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The Perils of Inaccurate Data Capture

By Russell Jones, CEO, Fetchify (specialising in SaaS address lookup and data validation solutions). Inaccurate data can be damaging to all aspects of a business. In a 2018 survey, Gartner reported that organisations are negatively impacted by poor quality data, resulting in wasted resources and unnecessary costs to the tune of $15 million annually. Poorly…

EDM Council Launches Cloud Data Management Work Group

Data management trade association the EDM Council this week launched the Cloud Data Management Capabilities (CDMC) Best Practices Work Group, with participation from players including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, and Microsoft Azure, as well as over 20 prominent financial industry firms. Co-chaired by Morgan Stanley and Refinitiv, project management is provided…

ESMA Affirms Importance of Data-Driven Strategy for EU Digital Finance Initiative

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has submitted a response to the European Commission’s (EC) consultation on a new digital finance strategy for the European Union (EU), in which it reiterates the crucial importance of a data-driven financial services sector. Benefits of digitalisation, according to ESMA, would include increased speed,…

Financial Services Firms Seek to Improve Data Collection in Wake of Coronavirus

Almost half (49%) of financial services firms plan to improve their ability to quickly gather and analyse data moving forward, according to a global survey of 500 financial services C-Suite executives and their direct reports released this week by Broadridge Financial Solutions. The findings come as part of a broader trend towards technology transformation as…

Basel IV FRTB Changes Leave Financial Institutions Asking: How Do You Spell Difficult? “F-R-T-B”

By Mahim Mehra, Senior Risk Advisor, AxiomSL. With the original introduction of the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB), the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) completely rewrote the rules used to determine how much capital financial institutions must hold in order to adequately capitalize their exposure to market risk. The previous FRTB changes…

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Data and Technology: The Path to Building the Perfect Solution

By Charlie Heidlage, CLEAR Corporate Investigative Sales Partnership Manager, Thomson Reuters. The link between data and technology within Risk departments is an ever growing and evolving relationship. As data becomes deeper, wider and more complex, so must the technology solutions to handle and capitalize on this complexity. Our “Big Data” world not only allows for…

Recorded Webinar: How to leverage the LIBOR transition to improve your data management game

The transition away from LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) is well underway, but there remains considerable ambiguity around how the final stages will be executed – especially with regards to benchmark replacements in markets outside the UK. What are the options, where are the uncertainties and what stage have firms reached in their preparations? The…

Debut Virtual Data Management Summit Highlights Industry Agility

In an extraordinary achievement that attracted over 1,000 delegates and well over 20,000 views, A-Team Group’s debut Virtual Data Management Summit went live last week to showcase the most cutting-edge content from an industry that has shown itself to be both resilient and responsive to the unique challenges presented by the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. Focusing…

Life After LIBOR – Keep Calm and Cover Your Contracts

The use of LIBOR is drawing to a close – but will you be a winner or a loser when it comes to dealing with the data management fallout from the transition? The move away from the  world’s most widely-used interbank rate is raising all sorts of data challenges – and with considerable ambiguity remaining…

COVID 19: Services Directory

As the coronavirus crisis extends into the medium to long-term, technology vendors and solutions providers are stepping up to the plate with a wide variety of services and support for clients to assist them through the data management challenges presented by the new operational and working environment. Below, you can find these collated into an…