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SFDR: Dilemma of Shakespearean Proportions Looms Amid Scope Three Preparations

This article first appeared on A-Team Group’s ESG Insight channel. Financial institutions putting compliance processes in place for the European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations may be reminded of Claudius’ dilemma in Hamlet. “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions,” the usurper king bemoans as he contemplates an avalanche of challenges…

RegTech Summit Virtual: The Outlook for Regulatory Compliance and RegTech in a Digital Economy

The role of digital transformation in the growth of the RegTech sector cannot be overstated, but a number of complex challenges and barriers to more widespread adoption remain. Launching A-Team Group’s two day RegTech Summit, this first panel brought together a group of leading industry figures to discuss the major compliance issues from the perspective…

A-Team Extends, Expands and Releases 2021/2022 Edition of Regulatory Data Handbook

Don’t miss the latest edition of A-Team Group’s Regulatory Data Handbook, a publication dedicated to helping you gain a full understanding of regulations related to your organisation from the details of requirements to best practice implementation. The 2021/2022 handbook covers more than 40 regulations, providing you with a detailed description of each regulation including its…

IQ-EQ Acquires Greyline Partners to Boost US Presence

In its fourth US acquisition in two years, London-based regulatory technology specialist IQ-EQ has bought Greyline Partners, which offers outsourced governance and regulatory compliance solutions for the alternative asset sector, including hedge funds, venture capital, private equity and high net-worth investors. Greyline’s recently launched GCM Advisory outsourced CFO, finance and accounting business is also included in…

GDPR Reform: How Will a New Data Protection Regime Impact UK Financial Firms?

The data protection regulatory regime in the UK could soon look very different, if proposed changes to the current UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) come to fruition as part of a recently published UK government plan to move its data protection laws in a new direction following the country’s split from the EU….

Singapore RegTech Plan Signals Asian Maturity in ESG Approach

Singapore’s recent decision use RegTech to tackle greenwashing illustrates the strides leading Asian economies are making to toughen regulation of sustainable finance. The announcement at the city state’s annual fintech conference coincides with the release of a white paper by the Fintech Association of Hong Kong (FAHK). The document lays a vision of an ESG…

Apex Group Partners with Governance.com to Automate Regulatory Process Management

Fund administrator and wider financial services provider Apex Group has forged a five-year digitalisation partnership with Governance.com, which provides a low-code process managed platform for regulated entities. The Governance.com solution supports Apex’s ‘digital first’ agenda; the partnership aims to allow Apex to be an early adopter of FinTech in regulatory process management. As its first…

Recorded Webinar: Managing unstructured data to ensure regulatory compliance and add value

As unstructured data floods into capital markets in the wake of traditional structured data, firms must manage both data types and ensure ease of access to extract data required for regulatory compliance efficiently and effectively. Beyond compliance, firms can add value to the business by gaining a clear understanding of their unstructured data, integrating the…

BoE and FCA Plan Report on Impact of AI in Financial Services

The Bank of England (BoE) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have completed a one-year exploration into the deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) by financial institutions, and what implications this may have on the financial system, including the potential need for additional regulatory standards. The findings – from four quarterly meetings and a series of…

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….