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ACA Compliance Group Launches New Global ESG Practice

ACA Compliance Group (ACA) today launched a specialist global environmental, social, and governance (ESG) advisory practice, headed up by Dan Mistler, who joins ACA from ESG and environment firm, Bridge House Advisors. Sustainability and responsible investing increasingly appear on the agendas of global political leaders, regulators, and firms alike. According to President-elect Joe Biden, the U.S. will…

GRI Calls for Strengthened Sustainability Reporting

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the provider of some of the most widely used sustainability reporting standards around the world, has called for strengthened financial reporting that complements sustainability reporting and takes account of the financial risks and opportunities related to a company’s sustainability impacts – with mandatory disclosure to ensure transparency on corporate contributions…

UK’s RegulAItion Wins Singapore FinTech Accelerator

UK-based data platform company RegulAItion has won the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) 2020 Global Fintech Hackcelerator, competing against over 270 submissions from across more than 40 countries. To secure the win, RegulAItion successfully demonstrated how its ground-breaking AIR platform can enable the financial sector to respond to two of its most pressing global challenges…

BTP Partners with The Demex Group on Climate Risk

Enterprise blockchain company Blockchain Technology Partners (BTP) has partnered with climate risk insurtech The Demex Group to deliver climate-resilience through financial risk solutions on a global scale. Extreme weather events, natural disasters and the failure to mitigate and adapt to climate change were all included in the top five global risks by the World Economic…

ESG: The Next Frontier for Financial Services

ESG is everyone’s favourite topic right now, but the mass of different regulations, standards and reporting requirements can be confusing. Last week at the RegTech Summit Virtual 2020, we were delighted to speak with Beate Born, Head of Strategic Projects, Investment and Trading Platforms at UBS Wealth Management, to discuss how firms could best address…

A-Team Group Introduces 2021 Innovation Awards

Here at A-Team Group we have been working hard on plans to celebrate innovative projects and teams with the launch of our A-Team Innovation Awards. The awards are designed to reward teams that have found innovative ways to make use of new and emerging technologies to solve challenges at financial institutions in capital markets. The…

The UK Regulatory Regime after Brexit – What Comes Next?

By Martin Lovick, Director, and Bobby Johal, Managing Director, ACA Compliance Group. A regime in transition Investment managers are – quite rightly – focusing near-term on the cliff-edge nature of the UK/EU negotiations on future trade arrangements. Their contingency planning will have already considered the likely loss of passporting rights for UK firms exporting their…

Refinitiv Acquires The Red Flag Group to Boost ESG, Supply Chain Capabilities

Refinitiv last week acquired The Red Flag Group, a Hong Kong-based global integrity and compliance risk firm specializing in enhanced due diligence and onboarding technologies across a range of industries. Its addition should significantly expand Refinitiv’s suite of due diligence offerings to help its corporate compliance customers better evaluate money laundering, bribery and corruption, reputational and ESG…

Recorded Webinar: How Financial Institutions can adjust to working in the New Normal

The very sudden impact of Covid-19 and resultant shutdown of physical sites has stress-tested financial institutions and vendors to their limits. Now banks and firms are slowly starting to re-open offices. But what will the new normal look like and what steps should you be taking now to make the most of this situation? This…

GMI & Si2 Partner, Offering ESG Proxy Research Resource

GMI and Si2 announced today a strategic partnership to provide seamless subscription access, account management and special pricing to the firms’ ESG Board Briefing Research, Shareholder Proposal Analysis, and Executive Pay Scorecards to their institutional and corporate clients. The combination of GMI’s market-leading compensation analysis with Si2’s expert insights into key environmental and social issues…