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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…

Entity Data Management Handbook – Fifth Edition

Welcome to the fifth edition of A-Team Group’s Entity Data Management Handbook, sponsored for the fourth year running by entity data specialist Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics Company. The past year has seen a crackdown on corporate responsibility for financial crime – with financial firms facing draconian fines for non-compliance and the very real…

Synechron Data Science Launches New LIBOR Solution

London-based Synechron has launched a LIBOR accelerator using data science to address thechallenges of financial sector benchmarking. The accelerator for LIBOR Impact Analysis enables financial institutions to identify and quantify their LIBOR exposure at either a contract level or across all contracts within an institution. Thesolution leverages Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and three levels of…

Verint Systems Integrates with Microsoft for Compliance Recording

Verint Systems has engaged with Microsoft to support compliance recording for Microsoft Teams. The added layer of compliance recording will enable clients to capture Teams interactions properly across contact center, back-office, and trading floor operations. Verint has worked with Microsoft Unified Communications (UC) to provide compliance solutions for 10 years, and was one of the…

Culture and Internal Company Set-up Prove Problematic in SMCR Implementation

The Senior Managers Certification Regime (SMCR) is a hot and vexing topic, with internal company set-up and culture presenting a significant challenge for many financial services firms as they prepare for the December 9, 2019 deadline by when arrangements for senior managers and certification staff must be in place for all firms and from when…

UK Regulators Eye Up Digital Regulatory Reporting

UK regulators are stepping up their efforts to digitise regulatory reporting over the next few years. The changes the Bank of England (BoE) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) propose – and which are being developed jointly with the industry – promise a transformation in the way data flows between supervisors and financial services firms….

ClauseMatch Parters with Singapore’s Ingenia

Following on from its recent expansion into Singapore, UK-based regtech firm ClauseMatch has announced its first partnership in the region, with independent consultancy Ingenia. The alliance aims to provide ‘Compliance-as-a-Service’ for small and medium-sized financial institutions in Singapore, based on Ingenia’s existing service of developing and maintaining compliance networks for financial institutions who outsource their…

Artesian Solutions Launches New Risk and Compliance Hub

Artesian Solutions, a UK-based client intelligence tool for financial services companies, has announced the general availability (GA) of its new Artesian Risk and Compliance Hub (ARCH), following two years of development. ARCH is designed to enable relationship managers, underwriters and frontline teams within banks, insurance companies, and other financially regulated industries to assess and understand…