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Upcoming Webinar: Managing the transaction reporting landscape post Brexit: MiFID II, SFTR, EMIR

Date: 16 March 2021 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes The transaction reporting landscape has, for many financial institutions, expanded considerably in size since the end of the UK’s Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020 and the resulting need for double reporting of some transactions to both EU…

Upcoming Webinar: The post-Brexit UK sanctions regime – how to stay safe and compliant

Date: 11 March 2021 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes When the Brexit transition period came to an end on 31 December 2020, a new sanctions regime was introduced in the UK under legislation set out in the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (aka the Sanctions Act). The…

Two Golden Sources: How Will the New FCA FIRDS System Hold Up Post-Brexit?

At the end of 2020 the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) lost access to the EU’s MiFID database: instead launching its own FIRDS system. It’s a big change, and it could have a significant impact on the way firms are able to manage their transaction reporting requirements. The new FCA FIRDS database was built to…

Q&A: The Future of Regulatory Reporting

Tom Wieczorek, MD of Global Product Management at UnaVista, part of the London Stock Exchange Group, gives us his unique insights into the key challenges and opportunities within today’s rapidly evolving regulatory reporting environment – and what firms should be doing to stay ahead. What are the key functional challenges for those seeking to implement…

IHS Markit Expands Reporting Capability with Cappitech Acquisition

As the global demand for regulatory reporting solutions continues to soar amidst a challenging environment, IHS Markit has taken the bull by the horns with its acquisition of Israeli RegTech specialist Cappitech. Financial terms were not disclosed, but it seems as if the deal may have been in the pipeline for a while. Although Cappitech…

DSB Seeks Views on UPI Fees

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB), founded by the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA), to facilitate the allocation and maintenance of ISINs, CFIs and FISNs for OTC derivatives, is calling on industry to respond to a first consultation on the fee model principles underpinning the Unique Product Identifier (UPI) service, which opened this week. The…

FCA Cracks Down on OMS Reporting Errors: Regulated Firms Pay the Price

By Matt Smith, CEO, SteelEye. Certain Order Management Systems (OMSs) have recently come under scrutiny from the FCA because of quality issues around MiFIR reporting. Firms that heavily rely on their OMS for daily regulatory reporting have been found to consistently over or under report their transactions. The responsibility for accurate reporting rests solely with…

2021 Predictions: Change is Afoot

By Marc Murphy, CEO, Fenergo. It almost feels like the financial industry went to bed in March 2020 and woke up in 2030. Prior to the pandemic, financial institutions had been falling behind when it came to digital transformation, only increasing resources when absolutely necessary. But now, the pandemic has forced financial institutions to make…

SmartStream Reveals New Brand Identity

SmartStream Technologies, the financial Transaction Lifecycle Management solutions provider, has launched a new corporate brand identity, including an updated logo and website. The new logo includes the infinity symbol, selected to demonstrate the continual evolution of the business, in line with the rapid pace of industry change. CEO Haytham Kaddoura said: “We are proud of…

GRI Calls for Strengthened Sustainability Reporting

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the provider of some of the most widely used sustainability reporting standards around the world, has called for strengthened financial reporting that complements sustainability reporting and takes account of the financial risks and opportunities related to a company’s sustainability impacts – with mandatory disclosure to ensure transparency on corporate contributions…