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Upcoming Webinar: Getting ready for Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and ESG – what action should asset managers be taking now?

Date: 8 June 2021 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes Interest in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment has exploded in recent years, bringing with it regulation and a requirement for buy-side firms to develop ESG strategies and meet disclosure obligations. The sell-side can help here by integrating ESG…

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…

ACA Group Adds Marketing Materials Checks in ComplianceAlpha Release

With an eye on the SEC’s new Market Rule, GRC fintech ACA Group has added a series of features addressing the verity of regulated firms’ marketing materials in a new release to its ComplianceAlpha compliance platform. This is augmented in the release by a new eLearning Solution aimed at helping firms train staff in compliance-related…

Addressing Trade Fails Can Lead to SDR Success

By Matt Johnson, Director, ITP Product Management, DTCC. It is just under ten months to go before the implementation of the Central Securities Depositories Regulation’s (CSDR) Settlement Discipline Regime (SDR), which will require firms to put in place measures to mitigate settlement delays, endorsing straight through processing (STP) to support high settlement rates. For trades…

Recorded Webinar: Developing operational resilience

Financial institutions’ operational resilience – essentially the ability to prevent, adapt and respond to, and recover and learn from operational disruptions – has come under extreme pressure during the coronavirus pandemic, with last year’s March lockdown creating unprecedented circumstances for financial firms. Employees working from home raised the stakes, as they still do, adding to…

With First CFTC Limits Deadline Past, FundApps Urges Firms to Plan for Next Wave

Practitioners reported general readiness for the introduction last week of new CFTC rules around position limits, a decade after the regulator first floated its plans for changing them. Regulated firms are now being urged to prepare for further changes scheduled for next year, which will introduce new exchange rules and federal limits on derivatives contracts…

Basel III Reforms: ‘Heads in the Cloud’ Time for Financial Institutions

By Alexander Dorfmann, Senior Product Manager, SIX. Cast your mind back to around this time 14 years ago, when a certain investment bank’s share price nose-dived amid major concerns that its short-term liabilities were far greater than its liquid assets. That bank was Lehman Brothers, of course, and its downfall was underpinned by a fundamental…

RegTech Summit Goes Global as A-Team Launches Singapore Event in November

It’s official. Due to popular demand, A-Team Group is expanding its highly successful RegTech Summit conference series with an event in Singapore in the autumn. With lead sponsorship from Solidatus confirmed, A-Team is now formulating the agenda, recruiting speakers and discussing participation opportunities with sponsors and exhibitors. A-Team’s RegTech Summit APAC will take place on…

FCA & FRC Remind Firms Of Extended Financial Information Timelines

The FCA and FRC have issued a statement reminding companies of the measures issued in 2020 that provide more time for the work necessary to ensure that published financial information continues to be of the quality that preparers and users of financial information expect. These include allowing listed companies an additional two months to publish their audited…

EBA Announces Timing for 2021 EU-wide Stress Test Exercise

The European Banking Authority (EBA) will launch its 2021 EU-wide stress test exercise with the publication of the macroeconomic scenarios on 29 January at 18:00 CET. The EBA expects to publish the results of the exercise by July  31, 2021.