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We’re thrilled to introduce you to our new RegTech Summit Virtual event. Yes that’s right, all the fantastic content shared by A-Team’s unique community of practitioner experts that you’ve come to know and love from our RegTech Summit live events in London is now going to be made available to you online, so you can watch or listen at your leisure – whether that’s in your office, on your commute, or from the comfort of your own home.

ESMA Relaxes SFTR Reporting – But Will National Regulators Respond?

Following calls from the industry and in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the EU regulator has effectively agreed to delay SFTR implementation until 13 July, 2020 – a three month reprieve from the original 11 April start date, but earlier than the October push-back trade associations had originally requested. However, with no formal powers to…

REGIS-TR Joins with GLMX on SFTR Delegated Reporting services

The European trade repository REGIS-TR will collaborate with GLMX, provider of pre- and post-trade technology solutions for repurchase agreements and secured lending, to provide an interoperable, full-service reporting solution for SFTR requirements. Together, they will offer a hosted solution that leverages existing industry data workflows to lower cost and operational burden of SFTR. GLMX has…

Industry Calls for SFTR, EMIR Refit Delay

Following a letter from trade bodies including the International Securities Lending Association (ISLA) and the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) this week, EU regulator ESMA is expected to issue clarification on whether it might consider a six-month delay to the upcoming Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) currently due to go live in April. The joint…

Recorded Webinar: Last minute preparations for SFTR: What still needs to be done and are we ready?

The regulation clock is ticking. Financial firms, especially those subject to Phase I of implementation, are well aware of the impending April 2020 deadline for the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation. The question is, are they ready? Tactical, i.e painful, approaches to compliance won’t be good enough. A strategic plan of attack is necessary to combat…

Last Minute Preparations for SFTR: Are You Ready Yet?

The clock is ticking, and the initial SFTR deadline is barely a month away – but with delays, regulatory opacity and widespread industry concerns around the data challenges posed by such a substantial change, is an April implementation even achievable? Tactical approaches to compliance won’t be good enough. A strategic plan of attack is necessary…

Industry Testing Will Determine Success of SFTR Compliance

By Val Wotton, Managing Director, Product Development & Strategy, RDS at DTCC. When English art historian John Ruskin wrote, “Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort,” he was writing about Venetian architecture, rather than financial regulation. However, Ruskin’s endorsement of forethought and preparation are applicable to the preparations necessary…