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Hedge Fund Aspect Capital Widens Deployment of OpenGamma for Margin Calculations

Systematic hedge fund Aspect Capital is widening its use of OpenGamma’s derivatives analytics to aid in the calculation of margin requirements as the firm expands into new markets. Aspect recently indicated it is starting operations in China, requiring it to calculate margin for trading on that country’s exchanges. OpenGamma’s analytics cover exchange and broker margin…

FundGuard $12 Million Raise to Address Regulatory Stress on Transparency in Fund Administration

New York-based FundGuard, a pioneer in the use of AI in investment management and asset services, has completed a $12 million series A funding to finance its solution for meeting increased regulatory demands for transparency and resilience in the fund administration segment. The new round, led by Israeli venture capital firm Team8 and existing investors…

Meet-the-Team Series:
Leigh Hill, Marketing Operations Manager

This week’s edition of our Meet-the-Team series focuses on our self-proclaimed “Jack-of-all-Trades” Leigh Hill; A-Team Group’s Marketing Operations Manager. Nearly six years ago, Leigh joined the team and hasn’t looked back! Her working life started out in sales administration, transitioned to a sales and marketing role and from there she caught the marketing bug. Her…

How to Manage Dual Sanctions Compliance Post Brexit Addition of UK Regime to EU Regulation

Brexit created a number of regulatory compliance challenges for financial institutions in the UK, not least a change to sanctions regulation that is set out in the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018, and is fundamentally different to EU sanctions regulation. If your organisation falls within scope of the new UK sanctions regime or both…

Mirato Raises $9 Million to Fund AI-Based Supplier Risk Platform

In another indicator of the market’s acceptance of AI, Tel Aviv-based Mirato has raised $9 million to support the development and commercialization of its third-party risk management (TPRM) platform. With regulators intensifying their scrutiny of financial institutions’ relationships with external suppliers – with regulations like GDPR addressing privacy concerns, for instance – Mirato’s offering helps…

Clearstream Taps Xceptor to Boost Withholding-Tax Processing for Custodians

Central securities depository Clearstream has teamed with Xceptor to redefine its capabilities for withholding-tax processing for its custodians and other financial intermediaries. The upgraded service is aimed at helping institutional investors address deal complex and cumbersome, often-manual processes for handling withholding tax across global markets and asset classes. With tax authorities globally elevating the level…

TruNarrative Brings Identity Verification Solution to Small Businesses

Leeds-based Enterprise RegTech TruNarrative has launched a brand new, low-cost client verification and regulatory compliance solution for the legal, investment, accountancy and Rreal estate sectors in a bid to solve and streamline the KYC and KYB challenge for smaller firms. TruPortal is a platform designed specifically for low-volume users, offering KYC and AML solutions including AI-driven…

Europe and ESG: Counting Down to SFDR

By Francesco Cavallini, Client Relationship Director, IQ-EQ. In its commitment to channeling private financial flows towards investments that support Paris Agreement targets – and more broadly the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the European Union adopted the European Green Deal in March 2018. Some policy initiatives within this deal specifically target the finance…

Uncovering PEPs in Fight Against Financial Crime

By Rachel Woolley, Global Director of Crime at Fenergo. Non-compliance is a costly business. Throughout 2020, financial institutions (FIs) around the globe have received $10.6 billion in enforcement actions for financial crime violations, including breaches of anti-money laundering (AML) and know your customer (KYC) regulations— up 27% from last year. With the pandemic leading to…

Meet the A-Team Series:
Andrew Delaney, CCO

Welcome to the second instalment of our Meet the A-Team series. This week, we’ll focus on our always witty capital markets guru; President and Chief Content Officer, Andrew Delaney. Andrew has been with A-Team Group “since the beginning” – 20 years ago this year. When asked how he would describe what he does here, Andrew…