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The Great and the Good Gather for A-Team’s RegTech Virtual Event This Week

The global RegTech community gathers virtually this week for A-Team’s RegTech Summit Virtual, which kicks off on Wednesday. Over its two-day programme of must-attend sessions, the conference will offer an assessment of the global RegTech landscape, plus discussions ranging from the ongoing regulatory reporting challenge, the emerging conduct compliance requirement, addressing financial crime and other...


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RegTech Summit Keynote Discusses How to Cut Compliance Costs by 15-20%

A-Team Group’s recent RegTech Summit Virtual got off to a cracking start with a keynote presented by Niresh Rajah, managing director and head of data in the RegTech and digital assurance practice at Grant Thornton, and covering everything from the evolution of RegTech 2.0 to driving value out of the technology. An early poll asking...

Confluence Outlines Development Plans Following Acquisition Agreement with Clearlake Capital Group

Clearlake Capital Group’s agreement to acquire a majority stake in Confluence provides the regulatory and data solutions provider with backing to accelerate global expansion, develop additional solutions, integrate emerging technologies, and continue down the acquisition trail. Clearlake will acquire Confluence from private equity firm TA Associates, which partnered with Confluence in 2018 and will continue...

Rising AML Costs Driven by Regulatory Initiatives Rather than Crime Threat, LexisNexis Survey Finds

Regulation itself is the primary driver behind an expected rise to £30 billion in UK financial institutions’ annual AML costs to £30 billion by 2023, a survey from LexisNexis Risk Solutions has found. The increase, from £28.7 billion in 2020, appears set to be invested in personnel rather than technology, however, with the survey –...

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Upcoming Webinar: Fighting fraud and financial crime with RegTech

Date: 24 June 2021 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes Financial fraud and crime continue to escalate causing significant damage to companies, countries and the global economy despite enormous efforts by firms and organisations in the financial services sector to identify and expel bad actors. As these bad actors…

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RegTech Summit APAC Virtual

RegTech Summit APAC will explore the current regulatory environment in Asia Pacific, the impact of COVID on the RegTech industry and the extent to which the pandemic has acted a catalyst for RegTech adoption in financial markets.

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Entity Data Management Handbook – Seventh Edition

Sourcing entity data and ensuring efficient and effective entity data management is a challenge for many financial institutions as volumes of data rise, more regulations require entity data in reporting, and the fight again financial crime is escalated by bad actors using increasingly sophisticated techniques to attack processes and systems. That said, based on best…

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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...

Events and webinars

RegTech Summit Virtual

The RegTech Summit Virtual is a global online event that brings together 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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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 APAC Virtual

RegTech Summit APAC will explore the current regulatory environment in Asia Pacific, the impact of COVID on the RegTech industry and the extent to which the pandemic has acted a catalyst for RegTech adoption in financial markets.

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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.

Awards

A-Team Innovation Awards 2021

A-Team’s series of awards recognise outstanding performance by the vendors of data and technology solutions to the financial industry, with a specific focus on Data Management, Trading Technology and RegTech suppliers. Our A-Team Innovation awards also celebrate successful projects within financial institutions (both with vendor support and without) across the financial enterprise.