategies for meeting ESG Obligations in Financial Services

The ESG investing landscape is poised to become more defined, as competing definitions, standards and regulatory initiatives start to converge. The impact of ESG will be felt far and wide across the financial services community, which will face practical challenges in developing and implementing an ESG strategy that is both effective and avoids box-ticking –…

Data integrity: Your key to confidence in a complex regulatory environment

Despite the recent challenges of the Covid pandemic, regulators have made it clear that they will not accept reporting errors, particularly those that are related to data. Enforcement is more stringent, scrutiny is more in-depth, and the pressure is on to ensure – and demonstrate – that the data underpinning your reporting and activities is…

Embracing Automation and Collaboration Tools to Inject Reference Data into the Trade Lifecycle

Digital transformation in the financial services sector has raised many questions around data, including the cost and volume of reference data required by each financial institution. Firms need flexible access to the reference data required to ensure workflows can proceed without interruption. ‘One-size-fits-all’ bulk data licensing models are increasingly less fit for purpose. Emerging solutions…

Can ‘Observational Learning’ Help Improve Data Quality?

Data quality is a pre-requisite for financial institutions seeking to automate their operations. But given the huge volumes of transaction data, often in a wide array of formats, it is very difficult to achieve. Can newer AI-based techniques such as observational learning actually help or are they just hype? This white paper explores: What observational…

How to leverage the LIBOR transition to improve your data management game

The final goodbye to Libor has been described as the Y2K moment for data managers in financial services – and with the phase-out slated for the end of 2021, firms need to act now to ensure a smooth transition. The replacement of Libor with alternative benchmarks presents an immense challenge for financial institutions, especially given…

A Holistic View of Risk Across the Enterprise: How Data Linkages Help

Gaining a comprehensive view of their risk exposures has long been a challenge for financial institutions. Standard measures have been embraced to measure and manage market risk, and the emergence of a standard legal entity identifier in the form of the LEI has gone some way toward addressing the issues of counterparty and credit risk…

Preparing for MiFID II Data Requirements

Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) is a wide-ranging regulation that aims to add transparency to Europe’s financial services sector in order to ensure investor protection and integrity of markets. The regulation extends the scope of MiFID, which focused on equities, to cover pre-trade, trade and post-trade activities across many asset classes. This…

Applying Open Data Principles to Financial Data Governance

To ensure sound data governance, an enterprise needs a centralised framework for understanding all data, typically an online data catalogue that lists data sources and the metadata that describes data characteristics and provenance. With a data catalogue in place, data quality and data management can then be addressed. Getting started on data governance can be…

Building the Business Case for Joining the Reference Data Utility

The benefits of joining a reference data management utility include the ability to improve data quality, simplify complex data management infrastructures, meet constantly expanding and changing regulatory requirements, and realise significant reductions in operating costs. This White Paper, sponsored by SmartStream, describes four business cases that can be addressed by adopting a utility-based approach to…