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ACA Compliance Group Launches New Global ESG Practice

ACA Compliance Group (ACA) today launched a specialist global environmental, social, and governance (ESG) advisory practice, headed up by Dan Mistler, who joins ACA from ESG and environment firm, Bridge House Advisors. Sustainability and responsible investing increasingly appear on the agendas of global political leaders, regulators, and firms alike. According to President-elect Joe Biden, the U.S. will…

Full Circle: What We’ve Learned From A Crazy Year

2020 is finally (thankfully!) drawing to a close. It’s our last issue of the year, and what a year it has been. From lockdowns to loopholes, disaster recovery and doom-mongering to booming markets and business as usual, the past 12 months have been a rollercoaster ride for everyone, and the financial services have not escaped….

Thomson Reuters Report on ‘Fintech, RegTech and the Role of Compliance’ Finds Increased Use of Technology During Pandemic

The Thomson Reuters’ Fintech, RegTech and the Role of Compliance Report 2021, released this week, finds that the adoption and implementation of technology has taken a huge step forward during the pandemic, despite the continuing budget challenges that firms face. Sector growth is expected to accelerate in the coming months and years, predicts the report,…

Recorded Webinar: Moving Regulatory Data to the Cloud: A Use Case Discussion

Migrating risk and regulatory reporting data to the cloud is turning out to be one of the hottest trends for 2020 – but not everyone is getting it right, and there are pitfalls to be avoided as well positive outcomes to be achieved. Especially in today’s remote working world, financial firms are facing the challenge…

A-Team Group Releases Regulatory Data Handbook 2020/2021

A-Team Group releases the eighth edition of its ‘best read’ publication, the Regulatory Data Handbook, today. The handbook is a ‘must have’ for capital markets participants, is free of charge, and profiles every regulation that impacts capital markets’ data management practices. Linda Coffman, executive vice president at The SmartStream Reference Data Utility, leads the handbook…

Acin Wins First Funding Round From Notion Capital, Fitch Ventures

Acin, a data standards firm seeking to digitise operational and non-financial risk, has secured $12 million in a Series A funding round led by European SaaS investor Notion Capital and supported by Fitch Ventures, the investment arm of credit ratings and research giant Fitch Group. RegTech Insight talks to Acin CEO Paul Ford to learn…

ESMA Releases Long-Awaited Third-Country Draft Rules

ESMA this week published its final report containing draft rules for third-country firms providing investment services in the EU under the MIFIR and MiFID II regimes. The document should provide some long-awaited clarity around the ability of third-country firms to operate in Europe – including, of course, the UK, upon its final departure from the…

Are the Complexities of the New IFR Regime to Investment Firms as Kryptonite is to Superman?

By Richard Moss, Global Product Manager, Capital, AxiomSL. Even though investment firms have very different primary business models and risk profiles as opposed to lending institutions, to date, for regulatory purposes many have been considered credit institutions and accordingly report under the Basel-driven capital requirements regulation (CRR). The CRR approach is too broad to effectively…

Recorded Webinar: How Financial Institutions can adjust to working in the New Normal

The very sudden impact of Covid-19 and resultant shutdown of physical sites has stress-tested financial institutions and vendors to their limits. Now banks and firms are slowly starting to re-open offices. But what will the new normal look like and what steps should you be taking now to make the most of this situation? This…

ACA Compliance Pushes Ahead with Ambitious Expansion Plans

ACA Compliance Group (ACA), a provider of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) advisory services and technology solutions, last month successfully secured $40 million in new funding from its existing investor group, led by Starr Investment Holdings (SIH), which acquired a controlling interest in ACA in 2018. The influx of cash looks likely to push ACA’s…