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Two Golden Sources: How Will the New FCA FIRDS System Hold Up Post-Brexit?

At the end of 2020 the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) lost access to the EU’s MiFID database: instead launching its own FIRDS system. It’s a big change, and it could have a significant impact on the way firms are able to manage their transaction reporting requirements. The new FCA FIRDS database was built to...


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ACA Compliance Group Launches New Global ESG Practice

ACA Compliance Group (ACA) today launched a specialist global environmental, social, and governance (ESG) advisory practice, headed up by Dan Mistler, who joins ACA from ESG and environment firm, Bridge House Advisors. Sustainability and responsible investing increasingly appear on the agendas of global political leaders, regulators, and firms alike. According to President-elect Joe Biden, the U.S. will...

Two Golden Sources: How Will the New FCA FIRDS System Hold Up Post-Brexit?

At the end of 2020 the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) lost access to the EU’s MiFID database: instead launching its own FIRDS system. It’s a big change, and it could have a significant impact on the way firms are able to manage their transaction reporting requirements. The new FCA FIRDS database was built to...

Q&A: The Future of Regulatory Reporting

Tom Wieczorek, MD of Global Product Management at UnaVista, part of the London Stock Exchange Group, gives us his unique insights into the key challenges and opportunities within today’s rapidly evolving regulatory reporting environment – and what firms should be doing to stay ahead. What are the key functional challenges for those seeking to implement...

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Upcoming Webinar: Developing operational resilience

Date: 25 March 2021 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes 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…

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RegTech Suppliers Guide 2020/2021

Welcome to the second edition of A-Team Group’s RegTech Suppliers Guide, an essential aid for financial institutions sourcing innovative solutions to improve their regulatory response, and a showcase for encumbent and new RegTech vendors with offerings designed to match market demand. Available free of charge and based on an industry-wide survey, the guide provides a…

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Financial Markets Operations Response to COVID-19: Best Practices for Working from Home

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting all walks of life, and carries with it implications for society beyond even the obvious and immediate health impact. Business is being hit across the board, with many corporations sending staff home in an effort to keep them both safe and working. It’s clear that firms can’t rely on a...

Addressing the Reference Data Challenges of SFTR

The EU’s Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR), which comes into effect in April 2020, is a data-heavy transaction reporting regulation along the lines of MiFIR and EMIR, but has a significant reference data element as well. The regulation is extensive, with some 150 data fields in its mandatory regulatory reports, a dozen of which will...

Trade Surveillance and Mobile Recording in the Era of Data Privacy

The EU’s MiFID II and other regulations globally have placed greater emphasis than ever on market surveillance, recording of trading communications and records-retention processes in an attempt to stamp out market abuse and boost investor confidence and protections. At the same time, the public’s attitude toward data privacy has hardened, most visibly through new regulations...

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RegTech Summit New York City

Now in its 5th year, the RegTech Summit in NYC explores how the North American financial services industry can leverage technology to drive innovation, cut costs and support regulatory change.

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RegTech Summit London

Now in its 6th year, the RegTech Summit in London explores how the European financial services industry can leverage technology to drive innovation, cut costs and support regulatory change.

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RegTech Summit Virtual

The RegTech Summit Virtual is a global online event that will be held in May 2021 with an exceptional guest speaker line up of RegTech practitioners, regulators, start-ups and solution providers to collaborate and discuss innovative and effective approaches for building a better regulatory environment.

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Top Knowledge Hub picks

MiFID II

Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) builds on the original MiFID of 2007 to improve the competitiveness of European markets by creating a single market for investment services and activities, and ensuring protection for investors in financial instruments. Read everything you need to know and get access to all related content.

Regulatory Reporting

Regulatory reporting comprises the submission of raw or formatted data as required by regulators to evaluate and track the financial and operational status of financial institutions and their compliance with required regulatory provisions. Find out all about it in our Knowledge Hub.

Market Abuse Regulation (MAR)

The Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) provides an EU-wide regulatory framework on market abuse, including measures to enhance the attractiveness of securities markets for capital-raising through the prohibition of practices such as insider dealing, unlawful disclosure of inside information and market manipulation. Find out more and access all our key resources here.

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The RegTech Insight Awards – USA celebrate providers of leading RegTech solutions, services and consultancy. These awards are uniquely designed to recognise both start-up and established providers who are creatively finding solutions to help with regulatory challenges, and span a wide range of regulatory requirements.

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