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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…

Recorded Webinar: Best Practices for Integrated Regulatory Reporting Across Multiple Jurisdictions

The regulatory reporting obligations of financial institutions have mushroomed in scale over the past decade, leaving firms facing a raft of different requirements to provide increasingly granular metrics on their transaction, valuation and collateral data to a number of regulatory authorities. While many of these reports draw from the same core data set, the nuanced differences…

SEC Delays CAT Reporting Due to COVID-19 Concerns

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has confirmed a delayed start for Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) reporting, upon condition of compliance with certain other obligations, including milestones related to testing and releases of CAT functionality, as well as all other compliance dates for broker-dealer reporting to the CAT. Although the original reporting deadline for…

Industry Associations Warn that COVID-19 Could Cause Problems for SRD II

The International Securities Lending Association (ISLA) has joined forces with a multitude of other industry associations to urge a 12-month delay in the implementation of the regulation, laid out in an open letter to the European Commission. Currently scheduled to come into force on 3 September 2020, the regulation is an amendment to SRD I…

Creator of SOTERIA Branches Out with New Agnostic Audio Assurance Offering, as Regulatory Focus Sharpens

Insightful Technology, the RegTech specialist most recently known for creating Communication compliance and surveillance SaaS solution, SOTERIA, has spread its wings today with the launch of the first agnostic stand-alone product outside of the core offering. Audio Assure, a solution that enables automated and accurate audio testing, as well as the monitoring of line operations…

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…

Financial Markets Operations Response to COVID-19: Best Practices for Working from Home

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting all walks of life, and carries with it implications for society beyond even the obvious and immediate health impact. Business is being hit across the board, with many corporations sending staff home in an effort to keep them both safe and working. It’s clear that firms can’t rely on a…

CSDR – The Clock is Ticking…

The Central Securities Depository Regulation (CSDR), first published way back in 2014, is finally on its way in – and although final implementation may be delayed from September 2020 to February 2021, that doesn’t take away from its status as one of the biggest data management challenges for financial institutions this year. The new regulation…

SWIFT Delays ISO 20022 a Further Year

In its March 2020 meeting, SWIFT endorsed ambitious plans for the group to support financial institutions’ payments and securities businesses – but confirmed that implementation of the ISO 20022 would be delayed by 12 months, following “feedback from the community.” ISO 20022 aims to create a single standardisation approach (including methodology, process, repository) for all…

Entity Data Management Handbook – Sixth Edition

High-profile and punitive penalties handed out to large financial institutions for non-compliance with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations have catapulted entity data management up the business agenda. So, too, have industry and government reports on the staggering sums of money laundered on a global basis. Less apparent, but equally important, are…