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And the Winner Is….

The results are in, and A-Team Group is delighted to announce the winners of our annual RegTech Insight Awards, celebrating the very best and most innovative solutions and providers within the fast-growing RegTech space. Now in their fourth year, the prestigious annual awards recognise both established solution providers and innovative newcomers, seeking to herald and…

Recorded Webinar: Best Practices for Integrated Regulatory Reporting Across Multiple Jurisdictions

The regulatory reporting obligations of financial institutions have mushroomed in scale over the past decade, leaving firms facing a raft of different requirements to provide increasingly granular metrics on their transaction, valuation and collateral data to a number of regulatory authorities. While many of these reports draw from the same core data set, the nuanced differences…

ESMA Approves DTCC as SFTR Trade Repository

DTCC’s Global Trade Repository (GTR) service is now approved for SFT reporting after an announcement last week by ESMA extended registration approval to four new trade repositories including the DTCC Derivatives Repository, along with the LSE’s UnaVista TRADEcho, Krajowy Depozyt Papierów Warto?ciowych, and REGIS-TR. The SFT will be offered out of DTCC’s European trade repository,…

Relief Over SFTR Alignment Following Treasury Statement

The UK Treasury released a statement last week confirming plans to align post-Brexit legislation with the EU’s Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR), the first phase reporting requirements of which are due to come into force in July, 2020 (delayed from the original 13 April deadline to to COVID-19 pressures). The regulation requires firms to report…

LIBOR Transition and COVID-19: Could a Delay be on the Cards?

By Navin Rauniar, Partner in charge of LIBOR Transition, TCS. Back in March, RegTech Insight explored the relation of FRTB and the LIBOR Transition. There is a strong relationship between both initiatives, and we now find COVID-19 adding further complexity to this relation, especially between the recent delays to the regulatory landscape and the impact…

RegTech Summit Goes Virtual!

Following the phenomenal success of the upcoming Data Management Summit Europe Virtual, set to broadcast 22-24 April and with registered delegates already nearing a record-breaking 750, we are beyond excited to be launching a similar RegTech Summit Virtual in June 2020: bringing you all the insights and expertise of  the longstanding and market-leading A-Team Group…

ESMA Relaxes SFTR Reporting – But Will National Regulators Respond?

Following calls from the industry and in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the EU regulator has effectively agreed to delay SFTR implementation until 13 July, 2020 – a three month reprieve from the original 11 April start date, but earlier than the October push-back trade associations had originally requested. However, with no formal powers to…

REGIS-TR Joins with GLMX on SFTR Delegated Reporting services

The European trade repository REGIS-TR will collaborate with GLMX, provider of pre- and post-trade technology solutions for repurchase agreements and secured lending, to provide an interoperable, full-service reporting solution for SFTR requirements. Together, they will offer a hosted solution that leverages existing industry data workflows to lower cost and operational burden of SFTR. GLMX has…

Industry Calls for SFTR, EMIR Refit Delay

Following a letter from trade bodies including the International Securities Lending Association (ISLA) and the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) this week, EU regulator ESMA is expected to issue clarification on whether it might consider a six-month delay to the upcoming Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) currently due to go live in April. The joint…

Recorded Webinar: Last minute preparations for SFTR: What still needs to be done and are we ready?

The regulation clock is ticking. Financial firms, especially those subject to Phase I of implementation, are well aware of the impending April 2020 deadline for the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation. The question is, are they ready? Tactical, i.e painful, approaches to compliance won’t be good enough. A strategic plan of attack is necessary to combat…