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Breakfast Briefing: Meeting the Data Requirements of FRTB London

The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) Breakfast Briefing, will examine how the capital markets industry is approaching FRTB data management and will look at the implications for the ways that firms source, manage and store data for FRTB compliance.

Trade Associations Demand Reporting Changes Ahead of MiFID II Review

The European Forum of Securities Associations (EFSA), in conjunction with members from Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Poland, and Sweden, this week released an open letter calling for a number of changes to be considered as priorities in any upcoming review of MiFID II by the EU authorities. “There are some areas… which need…

RMA Issues SFTR Reporting Contract Template

Following the January release of the final SFTR report by ESMA, the US-based Risk Management Association has issued a new standard legal agreement to address mandatory reporting obligations for SFTR, ahead of its initial go-live date of April 11. The template follows in the footsteps of the Master Regulatory Reporting Framework launched by the International…

Are You Keeping Up With The Regulator?

By Dr Bimal Roy Bhanu, Group CEO at Ai XPRT. Not many things in life are certain, but in the financial services industry it’s obvious to all participants that regulators are continually tightening the national and international governance, risk and compliance requirements. The ultimate aim for firms in 2020 is to stay one step ahead…

No Grace Period For Reg BI Compliance

For US-regulated firms affected by the upcoming Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) and concurrent Customer Relationship Summary (Form CRS), due to come into force on June 30, 2020, the pressure is on to comply – and it is looking as if the regulator has no plans to go easy on its targets. The 2020 Examination…

UK Regulators Unveil Ambitious New Dynamic Data Strategy

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Bank of England last week revealed bold new plans to drastically boost their data and analytics capability, using advanced analytics and automation techniques to deepen their understanding of how markets function and to efficiently predict, monitor and respond to firm and market issues. Alongside investment in new…

FSB To Focus on RegTech in 2020

International financial services regulator the Financial Stability Board (FSB) has made a commitment to address the use of RegTech and SupTech (supervisory technology) in its 2020 work programme, released this week. The watchdog will continue to monitor financial innovation developments and assess their potential implications for financial stability. Complementing the recent report on BigTech in…