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FRTB Poses Potential Threat to Smaller Regional Banks

In January the Basel Committee released final revisions to the upcoming Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB), including a number of modifications to make the regulation more palatable to industry players and a confirmed deadline of January 2022 for initial implementation. Despite its modest revisions, the transformative framework will enforce one of the biggest…

OneSumX: A New Way of Meeting CECL Reporting and Compliance Obligations

A-Team Group speaks exclusively to Wolters Kluwer to learn more about OneSumX, a suite of integrated regulatory compliance solutions, and how it can assist firms to meet compliance requirements for the Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL) credit loss accounting standard model introduced in June 2016 by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). What is CECL…

Overall Concerns Remain High in Wolters Kluwer’s 2018 US Regulatory and Risk Management Survey

Wolters Kluwer’s Compliance Solutions division in December released the results of its annual Regulatory and Risk Management Indicator survey for the US in 2018. The survey showed a Main Indicator Score of 85, an 18% decrease from 2017. The high score demonstrates continued anxiety on certain risk and regulatory issues that demand close attention. However, the firm highlights…

IHS Markit and AcadiaSoft Offer Compliance with Incoming Initial Margin Rules

IHS Markit and AcadiaSoft have responded to ongoing extension of initial margin rules for non-cleared derivatives through an alliance that brings together the former’s information and analytics capabilities, and the latter’s specialism in margin automation solutions. The initial margin requirement for non-cleared derivatives was introduced in 2016, with increasing numbers of entities required to meet…

MUFG Europe Selects Wolters Kluwer for Regulatory Reporting

MUFG Europe, the European subsidiary of Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Group, has selected Wolters Kluwer’s OneSumX software to manage a number of regulatory and risk reporting obligations, including AnaCredit and Interest Rate Risk in The Banking Book (IRRBB), for its Dutch and German business lines. The bank is an existing user of OneSumX, which uses a…

The Potential and Promise of AI and Machine Learning in Regtech

After engaging in Peter Moss’s exciting keynote speech, “Garbage in, Garbage Out—Why Regtech is Only Half the Answer” (listen to the Podcast here), discussing the crucial importance of data as a foundation for regulatory compliance, the audience at the recent RegTech Summit New York on November 15, 2018 prepared themselves for a leap into an…

Getting Ready for the Consolidated Audit Trail

One of the most detailed discussions of the recent A-Team Group RegTech Summit in New York centred around the arduous ongoing journey towards implementation of the long-delayed Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT). Approved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission two years ago to the day (November 15, 2016), the CAT aims to create a single…

Panelists Agree that Regulatory Ambiguity Hampers Regulatory Reporting Efficiency

In a panel moderated by Robin Doyle, Managing Director of the Office of Regulatory Affairs at J.P. Morgan, regtech practitioners discussed potential solutions for regulatory reporting efficiency—and the challenges surrounding them. Doyle addressed some of these challenges when she kicked off the panel, citing the lack of consistency in the manner in which data is…

RegTech By Numbers: Statistics From the A-Team Group RegTech Summit 2018

With 53,000 new regulations in 2017 alone, the sheer volume of numbers in the regtech industry is overwhelming. Taken from the highly successful second annual RegTech Summit 2018 held in London in October 2018, the following graphic pulls out the most compelling facts, figures, quotes and costs to come out of the day’s discussions –…

The Digital Transformation of Financial Reporting: Why XBRL Should be on Everyone’s Radar

By Ken Krupa, Chief Technology Officer, MarkLogic The standard corporate financial reporting language known as eXtensible Business Reporting Language, or XBRL, has been around for more than 20 years. Based on the eXtensible Markup Language (XML) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), XBRL is a common global mechanism for communicating and sharing data across…