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Bracing for More Change in Trade Reporting

By Mark Steadman, Executive Director, Head of DTCC Report Hub Services. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, regulations governing the reporting of transactions across key asset classes have been implemented in major jurisdictions around the world. This complex thicket of rules is set to become even more complicated and costly for firms’ as…

BMO GAM Adopts Nice to Monitor WFH Staff Comms

BMO Global Asset Management (BMO GAM) is addressing the need for communications recording of staff working from home (WFH) through the deployment of Nice’s Cloud Compliance Recording solution for Microsoft Teams. The Nice implementation will allow BMO GAM – part of Canada’s BMO Financial Group – to meet certain regulatory requirements around recording omnichannel communications…

New Approaches to Surveillance and Due Diligence Post-Pandemic Feature Heavily at A-Team’s RTSV Conference

Surveillance in the new ‘work from anywhere’ environment and the drift toward continuous KYC due diligence emerged as key industry challenges during panel sessions at A-Team’s RegTech Summit Virtual online conference earlier this month. Delegates heard how surveillance professionals were struggling to deal with the mushrooming use of new collaboration channels and video-conferencing platforms. At…

BayernLB Selects Broadridge for SFTR, EMIR/MiFIR, MMSR Trade and Transaction Reporting

Bayerische Landesbank (BayernLB) has selected Broadridge Financial Solutions’ platform to meet its trade and transaction reporting obligations across a range of regulations including SFTR, EMIR and MiFIR, as well as the European Central Bank’s money market statistical reporting (MMSR) requirements. The deployment – is aimed at streamlining and consolidating all of its regulatory trade reporting…

Recorded Webinar: Fighting fraud and financial crime with RegTech

Financial fraud and crime continue to escalate causing significant damage to companies, countries and the global economy despite enormous efforts by firms and organisations in the financial services sector to identify and expel bad actors. As these bad actors use increasingly sophisticated techniques to break into financial institutions and extract both money and data, so…

Recorded Webinar: Best practice for Regulatory Change in 2021 and beyond

How to get regulatory change management right and avoid the risks of getting it wrong The burden of regulatory change on financial firms has never been greater, leaving compliance teams under increasing pressure to ensure that changes are reviewed and acted upon in a timely manner. Technology enhancements in this space can help, allowing firms…

Confluence Outlines Development Plans Following Acquisition Agreement with Clearlake Capital Group

Clearlake Capital Group’s agreement to acquire a majority stake in Confluence provides the regulatory and data solutions provider with backing to accelerate global expansion, develop additional solutions, integrate emerging technologies, and continue down the acquisition trail. Clearlake will acquire Confluence from private equity firm TA Associates, which partnered with Confluence in 2018 and will continue…

Rising AML Costs Driven by Regulatory Initiatives Rather than Crime Threat, LexisNexis Survey Finds

Regulation itself is the primary driver behind an expected rise to £30 billion in UK financial institutions’ annual AML costs to £30 billion by 2023, a survey from LexisNexis Risk Solutions has found. The increase, from £28.7 billion in 2020, appears set to be invested in personnel rather than technology, however, with the survey –…

Financial Institutions Delusional on Quality of Regulatory Reports, ACA Study Finds

Despite finding that 87% of firms are confident in the quality of their MiFIR and/or EMIR reports, research commissioned by ACA Group has discovered that 97% of reports submitted to regulators via Approved Reporting Mechanisms (ARMs) and Trade Repositories contain inaccuracies. The research found reporting data quality to be poor, with each report containing an…

Lexis-Nexis Financial Crime Report Urges Multi-Layered Approach to Compliance, ID Proofing

Adopting a multi-layered approach to financial crime compliance and identity proofing is an essential best practice for financial institutions seeking to protect themselves from fraud and other criminal activities. That’s among the key findings of this year’s edition of LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ annual True Cost of Financial Crime Compliance Global Report. The report – based on…