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Guest Blog: GDPR? Keep Calm and Think

By John Stuart-Clarke, Data Protection & e-Privacy Specialist John works at a large UK Insurer and leads a team of product owners tasked with strengthening the data protection control environment in readiness for the GDPR and the ePrivacy Regulation. The risks and potential sanctions that GDPR exposes organisations to are eye-wateringly attention-grabbing. They have triggered…

KYC/AML Innovation Waits On MiFID II

Efforts to conduct know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) operations more efficiently are more likely to begin after the financial services industry is better prepared for regulatory deadlines coming at the beginning of 2018, like MiFID II, said William Hartnett, managing director for market infrastructure investments at Citi, who spoke on a panel about the…

Funds-Axis Implements Datactics RegMetrics Data Quality Solution

Datactics has made its first break into the funds management market through a partnership with RegTech specialist Funds-Axis, which will use the company’s data quality metrics to improve automation and operating efficiency. The solution will also provide Funds-Axis clients with greater transparency of enterprise data quality. Funds-Axis, a provider of regulatory technology to the investment…

The Emergence of RegTech

By: JR Lowry, EMEA head of State Street Global Exchange As 2017 unfolds, we continue to be in the midst of a period of momentous change in financial services, with the evolution of technology teetering on the edge of radically reshaping the entire industry. The period of hype surrounding the term ‘big data’ has given…

Industry Doubts Urgency Of US CFTC’s Reg AT

The industry’s sense of urgency concerning Reg AT is dropping, because little action is expected to put its rules in effect in the US following the May 1 ending of the comment period on the regulation. Reg AT, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Regulation Automated Trading, contains risk and transparency provisions for automated trading….

The Data Management Response to a Volatile Regulatory Landscape

The data management response to a regulatory landscape that is volatile and uncertain should be strategic, agile and future proof. It should also consider technology options including cloud, machine learning and blockchain. The need for a strategic approach to regulation at a time when US President Trump intends to repeal some financial legislation and the…

MiFID II Handbook

As the 3 January 2018 compliance deadline for Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) approaches, A-Team Group has pulled together everything you need to know about the regulation in a precise and concise handbook. The MiFID II Handbook, commissioned by Thomson Reuters, provides a guide to aspects of the regulation that will have…

Recorded Webinar: Trade/Order Tracking & Time-Stamping for Regulatory Compliance

Don’t miss this opportunity to view the recording of this recently held webinar. At the beginning of 2018 in Europe, and before the end of 2017 in the US, new time-stamping requirements will come into force, under European MiFID II regulation and the US SEC’s Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) project. The RTS 25 provision of…

Data Management Summit Promises Plenty of Compelling Content

Data Management Summit is back in London on March 15th, hosted by A-Team Group and promising a great line-up of speakers who will discuss everything from driving value out of data to data governance, quality, visualisation, client onboarding, Know Your Customer (KYC) and, of course, Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II). It’s going…

The Trading Regulations Handbook

Need to know all the essentials about the regulations impacting trading infrastructure? Welcome to the first edition of our A-Team Trading Regulations Handbook which provides all the essentials about regulations impacting trading operations, data and technology. A-Team’s Trading Regulations Handbook is a great way to see at-a-glance: All the regulations that are impacting trading technology…