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The Current State of Play in Transaction Reporting: Herding Cats in a Hurricane

Regulated firms trading in markets globally are bracing themselves for what’s been termed a ‘sea change’ in regulators’ approach to transaction reporting. Having introduced the requirement to provide detailed transaction reports to market through prescribed reporting vehicles over the past few years, some key regulators – including ESMA, CFTC and MAS – are reviewing their…

Recorded Webinar: Embracing cloud in your firm’s regulatory response

Regulatory compliance is a key function for financial institutions. It is also a huge burden in terms of time, data management, systems resources, manual intervention, and reporting. As financial firms progress digital transformation programmes, is it time to move regulatory reporting to the cloud with a view to improved efficiency, reduced costs and better business…

ACA Completes Foreside Merger to Form One of Largest GRC Platforms

GRC platform operator ACA Group has completed its merger with Foreside Financial Group, creating one of the world’s most extensive governance, risk and compliance offerings. The merger combines ACA’s regulatory compliance, cybersecurity, ESG and performance capabilities with Foreside’s distribution and broker-dealer capabilities to create a one-stop shop for investment firms. ACA’s business model involves supplementing its…

Video: ACA’s Charlotte Longman and Matt Chapman Discuss the Challenges and Solutions of Transaction Reporting

In this video, Charlotte Longman and Matt Chapman, managing directors and co-leads of ACA’s regulatory reporting monitoring and assurance solution – and winners of  the most innovative trade and transaction reporting initiative in A-Team Group’s Innovation Awards 2022 – discuss the state of play in transaction reporting, the scale and detail of regulatory reporting breaches,…

Video: ACA’s Charlotte Longman and Matt Chapman Discuss the Challenges and Solutions of Transaction Reporting

In this video, Charlotte Longman and Matt Chapman, managing directors and co-leads of ACA’s regulatory reporting monitoring and assurance solution – and winners of  the most innovative trade and transaction reporting initiative in A-Team Group’s Innovation Awards 2022 – discuss the state of play in transaction reporting, the scale and detail of regulatory reporting breaches,…

True Settlement Efficiency Lies Beneath the Surface of the CSDR Penalties Regime

By Heiko Stuber, senior product manager, financial information, SIX. What trades will we have to pay penalties on and how much will we need to pay? This is still the fundamental question financial institutions face since the Central Securities Depository Regulation (CSDR) Settlement Discipline Regime came into force back in February. But as so often…

ESG Data Handbook 2022

The ESG landscape is changing faster than anyone could have imagined even five years ago. With tens of trillions of dollars expected to have been committed to sustainable assets by the end of the decade, it’s never been more important for financial institutions of all sizes to stay abreast of changes in the ESG data…

MiFID II Hampers Competition in Research Provision, Substantive Survey Finds

Competition in the marketplace for the provision of investment research has been weakened by MiFID II as buy-side firms lean more heavily on their core brokers. That’s the finding of a recent survey of 40 investment managers by research analytics provider Substantive Research. The Substantive Survey, which set out to identify recent research pricing trends…

Many Firms Are Not Data-Ready for SFDR Level 2

Many financial institutions have yet to grasp the data implications of the European Union’s ESG reporting regulations, while others are scrambling to put in place processes to comply with the developing set of disclosure rules. Read the full story on ESG Insight here.

Energy Firm Vitol Deploys Relativity Trace to Combat Market Abuse

Energy and commodity trading company Vitol has deployed Chicago-based Relativity’s AI-powered communication surveillance platform, Relativity Trace, to proactively detect regulatory misconduct. Relativity Trace’s alerting capabilities can help reduce false positives, with Vitol experiencing a 92% reduction on false positive alerting, according to Relativity. Vitol implemented Relativity Trace in just under four months. The system is now used…