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Recorded Webinar: Moving Regulatory Data to the Cloud: A Use Case Discussion

Migrating risk and regulatory reporting data to the cloud is turning out to be one of the hottest trends for 2020 – but not everyone is getting it right, and there are pitfalls to be avoided as well positive outcomes to be achieved. Especially in today’s remote working world, financial firms are facing the challenge…

Shield Launches New Solution to Detect Market Abuse

Specialist RegTech provider Shield has launched a new solution that combines its Insider Trading and Information Handling models. The enhanced platform, INSIDERS, is designed to meet the growing market demand for improved surveillance to accompany increased remote working in the new post-Covid normal. Firms are coming under unprecedented pressure to monitor all relevant communication channels, whilst…

Buy-and-Build Pioneer Thoma Bravo to Acquire AxiomSL

As we suggested a few weeks ago, AxiomSL was indeed up for sale – and it looks like Chicago-based private equity firm Thoma Bravo has won the race, with news this week that the firm has agreed to acquire a controlling interest in AxiomSL for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to close by the end…

A-Team Group Releases Regulatory Data Handbook 2020/2021

A-Team Group releases the eighth edition of its ‘best read’ publication, the Regulatory Data Handbook, today. The handbook is a ‘must have’ for capital markets participants, is free of charge, and profiles every regulation that impacts capital markets’ data management practices. Linda Coffman, executive vice president at The SmartStream Reference Data Utility, leads the handbook…

Refinitiv Acquires The Red Flag Group to Boost ESG, Supply Chain Capabilities

Refinitiv last week acquired The Red Flag Group, a Hong Kong-based global integrity and compliance risk firm specializing in enhanced due diligence and onboarding technologies across a range of industries. Its addition should significantly expand Refinitiv’s suite of due diligence offerings to help its corporate compliance customers better evaluate money laundering, bribery and corruption, reputational and ESG…

RegulAItion Signs Up Open Data Institute for New AIR Platform

Data platform company RegulAItion has confirmed the Open Data Institute (ODI) as a key partner in the development of its new AIR Platform, a cross-sector data initiative hoping to revolutionise the fight against financial crime. Announced in July 2020, the AIR Platform promises to transform the way in which data is accessed by regulated industries, providing…

Acin Wins First Funding Round From Notion Capital, Fitch Ventures

Acin, a data standards firm seeking to digitise operational and non-financial risk, has secured $12 million in a Series A funding round led by European SaaS investor Notion Capital and supported by Fitch Ventures, the investment arm of credit ratings and research giant Fitch Group. RegTech Insight talks to Acin CEO Paul Ford to learn…

AxiomSL Could Be Up For Sale – But Who’s Buying?

There are rumours that risk data management and regulatory reporting specialist AxiomSL could be up for sale, with interest from several private equity firms. If true, it would only be the second round of institutional funding for the firm since it was founded in 1991, following the strategic stake taken back in 2017 by current owner,…