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UK regulators to form post-trade technology working group

UK regulators are to convene an industry-led ‘Technology Working Group’ to drive reforms in post-trade processing in a bid to encourage innovation, reduce complexity and increase systemic resilience. The aim of the Group, which will be overseen by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England, will be to stocktake current and emerging post-trade…
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17th May 2019 0

Securities Commission Malaysia publishes principles on continuity in capital markets

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has published its Guiding Principles on Business Continuity for capital market entities. These principles set out SC’s expectations of the business continuity management within capital markets, in order to ensure quick continuity of critical services and fulfilment of business obligations when there are disruptions. This comprehensive approach will help to…
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16th May 2019 0

London unshakable as top financial destination, even New York trails behind

Britain is now the world’s number 1 destination for all types of the financial market investment. Here is our detailed report There have over the years been many a dubious speculation relating to where the majority of the world’s financial investment transactions take place, however, when a genuine report is generated by a respected multi-national…
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14th May 2019 0

How Regulated Industries Can Put Their Compliance On Autopilot

Corporate compliance is a hot topic these days. From the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)’s the big introduction in the EU last year to the daily headlines about data breaches, we’re constantly reminded of the impact and costs of noncompliance. For example, in 2017, Nissan Co. lost its ISO 9001 certificates on quality management for domestic…
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7th May 2019 0

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

Cloud security platform DivvyCloud nets $19m in growth funding round

DivvyCloud, a security and compliance automation developer for cloud infrastructure, has netted $19m in a growth funding round. The capital injection was led by Providence Strategic Growth, with participation also coming from existing backers MissionOG and RTP Ventures. Following this latest funding, the company has raised a total of $29m in equity. With these new…
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3rd May 2019 0

Mercury Payment Solutions and Arion Bank Select Fiserv Anti-Money Laundering Technology

(NASDAQ: FISV), a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, today announced that a payment scheme in the Middle East and a universal bank in Iceland have chosen Fiserv technology to streamline anti-money laundering (AML) processes and effectively manage fraud risk. Mercury Payment Services and Arion Bank were seeking a provider with proven expertise and join more than 1,200 organizations worldwide that rely…
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2nd 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

New tools in the battle against online data misuse

Advances in digital technology are challenging our concept of privacy. In today’s world, huge volumes of data are being collected, shared and stored in unprecedented ways and at tremendous speeds. Everything we do with our connected devices generates data that can be used or misused without our knowledge. Controlling when and how our personal data…
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19th April 2019 0

European Supervisory Authorities gives advice on risk management and cybersecurity

The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) has published its joint advice in relation to improving communication risk management and cybersecurity. Last year, the European Commission requested the ESA to map the existing supervisory practices across financial sectors around IT security and governance requirements. Its aim was for the ESA to issue guidelines aimed at supervisory convergence…
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18th April 2019 0