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Upcoming Webinar: Cross-Regulation Data Consistency and Accuracy

Date: 1 November 2022 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes Regulatory reporting obligations continue to expand, bringing with them more overlaps of data elements across reporting regimes. As many firms struggle with the accuracy and completeness of individual reporting obligations, regulators have increasingly begun to focus on cross-regulation data…

Upcoming Webinar: How to apply innovative e-comms surveillance whilst ensuring control, compliance and enhanced productivity

Date: 19 October 2022 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes Remember the days when email was the predominant media for electronic communications within and among financial institutions? Fast forward to today, and email represents a declining fraction of these e-comms, many of which are hosted by modern collaborative platforms…

Upcoming Webinar: Meeting the challenges of regulatory change

Date: 6 October 2022 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes Regulatory change is constant, complex and challenging, calling on financial institutions to attend to details of change whether relatively minor or large scale. Recent regulatory changes include MiFID II post-trade transparency requirements, including ESMA’s increase in data continuity checks that…

Russell Investments Selects ACA’s ARRMA Service to Improve Regulatory Reporting

Russell Investments has selected ACA Group’s Regulatory Reporting Monitoring and Assurance (ARRMA) service to manage its transaction reporting arrangements. The deal covers EMIR reporting and adds to ACA’s provision of MiFIR assurance reviews for Russell Investments since May 2021. The service combines technology and consulting, and will help the investment firm identify and remediate transaction…

AFME Makes Recommendations for Open Finance Framework

The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) has underlined the importance of a level playing field for responsible data sharing and made recommendations for an Open Finance Framework ahead of the publication of the European Commission’s framework for data access in financial services that is due to be published in coming months. EFMA shares…

Regulatory Data Handbook 2022/2023 – Tenth Edition

Welcome to the tenth edition of A-Team Group’s Regulatory Data Handbook, a publication that has tracked new regulations, amendments, implementation and data management requirements as regulatory change has impacted global capital markets participants over the past 10 years. This edition of the handbook includes new regulations and highlights some of the major regulatory interventions challenging…

It’s Time to Embrace Risk Profiling for Regulatory Compliance

By Richard Pike, Managing Director, KYR Solutions, MyComplianceOffice. Regulations, frameworks, policies and controls define the day-to-day of Chief Compliance Officers (CCO) and their teams in what can best be described as a world of monitoring spaghetti. At the same time, the teams also need to ensure they are keeping senior executives and the front office…

Running the Red Light of Settlement

By Michel De Puydt, Chief Financial Officer, SSimple. The European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) Settlement Discipline Regime (SDR) came into effect on February 1. Part of the Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR), which was originally introduced in 2014 along with MiFID II and EMIR, this long-anticipated legislation has finally landed and threatens to bring…

A-Team Group-Partnered Publication Looks into the FinTech Crystal Ball

Charting the digitalisation of the financial industry is the beating heart of what we do at A-Team Group. And we are delighted and proud to have had the opportunity to take our messaging further, for the first time co-producing a special supplement on the Future of Finance in a major British national newspaper. The “Future…

FCA Fines Citigroup Global Markets £12.5 Million for Market Abuse Failings

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued Citigroup Global Markets with a fine of more than £12 million for failing to properly implement the EU’s Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) trade surveillance requirements. The failure meant that Citigroup Global Markets could not effectively monitor its trading activities for certain types of insider dealing and market…