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Entity Data Management Handbook – Fifth Edition

Welcome to the fifth edition of A-Team Group’s Entity Data Management Handbook, sponsored for the fourth year running by entity data specialist Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics Company. The past year has seen a crackdown on corporate responsibility for financial crime – with financial firms facing draconian fines for non-compliance and the very real…

Verint Systems Integrates with Microsoft for Compliance Recording

Verint Systems has engaged with Microsoft to support compliance recording for Microsoft Teams. The added layer of compliance recording will enable clients to capture Teams interactions properly across contact center, back-office, and trading floor operations. Verint has worked with Microsoft Unified Communications (UC) to provide compliance solutions for 10 years, and was one of the…

A Strategic Approach to FRTB Compliance and Broader Risk Data Management

Data management for compliance with Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) regulation has been acknowledged as a significant challenge, but it is not without hope as banks within scope consider how much data they have in-house and what must be sourced externally, build data management platforms to meet FRTB requirements for data consistency across…

FCA Seeks Industry Input on How to Handle Regulatory Data

The UK’s financial watchdog has issued a call to regulated firms to provide feedback on how best to collect and process regulatory data, as part of its plan to replace Gabriel, its main regulatory data collection system. Collecting over 500,000 submissions annually across 120,000 users and 52,000 firms, Gabriel enables regulated market participants to submit…

Dion Global Releases Corporate Actions Solution

Dion Global Solutions has released a corporate actions solution. Already live with two pilot customers, the solution is designed to make corporate actions processing cost effective for the smallest industry participants and scalable for the largest. It aims to decrease manual processing by increasing automation, and reduce risk by ensuring no event is missed or…

SIX FinTech Ventures Takes Stake in PXL Vision

SIX FinTech Ventures has acquired a stake in PXL Vision, a Zurich-based start-up offering solutions for online user verification. The company’s Daego solution supports the automatic creation and administration of secure digital identities. It is designed to help companies avoid physical verification processes when onboarding customers, reduce costs and provide a positive experience. The company…

Regulators Double Down on BCBS 239 Data Quality Focus

The European Central Bank (ECB) and other financial services regulators will increase their focus on improving the quality of data they receive from financial institutions over the next 24 months. Speakers at the Vermeg Annual Regulatory Reporting Conference, held in London in late June, said regulators are analysing the quality of the Basel III data…

Derivatives Service Bureau Plans for Changes to Interest Rate Derivatives Reporting Under MiFIR

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) will open a user acceptance testing environment on July 7, 2019 to help financial institutions within the scope of MiFID II and MiFIR meet ESMA guidance on changes to interest rate derivatives reporting set out in RTS 23 field 41. ESMA updated its Q&A on MiFIR Data Reporting in September…

Embracing the Known in FRTB: Why Banks Need to Step Away from the Data Pool and Start with the Familiar

By: Charlie Browne, Head of Market & Risk Data Solutions, GoldenSource. The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) is coming and it has sent firms into a spin around how to get the data required to prove risk factor modellability. It is the first time banks will be obligated to do this, a mammoth…

Refinitiv Withdraws KYC as a Service Solution

Refinitiv is planning to withdraw its KYC as a Service offering, most likely late this year, once again raising questions around the viability of the utility model and following Bloomberg’s decision to pull out of the KYC market and withdraw its Entity Exchange KYC and client onboarding solution little more than a month ago. Refinitiv’s…