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Automated Software is Replacing Human Decisions, Finds ESMA

A combination of supply-based developments and demand-based needs are potentially transforming the way financial institutions comply with regulation and supervisory authorities oversee market participants, warned the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in a new report released on March 14, 2019. The regulator recently carried out an analysis of the regulatory and supervisory technologies currently…

MiFIR Data in a No-Deal Brexit World – Learn More at the DMI Summit 2019

The impact of a no-deal Brexit on data requirements under MiFIR is becoming clearer – and the implications are serious. While the L1 and L2 level MiFIR regulations will remain largely unchanged, the MiFIR data reporting landscape across the EU after a no-deal Brexit will change significantly in operational terms. Mateusz Hojda of the Business Reporting –…

GoldenSource Releases New Datasets to Help Banks with Brexit Reporting Changes

Software and services provider GoldenSource last week announced the release of a series of new Brexit-specific datasets via its enterprise data management solution, to help banks prepare for differing regulatory demands in the wake of the UK’s expected departure from the EU on the 29th March 2019. The firm implemented the move in response to…

Governor Extends Compliance Capabilities with Two New Partnerships

Governor Software, a provider of risk and oversight solutions for financial executives, has had a busy week this week: with the expansion of its live version of the FCA Handbook to include real-time regulatory news from intelligence firm Corlytics, and a new partnership with risk solutions provider Castlehill to offer enhanced integration of legacy governance,…

Six Ways to Stay Ahead of Financial Regulators with RegTech

By Burt Esrig, Managing Director and Michael Lehman, Partner, ACA Compliance The RegTech industry has exploded, with over 250 RegTech businesses worldwide and $1bn invested last year, as firms look to beat the regulators and the competition. But firms still aren’t doing enough. There have been $26 billion in fines for non-compliance with AML, KYC and sanctions regulations over the past decade….

FSB to Focus on Implementation of Reforms in New Works Programme

The UK’s Financial Stability Board (FSB) on February 12, 2019 for the first time ever released its new works programme for the year, outlining a shift away from post-crisis policy design and towards a focus on the implementation and evaluation of the effects of reforms. In particular, the regulator highlights plans for “vigilant monitoring to…

FCA Sets Out No-Deal Action Plan for Post-Brexit Transaction Reporting

The Brexit deal may still be up in the air but even as the Government scrambles to resolve a seemingly insoluble impasse, regulators are paddling hard under water to attempt a (relatively) seamless transition should the UK depart on March 29 with no deal. The UK Treasury has drafted legislation giving the FCA temporary power…

No Enforcement Doesn’t Mean No Problem, Warns FCA on MiFID II Compliance

The question of regulatory enforcement is a tough one, and the FCA has come in for its fair share of criticism over how it has handled the compliance requirements for the radical new fee disclosure requirements brought in by MiFID II in January last year. The regulator has been adamant in its stance that MiFID…

Brussels Issues Draft Guidelines for AI Regulation

In December 2018 the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI HLEG) released its ‘Draft Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI’, a working document for stakeholder engagement that cites AI as “one of the most transformative forces of our time.” The guidelines emphasise that “an ethical approach to AI is key to enable…

Australia Expands Accountability Regime

The recently-released report from Australia’s Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry recommended that ‘BEAR’ (the Banking Executive Accountability Regime) should be expanded to all Australian Prudential Regulation Authority-regulated financial services institutions. Commissioner Kenneth Hayne called for a phased rollout of the regime, with the next step covering superannuation (pension)…