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Upcoming Webinar: The evolution of market surveillance across sell-side and buy-side firms

Date: 21 September 2021 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes Market surveillance is crucial, and in many cases a regulatory requirement, to ensuring orderly securities markets and sustaining confidence in trading. It can be breached and has become increasingly complex in the wake of the Covid pandemic, Brexit, and…

ClauseMatch Survey Shows Acceleration in RegTech Uptake

Financial institutions accelerated spending on regulatory technology during the pandemic, a survey of almost 40 organisations conducted by ClauseMatch has found. The survey also suggested that practitioners would like to see regulators take a more proactive role in promoting the adoption of technology in compliance. More than 42% of survey respondents witnessed sharp rise in…

Creating An Effective ESG Framework and Managing a Changing Risk Landscape: Boldly Go Where the World Is Going!

By Fraser Hall, Global Product Manager – FinReg, AxiomSL. European regulators are leading with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosure requirements, although given the direction the world is going – in terms of ESG framework development – other regulators will not be far behind. The European Banking Authority (EBA), European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA)…

Brexit: Equivalence is Dead. What Now?

Last week, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his first speech at Mansion House, outlining his vision for the UK’s financial services industry. During the speech, while stating that the UK government’s ambition following Brexit had been to reach a comprehensive set of mutual decisions on financial services equivalence, he conceded that “this has not happened,”…

New Approaches to Surveillance and Due Diligence Post-Pandemic Feature Heavily at A-Team’s RTSV Conference

Surveillance in the new ‘work from anywhere’ environment and the drift toward continuous KYC due diligence emerged as key industry challenges during panel sessions at A-Team’s RegTech Summit Virtual online conference earlier this month. Delegates heard how surveillance professionals were struggling to deal with the mushrooming use of new collaboration channels and video-conferencing platforms. At…

Financial Institutions Delusional on Quality of Regulatory Reports, ACA Study Finds

Despite finding that 87% of firms are confident in the quality of their MiFIR and/or EMIR reports, research commissioned by ACA Group has discovered that 97% of reports submitted to regulators via Approved Reporting Mechanisms (ARMs) and Trade Repositories contain inaccuracies. The research found reporting data quality to be poor, with each report containing an…

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

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 data with traditional financial information, although the compliance burden remains with asset managers. The EU Sustainable…

SteelEye Targets Buy Side with Three-Tiered Surveillance Suite

SteelEye has launched a three-tier suite of communications compliance capabilities aimed at addressing the regulatory obligations of any size of financial institution. SteelEye is hoping this flexibility of approach makes its record-keeping and surveillance platform more appealing to smaller buy-side players that often lack the budget or resource capability to implement extensive platform solutions. SteelEye’s…

Surveillance 2.0 – Turn Up the Signal, Wipe Out the Noise

By Joseph Schifano, Global Head of Regulatory Affairs, Eventus Systems. Trade surveillance is a complex discipline, dependent on the processing and filtering of masses of data. Its mandate is constantly increasing too, with the relentless iterations of regulatory and market change demanding the monitoring of more asset classes across more business lines and against an…

Advancing Regulatory Data Collections Systems

By Ken Lamar, Founder and Principal Partner, Lamar Associates LLC (With Robert Lee, Executive Director, North America Client Engagement, AxiomSL). Regulators are beginning a journey to design the next generation of data collection systems. A critical aspect of the design process is the need for new data capabilities to effectively conduct supervisory activities to ensure…