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A-Team Group Names Winners of Data Management Insight Awards – USA 2022

A-Team Group announced the winners of its inaugural Data Management Insight Awards – USA 2022 today. The awards were presented by highly respected capital markets participant Predrag Dizdarevic, partner at data management consulting and solutions provider Element22, after the close of A-Team Group’s Data Management Summit New York and during a lively drinks reception. These…

Encompass Joins GLEIF Vendor Relationship Group

Encompass, a provider of automated KYC solutions, has become a member of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation’s (GLEIF’s) vendor relationship group. The group was set up to help the GLEIF understand market and product requirements for Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) data. Stephan Wolf, CEO at GLEIF and co-chair of the vendor relationship group, says:…

Universal Key: Unlocking the Potential of Legal Entity Identifiers – What’s Left to Do?

By Eugene Ing, Executive Director, GMEI Product Management, DTCC. The 2008 financial crisis highlighted the significance of counterparty risk to the safety of the global financial system. In particular, it demonstrated the importance of identifying ownership structures of legal entities engaged in financial transactions. To create greater transparency in the global financial system, in 2009,…

Business Identity in the Digital Economy: A Global Problem Needs a Global Solution

By Stephan Wolf, CEO of the Global LEI Foundation. Businesses today face significant pressure to go digital. Government and private sector organisations around the world are racing to digitise processes, products, and services – even national currencies – to remove friction, save money, streamline operations, and improve user experiences. Despite the tremendous benefits it delivers,…

DSB Opens Applications for Membership of Technology Advisory Committee

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) is calling for additional members to join its Technology Advisory Committee (TAC). Successful applicants will take part in the next term of the TAC, which starts in October 2022. To apply, send a covering email to the TAC Secretariat at DSB.TAC@ANNA-DSB.com, along with a copy of your CV. The application…

Bank of England and FCA Review Joint Transformation Programme Dedicated to Data Collection

The Bank of England and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have provided an update on the joint transformation programme they set up in 2021 to overhaul data collection from UK financial services firms. The aim is to improve regulation of regulated firms and ease the burden of reporting for these firms. The programme is expected to…

GLEIF Opens vLEI Issuer Qualification Programme

The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) has underpinned the verifiable LEI (vLEI) with an issuer qualification programme that once completed with allow businesses to obtain vLEI digital identify credentials from the issuer for use in digital organisational identity. The GLEIF expects the vLEI issuer qualification process to take about 90 days. A qualified vLEI…

Recorded Webinar: Approaches to ESG data for the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

The EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) outlines extensive rules designed to ensure transparency across sustainable financial markets. It also demands huge volumes of non-financial ESG data to be sourced, managed and governed, some of which is difficult to find, and much of which is unstructured and of variable quality. The data challenge is exacerbated…

FSB Explores Potential of Adding LEIs to Cross-Border Payments

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) is encouraging greater adoption of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) in a report exploring its potential in cross-border payments. No implementation mandates are suggested, although the report does identify how the LEI could be a useful addition to payment transactions. The LEI is currently mandated for use in OTC derivatives…

DSB Publishes Final Report from OTC ISIN Industry Consultation

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) has published the final report, based on 2022 industry consultation, for 2023 OTC ISIN and CFI service provision. The report includes a summary of industry responses with accompanying analysis and DSB proposals for next steps for each of the consultation topics: Global agile architecture approach Undertaking a detailed review of…