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Toronto Exchanges Adopt IHS Markit for ESG Reporting and Data Distribution

IHS Markit is making its ESG Reporting Repository platform available free of charge to corporations listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and its TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) under a strategic alliance aimed at helping TSX-listed companies navigate emerging ESG reporting requirements. The IHS Markit ESG Reporting Repository is a multi-framework ESG reporting and data…

Recorded Webinar: Data management for ESG requirements

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing is moving into the mainstream, requiring asset managers to develop ESG strategies that deliver for both the firm and its investors. While these strategies can outperform those that do not include ESG factors, there is no clear route to success in an immature market that is only just beginning…

Relativity Teams Up with Proofpoint to Address Surveillance and Storage Regs

US surveillance technology specialist Relativity has forged a strategic deal to integrate Proofpoint Inc.’s Enterprise Archive solution with its own Relativity Trace AI-driven surveillance platform. Together, the two companies plan to help regulated entities address the archiving challenges posed by the SEC and Finra, as well as rules around market manipulation and insider trading, such…

One Year On: Banks Resume Prioritization of FRTB, but Same Challenges Persist

By: Essan Soobratty, Regulatory Product Manager, and Eugene Stern, Head of Market Risk Product, Bloomberg. One year on from the start of the global pandemic which sent global markets into turmoil and prompted regulators to introduce a range of emergency measures to support the financial system and the broader economy, banks are continuing their return…

Can Asset Managers Finally Find a Cure for their Reporting Headaches?

Clement Miglietti, Chief Product Officer, NeoXam. It is hard to think of another issue that has been deliberated over more in recent times than the need for accurate reporting. The issue is, as with so many issues relating to market infrastructure, the bigger the problem the harder it is to actually come up with a…

Entity Data Management Handbook – Seventh Edition

Sourcing entity data and ensuring efficient and effective entity data management is a challenge for many financial institutions as volumes of data rise, more regulations require entity data in reporting, and the fight again financial crime is escalated by bad actors using increasingly sophisticated techniques to attack processes and systems. That said, based on best…

Confluence Acquires Fundpeak to Address Funds’ KIID, PRIIPS Requirements

Pittsburgh-based risk and regulatory solution specialist Confluence Technologies has agreed to acquire Fundpeak, a provider of tools for helping buy-side firms manage their marketing and communications based in Czech Republic. The acquisition aims to strengthen Confluence’s offerings in the segment by leveraging Fundpeak’s expertise in providing secure fund portals and marketing tools such as fund…

ESMA Report Calls for Improvement in EMIR Data Quality, Monitoring of SFTR Data

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a report on European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and Securitised Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) data quality – and it’s not all good news. While progress has been made, more effort is needed by national competent authorities (NCAs) and ESMA to further improve EMIR data quality. The…

Recorded Webinar: Managing LIBOR transition

The clock is ticking on the decommissioning of LIBOR towards the end of this year, leaving financial institutions with little time to identify where LIBOR is embedded in their processes, assess alternative benchmarks and reference rates, and ensure a smooth transition. Some will be ahead of others, but the challenges are significant for all as…

Preparing for IFPR: The Time to Act is Now

By Kwame Frimpong, Regulatory Product Manager at Wolters Kluwer FRR. With the implementation of the new Investment Firms Prudential Regime (IFPR), the FCA is aiming to streamline and simplify the prudential requirements for solo-regulated investment firms in the UK. While key details of the new rules remain to be finalized, panellists joining me on a…