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Effective Data Management in a Fragmented Market

March 23, 2018 Comments (0)           

By Breige Tinnelly, AQMetrics
Our recent conversations with compliance and risk managers at investment management firms have highlighted a common pain point, which is how to put in place the right kind of technology platform to cater for both existing and future regulations. While their focus has naturally been on the most pressing compliance concerns ushered in under MiFID II, AIFMD and SEC Modernization (to name but a few) the reality is that a piecemeal approach to compliance is unsuitable...

Risk Reporting challenges Algo Trading Firms

March 2, 2018 Comments (0)           

By Geraldine Gibson, CEO, AQMetrics
Sweeping new rules and technological advances have given regulators unprecedented insights into the markets they’re charged with overseeing. A constant stream of high-quality information from exchanges around the world is arming regulators with the analytics necessary to rigorously enforce this year’s MiFID II rules.
Gaining access to the same breadth of market intelligence can prove difficult for investment and trading firms. Market data...

Regulatory reset: What Irish funds need to know about CP86

January 10, 2018 Comments (0)           

By Lorraine Lyons - Business Development Representative, AQ Metrics
For the Irish Fund Management industry in the coming year, one regulatory change stands out: namely the introduction of the Fund Management Companies Guidance, or CP86. This far-reaching set of initiatives has of course been in the pipeline since 2014, when the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) launched the consultation process, and so many of the elements outlined in CP86 should already be in place. However, the deadline for all...

Dublin MiFID II Meetup: Time to Prepare and Prioritise

October 18, 2017 Comments (0)           

AQMetrics hosted its latest Dublin MiFID II meetup last week, just as the countdown to implementation has turned to the number of weeks and days remaining – rather than months. Co-hosted with Brown Brothers Harriman, the event brought the Dublin MiFID II community together to discuss how best to prepare for the changes being ushered in under the new rules. The timing of  the Dublin meetup was  significant,  following on from the Central Bank of Ireland’s...

MiFID II: What to prioritise for the next 100 days

October 2, 2017 Comments (0)           

Report: Meet up discussion hosted by AQMetrics, supported by The Realization Group
Following the success of our inaugural London MiFID II meetup in July, AQMetrics hosted a second event in late September to work through some of the key issues in advance of the 3 January 2018. The event once again brought together industry professionals in a relaxed setting to better understand where to focus MiFID II priorities, as we enter this critical final stage before the new rules come into force.
Our...

MiFIDII ARMs and Systemic Risk: Time for the Penny to Drop

September 13, 2017 Comments (0)           

By Breige Tinnelly, Head of UK Sales, AQMetrics
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is urging firms to make their final decisions about their choice of Approved Reporting Mechanism (ARM) providers soon and with very good reason. The new regulatory reporting requirements, which mandate reporting across a wide range of asset classes, impact this coming January with the implementation of MiFID II. For financial service firms opting to go with an ARM for their reporting...

MiFID II: Addressing the Challenges Together

August 7, 2017 Comments (0)           

With the final implementation of MiFID II now a mere six months away, the time has come for individual firms to seriously consider how these rules will impact them and the daily running of their business. At AQMetrics, we believe this can best be achieved by meeting with your industry peers in order to discuss, share and collaborate to jointly find workable solutions for the myriad of issues this new regulation presents. And so, with this aim in mind, last week we held our inaugural MiFID II...

More Than a Number – The Pressure on CCOs and CFOs for Data Accuracy

July 27, 2017 Comments (0)           

By Ryan Kipp, Head of Sales Americas, AQMetrics

Speaking at this year’s Global Alternative Investment Management Conference (GAIM), Suzan Rose, chief compliance officer (CCO) at Marshall Wace North America, voiced one of the key pressures facing anyone registered as CCO of an investment fund, even though many are not fully aware of it. Essentially, any CCO who submits false statements or omissions may face criminal prosecution. But how can funds ensure they are achieving the necessary...

Achieving certainty of your Portfolio Risk Analytics with Open Protocol

June 28, 2017 Comments (0)           

By Ryan Kipp, Head of Sales Americas, AQMetrics
 
From rogue traders to hedge fund failures, Ponzi schemes to Madoff, it is little wonder that operational due diligence (ODD) has become such a vital component of the asset management industry. And with regulatory obligations only set to increase in the very near future, these evaluations will play a key role in improving transparency and accountability across the sector from investment managers to their investors. Yet, as many funds are...

Joining the Dots: The Value of an Integrated Approach to Risk Monitoring and Regulatory Reporting

May 26, 2017 Comments (0)           

By Geraldine Gibson, Chief Executive Officer, AQMetrics.
Regulatory reporting and risk monitoring are now, quite rightly, both considered high priority for most firms in the financial industry. Yet despite the growing reliance on quality data, analytics and insights to remain compliant in both of these areas, the tendency is still for them to be run on separate systems and monitored individually. In fact, firms that are still collating their data in this manner – instead of taking a...