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AFME Makes Recommendations for Open Finance Framework

The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) has underlined the importance of a level playing field for responsible data sharing and made recommendations for an Open Finance Framework ahead of the publication of the European Commission’s framework for data access in financial services that is due to be published in coming months. EFMA shares…

Regulatory Data Handbook 2022/2023 – Tenth Edition

Welcome to the tenth edition of A-Team Group’s Regulatory Data Handbook, a publication that has tracked new regulations, amendments, implementation and data management requirements as regulatory change has impacted global capital markets participants over the past 10 years. This edition of the handbook includes new regulations and highlights some of the major regulatory interventions challenging…

Financial Crime is on the Rise – Banks Need Visibility, Predictability, and Control

By Peter Cregg, Product Director, ActiveOps. The Office for National Statistics revealed that in 2021, that there was a 43% increase in fraud and computer misuse crimes compared to 2019, indicating that economic crime – a broad term that covers a range of financial crimes – is on the rise. The pandemic altered the financial…

Compliance.ai Plans Market Growth and Expansion on Back of $6 Million Funding Round

Compliance.ai, a provider of regulatory change management solutions, has secured $6 million of funding, which it will use to promote market growth and expansion. At the same time, the company has brought in a new CEO, Asif Alam, who will replace Kayvan Alikhani, who will continue innovating Compliance.ai products as co-founder and chief product/strategy officer….

M&G Investments Selects Bloomberg as Sanctions Data Provider

M&G Investments has selected Bloomberg as its sanctions data provider to support compliance decision-making, as well as portfolio and risk management. The deal extends Bloomberg’s relationship with M&G Investments, which previously adopted all the services offered by Bloomberg Data Management Services. Using Bloomberg’s sanctions data solution, M&G Investments will have access to the data vendor’s…

Plenitude Targets Financial Crime Risk with ClientSight CRR Solution

Financial crime risk specialist Plenitude has launched ClientSight, a cloud-based client risk rating (CRR) solution. The platform is aimed at helping financial institutions, fintechs and professional services firms to assess the financial crime risk of both individuals and entities. ClientSight seeks to address regulators’ heightened activity around financial crime and sanctions. CRR is a key…

Firms Turning to Voice Transcription to Address Regulatory Scrutiny

Demand for voice transcription services from surveillance professionals at financial institutions is at record highs, according to analysis from compliance data and technology specialist SteelEye. Firms are seeking voice-to-text solutions for calls on fixed-line, mobile, MS Teams, Zoom, WhatsApp, and other communications mechanisms as part of to their surveillance programmes. SteelEye analyzed all Requests for…

ESG Data Handbook 2022

The ESG landscape is changing faster than anyone could have imagined even five years ago. With tens of trillions of dollars expected to have been committed to sustainable assets by the end of the decade, it’s never been more important for financial institutions of all sizes to stay abreast of changes in the ESG data…

MCO Closes Acquisition of Schwab Compliance Technologies for Conduct Risk

Dublin-based conduct risk and compliance technology specialist MCO (MyComplianceOffice) has completed its acquisition of Schwab Compliance Technologies (SCT). The purchase – for an undisclosed sum – adds the ability to monitor employees’ trading activities to MCO’s product line and brings its client base to more than 1,300 firms globally. SCT – which started life as Compliance11 Inc….

Citi, State Street Join FundGuard Platform as Part of $40 Million Funding

Citi and State Street Corp. have joined existing investors in FundGuard’s $40 million Series B funding round, becoming strategic partners in the company’s bid to establish a SaaS-based investment management and asset services platform. With ‘anchor tenants’ Citi and State Street on board, FundGuard is now launching efforts to add more specialised providers of capabilities…