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Moody’s Boosts KYC Offerings with Acquisition of PassFort and Kompany

Moody’s has continued its foray into the regulatory and compliance segment with the acquisition of two KYC solutions providers: PassFort and 360kompany (a.k.a. kompany). The acquisitions complement Moody’s Orbis company database acquired with Bureau van Dijk, and are aimed at adding to Moody’s KYC, AML and counterparty risk capabilities. The acquisition of PassFort and planned…

Arteria AI Acquires H4 to Further Develop Digital Documentation Solution

Arteria AI, a provider of enterprise digital documentation, has agreed to acquire certain financial services assets of H4, a lifecycle management platform. H4’s chairman and co-founder Joe Seifert will join Arteria AI’s team as a senior advisor. Arteria AI, a Deloitte spin off, works with large banks to accelerate client documentation processes at scale. From…

Aztec Group Selects Fenergo Client Lifecycle Management Solution

Aztec Group, a specialist in alternative asset classes, has selected Fenergo’s cloud-native Software-as-a-Service client lifecycle management solution to digitalise client and investor journeys. The solution will be rolled out to replace legacy systems for onboarding and compliance as Aztec Group works towards digital transformation. The Fenergo offering is a fully managed, multi-tenant, API-first platform designed…

Knowledge Graph Technology – A Game Changer for Data Management in Capital Markets

Early identification of use cases that provide a focal point for the implementation of knowledge graphs is essential to successful projects, according to a panel of experts speaking at a recent A-Team Group webinar. The webinar discussed the benefits and pitfalls of implementing knowledge graphs, including how to build, sustain and maintain them, use cases,…

A-Team Extends, Expands and Releases 2021/2022 Edition of Regulatory Data Handbook

Don’t miss the latest edition of A-Team Group’s Regulatory Data Handbook, a publication dedicated to helping you gain a full understanding of regulations related to your organisation from the details of requirements to best practice implementation. The 2021/2022 handbook covers more than 40 regulations, providing you with a detailed description of each regulation including its…

DANIE Consortium on Course for Legal Entity Status, Additional Data Sharing Apps

The DANIE consortium is close to confirming a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a group of large global banks that will define the consortium’s participant community, add momentum to the project, and provide a stepping stone towards making DANIE a legal entity that is industry owned and governed. The consortium was formed in late 2019…

Industry Collaboration Adds LEI Datasets to Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative

A collaboration between the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF), OS-Climate and Amazon has resulted in GLEIF’s real-time Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) datasets being made publicly available for the first time in the cloud via Amazon’s Sustainability Data Initiative (ASDI) data catalog. The move was driven by OS-Climate to allow easier integration of LEI data…

Moody’s Acquisition of Bogard Expands KYC Coverage for Politically Exposed Persons

Moody’s has acquired Bogard AB, a provider of data and information on politically exposed persons (PEPs) in the Nordic region. The acquisition advances Moody’s ability to help customers perform Know Your Customer (KYC) screening and research to address financial crime. Bogard covers over 17,000 PEPs, relatives, and close associates across Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland….

IHS Markit Releases Automated Onboarding Platform for Fund Managers and Administrators

IHS Markit has released Investor Onboarding, a fully hosted, digital onboarding platform enabling firms to automate, integrate and centralise onboarding and compliance obligations, while simplifying and accelerating the onboarding experience for investors. The platform allows users to input data once, creating a golden source that populates multiple forms, including subscription agreements and tax forms. Data…

Contour extends use of LEI to inclusion in trade finance network

Contour, a digital trade finance network, has partnered the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) to enable the use of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) within its network and to financially support its members in obtaining their own LEI. By adopting the entity identifier, Contour’s members will benefit from increased confidence among their trading counterparties, lower…