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US Regulatory Agencies Publish Op Risk Guidance Highlighting Importance of Data Inputs, Governance and Validation

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), along with the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), have published their interagency guidance for operational risk as part of the US adoption of the advanced measurement approach (AMA) for risk-based…

Thomson Reuters Adds Ex-Wolters Kluwer Exec Curtis to its Ranks

The revolving door at data giant Thomson Reuters continues to spin unabated (see commentary on the recent slew of people moves) with the addition of ex-Wolters Kluwer MD Dean Curtis to its ranks. Curtis, who was with the regulatory solutions specialist for nearly four years and was likely a casualty of the recent FRSGlobal acquisition,…

Reliance on Data Vendors, Cost and Poor Data Quality Remain Hurdles to Transparency, Says City of London Paper on MiFID

As the MiFID review process rumbles on ahead of a potential sequel, more and more attention is being directed towards the data quality issues underlying the barriers to post-trade market transparency. On this note, the City of London’s recently published report into the impacts of MiFID (handily titled “Understanding the Impacts of MiFID”) indicates that…

Panellists Highlight the “Shotgun Wedding” of Data Management and Risk Management at DMRAV in NYC

The data management and risk functions of financial institutions have become subject to a “shotgun wedding of sorts”, as firms aim to tackle their underlying data quality issues in the post-crisis environment, according to panellists at last week’s A-Team Group Data Management for Risk, Analytics and Valuations (DMRAV) conference in NYC (see details of the…

Sifma Led Coalition Details 14 Key Prerequisites for OFR LEI Solution Providers, 3 June Deadline for Submissions

Following its publication of a wish list for the legal entity identifier (LEI) earlier this month, the 13 strong, Sifma led coalition of industry associations focused on providing feedback to the US Office of Financial Research (OFR) has detailed its 14 key prerequisites for the solution providers that will be tasked with bringing the new…

GS1 Continues its Campaign to be Selected as OFR’s Standards Administrator

ISO may be the bookie’s favourite to be selected as the Office of Financial Research’s (OFR) standards provider, given its expedited drafting of a legal entity ID standard and its recent selection of Swift as its registration authority for that standard, but that has not deterred standards body GS1 in its own bid to become…

Algorithmics Makes Case for Data Oriented Risk Management

In its latest paper, Algorithmics sets out the case for an integrated data-oriented approach to risk management, and outlines the practical steps risk IT professionals can take to achieve this. Based on Algorithmics’ innovative risk technology and decades of experience working with financial institutions around the world, the paper provides insight into risk-specific data issues,…

Sifma Led Financial Association Coalition Provides OFR with a Wish List for the LEI, Sets 30 May Deadline

The 13 strong, Sifma led coalition of industry associations involved in providing feedback to the regulatory community regarding the establishment of a new global legal entity identification standard has finally produced its comprehensive list of requirements for the ID. The group has also set a deadline of the end of this month (30 May) for…

SIX Telekurs’ Filanowski Highlights the Biggest Data Challenges of Dodd Frank

The Dodd Frank Act contains a whole host of new and different data requirements in terms of reporting formats and potential standards, but how will all of this impact the practitioner and vendor communities directly? Reference Data Review speaks to Paul Filanowski, US product development at SIX Telekurs, about the changing US regulatory scene and how it…

A Recurring Refrain

Pattern recognition is obviously a handy skill to have when dabbling in the financial markets, but it’s not something often applied to regulatory developments. However, the eagle eyed of you out there may have spotted a theme and a recurring refrain within a whole host of recent regulatory papers, including the MiFID Review, UCITS IV,…