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29 Jan
2014

9 days ’til EMIR reporting go-live: where are you now?

  • 29th January 2014
  • RegTechFS

JWG analysis. With 9 working days to go before compulsory reporting of derivatives trades becomes a daily reality, firms are in the final phases of implementing their individual solutions.  These differ from firm-to-firm, for example some are planning to report in real-time (as in the US), while others plan to report later within the T+1 Read More

18 Oct
2013

KYC: The logistics of building a reliable shared data utility

A variety of technology providers, consultancies and data providers (more than 10 of them at the last count) have announced (or have been rumoured to have formed) partnerships of some form in order to create new utilities that can share data between banks. With the huge and increasing number of regulatory requirements for customer data, Read More

11 Oct
2013

AIFMD delay? Lawyers petition FCA to relent on 22 July 2014 deadline

  • 11th October 2013
  • RegTechFS

On Thursday, 10 October, the City of London Law Society (a trade body for City solicitors) published a letter dated 23 September accusing the FCA of gold-plating (or at least misinterpreting) the AIFMD (Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive). The dispute surrounds the date by which firms must be AIFMD-compliant.  In its interpretation of the Directive, Read More

07 Mar
2013

Leaving ESMA to pick up the pieces

  • 7th March 2013
  • RegTechFS

Recently, the EU’s legislative output has been marked by a tendency to increase ESMA’s responsibilities, and decrease those of the democratic institutions. Whatever the reason for this – avoiding disputes between member states, speeding legislation’s passage – it undermines democratic scrutiny and leaves firms with many unknowns. Recently, the EU’s legislative output has been marked Read More