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Positive Progress, Says Powell

Progress has been made around the world on financial regulation, according to US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. In a recent speech he noted that regulation has become stricter and more transparent, but warned that further adjustments could be on the horizon. “In the financial stability realm, the case for enhanced transparency is not just…

German RegTech Start-up Alyne Raises €3 million in Seed Funding

Munich-based regtech start-up Alyne has raised €3 million in Series A financing in a round led by Alstin Capital and Hannover Digital Investments. The investment brings Alyne’s total funding to €4.2 million since launching its next generation regtech solution in early 2016. Alyne’s software-as-a-service product, the Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) platform, provides a curated and…

Recorded Webinar: How to find common ground for data management across multiple regulations

We’ve asked over many years how financial institutions can find common ground for data management processes to meet the requirements of multiple regulations, such as MiFID II, MiFIR, EMIR, MAR and BCBS 239. While this is a goal most firms have aspired to, the reality of pressing deadlines for regulation after regulation meant firms had…

RegTech By Numbers: Statistics From the A-Team Group RegTech Summit 2018

With 53,000 new regulations in 2017 alone, the sheer volume of numbers in the regtech industry is overwhelming. Taken from the highly successful second annual RegTech Summit 2018 held in London in October 2018, the following graphic pulls out the most compelling facts, figures, quotes and costs to come out of the day’s discussions –…

RIMES Launches New Reg-Focused Data Feed for BMR

Managed services and solutions provider RIMES Technologies has taken another step into the regtech space with the launch of its new RIMES RegFocus BMR Data Feed, a new service to help asset managers, banks and insurance companies ensure the benchmarks they use in financial instruments and contracts are compliant with the EU’s Benchmarks Regulation (BMR),…

Regulatory Data Handbook 2018/2019 – Sixth Edition

In a testament to the enduring popularity of the A-Team Regulatory Data Handbook, we are delighted to publish a sixth edition for 2018-19 of our comprehensive guide to all the regulations and rules that might impact data and data management at your institution. As in previous editions of the Regulatory Data Handbook, we have updated…

PwC Acquires KYC-Pro

PwC has acquired client onboarding specialist KYC-Pro from compliance consultancy FSCom for an undisclosed amount. The move comes as part of PwC’s plans to expand its regulatory compliance offering. KYC-Pro enables customers access to over 127 million companies worldwide, conduct individual AML checks across more than 20 countries and cross reference potential customers against international…

MünchenerHyp Selects Finastra for Regulatory Reporting

Münchener Hypothekenbank (MünchenerHyp), the property financing partner of German cooperative banks Volksbanken and Raiffeisenbanken, has selected Finastra’s regulatory reporting solution to meet its post-trade transaction and transparency reporting requirements under MiFID II and MiFIR. MünchenerHyp worked closely with Finastra and local implementation partner Finbridge to successfully deliver the project ahead of the MiFID go-live in…

Fintech Investment Tops $30bn, Says KPMG

Investment activity in the FinTech segment topped $30bnin Q2 of 2018, exceeding Q1’s $25bn, as M&A activity sees a boost from private equity interest. The 2018 edition of KPMG’s ‘Fintech Pulse’ found that 2018 funding to date has already exceeded the total amount of fintech funding seen in 2017 and is well on pace to…

Singapore Affirms RegTech Commitment

At the launch of the Singapore Fintech Festival (November 12-14), Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore Ravi Menon confirmed the country’s commitment to supporting regtech development. Menon identified six core pillars to develop the fintech ecosystem, many of which had a regtech focus – including identity/KYC, data governance and platforms for innovation. The…