Regulation news

FCA launches call for input on use of technology for regulation
21 February 2018 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
The Financial Conduct Authority is seeking views on how technology can make it easier for firms to meet their regulatory reporting requirements
Linedata and Seclore partner for GDPR compliance
09 February 2018 | Paris | Reporter: Becky Butcher
Linedata has teamed up with Seclore for data-centric security and General Data Protection Regulation compliance
Opus launches new anti-bribery compliance solution
05 February 2018 | New York | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Opus’ new solution combines Hiperos 3PM automated workflow and advanced screening with C6 global risk intelligence
Client reporting is greatest implementation challenge, says survey
29 January 2018 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Raiffeisen Bank selects Abacus reporting solution
24 January 2018 | Vienna | Reporter: Zsuzsa Szabo
Aquis launches SI hub for MiFID II compliance
17 January 2018 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
AQ Metrics authorised as ARM by Central Bank of Ireland
08 January 2018 | Dublin | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Industry participants react to MiFID II
05 January 2018 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
MiFID II goes live
03 January 2018 | London | Reporter: Becky Butcher
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ESMA delays LEI requirements for MiFID II
22 December 2017 | Paris | Reporter: Becky Butcher
EFAMA welcomes EC proposal
21 December 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Becky Butcher
Euronext’s ARM and APA approved
14 December 2017 | Paris | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
GCF: Concerns linger around MiFID II compliance
06 December 2017 | London | Reporter: Becky Butcher
EEA members’ supervisory weaknesses exposed in ESMA review
30 November 2017 | Paris | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Deutsche Borse approved by BaFin as ARM and APA
30 November 2017 | Frankfurt | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
NEX Regulatory Reporting made trade repository under EMIR
24 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
EU Commission opens consultation of SFTR TR fees
21 November 2017 | Paris | Reporter: Drew Nicol
LEIs offer major cost savings, says OFR
17 November 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Drew Nicol
MTS and UnaVista to collaborate for SFTR
13 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
LSE teams up with APIR Systems to brings LEIs to Australasia
08 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
MiFID II creates “much uncertainty” for EEA members
06 November 2017 | Oslo | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
SimCorp: MiFID II remains a concern for buy-side firms
01 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Becky Butcher
SEC grants relief to US brokers on MiFID II
27 October 2017 | New York | Reporter: Theo Andrew
Solvassure creates first-of-its-kind integrated reg platform
25 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Theo Andrew
Merrill Lynch first to fall foul of UK’s EMIR reporting rules
23 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
EU commission lays down the law on MiFID II compliance
19 October 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Margin rules depress derivative contract terms, survey finds
19 October 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
FCA gives helping hand to new asset managers
16 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Theo Andrew
SEDCO Capital launches ethical investment platform
11 October 2017 | Jeddah | Reporter: Theo Andrew
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Features
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Industry participants discuss how factors, such as financial technology, have changed the role of transfer agents
After many years in the making, MiFID II has now become part of the regulatory furniture in Europe. However, the regulation’s first 30 days revealed lingering concerns around the scope of the changes
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Although MiFID II came into play on 3 January this year, now is not the time to relax as the job is only half done, says Peter Moss of SmartStream
With 2018 being a busy year for regulation in the financial services industry Jon Trinder and Matt Gibbs of Linedata discuss what firms should be working on around MiFID II, as well as the roll out of GDPR in May
With the industry in perpetual change, it’s important for firms to work together to take advantage of big data, according to Roy Kirby of SIX
As technology developments shape the world around them, financial services firms are starting to adapt. This year’s Sibos conference outlined where the industry is settling in, and where there are still milestones to pass
Rocky Martinez considers how AI can help improve post-trade processes, and how SmartStream’s new reconciliations solution is moving a step in the right direction towards helping firms keep costs at sustainable levels
New regulations, new competition and new cost pressures mean custodians and sub-custodians have more balls in the air than ever before
Country profiles
The latest country profiles from Asset Servicing Times
Luxembourg’s asset servicing industry has blossomed to boast a substantial portion of types of funds in need of back and middle office functions, and now Brexit may offer an opportunity for further growth
In order to stand out from competitors, Malta has resorted to innovative regulation, says to Joseph Camilleri of BOV Fund Services
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Julien Kasparian, head of Hong Kong at BNP Paribas, explains the financial services industry in Hong Kong and how it competes globally
The Asian market may be improving on the harmonisation front, but the situation is still far from ideal. Experts discuss what there is still left to do
Brazil is hogging the limelight from its South American neighbours. But, although reforms are in full swing, there is still work to be done
No nation is an island, and the Polish CSD has post-trade services to cater to all of Central and Eastern Europe, says KDPW’s Iwona Sroka
In a region as geographically, culturally and economically diverse as Asia, funds passports have a tricky road ahead if they’re to redefine the industry
Amid cross-border restrictions and tightened belts, Luxembourg’s kingdom of real estate investment won’t be crumbling any time soon
Interviews
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Chris Meader, founder of the North American Fund Administration Association, discusses his new start-up association, which aims to provide a forum for administrators to understand the risks, concerns and the opportunities the industry is facing