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J.P. Morgan Steps Forward as First Validation Agent in Global LEI System

J.P. Morgan has become the first validation agent in the Global LEI System, signalling early interest in the scheme as a means of improving client onboarding and Know Your Customer (KYC) . The validation agent framework was introduced by GLEIF in September 2020 and is designed to help financial institutions improve customer experience, accelerate client…

Canoe Extends Data Ops Capability, Plans Geographic Expansion

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 has been a promising year for Canoe, a data ops vendor that takes manual effort out of alternative investment processes by using machine learning and AI to automate the digitisation of unstructured PDF reporting documents and provide actional data and intelligence for institutional investors, allocators and asset servicing firms. To…

Making the Case for Ongoing KYC: Why the Time for Change is Now

By John O’Neill, senior vice president, Silent Eight. If you work in financial services then you’re already aware that knowing your customer (KYC) is not just an essential process, it is also a legal requirement. It’s part of the essential tasks banks perform to tackle anti-money laundering (AML) and other financial crimes. Back in June…

How to Combine Data Science and Analytics to Drive Business Value Out of Data

Data science and analytics are critical to driving value out of data, delivering business insight at speed, and gaining competitive advantage. With so much at stake, financial institutions need a strategy that puts data scientists in business units, identifies appropriate technologies and tools, and scales solutions beyond proofs of concept. This week’s A-Team Group webinar…

Data Standards Can Be a Challenge, But Also an Opportunity

Data standards are crucial to interoperability across capital markets, can be challenging to implement, and are constantly evolving. Against this backdrop, how can market participants implement and make best use of existing and forthcoming data standards? And how are regulators approaching standardisation? Next week’s A-Team Group webinar, Data Standards – Progress and Case Studies, will…

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…

FINOS and Goldman Sachs Release Legend Open Source Data Management Platform

In pursuit of data collaboration and standardisation across capital markets, the Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS) and Goldman Sachs have released Legend, the bank’s flagship data management and data governance platform. The source code for five of the platform’s modules is available from FINOS. Goldman Sachs contributed its PURE logical modelling language and Alloy platform…

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…

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…

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…