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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…

The 16 Best Conduct Risk Solution Providers in 2022

Following many well publicised misconduct issues within financial services, there is now a regulatory spotlight on the issue of conduct risk (in addition to all the fines) in an effort to help rebuild trust and support future growth. The FCA broadly defines conduct risk as ‘any action of a regulated firm or individual that leads…

Top 6 Use Cases for AI in RegTech

As artificial intelligence’s influence on regtech continues to grow, so does the importance of minimising algorithm bias and maximising data quality. The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning in RegTech is playing an increasingly important role and helping to reshape risk and regulatory compliance. It can offer many benefits and we outline the…

Operational Resilience Ranks High on Regulators’ List of Concerns

Increased regulatory scrutiny of operational resilience in capital markets is forcing firms to take a more proactive approach to maintaining critical business functions. Continuity planning inevitably comes into focus during major events such as a global pandemic. But regulators’ concerns around the prevalence of other incidents – from ransomware attacks to natural disasters – have…

Digital Regulatory Reporting: The Turning Point for Compliance in 2022

By Leo Labeis, CEO at REGnosys. Regulatory reporting has long been mired by ambiguous and conflicting rules but new requirements this year and an industry-wide move to greater collaboration look set to usher in much needed change. For financial institutions, the upcoming CFTC Rewrite and EMIR Refit deadlines present a timely opportunity to review their…

19 Best Transaction Reporting Solutions in 2022

Transaction reporting is demanded of financial institutions by multiple regulatory regimes, with the goal of detecting suspected market abuse or money laundering. To comply, firms need to ensure their systems are able to deliver complete and accurate information about the financial instrument traded, the firm undertaking the trade, the buyer and seller, and the date…

Recorded Webinar: Regulatory change management – challenges, solutions and case studies

Regulatory change has become part of the fabric of capital markets. It has also become increasingly complex as more regulations are introduced, significant amendments are made frequently, and small changes are made on a rolling basis – the whole made more difficult by jurisdictional interpretation and the UK’s amended regulatory regime post Brexit. If keeping…