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Upcoming Webinar: A practical guide to dual UK and EU regulatory reporting as the Temporary Permission Regime comes to a close

Date: 19 July 2022 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes The Temporary Permission Regime (TPR) allowing capital markets participants in the European Economic Area (EEA) to continue to operate in the UK post Brexit will be withdrawn by the end of 2023, calling on firms that want to stay…

ESG Data Handbook 2022

The ESG landscape is changing faster than anyone could have imagined even five years ago. With tens of trillions of dollars expected to have been committed to sustainable assets by the end of the decade, it’s never been more important for financial institutions of all sizes to stay abreast of changes in the ESG data…

Energy Firm Vitol Deploys Relativity Trace to Combat Market Abuse

Energy and commodity trading company Vitol has deployed Chicago-based Relativity’s AI-powered communication surveillance platform, Relativity Trace, to proactively detect regulatory misconduct. Relativity Trace’s alerting capabilities can help reduce false positives, with Vitol experiencing a 92% reduction on false positive alerting, according to Relativity. Vitol implemented Relativity Trace in just under four months. The system is now used…

SmartSearch Releases High-Risk Country Report Service in Response to Sanctions Against Russia

SmartSearch, an anti-money laundering (AML) specialist, has released a high-risk country report service in response to the introduction of sanctions against Russia. The service enables regulated businesses to scan existing clients and check for residency or citizenship in Russia, Belarus, or any other high-risk countries. The reporting tool instantly checks all clients that the regulated business has…

Bloomberg Wins A-Team Group Award for Most Innovative ESG Data Solution

Bloomberg has won the award for Most Innovative ESG Data Solution in A-Team Group’s Innovation Awards 2022. The awards celebrate innovative projects and teams across vendor and practitioner communities that make use of new and emerging technologies to deliver high-value solutions for financial institutions in capital markets. Bloomberg’s ESG data solution was selected as a…

19 Best Transaction Reporting Solutions in 2022

Transaction reporting is demanded of financial institutions by multiple regulatory regimes, with the goal of detecting suspected market abuse or money laundering. To comply, firms need to ensure their systems are able to deliver complete and accurate information about the financial instrument traded, the firm undertaking the trade, the buyer and seller, and the date…

Regulatory Change Management – What Does the Future Hold?

The ability of financial institutions to respond successfully to regulatory change is essential to ensure the integrity of the financial services industry. Yet operating the requisite change management programmes can often prove costly and onerous. On a recent A-Team Group webinar, a group of industry experts shared their unique thoughts on how to approach an…

EU Asserts ‘Strategic Autonomy’ in Post-Brexit Regulatory Landscape

With Brexit now ‘done’, the EU is taking stock of its regulatory environment as it settles down to life without the UK and its all-important financial capital London. The EU will spend 2022 setting out its regulatory stall as the UK seeks to differentiate itself from its former stablemates. What’s emerging is a multi-pronged regulatory…

IFPR – The UK’s New Prudential Regime: Is Your Firm Ready?

By Murray Campbell, CASS Business Consultant, AutoRek. The Investment Firm Prudential Regime (IFPR) comes into effect in the UK on January 1, 2022, and will overhaul the prudential regulations that are currently applicable to MiFID investment firms. This will bring significant changes to the way investment firms assess their capital adequacy and monitor associated risks….

Recorded Webinar: Regulatory change management – challenges, solutions and case studies

Regulatory change has become part of the fabric of capital markets. It has also become increasingly complex as more regulations are introduced, significant amendments are made frequently, and small changes are made on a rolling basis – the whole made more difficult by jurisdictional interpretation and the UK’s amended regulatory regime post Brexit. If keeping…