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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…

FCA to Increase Surveillance Scrutiny Over Market Abuse Concerns

In its latest Market Watch of May 2020, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) shines a spotlight on the challenges of monitoring against market abuse during the coronavirus pandemic – warning that it will continue to take enforcement action, and urging financial services firms to review and where necessary upgrade their systems and processes to…

EU Issues Warning to Member States Over 5AML

More than half of the EU’s member states have failed to fully implement the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive, according to the European Commission (EC). The authority has sent letters of formal notices to 17 countries – including Cyprus, Hungary, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain – which it says missed the official implementation deadline…

And the Winner Is….

The results are in, and A-Team Group is delighted to announce the winners of our annual RegTech Insight Awards, celebrating the very best and most innovative solutions and providers within the fast-growing RegTech space. Now in their fourth year, the prestigious annual awards recognise both established solution providers and innovative newcomers, seeking to herald and…

Industry Supports Pre-Cessation LIBOR Fallbacks, Finds ISDA

ISDA has found that a significant majority of practitioners would prefer to include pre-cessation and permanent cessation fallbacks without optionality or flexibility. The feedback comes in response to a consultation launched by ISDA in February which asked whether the 2006 ISDA Definitions should be amended to include fallbacks that would apply to all covered derivatives…

Trade Body Calls for Stronger FinTech Regulatory Framework

While the UK has set the global standard for an effective and supportive approach to FinTech regulation, as the sector matures, change is needed to help launch more firms successfully into the global market, according to a new report from financial services trade association TheCityUK. Regulatory hurdles remain a barrier and difficult to understand within…

Saudi G20 Presidency and BIS Launch RegTech Innovation Hub

The Saudi G20 Presidency and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hub have launched the G20 TechSprint Initiative to highlight the potential for new technologies to resolve regulatory compliance (RegTech) and supervision (SupTech) challenges. The problem statements identify challenges in regulatory reporting, analytics, and monitoring and supervision, and have been developed from submissions received from Financial Stability…

COVID-19: Regulator Round-up (5 May)

In these days of unprecedented economic pressure and accompanying financial volatility, regulators around the world are realigning their priorities and rapidly shifting their strategies to support institutions through the ongoing crisis. In this regular weekly feature, we keep you up to date on the latest regulatory news, responses and approaches – from deadline delays to…

FCA Warns Firms on LIBOR Transition

The FCA has doubled down on its plans to phase out LIBOR by the end of 2021, warning in a 29 April statement that “it remains the central assumption that firms cannot rely on LIBOR being published after the end of 2021.” Although the regulator recognises the challenges presented by the current operating environment under…

LIBOR Transition and COVID-19: Could a Delay be on the Cards?

By Navin Rauniar, Partner in charge of LIBOR Transition, TCS. Back in March, RegTech Insight explored the relation of FRTB and the LIBOR Transition. There is a strong relationship between both initiatives, and we now find COVID-19 adding further complexity to this relation, especially between the recent delays to the regulatory landscape and the impact…