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

Date: 5 March 2020 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET 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…

Banks, Investment Firms Brace for April 14 SFTR Implementation Date

With the first implementation date looming for the EU’s Securities Finance Transaction Regulation (SFTR), banks and investment firms impacted by the April 14 live date are finalizing their preparations for this data-heavy reporting regulation To aid in those efforts – and to facilitate industry discussion around best approaches to the regulation – A-Team Group is…

Recorded Webinar: High noon for surveillance: resolving tension between the costs of false positives, challenges of calibration, and compliance

Date: 30 January 2020 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET When it comes to trade surveillance, regulators want firms to do their own alert calibration, examine all alerts, and keep auditable records. Firms need to balance the real cost of false positives with the technical challenge and risk of self-calibrating and auto-calibrating,…

RMA Issues SFTR Reporting Contract Template

Following the January release of the final SFTR report by ESMA, the US-based Risk Management Association has issued a new standard legal agreement to address mandatory reporting obligations for SFTR, ahead of its initial go-live date of April 11. The template follows in the footsteps of the Master Regulatory Reporting Framework launched by the International…

ESMA Announces Last-Minute SFTR LEI Repreive

This week ESMA released the long-awaited final guidelines for the upcoming SFTR regulation, due to come into force for most firms in April. Included in the final draft is a grace period of 12 months for the reporting of LEI codes – a reprieve that has been met with a collective sigh of relief from…

The Rocky Road to SFTR

It’s 2020, and SFTR implementation day is just a few short months away. But the path has not been smooth – and concerns abound over the timing, with limited information yet available from the regulator and industry-wide testing barely underway. The regulation will create a major new reporting burden for firms, along with the need…

ABN Amro Selects UnaVista for SFTR, MiFID II Reporting

ABN AMRO Bank has selected the LSE’s UnaVista platform as its regulatory reporting provider for SFTR and MiFID II transaction reporting. ABN AMRO Bank will be using the UnaVista SFTR Accelerator, a data testing tool that allows firms to import sections of the required data to test against ESMA’s latest regulatory technical standards (RTS). The…