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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…

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.

ESMA Proposes Amendments to MiFIR Transparency Requirements

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has proposed targeted amendments to some of its Regulatory Technical Standards, essentially RTS 1 and RTS 2, which specify Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) transparency requirements for equity and non-equity. The amendments aim to clarify, improve and simplify the transparency regime for equity and non-equity instruments. The…

SmartSearch Releases High-Risk Country Report Service in Response to Sanctions Against Russia

SmartSearch, an anti-money laundering (AML) specialist, has released a high-risk country report service in response to the introduction of sanctions against Russia. The service enables regulated businesses to scan existing clients and check for residency or citizenship in Russia, Belarus, or any other high-risk countries. The reporting tool instantly checks all clients that the regulated business has…

ElysianNxt Wins A-Team Group Award for Most Innovative ESG Regulatory Reporting Solution

ElysianNxt, a provider of real-time solutions for finance and risk, has developed an ESG reporting platform designed to provide a 360-degree view of the impact of ESG on risk metrics, built using the latest technologies and techniques, and able to accelerate regulatory reporting to real time. The platform won the award for Most Innovative ESG…