As mentioned in our special focus supplement of the June edition of Reference Data Review, the EU Savings (Tax) Directive went into effect on July 1, with implications for paying agents on identifying instruments falling under the directive. Data vendors worked with user firms to help by providing tagged data within product modules. FT Interactive Data Europe said it had 30 customers taking its live data on the day of implementation, including Bank Gessellschaft Berlin International, KCB Bank NV Belgium, Northern Trust, and UBS Global Asset Management. Telekurs Financial, meanwhile, reports that over 220 clients signed up to receive the data via its Valordata Feed (VDF), and that they’ve had an encouraging amount of data from over 100 UK fund managers, as well as more in the Channel Islands and Ireland. This is a key factor in identifying and analysing funds falling under the directive but difficult to obtain given the lack of incentive for them to provide this information.
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Upcoming Webinar: Entity identification and client lifecycle management – How financial institutions can drive $4 billion in cost savings
Date: 21 January 2021 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes A new model in Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) issuance has created significant opportunities for financial institutions to capitalise on their KYC and AML due diligence. By becoming Validation Agents and obtaining LEIs on behalf of their clients, financial institutions...
Xenomorph has regrouped and is chasing growth following the appointment of Neil Sheppard to lead the EMEA and APAC business, a reset to solution rather than product sales, and restructured funding. The company has been pretty low-profile in the market over the past few years, particularly since Brian Sentance stepped down from the role of...
The highly successful RegTech Summit Virtual was held in November 2020 and explored how business and operating models are adapting post COVID and how RegTech can provide agile and enhanced compliance for managing an evolving risk and compliance landscape. The event featured daily live keynotes, panel discussions, presentations, fireside chats and Q&A sessions with content available on demand over five days.
After what looked like a slow start to the summer, the initiative to establish a global standard for legal entity identifiers (LEIs) took a series of significant leaps forward during August, that appears to have put the project firmly back on track. If the marketplace felt a little reticent in June and July, it could...