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Citi Rolls Out AI-Powered Risk Analytics Scoring Engine

Citi announced on Monday (April 29) the launch of NextGen, its artificial intelligence-powered risk analytics scoring engine. In a press release, Citi said it teamed up with EY and SAS to create the scoring engine, which aims to streamline the time it takes to review high volumes of trade transactions while also ensuring regulatory compliance.…
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6th May 2019 0

MiFID II Compliance and Transaction Reporting Reviews Featured in FCA 2019/20 Business Plan

The FCA has published its 2019/20 Business Plan. The document features the regulator’s focus of supervisory priorities for this year and next. Included are eight priorities across the seven sectors that the FCA regulates. Not surprising, MiFID II compliance and review of data was included in areas the FCA will be focusing on. Specifically, the…
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26th April 2019 0

Four Major Trends For Compliance Professionals In 2019

Accenture recently issued its annual Compliance Risk Study to gain insight into the different strategies that firms are pursuing to create compliance functions that meet the demands of a rapidly changing financial services industry. Facing regulatory pressure and seeking to regain customers’ trust, financial institutions have spent heavily on compliance in the ten-plus years since…
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23rd April 2019 0

Cappitech launches new tool to support MiFID II compliance

Regulatory reporting and intelligence solution developer Cappitech has released its new RTS 28 Market Intelligence solution. The new service gives financial institutions the power to leverage compliance data with electronic surveillance and analytics tools to assess its best execution capabilities in all asset classes and benchmarks performance to the industry average. MiFID II reporting standard…
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16th April 2019 0

Over a million UK businesses see Brexit as major obstacle to success

The number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that view Brexit as a major obstacle to success has increased significantly since the referendum, according to research published in the journal Regional Studies by Ross Brown and John Wilson from the Centre for Responsible Banking & Finance at the University of St Andrews and Jose Liñares-Zegarra,…
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12th April 2019 0

EU Aims To Improve Fintech Coordination

Today the European Commission and the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) are launching the European Forum for Innovation Facilitators (EFIF), with the objective to improve cooperation and coordination in support of the application of new technological developments in the EU financial sector. Innovation facilitators usually take the form of ‘innovation hubs’ and ‘regulatory sandboxes’. Innovation hubs…
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11th April 2019 0

How blockchain is becoming the 5G of the payment industry

New blockchain-based financial networks like the one launched by IBM last week will enable faster and more transparent cross-border payments and eventually become the platform for retail and other consumer transactions. As more blockchain-based payment networks and fiat-backed digital currencies – including one from the largest U.S. bank – emerge, experts and analysts are predicting…
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5th April 2019 0

Apr FCA, SEC sign MoUs to reaffirm cooperation after Brexit

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have signed two memoranda of understandings (MoU) to reaffirm cooperation following Brexit. These agreements will cement the two countries cooperation, consultation and information sharing following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, to ensure efficient oversight of regulated entities across borders. During their…
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2nd April 2019 0

Gartner: top 7 security and risk management trends for 2019

Threat detection investment, security aligning to business goals and passwordless authentication are among the top trends in security and risk management, according to Gartner Security and risk management are two of business’ biggest considerations in today’s increasingly volatile cyber security landscape — failings in this arena will lead to potentially irreversible financial and reputational damage.…
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18th March 2019 0

CubeLogic ranked number one in four categories in 2019 Energy Risk Software Rankings

# 1 for Enterprise Risk Management software system # 1 for Best Credit Risk Software #1 for Business Intelligence Joint # 1 for Best metrics and 5 other top 5 rankings   London, Thursday 14th March 2019 – CubeLogic, the market leading provider of business intelligence enabled risk management solutions for the energy, commodities and…
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15th March 2019 0