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Sensiple Partners TNS to Bring MiFID II Compliance Solution to Frankfurt

Capital markets specialist Sensiple is bringing its regtech product SETREGA for MiFID II, SFTR and EMIR compliance and reporting to the FR2 data centre in Frankfurt as part of an agreement with Transaction Network Services (TNS). Sensiple will use TNS’s managed hosting, colocation and connectivity service to give market participants fast, secure and efficient access…

RegTech Funding in India Quintuples

According to data provided by research and intelligence firm Tracxn, private investments into the Indian RegTech space have increased by over five times so far in 2019 to reach an estimated $43.5 million, compared to $7.26 million in 2018. Notable RegTech start-ups to receive funding include Simility, CrediWatch, Digio, Fintellix, DotAI, NextKYC, Credible Ninja and…

NICE Actimize Launches New Regulation BI Solution

On June 5, 2019 the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to approve the new Regulation Best Interest (BI), imposing rigorous new requirements to ensure firms are transparent and act in their clients’ best interest. Due to come into force on June 30, 2020, the new rule substantially upgrades existing suitability regulations to raise…

SmartStream Expands Further into Germany with New Partnership

Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM) solutions provider SmartStream Technologies has moved further into the German market, joining forces with Finanz Informatik Solutions Plus (Finanz), a specialist in outsourcing, consulting, development and integration services for business applications in the financial sector. Under the new agreement, Finanz will help its German clients with implementation projects and application management…

SmartStream RDU Readies Services for Brexit

The SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU) has implemented changes to its MiFID II Reference Data Service and Systematic Internaliser (SI) Registry to accommodate Brexit. For the MiFID II service, SmartStream RDU will make both ESMA and FCA data available, either as an integrated delivery or separately. It will also support ESMA and FCA pre- and…

SEC Updates Regulatory Disclosure Requirements

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has voted to propose rule amendments to modernize the description of business, legal proceedings, and risk factor disclosures that registrants are required to make to ‘Regulation S-K’ – a US regulation that lays out reporting requirements for public companies. The proposed amendments are intended to update the rules…

Compliance Costs Hit Profits at Commonwealth Bank

Australia’s biggest bank has seen profits slump by 8.1% following regulatory and compliance costs of over $1 billion amid a series of scandals, lawsuits and regulatory investigations. According to CEO Matt Comyn, Commonwealth is currently handling a number of “regulatory and risk projects.” The bank is working with RegTech firm Red Marker to implement a…

SIX Releases Marijuana Related Data Service

SIX has introduced a service covering over 30,000 securities connected with Marijuana Related Businesses (MRBs). The service reflects the changing legal landscape around marijuana. In the US, marijuana has been legalised in some states, but is criminal at federal level. As a result, in some states MRBs can raise money via capital markets, enabling investors…