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MiFID II: Time to Tackle Transaction Reporting in Detail

April 25, 2017 Comments (0)           

By Steve Barnes, VP of Technology, AQMetrics.
Following the recent changes to mandatory transaction reporting (TR) being introduced under MiFID II, there are now a number of vital new reporting obligations which the markets must rapidly become familiar with. Yet as was revealed by a recent webinar I took part in on TR data and data management challenges, it was clear that the industry is hungry for additional clarity and detail around the specific changes to these reporting...

Cybersecurity Risk and the Need for a Holistic Approach

April 7, 2017 Comments (0)           

By Lorraine Toland, Business Development Representative, AQMetrics

Cybersecurity threats are now high on the list of risk mitigation priorities for most firms and institutions – and if not, then they certainly should be. In addition to the reputational damage an attack can cause your firm, it is now widely recognised that they can also wreak serious financial damage, which in turn can negatively impact your investors and shareholders. Furthermore, cybersecurity must now be viewed in...

The capture and release of wild data under MiFID II/MiFIR

March 31, 2017 Comments (0)           

By Steve Barnes, VP Technology, AQMetrics
Wild data is roaming about your organisation. The new Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR) will demand you round it up, process it and release it as trade and transaction reports.
The rules will apply from January 2018 to European Union firms, their branches outside of the European Union and financial institutions operating in the EU. Nearly all instruments are subject to the new regulation and directive, where...

Combating Spreadsheet Risk in Private Equity Firms

January 4, 2017 Comments (0)           

By Geraldine Gibson, CEO, AQMetrics
Since the introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), Private Equity firms have been coming under increased regulatory pressure to demonstrate stronger systems and controls, particularly around data management.
Many PE firms however still rely heavily on Excel spreadsheets for a range of critical tasks, including portfolio valuations, risk calculations, capital accounts allocations, performance analysis and financial...

2016 Regtech Reflections & Five Predictions for 2017

December 21, 2016 Comments (0)           

With 2016 fading fast into the rearview mirror, we’ve taken a close look at the key regulatory and technology trends from the past year and put together our thoughts on what’s to come in 2017. With regulation constantly changing around the globe, financial professionals would be remiss not to reflect on 2016 themes and consider important milestones for the next year.
2016 Lessons – Culture & Conduct Failures… and All Those Fines
This past year, significant fines...

MiFIDII Culture and Conduct – Consistency and Control

November 7, 2016 Comments (0)           

By Claire Savage, COO, AQMetrics
In light of the recent global financial crisis, and with MiFIDII fast approaching, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) along with other regulators in Europe, has been placing an increasing emphasis on culture and conduct. A number of FCA publications – including a dedicated Thematic Review – as well as recent speeches from the Bank of England[1], have referred specifically to why having the right culture and conduct is...

Transforming Regulatory Compliance with Artificial Intelligence

September 19, 2016 Comments (0)           

By Geraldine Gibson, CEO, AQMetrics

Artificial Intelligence (AI), long the subject of science fiction, is now becoming more and more widespread and is seen as an increasingly important computer science across multiple industries. In Financial Services in particular, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing is increasingly used today to make sense of big, complex data in a wide range of areas.
One such area is regulatory compliance. The use of AI – particularly Natural Language...