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Upcoming Webinar: Overcoming the Barriers to Implementing RegTech Solutions: The View from Either Side of the Fence

Date: 9 June 2020 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET RegTech holds the promise of targeted, agile and often low-cost solutions to the real-world problems faced by financial institutions across the board. So why is it so difficult to get RegTech projects off the ground? RegTech solutions providers complain that it’s difficult…

RIMES Launches BMR Dashboard Service for EU Benchmarks Regulation

RIMES, the winner of Best Vendor Solution for Benchmark Regulation at the 2020 RegTech Insight Awards, has expanded its RegTech suite with the launch of the RegFocus BMR Dashboard, a new tool to help asset managers understand their exposure under the EU Benchmarks Regulation (BMR). The BMR has provided a significant compliance challenge for the buy-side….

And the Winner Is….

The results are in, and A-Team Group is delighted to announce the winners of our annual RegTech Insight Awards, celebrating the very best and most innovative solutions and providers within the fast-growing RegTech space. Now in their fourth year, the prestigious annual awards recognise both established solution providers and innovative newcomers, seeking to herald and…

Industry Supports Pre-Cessation LIBOR Fallbacks, Finds ISDA

ISDA has found that a significant majority of practitioners would prefer to include pre-cessation and permanent cessation fallbacks without optionality or flexibility. The feedback comes in response to a consultation launched by ISDA in February which asked whether the 2006 ISDA Definitions should be amended to include fallbacks that would apply to all covered derivatives…

FCA Warns Firms on LIBOR Transition

The FCA has doubled down on its plans to phase out LIBOR by the end of 2021, warning in a 29 April statement that “it remains the central assumption that firms cannot rely on LIBOR being published after the end of 2021.” Although the regulator recognises the challenges presented by the current operating environment under…

ESMA and MAS Sign MOU on Singapore’s Financial Benchmarks

ESMA, the EU’s securities markets regulator, has signed an agreement with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) completing the process to allow the use of Singapore’s financial benchmarks in the EU. Under the MOU, ESMA and MAS will share information and supervisory activities on Singapore-regulated financial benchmarks. The signing of the MOU follows the European…

RegTech Summit Goes Virtual!

Following the phenomenal success of the upcoming Data Management Summit Europe Virtual, set to broadcast 22-24 April and with registered delegates already nearing a record-breaking 750, we are beyond excited to be launching a similar RegTech Summit Virtual in June 2020: bringing you all the insights and expertise of  the longstanding and market-leading A-Team Group…

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…