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Firms in the US Prepare to Meet Compliance Date for UPI in Regulatory Reporting

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) has released figures indicating industry readiness for the first jurisdictional compliance date for the inclusion of the Unique Product Identifier (UPI) in regulatory reporting in the US on 29 January 2024. The US is the first jurisdiction to start UPI reporting in G20 derivatives markets with EU EMIR Refit regulations…

Encompass Plans Corporate Digital Identity Platform Following Acquisition of CoorpID and Blacksmith KYC

Encompass Corporation, a provider of real-time digital Know Your Customer (KYC) profiles, has acquired CoorpID and Blacksmith KYC from ING to develop a platform that solves the critical challenge of identification and verification of corporate and institutional clients. ING will be a stakeholder and development partner to Encompass and will use the platform in the…

Broadridge and Boring Money Collaborate on Consumer Duty Solution for Asset Managers

Boring Money, a financial data and insights business, and Broadridge Financial Solutions have collaborated to help asset managers address the requirements of the UK’s Consumer Duty regulation. The duty applies to all new financial services products, and to all products and services currently available to retail customers. Among others, consumer duty affects regulated firms, and…

Delta Capita and Montis Group Enhance Partnership to Develop Advanced Digital Securities CSD Infrastructure

Delta Capita and Montis Group have announced the expansion of their commercial partnership, building on their initial success in developing the Montis Central Securities Depositary (CSD) system. This digitally-native CSD system, powered by Delta Capita’s MACH Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) platform, is designed to provide the market infrastructure needed for regulated tokenised assets, in the…

Regulated Firms that Don’t Trust Electronic Identification Verification Risk Financial Crime

More than 36% of people in regulated firms who ‘can’t trust’ electronic identity verification technology and instead rely on manual checks are leaving their doors open to financial crime, according to research by anti-money laundering specialist SmartSearch. This statistic, from SmartSearch’s 2023 annual survey of 500 compliance stakeholders across financial, accountancy, property and legal services,…

DTIF Partners DLC Distributed Ledger Consulting to Add Crypto Risk Metrics to Digital Token Identifiers

The Digital Token Identifier Foundation (DTIF), created by Etrading Software to provide ISO standard identifiers for digital assets based on open data principles, has reached agreement with DLC Distributed Ledger Consulting to display a crypto risk metrics score on Digital Token Identifiers (DTIs) for commonly traded tokens. The metric score, combined with the DTI standard,…

Regulations for UK Digital Securities Sandbox Come into Force on 8 January 2024

Regulations for the UK’s first Digital Securities Sandbox (DSS) will come into force on 8 January 2024, enabling financial market infrastructures and new entrants to experiment with developing technologies in a more flexible legal and regulatory environment than the existing framework. To date, the government says it has received 19 expressions of interest from financial…

S&P Global Market Intelligence Reviews Regulatory Reporting

Resourcing and data quality management are the biggest barriers to effective, accurate and cost-effective transaction regulatory reporting, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence’s annual Global Regulatory Reporting Survey – but it’s not all bad news, with the report noting that financial markets are better prepared for regulatory changes coming in 2024 than in any previous…

Recorded Webinar: How to automate entity data management and due diligence to ensure efficiency, accuracy and compliance

Requesting, gathering, analysing and monitoring customer, vendor and partner entity data is time consuming, and often a tedious manual process. This can slow down customer relationships and expose financial institutions to risk from inaccurate, incomplete or outdated data – but there are solutions to these problems. This webinar will consider the challenges of sourcing and…

Banks’ PRIIPS Headache Set to Intensify as Capital Markets Union Regulation Ramps Up

By Kifaya Belkaaloul, head of regulatory at NeoXam. Over the past decade, the European Union has rolled out a host of new regulations aimed at fostering more competitive capital markets and mobilising private investment towards critical goals including the digital transition and climate emergency. One of the EU’s core levers for enacting change has been…