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Recorded Webinar: Trade surveillance: Deploying monitoring and surveillance capabilities for today’s new normal

Let’s face it: The old ways aren’t coming back. A plethora of challenges brought on by the covid-19 pandemic, coupled with unrelenting market volatility and uncertainty, have pushed financial service firms to look for rigorous monitoring and surveillance solutions to meet the demands of the emerging trading landscape. Working from home (WFH) has increased the…

Russell Investments Modernises Compliance Using ACA’s ComplianceAlpha

Russell Investments has embarked on a major modernisation of its risk and compliance programme based on ACA Group’s ComplianceAlpha managed service. The vision is to create a single platform to establish a single source of truth for all relevant data and analysis, boosting the effectiveness and efficiency of its risk and compliance teams. The initiative…

Recorded Webinar: Developing operational resilience

Financial institutions’ operational resilience – essentially the ability to prevent, adapt and respond to, and recover and learn from operational disruptions – has come under extreme pressure during the coronavirus pandemic, with last year’s March lockdown creating unprecedented circumstances for financial firms. Employees working from home raised the stakes, as they still do, adding to…

The Lexicon is Dead – Time to Reboot

By Matt Storey, Chief Product Officer, SteelEye. For years now, surveillance of regulated employees at financial services firms has relied on the lexicon, a piece of technology that scans staff for specific words or sequences of words that could be associated with an act of market abuse or misconduct. For example, a firm might have…

Quantexa Addresses AML with Contextual Decision Intelligence

London-based data and analytics company Quantexa is addressing the challenge of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) monitoring and investigation with the use of contextual decision intelligence (CDI), a means of enriching internal data with external data and building networks of relationships to create a contextual view of a customer. This approach is aimed at generating meaningful alerts…

Basel III Reforms: ‘Heads in the Cloud’ Time for Financial Institutions

By Alexander Dorfmann, Senior Product Manager, SIX. Cast your mind back to around this time 14 years ago, when a certain investment bank’s share price nose-dived amid major concerns that its short-term liabilities were far greater than its liquid assets. That bank was Lehman Brothers, of course, and its downfall was underpinned by a fundamental…

Post-Brexit UK Sanctions Regime Adds Complexity as Firms Wrestle with Global Compliance

The post-Brexit UK sanctions regime has added complexity to firms’ efforts to comply with international sanctions regimes, in some cases changing their appetite for risk, according to a recent A-Team webinar on the topic. And although much of the UK regime has been transposed from EU regulation, small but significant changes are adding to the…

RegTech Summit Goes Global as A-Team Launches Singapore Event in November

It’s official. Due to popular demand, A-Team Group is expanding its highly successful RegTech Summit conference series with an event in Singapore in the autumn. With lead sponsorship from Solidatus confirmed, A-Team is now formulating the agenda, recruiting speakers and discussing participation opportunities with sponsors and exhibitors. A-Team’s RegTech Summit APAC will take place on…

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

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 regime is fundamentally different to that of the EU, requiring financial institutions to rethink their response…

Hedge Fund Aspect Capital Widens Deployment of OpenGamma for Margin Calculations

Systematic hedge fund Aspect Capital is widening its use of OpenGamma’s derivatives analytics to aid in the calculation of margin requirements as the firm expands into new markets. Aspect recently indicated it is starting operations in China, requiring it to calculate margin for trading on that country’s exchanges. OpenGamma’s analytics cover exchange and broker margin…