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Trade Surveillance and Mobile Recording in the Era of Data Privacy

The EU’s MiFID II and other regulations globally have placed greater emphasis than ever on market surveillance, recording of trading communications and records-retention processes in an attempt to stamp out market abuse and boost investor confidence and protections. At the same time, the public’s attitude toward data privacy has hardened, most visibly through new regulations…

Harmonising the Approach to Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory compliance is key to financial institutions, but it can be costly and difficult to achieve in an environment where new regulations are constantly on the horizon and must be implemented efficiently and effectively. This White Paper, sponsored by Thomson Reuters and based on a survey of close to 70 senior data managers, discusses how…

A Rigorous Approach to Regulatory Reporting

The current battery of regulations is putting the onus on financial firms to review their data collection, integration and management systems that underlie their regulatory report processes today. For many firms – whether they are asset owners, fund managers, investment banks or custodians – the new emphasis on transparency is exposing gaps in their ability…

Uncover the Biggest Compliance Challenges for International Businesses

When an international business has to satisfy compliance across the globe, it must pay careful attention to both the rules and the cultures in which it is operating. The financial crisis has increased regulatory scrutiny globally, with each country developing their own set of intense and sophisticated strategies and protocols for monitoring and policing economic…

IFRS & AIFMD – Managing the Pricing and Transparency Paradigm

The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) present the market with a broad and complex range of obligations. In many cases these are the first set of common obligations that will impact Fund Managers, Hedge Funds, Asset Managers, Fund Administrators & Custodians all at the same time! Going…

Are Your Data Management Ops Future Proofed for Regulations?

Short term approaches to each new regulation that comes along are relatively easy to fund. But for true success, a long-term approach should be considered now that will help future proof your organisation against further regulatory change. A-Team Group surveyed 15 Tier 1 buy- and sell-side institutions about their views on a utility – rather than…

A Flexible Approach to Market Infrastructure

he growing speed and complexity of today’s financial markets are placing all but the most technologically well-resourced participants at a strategic disadvantage. Buy- and sell-side firms, the execution venues they use, and the wide range of post-trade, market data and other service providers whose offerings they consume, are all struggling to keep up with the…