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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…

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…

RegulAItion Signs Up Open Data Institute for New AIR Platform

Data platform company RegulAItion has confirmed the Open Data Institute (ODI) as a key partner in the development of its new AIR Platform, a cross-sector data initiative hoping to revolutionise the fight against financial crime. Announced in July 2020, the AIR Platform promises to transform the way in which data is accessed by regulated industries, providing…

Bottomline Boosts Anti-Financial Crime Capabilities with Dow Jones Data

Bottomline Technologies, a FinTech specialising in secure business payments, this week announced a partnership with Dow Jones Risk & Compliance: adding key Dow Jones data to its Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing monitoring and screening capabilities. Dow Jones’s risk data, including politically exposed persons (PEPs), sanctions lists and adverse media entities for the UK,…

AxiomSL Could Be Up For Sale – But Who’s Buying?

There are rumours that risk data management and regulatory reporting specialist AxiomSL could be up for sale, with interest from several private equity firms. If true, it would only be the second round of institutional funding for the firm since it was founded in 1991, following the strategic stake taken back in 2017 by current owner,…

Regulatory Data Handbook 2020/2021 – Eighth Edition

This eighth edition of A-Team Group’s Regulatory Data Handbook is a ‘must-have’ for capital markets participants during this period of unprecedented change. Available free of charge, it profiles every regulation that impacts capital markets data management practices giving you: A detailed overview of each regulation with key dates, data and data management implications, links to…

FCA: UK Banks Are Failing in Their AML Approach

UK banks are not taking anti-money laundering controls seriously enough, with some still viewing AML protections as unnecessary. This was the concern raised by Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) director of enforcement and market oversight Mark Steward, speaking to reporters at the FCA annual public meeting last week – and the regulator is ready to crack…

AML Specialist SmartSearch Slams FinCen Leak

John Dobson, CEO at AML experts SmartSearch, has expressed outrage at the revelations contained in the FinCEN files of criminal cash being moved around by the world’s biggest financial institutions, including the UK’s HSBC. “This is nothing short of a betrayal for all those thousands of businesses doing their bit in the global fight against money laundering…