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SEC CAT Hits Another Hurdle

The US Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) has hit another hurdle with the CAT National Market System (NMS) confirming that it is ‘transitioning the CAT project to a new plan processer’. This suggests Thesys Technologies, which was rather surprisingly selected as the plan processor by the self-regulatory organisations (SROs) that operate the CAT NMS in May…

RegTech Insight – Keeping Your Finger on the Regulatory Pulse

Welcome to Regtech Insight (RTI), a brand-new platform from A-Team Group bringing you the very latest in news, insights and exclusive analysis from the complex and fast-changing world of regulatory technology. Forming the third pillar of our comprehensive information service, RTI stands alongside Data Management Insight (DMI) and Trading Technology Insight (TTI) to offer a…

Growing Sense of Realism Around RegTech Implementation, Warns Thomson Reuters

There is an emerging sense of pragmatism around the adoption of new technology, according to the latest global survey from Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence, released today. While the potential advantages of FinTech and RegTech are widely acknowledged, there is a growing sense of realism around the implementation challenges and practical reality of achieving the promised…

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…

Andreas Shneble Joins IDNow

Andreas Shneble has joined German KYC specialist IDNow as Head of Marketing. Based in Munich, IDNow combines AI, facial recognition and machine learning to deliver instant identity verification through its KYC platform, in compliance with EU-wide regulations. Schneble joins from Rocket Media House, an advisory firm he founded in 2016. He was previously Director of…

Asian Development Bank Launches AML Scorecard

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched a new scorecard designed to enhance regulatory efficacy to boost access to trade financing while enhancing efforts to combat financial crimes. The ADB Scorecard is informed by and complements the work of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Financial Stability Board (FSB). It is comprised of…

Entity Data Management Handbook – Fourth Edition

Welcome to the fourth edition of A-Team Group’s Entity Data Management Handbook sponsored by entity data specialist Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics company. As entity data takes a central role in business strategies dedicated to making the customer experience markedly better, this handbook delves into the detail of everything you need to do to…