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REGnosys Works with WISE to Empower Women in Tech

REGnosys has joined forces with WISE, a UK specialist in STEM gender parity, as part of a project to empower women tech leaders. The collaboration aims to champion women role models in tech and inspire young women to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). With women making up only 24% of the…

Encompass Appoints Former CEO of CoorpID Job den Hamer as Head of Business Development

Encompass Corporation, a provider of real-time digital Know Your Customer (KYC) profiles that recently acquired CoorpID and Blacksmith KYC from ING, has named Job den Hamer, former CEO of CoorpID, as head of business development to bolster the company’s mission to underpin KYC with Corporate Digital Identity (CDI). With more than 20 years of experience…

ESMA Calls for New Members to Join Securities Markets Stakeholder Group

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the regulator and supervisor for EU financial markets, is looking for new members to join its Securities Markets Stakeholder Group (SMSG). The group serves as a conduit for stakeholder consultation delivering technical advice on the authority’s policies and activities and offering insights into market developments. The aim is…

Stephan Wolf Steps Down from Role of GLEIF CEO in June 2024

Stephan Wolf, CEO of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF), will step down from the role on 24 June 2024 after a decade of leading the foundation from its start-up phase to the growing organisation it is today. In a post on LinkedIn, Wolf writes: “After a decade of incredible experiences and achievements, I…

Broadridge Names Mike Sleightholme as President of Broadridge International

Broadridge Financial Solutions has appointed Mike Sleightholme as president of Broadridge International. Sleightholme, who is based in London, will be responsible for delivering the company’s capital markets technology and data solutions throughout the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. Sleightholme first joined Broadridge in 2022 as president of its Asset Management Solutions business where he was…

A-Team Group Names Winners of RegTech Insight Awards – Europe 2023

Congratulations to the winners of A-Team Group’s RegTech Insight Awards – Europe 2023. The awards were presented by guest speaker Ollie Ollerton, former UK Special Forces Soldier and directing staff (DS) from Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins, following a lively lunch held at Glaziers Hall in London on 18 May 2023 and hosted by…

Txtsmarter Completes Series A, Names Green as New CEO

Messaging surveillance specialist Txtsmarter has completed its Series A funding in a round led by Carolina Financial Group, a North Carolina investment bank. The company also used the occasion to appoint a new CEO, Edward Green, who succeeds Nuri Otus, who has left the company. Txtsmarter will use the unspecified funds to expand its services…

Surveillance Platform Operator Shield Raises $15 Million to Fund Sales Expansion

Tel Aviv-based surveillance system provider Shield has raised $15 million to expand its global sales teams and expand its capabilities. The series A funding round was led by Macquarie Capital and OurCrowd. Founded in 2018, Shield uses artificial intelligence (AI) and natural programming language (NPL) to identify market abuse and conduct issues. Its platform monitors…

SmartSearch Appoints Former Dow Jones Executive as CEO

SmartSearch, an anti-money laundering specialist using electronic entity verification, has named Guy Harrison as CEO with responsibility to drive the company’s strategic growth plan. Harrison joins from Dow Jones, where he was general manager of the company’s risk and compliance business. He takes over the CEO role from SmartSearch CEO and founder John Dobson, who…

Tractiv Raises $2.25 Million to Build Out Tracking Solution to Aid Regulatory Data Validation

Chicago-based data usage monitoring and tracking specialist Tractiv, founded in 2020 under the name TradeX, has raised $2.25 million in seed funding to expand its engineering and sales teams. At the same time, the company has added Mark Almeida, to its board of directors. Almeida is Limited Partner Advisor at Nyca Partners – which led…