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Embracing the Known in FRTB: Why Banks Need to Step Away from the Data Pool and Start with the Familiar

By: Charlie Browne, Head of Market & Risk Data Solutions, GoldenSource. The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) is coming and it has sent firms into a spin around how to get the data required to prove risk factor modellability. It is the first time banks will be obligated to do this, a mammoth…

Three Big Banks Sign on to Operational Risk Data Sharing Platform

In mid-June, Acin – a data standards firm for operational risk and controls – announced that Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered Bank and Société Générale had joined its collaboration community, the Operational Risk Defence Network Model. Their arrival brings the total number of tier one banks working with Acin to 12.   The name of the company,…

The Essence of Digital Transformation is Data and the Message – Don’t Give Up

Digital transformation is all the rage among financial institutions, but it comes with significant data management challenges and can hit the wall if it is not underpinned with a strong data foundation and the right skills. That said, an audience poll on the status of digital transformation projects run during an A-Team Group webinar this…

SimCorp Partners SIX on Sanctions Service

SimCorp and SIX have partnered to add the latter’s Sanctioned Securities Monitoring Service to the former’s Compliance Manager module of SimCorp Dimension. The aim is to give SimCorp users access to global sanctions data directly from SIX, allowing them to detect breaches against supported sanction regimes. The Sanctioned Securities Monitoring Service from SIX provides a…

Is Your Firm in the Stone Age or Information Age of Artificial Intelligence?

We’ve talked about the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve efficiency, accuracy, creativity and generate business growth for years – and it’s benefits are now beginning to be realised and reported. A recent report from Broadridge Financial Solutions, the company’s second annual AI Outlook Survey, headlines data mining as the top user of AI,…

Refinitiv Details Ongoing Commitment to KYC and Fighting Financial Crime

Refinitiv is back on track following its decision to withdraw its KYC as a Service offering with plans to focus on its World Check, Media Check, Extended Due Diligence and recent partnership with Trulioo on digital entity solutions to meet customer needs for Know your Customer (KYC), due diligence and third-party risk management. The company…

Refinitiv Withdraws KYC as a Service Solution

Refinitiv is planning to withdraw its KYC as a Service offering, most likely late this year, once again raising questions around the viability of the utility model and following Bloomberg’s decision to pull out of the KYC market and withdraw its Entity Exchange KYC and client onboarding solution little more than a month ago. Refinitiv’s…

The Trials, Tribulations and Potential Benefits of FRTB Compliance

Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) regulation is more prescriptive than former Basel 2.5 market risk requirements, calls for a consistent workflow across risk, finance and the front office, and needs firms to source previously unused and difficult to find data – challenges that many banks have yet to conquer ahead of the January…

Asset Control Hires Eddie Grant to Drive Managed Services Growth

Asset Control is all set to drive growth of the managed services it brought to market early this year,  following the appointment of Eddie Grant to the newly developed role of head of managed services. Grant will focus on delivering the full spectrum of Asset Control’s managed services from hosting and application management to testing…

FSB Suggests Reducing Cost of LEIs in Response to Review Finding LEI Coverage too Low

The Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) latest review of the Legal Entity Identifier, a Thematic Review on Implementation of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI),   offers an ‘I said so’ to the sceptics, but also recommendations that should benefit firms using the LEI and encourage further take-up that will drive data standards, quality and accuracy across the…