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Bloomberg Wins A-Team Group Award for Most Innovative ESG Data Solution

Bloomberg has won the award for Most Innovative ESG Data Solution in A-Team Group’s Innovation Awards 2022. The awards celebrate innovative projects and teams across vendor and practitioner communities that make use of new and emerging technologies to deliver high-value solutions for financial institutions in capital markets. Bloomberg’s ESG data solution was selected as a…

SmartStream Combines Air, RDU to Offer Comprehensive Transaction Reporting for MiFID II

SmartStream Technologies has combined its SmartStream RDU reference data utility with its SmartStream Air (Artificial Intelligence Reconciliations) solution to create a new offering that provides regulated entities with comprehensive reporting capabilities for MiFID II. The new solution – Transaction Reporting Reconciliation and Reporting Decision Control – aims to address regulators’ growing requirement for completeness and accuracy…

Recorded Webinar: FRTB: What still needs to be done before the global deadline of January 2023?

While implementation of Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) regulation has been delayed twice for reasons first of complexity and second of the coronavirus pandemic, the final deadline of January 1, 2023 is less than a year away. For banks in scope of the regulation, the time to put necessary risk infrastructure and data…

Everything You Need to Know About the EU Whistleblowing Directive

It is widely acknowledged that employees who report misconduct within their organisations play a key role in exposing breaches and preventing similar incidents from happening in the future. However, potential whistleblowers are often discouraged from reporting their concerns or suspicions for fear of retaliation. In this context, the European Union deemed it necessary to provide…

19 Best Transaction Reporting Solutions in 2022

Transaction reporting is demanded of financial institutions by multiple regulatory regimes, with the goal of detecting suspected market abuse or money laundering. To comply, firms need to ensure their systems are able to deliver complete and accurate information about the financial instrument traded, the firm undertaking the trade, the buyer and seller, and the date…

Trade Surveillance Hindered by Fragmented Systems, VoxSmart Study Finds

Almost 70% of financial institutions believe that fragmentation of their approach due to siloed surveillance systems increases the risk of market abuse, according to a VoxSmart survey of almost 80 investment banks, brokers, and investment managers. The findings come as the potential for market abuse continues to accelerate globally as financial institutions continue to adjust…

Regulatory Change Management – What Does the Future Hold?

The ability of financial institutions to respond successfully to regulatory change is essential to ensure the integrity of the financial services industry. Yet operating the requisite change management programmes can often prove costly and onerous. On a recent A-Team Group webinar, a group of industry experts shared their unique thoughts on how to approach an…

Numis Extends Use of Torstone Platform for CSDR Compliance

UK investment bank Numis has extended its use of Torstone Technology’s Torstone Post Trade platform to manage its obligations under the Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR). The Torstone Post Trade platform is a multi-asset, multi-entity cloud-based SaaS solution, covering electronic trade capture, allocation, confirmation, settlement, accounting, risk, corporate actions, reconciliation and regulatory reporting. Tim Valmas,…

EU Asserts ‘Strategic Autonomy’ in Post-Brexit Regulatory Landscape

With Brexit now ‘done’, the EU is taking stock of its regulatory environment as it settles down to life without the UK and its all-important financial capital London. The EU will spend 2022 setting out its regulatory stall as the UK seeks to differentiate itself from its former stablemates. What’s emerging is a multi-pronged regulatory…

PKO Bank Polski Selects SS&C FRTB Solution

PKO Bank Polski has implemented SS&C’s Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) standardised approach solution. As part of an update of its risk management framework, the bank will use SS&C’s FRTB solution to calculate risk sensitivities and provide FRTB-specific calculations and workflows, extensive model coverage, high performance, scalability and extensibility through APIs. The bank…