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Clausematch Reaches 90,000-User Milestone at Early Adopter Barclays

Barclays has completed the rollout of Clausematch’s Policy Portal across the bank, reaching almost 90,000 employees globally, having adopted Clausematch as part of its inaugural Barclays Accelerator programme in 2014. The use-case may be seen as a benchmark for RegTech adoption, as many early-stage innovators struggle to gain a foothold at large enterprises like Barclays….

Recorded Webinar: Meeting the requirements of the EU’s ESG Disclosure Regulation

The EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) is central to the European drive towards a sustainable financial market. As such, it is complicated and multi-faceted, and makes rigorous demands on financial firms to source large volumes of ESG data and meet numerous reporting obligations. Key elements of disclosure include sustainability risk, principle adverse impacts, and…

US Regulatory Reporting: The Data Management Response

Given the rapid pace of change in the US regulatory reporting landscape in recent years, the banking sector is increasingly required to focus on its data management capabilities in order to meet these requirements effectively. At A-Team Group’s Data Management Summit USA virtual conference last month, Kenneth Lamar, Principal Partner at Lamar Associates, moderated a…

MCO Acquires Governor Software, Adds Founder Pike to Payroll

MyComplianceOffice (MCO) has acquired Governor Software, adding the company’s visual mapping of global regulations to its lineup of regulatory data collection and work flow capabilities. Terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed, but it’s understood that Governor was for sale for some time after a planned funding round never materialised due to the global Covid pandemic….

GRAC Service Provider RiskBusiness Launches GDPR Equivalency Checker

Governance, risk, audit and compliance (GRAC) content and service provider RiskBusiness has introduced a GDPR Equivalency Checker ahead of new EU data privacy requirements coming into effect later this month. The new tool is targeted at all financial services firms impacted by the incoming changes under the so-called Schrems II legislation that comes into effect…

Creating An Effective ESG Framework and Managing a Changing Risk Landscape: Boldly Go Where the World Is Going!

By Fraser Hall, Global Product Manager – FinReg, AxiomSL. European regulators are leading with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosure requirements, although given the direction the world is going – in terms of ESG framework development – other regulators will not be far behind. The European Banking Authority (EBA), European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA)…

A-Team Group ESG Handbook 2021 Details Environmental, Social and Governance Investing and Disclosure

A-Team Group has expanded its portfolio of industry-leading publications with the release of ESG Handbook 2021, a guide to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing, disclosure, and product development. The handbook offers capital markets participants, data vendors and solutions providers extensive coverage of all elements of ESG, from an initial definition and note on why…

RegTech Summit Keynote Discusses How to Cut Compliance Costs by 15-20%

A-Team Group’s recent RegTech Summit Virtual got off to a cracking start with a keynote presented by Niresh Rajah, managing director and head of data in the RegTech and digital assurance practice at Grant Thornton, and covering everything from the evolution of RegTech 2.0 to driving value out of the technology. An early poll asking…

Recorded Webinar: Getting ready for Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and ESG – what action should asset managers be taking now?

Interest in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment has exploded in recent years, bringing with it regulation and a requirement for buy-side firms to develop ESG strategies and meet disclosure obligations. The sell-side can help here by integrating ESG data with traditional financial information, although the compliance burden remains with asset managers. The EU Sustainable…

Recorded Webinar: Best practices for regulatory reporting

Regulatory reporting has been a cost and resource burden for financial institutions for many years, with the race to compliance in a highly regulated market often leading to multiple, singular regulatory reporting solutions. Legacy systems add to the challenges of making reporting changes in line with adapted and new regulations. This webinar will address these…