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Upcoming Webinar: Cross-Regulation Data Consistency and Accuracy

Date: 1 November 2022 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes Regulatory reporting obligations continue to expand, bringing with them more overlaps of data elements across reporting regimes. As many firms struggle with the accuracy and completeness of individual reporting obligations, regulators have increasingly begun to focus on cross-regulation data…

AFME Makes Recommendations for Open Finance Framework

The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) has underlined the importance of a level playing field for responsible data sharing and made recommendations for an Open Finance Framework ahead of the publication of the European Commission’s framework for data access in financial services that is due to be published in coming months. EFMA shares…

FCA Fines Citigroup Global Markets £12.5 Million for Market Abuse Failings

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued Citigroup Global Markets with a fine of more than £12 million for failing to properly implement the EU’s Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) trade surveillance requirements. The failure meant that Citigroup Global Markets could not effectively monitor its trading activities for certain types of insider dealing and market…

ION Releases Compliance SaaS to Target Tier 2 / 3 Buy Sides

ION Markets is targeting Tier 2 and Tier 3 asset management firms with its new Compliance SaaS solution, which helps firms comply with regulations globally as well as internal policies governing their investment activities on behalf of clients. The new platform uses Web technologies to offer SaaS and HTML 5 delivery of the former Sentinel…

Recorded Webinar: Leveraging NLP for regulatory compliance

As regulatory compliance becomes more complex, requires larger volumes of data – both structured and unstructured, and comes under greater scrutiny by regulators, financial institutions are looking for RegTech solutions that can help them increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve the accuracy of regulatory data. One such solution is natural language processing (NLP), which can…

Recorded Webinar: Embracing cloud in your firm’s regulatory response

Regulatory compliance is a key function for financial institutions. It is also a huge burden in terms of time, data management, systems resources, manual intervention, and reporting. As financial firms progress digital transformation programmes, is it time to move regulatory reporting to the cloud with a view to improved efficiency, reduced costs and better business…

ACA Completes Foreside Merger to Form One of Largest GRC Platforms

GRC platform operator ACA Group has completed its merger with Foreside Financial Group, creating one of the world’s most extensive governance, risk and compliance offerings. The merger combines ACA’s regulatory compliance, cybersecurity, ESG and performance capabilities with Foreside’s distribution and broker-dealer capabilities to create a one-stop shop for investment firms. ACA’s business model involves supplementing its…

Recorded Webinar: Adding value and improving efficiencies in sanctions screening

Sanctions have been headline news this year. They are growing in number, sanctions lists are changing on a daily basis, and there can be conflict between sanctions issued by different jurisdictions – the whole calling for financial institutions to optimise sanctions screening to reduce risk and avoid potentially punitive penalties of non-compliance. This webinar will…

Recorded Webinar: Modernising Data Infrastructures: Challenges and opportunities of managing complex financial data and analytics in hybrid and multi-cloud environments

As they forge ahead with their digital transformation programs, financial institutions are finding that the internal platforms they use to manage complex data sets for trading, investment, risk, and compliance are no longer fit for purpose. The ongoing shift toward cloud hosting is forcing practitioners to manage the transition from deeply entrenched legacy platforms to…

What is Digital Transformation and How Do You Get it Right?

While financial institutions are grasping the opportunities offered by the digital transformation of their activities, a number of impediments are hampering some from extending the strategy to their operations teams in the back office. A stubborn corporate culture, fear of change and a lack of planning are just some of the challenges cited by industry…