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Ascent Technologies Adds Horizon Scanning with Acquisition of Waymark

Ascent Technologies, a Chicago-based vendor of AI-enabled compliance automation solutions, has acquired Waymark, a UK-based provider of horizon scanning and compliance management workflow solutions. The move follows Ascent’s recent acquisition by Edgewater Equity Partners. Waymark’s horizon scanning tools augment Ascent’s obligations management technology, with the combined company now able to offer regulatory coverage of the…

Napier Extends Availability of Continuum AML Compliance Solution

Napier, a London-based financial crime compliance RegTech, has extended the availability of its Anti Money Laundering (AML) platform, Napier Continuum, through two new service offerings: Napier Continuum Live and Napier Continuum Flow. Napier Continuum Live is a plug-and-play hosted offering that brings the benefits of the platform’s client screening and transaction monitoring to organisations looking…

SS&C and Regnology Collaborate to Ease Risk and Regulatory Reporting

SS&C Technologies, a provider of financial software and services, has made a strategic partnership with Regnology, a regulatory reporting and data company, to help clients meet upcoming regulatory requirements from the European Banking Authority (EBA). The collaboration is building a joint solution developed by SS&C Algorithmics and Regnology that addresses a wide range of needs…

S&P Global Dataset Aligns MiFID II and SFDR Sustainability Reporting Requirements

S&P Global launches SFDR Sustainable Investment Framework dataset via Xpressfeed and Snowflake. The dataset enables market participants to align reporting with MiFID II and SFDR requirements when incorporating sustainability considerations into investment decisions. S&P Global Sustainable1, S&P Global’s central source for sustainability intelligence, has released a dataset that enables financial markets participants to better align…

Best Practice Approaches to Trade Surveillance for Market Abuse

Market abuse is a problem, a very big problem for financial institutions that fall on the wrong side of regulation. Penalties include eye-watering fines, reputational damage and, ultimately, custodial sentences of up to 10 years. Internally, market abuse triggers scrutiny of traders and trading behaviours, a lack of trust and the potential need for significant…

Themis Hosts Financial Crime Risk Management Cloud Service in Saudi Arabia

Themis, a financial crime technology company, has extended the reach of its financial crime risk management cloud service by hosting it in Saudi Arabia. The Themis service, situated in Jeddah, is purpose-built to meet the unique demands of the region and ensure it meets regulatory obligations around data sovereignty that require customer data to be…

A Dive into the Detail of the Financial Data Transparency Act’s Data Standards Requirements

As the June 2024 deadline looms for US regulators within the scope of the Financial Data Transparency Act (FTDA) to provide joint rules on data standards and reporting formats, the question of what these standards and formats will be remains open. Front runners are the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) and eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL),…

How 2024 will be a Monumental Year with Evolving Regulatory Requirements

By Leo Labeis, CEO at REGnosys. This year will be uniquely busy with numerous changes to global reporting regimes. This article explores the changes firms need to be aware of and how RegTech solutions can help them stay ahead of the curve. RegTech is one of the fastest advancing areas of fintech with the global…

Corlytics Reports Eye-Watering Fines for 2023 Regulatory Breaches

Corlytics, a provider of regulatory risk intelligence, has released an enforcement data report for 2023 revealing financial crime, data protection, and governance as the main risk categories for financial services with the highest penalties. Some $6.7 billion of fines were imposed for financial crime, most of which were for money laundering and terrorist financing. Looking…

Now is the Time to Prepare for January 2025 DORA Compliance Deadline

Rich Cooper, Global Head of Financial Service Go-To-Market at Fusion Risk Management. The Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA), which is designed to consolidate and upgrade Information and Communications Technology (ICT) risk requirements and sets out a common set of standards for mitigating risks, takes effect across the EU in January 2025. The legislation covers a…