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Financial Institutions Turn to AI and Cloud to Solve Data Challenges

Financial institutions are undergoing digital transformations that are seeing them harness the full potential of the huge volumes of data they generate. Importantly, to do that they are deploying the technologies that are already defining our era – artificial intelligence (AI) and the cloud. From streamlining back-office processes to informing front-office decision making, and from…

New Nature Data Disclosures Expected Under TNFD Proposals

A landmark report is expected to see stringent data disclosure rules placed on financial institutions to reduce their exposure to risks posed by biodiversity loss and help them direct capital to companies and projects that can restore waterways, forests and other natural features lost to human activity. The Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures’ (TNFD) final…

The Evolution of Enterprise Data for ESG

Until recently, ESG data was regarded as a peripheral concern among data managers. Today, it is a vital part of an institution’s operations, needed by front- and back-office teams, putting huge new responsibilities on chief data and sustainability officers. Incorporating this new generation of data into institutions’ infrastructures, however, has been a challenge. Many on-prem…

FinTech Veterans Create Data, Technology and Services ‘Ecosystem’ to Solve Regulatory Challenges

The battery of ESG and financial regulations introduced in the past few years – and the future rules already in an advanced state of preparation – are weighing on institutions as the threat of censure for breaches increases. But a team of FinTech specialists has come up with a novel approach to helping all parties,…

Financial Institutions Slow to Disclose Nature-Related Metrics: CDP

A prominent sustainability disclosures body has said data availability and accuracy are contributory factors in financial institutions’ slow reaction to addressing biodiversity loss linked to their investments. Only one in 10 banks, asset owners, asset managers and insurers disclosing metrics on their portfolios’ impacts forests and water security, the CDP said in its latest examination…

Webinar Preview: Empowering Asset Managers and Owners with ESG Solutions for Net Zero Transformation

Decarbonising the atmosphere is the defining goal of the environmental movement, and one that financial institutions are playing a vital role in achieving. They are working towards meeting targets set over the next 25-40 years of reaching a state in which the net amount of carbon released into the atmosphere by economic activity is zero….

Trade Finance Innovation Opens Window for Supply Chain ESG Data

Capturing supply-chain sustainability data is elusively difficult but nevertheless is necessary to manage and mitigate ESG risk and also required as new regulations oblige companies – and their investors – to declare the impact their logistics services are having on the environment. The challenge has its root in the huge multitude of companies that comprise even a single supply chain. Mostly…

ISS ESG to Update Cyber Risk Score Model

ISS ESG is to tweak the model behind its recently launched Cyber Risk Score to make it easier to identify “good” and “bad” scores. “The ability for this model to differentiate ‘goods’ from ‘bads’ by discerning forward-looking risk, is a key differentiator in the market,” the company said. The new version, 5.0, also updates its…

TNFD Signals Launch of Free Nature-based Data Repository

Investors could soon have access to two free, centralised repositories of sustainability data following the announcement by a leading biodiversity standards setter that it is mulling the creation of a publicly accessible knowledge store. The plan was announced as heads of state, bankers and environmentalists gathered in Paris to discuss ways of making the global…

Finastra, Green RWA Launch Free-to-Use Climate Risk Tool in Development Sandbox

Finastra has lent its FinTech expertise and capabilities to an initiative that’s building a model to help banks boost their resilience to climate risks. The London-based company has devised an interface that enables financial institutions, regulators and the public to access the Climate-Extended Risk Model (CERM) risk framework. Users, by their participation, also contribute ideas…