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Skills and Systems Investment Surging in Financial Services, Finds TR Regulatory Intelligence Report

The right talent plays a crucial role in leveraging the benefits of RegTech within financial services firms, according to the fourth edition of Thomson Reuters’ annual regulatory intelligence report, released today. ‘Fintech, Regtech & the Role of Compliance in 2020: The Shifting Regulatory Role’ urges regulators and policymakers to ensure they have the appropriate up-to-date…

Swiss Indices Endorsed Under the EU Benchmarks Regulation

SIX has received the approval by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority that its major Swiss Indices are compliant with the EU Benchmarks Regulation. The approval was granted for a total of 39 equity, fixed income and money market indices. The flagship indices SMI and SARON (the Swiss franc reference rate) are also included. The aim…

FSB To Focus on RegTech in 2020

International financial services regulator the Financial Stability Board (FSB) has made a commitment to address the use of RegTech and SupTech (supervisory technology) in its 2020 work programme, released this week. The watchdog will continue to monitor financial innovation developments and assess their potential implications for financial stability. Complementing the recent report on BigTech in…

IHS Markit Receives Authorisation as Benchmark Administrator in the Netherlands

The Netherlands Authority for Financial Markets has authorised the Dutch entity of HIS Markit, Markit NV, as an administrator under the European Benchmark Regulation. Last year IHS Markit was also approved by the UK’s FCA, making it the first benchmark administrator to be authorised by National Competent Authorities in both the UK and Europe. The…

As Clock Ticks on SM&CR, FCA Looks to Extend Coverage to Benchmark Administrators

There is only a week to go until the final SM&CR deadline on December 9, by which time all remaining FCA-regulated firms (including asset managers, brokers and trading firms) will have to comply with the new rules – and start submitting data to the new FCA Directory. But as crunch time catches up with the…

A-Team RegTech Summit Emphasises Urgency of Efficient, Enterprise-Wide Compliance

A-Team Group’s RegTech Summit made a triumphant return to a full house in New York last Thursday, with an excellent turnout of over 230 practitioners, regulators, start-ups and solution providers all keen to explore how the financial services industry can best leverage technology to drive innovation, cut costs and support regulatory change. Colin Ware, Global…

CFTE Launches RegTech Book, Online Course

The UK-based Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE), a platform providing online learning for the FinTech space, has announced the launch of a targeted new online RegTech course providing a “thorough foundation of regulatory technologies” through eight hours of video content, curated readings and online assessment. The announcement was made at the London launch…