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SteelEye and UnaVista Partner on Reporting Solution Following CME Announcement

SteelEye, the compliance technology and data analytics firm, and UnaVista, the regulatory reporting platform from London Stock Exchange Group, have joined forces to support financial firms with best-in-class reporting services as they migrate from CME’s European Trade Repository (TR) and NEX Abide regulatory reporting services, which will close in November 2020. SteelEye has been a technical…

UK Opts Out of CSDR Buy-in, SFTR Reporting

In a written statement outlining a series of regulatory reforms planned for the UK, Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed last week that the UK will not include the Central Securities Depositories Regulation’s (CSDR) settlement discipline regime as part of its adoption of EU regulations post Brexit. Instead, UK firms should “continue to apply the existing industry-led…

FCA Explores New Prudential Regime, Considers Operational Resilience Guidelines

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a discussion paper on a prudential regime for UK investment firms: marking the first step in introducing a set of prudential rules for investment firms to better reflect their business models and the risk of harm they pose to consumers and markets. “We have long advocated for a bespoke…

Borrowing Time: Industry Must Converge on Margin Call Automation

By Tim Keady, Chief Client Officer (CCO) and Head of DTCC Solutions. Although the global impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) feels like a once-in-a-generation event, it is the latest in a string of crises that have impacted financial markets over the past couple of decades. With the tech bubble burst in 2000; followed by September 11, 2001; then the financial crisis of 2008-2009; and the flash crash of 2010, the industry is no stranger to disruptive events. Not…

SEC FinHub Plans Virtual RegTech Meetup

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is planning a series of virtual peer-to-peer meetups through its Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub), with a focus on engaging the industry to inform regulatory approach. The first theme will be RegTech, with a meeting planned for 6 July, 2020. Anyone currently working on RegTech…

Recorded Webinar: Overcoming the Barriers to Implementing RegTech Solutions: The View from Either Side of the Fence

RegTech holds the promise of targeted, agile and often low-cost solutions to the real-world problems faced by financial institutions across the board. So why is it so difficult to get RegTech projects off the ground? RegTech solutions providers complain that it’s difficult to get access to decision-makers, and even when they do it’s tough to…

EU Launches Dedicated New Unit in Financial Crime Crackdown

The EU has set up a new division to fight an expected surge in financial crime and money laundering as a result of the coronavirus crisis, with a focus on the protection of public funding. The unit has been set up in response to the potential increase of financial and economic crime and the involvement…

Are You Ready for RegTech Virtual 2020?

We’ve only got a week to go, and our brand new and fully virtual RegTech Summit is fast approaching. One of the most innovative, exciting and engaging platforms we have ever worked on, we are delighted to bring you two days of unique, insightful and cutting edge content on the most pressing regulatory challenges of…

EU Regulator Offers Guidance on Cloud Outsourcing

ESMA has issued new guidance this month to help financial providers understand their compliance responsibilities when outsourcing functions or investment activities to cloud-based providers. Published on 3 June in in draft form and currently open to consultation, the proposals are designed to help firms mitigate the risks that they are exposed to when outsourcing to…

Singapore Introduces ‘Fairness Metrics’ for AI Adoption

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today that the first phase of its Veritas initiative – a framework for financial institutions to promote the responsible adoption of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA) – will commence with the development of fairness metrics in credit risk scoring and customer marketing. The 25-member consortium will publish a white…