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New Solutions Emerge to Help Firms Address SRD2 Issues

A surge of new solutions is emerging to help firms meet the data challenges of Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD2), which came into force on September 3, 2020 despite pleas from the industry for a delay due to Covid-19 pressures. “We ask you to consider, as a matter of urgency, a delay in the implementation…

LIBOR is Ending – But Most Firms Aren’t Ready, Finds Numerix

The decommission of LIBOR is making a huge imprint on the global financial services sector. The transition from LIBOR to alternative reference rates could be the largest financial engineering project the world has ever seen. So what are financial institutions are doing to prepare for the switch to alternative reference rates, and how far along…

CSS’s Amfine Purchase Completes End-to-End Reporting Capability

New York-based Compliance Solutions Strategies’ (CSS) acquisition of Amfine, a European provider of SaaS-based reporting for investment managers, fills a gap in the firm’s regulatory reporting solution lineup and allows it for the first time to offer end-to-end compliance for fund managers and insurers. With the all-cash acquisition complete – terms weren’t disclosed – the…

Recorded Webinar: How Financial Institutions can adjust to working in the New Normal

The very sudden impact of Covid-19 and resultant shutdown of physical sites has stress-tested financial institutions and vendors to their limits. Now banks and firms are slowly starting to re-open offices. But what will the new normal look like and what steps should you be taking now to make the most of this situation? This…

SteelEye Seeks to Automate Compliance with Auto-Trade Reconstruction Technology

Compliance technology and data analytics firm SteelEye made a splash last week with the launch of its new Auto-Trade Reconstruction technology, which reduces the time it takes for a firm to reconstruct a trade from days to seconds. Under MiFID II, MAR, Dodd-Frank and other global regulations, authorised firms can be asked by the regulator at…

FINRA Starts the Clock on OATS Retirement

By Peter Gargone, CEO at n-Tier. FINRA’s August 14 SEC rule filing, coupled with its July 29 compliance webinar, provide the clearest view yet on FINRA’s approach to enforcing CAT regulatory compliance and achieving the industry’s goal of retiring OATS reporting. Peter Gargone of compliance software specialist n-Tier discusses the complexities of the transition, and the…

FINRA CAT: What’s Next?

By Andrew Pheifer, CFA, CAIA, Director, EMS Product Management, SS&C Eze. The long-awaited Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) is now live, ingesting billions of equity transactions daily from U.S. broker-dealers (Industry Members). The go-live has largely been considered a success, with more than 1,000 broker-dealers reporting into the CAT. The CAT’s origins date back to 2012…

Broadridge Announces Record New Signings as SRD II Deadline Approaches

In response to the upcoming September 3, 2020 deadline for the European Commission (EC)’s updated Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD II), Broadridge Financial Solutions this week confirmed a record number of new signings for its SRD II solution. “We are witnessing strong demand, and we are market-ready with our end-to-end solution across the shareholder communications chain,” says…

Regulation Best Interest: A New Standard for US Brokers

The US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Best Interest—or Reg BI— officially came into effect on June 30, 2020. Brokerage firms now have to comply with a whole new standard of conduct when dealing with retail clients, in one of the biggest regulatory shake-ups for the US market in years… but there have been concerns…

TRAction Fintech Expands Alliance with UnaVista on Regulatory Reporting

Specialist regulatory reporting firm TRAction Fintech has expanded its existing collaborative partnership with UnaVista, the regulatory reporting platform of the London Stock Exchange (LSE), in a bid to simplify MiFID II, EMIR and SFTR reporting for FX and CFD brokers. The alliance is designed to enable easier integration of trading platforms with regulatory reporting systems,…