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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 –…

Financial Institutions Delusional on Quality of Regulatory Reports, ACA Study Finds

Despite finding that 87% of firms are confident in the quality of their MiFIR and/or EMIR reports, research commissioned by ACA Group has discovered that 97% of reports submitted to regulators via Approved Reporting Mechanisms (ARMs) and Trade Repositories contain inaccuracies. The research found reporting data quality to be poor, with each report containing an…

Lexis-Nexis Financial Crime Report Urges Multi-Layered Approach to Compliance, ID Proofing

Adopting a multi-layered approach to financial crime compliance and identity proofing is an essential best practice for financial institutions seeking to protect themselves from fraud and other criminal activities. That’s among the key findings of this year’s edition of LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ annual True Cost of Financial Crime Compliance Global Report. The report – based on…

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…

SteelEye Targets Buy Side with Three-Tiered Surveillance Suite

SteelEye has launched a three-tier suite of communications compliance capabilities aimed at addressing the regulatory obligations of any size of financial institution. SteelEye is hoping this flexibility of approach makes its record-keeping and surveillance platform more appealing to smaller buy-side players that often lack the budget or resource capability to implement extensive platform solutions. SteelEye’s…

Acin Enhances Operational Risk Control Platform

Acin has enhanced its SaaS-based operational risk control platform, adding a new Acin Score facility as well as forward-looking scenario analysis and emerging risk assessment capabilities. The enhancements seek to address financial institutions’ need for a holistic approach to operational risk to mitigate against expensive process failures, financial losses, regulatory penalties and reputational damage. The…

Relativity Acquires Text IQ to Boost Surveillance, Legal Review Capabilities

Legal and compliance technology company Relativity has acquired Text IQ, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify sensitive data for financial services clients including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, US Bank and Bank of America. Relativity says the acquisition will augment its surveillance and legal review capabilities, in particular general privilege reviews for litigation, and responses…

Opsmatix Signs Partnership Deals with EEI, SHE as It Seeks to Automate Operational Workflows

Operations automation specialist Opsmatix has signed its third partnership agreement in two months, forging a relationship with Enterprising Engineering Inc. (EEI), a New York-based digital transformation consultancy. The deal follows partnership arrangements with Lysis for KYC off-grid workflow monitoring, and with New York sales accelerator Sand Hill East. Opsmatix’s SaaS platform uses AI to help…