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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.

Introducing the Alliance for Innovative Regulation: Driving Change through Collaboration

Last month saw the official launch of a new model designed to connect fintech leaders, financial institutions, regulatory agencies—and their innovation teams— with the goal of modernising the financial regulatory system. With $2 million already raised from a range of FinTech entrepreneurs and ventures capital firms, the Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR) is off to…

NEW BIS Innovation Hub to Focus on RegTech

The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has launched its third BIS Innovation Hub centre in Singapore, following two recently launched centres in Hong Kong and Switzerland. The Singapore branch will focus on two areas: 1) digital infrastructures on identity, consent and data sharing, and 2) the creation of a digital platform to connect regulators and…

FCA Updates Handbook Website Using Governor Software

Governor Reg: FCA, a live version of the FCA Handbook allowing UK regulated financial institutions to map, track and report regulatory compliance, was today integrated into the FCA Handbook website to enhance overall user experience, improve navigation and provide .csv downloads of relevant items. To further help UK regulated firms to stay compliant, the firm…

A-Team RegTech Summit Emphasises Urgency of Efficient, Enterprise-Wide Compliance

A-Team Group’s RegTech Summit made a triumphant return to a full house in New York last Thursday, with an excellent turnout of over 230 practitioners, regulators, start-ups and solution providers all keen to explore how the financial services industry can best leverage technology to drive innovation, cut costs and support regulatory change. Colin Ware, Global…

SEC Extends MiFID II Exemption Once Again, FCA Approves for UK Dealings Post-Brexit

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has once again extended its October 26, 2017 no-action letter allowing US banks to sell research directly to European fund managers under MiFID II without registering as investment advisors. Set to expire on July 3, 2020, the letter has been extended for a further three years to July 3,…

Tipping the Balance: The Growing Importance of Consolidated Surveillance

Transaction reporting may have started off as a baby elephant but as regulators increasingly focus on the importance of accurately recorded data, and the regulatory landscape becomes ever more complex, that animal is getting bigger. MiFID II and MiFIR transformed the scope of transaction reporting for financial firms, requiring them not only to guard against…