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SS&C Expands Risk Analytics with Agreement to Buy Algorithmics’ Assets from IBM

SS&C Technologies has reached a definitive agreement to acquire certain Algorithmics’ and related assets from IBM. The addition of Algorithmics, a provider of risk analytics products and capital management solutions, will extend SS&C’s risk analytics and regulatory offering by adding over 200 clients, 350 employees and offices in 25 countries. Client types include banks, broker…

RegTech Summit London Fast Approaching – Have You Booked Your Place?

The third annual edition of A-Team Group’s highly sought-after RegTech Summit is nearly here! On October 3, 2019 industry leaders, regulators, practitioners and providers will converge on the etc.venues at St Paul’s London to discuss the most innovative and effective approaches for building a better regulatory environment. This year is our strongest line-up yet, with…

LIBOR Change Requirements Mean Major Data Challenges for Financial Firms – Are You Ready?

With the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) ceasing to exist at midnight January 1, 2022, financial services firms around the world are faced with an enormous data management challenge. LIBOR, and the interest rate curves built off of it, are used within a wide variety of financial instruments and products, including derivatives, loans, and bonds….

Volker Rule Revisions Hotly Contested, But More Changes Could Be on the Way

Changes to the Volker rule announced recently by US regulators are stoking intense debate about the effect they will have on regulated institutions, the financial markets, and the US economy as a whole. The Volker rule was brought in as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, which was created in response to the global financial…

Global RegTech Industry Tops $5bn, But More Collaboration is Needed

The global RegTech industry generated an estimated $5 billion in revenue last year, as regulatory changes and technological advancements drove a surge of new startups in the past five years – according to a new Global RegTech Industry Benchmarking Report released this week by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF). Sponsored by EY Japan…

SEC Further Delays Rule 606

On September 4, in response to a new request from the Financial Information Forum and the Security Traders Association, the SEC extended the compliance deadline for Rule 606 amendments. This represents the second extension for the routing practices regulation, which was first proposed in November 2018 with an original deadline of May 2019, and subsequently…

Applicants Sought for New York RegTech Trade Mission

A-Team Group is delighted to partner with the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) to call for applications from UK RegTech businesses (specifically companies with a focus on regulatory monitoring, reporting and compliance) to participate in its upcoming 2019 UK RegTech Trade Mission to New York. Taking place November 13-15 in New York City, the…

International Compliance – A New Era for SMCR

By Andrew Shrimpton, Executive Chairman of Compliance Consulting at IQ-EQ With great power comes great responsibility. Yes; but in the era of SMCR, heads of compliance have found out that even a medium amount of power now comes with an almost unpalatable amount of personal accountability – and legal jeopardy. In many cases, this has…

SEC Releases Long-Awaited Guidance for Rule 606 on Broker Disclosures – But is it Enough?

Rule 606, updated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last year to require additional disclosures by broker-dealers to customers regarding the handling of their orders, has caused headaches for the sell-side since it was first proposed – largely due to the complexity of the original 334-page mandate. With the postponed October 1, 2019 deadline…

98% of Firms Not Ready for SM&CR, Finds ACA Compliance

Less than 2% of affected firms have completed sufficient preparation for the FCA’s upcoming Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) while only 2% of employees have sufficient awareness of the new rules and their implications across the organisation, according to a new survey from ACA Compliance. The new regulation is due to come into force…