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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…

Skills and Systems Investment Surging in Financial Services, Finds TR Regulatory Intelligence Report

The right talent plays a crucial role in leveraging the benefits of RegTech within financial services firms, according to the fourth edition of Thomson Reuters’ annual regulatory intelligence report, released today. ‘Fintech, Regtech & the Role of Compliance in 2020: The Shifting Regulatory Role’ urges regulators and policymakers to ensure they have the appropriate up-to-date…

DTCC’s SFTR Community Swells to 160 Ahead of 2020 Deadline

A total of 138 clients have signed up to adopt, and more than 30 vendors have partnered with, the Global Trade Repository (GTR) service post-trade market infrastructure provider DTCC, in order to meet their regulatory obligations under the forthcoming European Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR). SFTR is expected to take effect for banks and broker-dealers…

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

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, while compliance, IT and vendors have to grapple with the need for defensible…

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…