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Red Deer and Cappitech combine MiFID II and MAR services for the buy-side
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Red Deer and Cappitech combine MiFID II and MAR services for the buy-side

Compliance technology providers Red Deer and Cappitech will offer each other’s services to their respective clients for a more integrated solution. Technology providers Red Deer and Cappitech have teamed up to combine their services to provide investment firms with a holistic regulatory compliance solution. The partnership will see Red Deer […]

FCA takes control over AML and CTF supervision of UK cryptoasset activities
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FCA takes control over AML and CTF supervision of UK cryptoasset activities

UK businesses conducting cryptoasset activities must register with the FCA. The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has become the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) supervisor for businesses engaging in certain cryptoasset activities under the amended Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds Regulations 2017 (MLRs). Any UK business […]

Tech Entrepreneurs to Face More Regulatory Scrutiny in 2020
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Tech Entrepreneurs to Face More Regulatory Scrutiny in 2020

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress last month, he claimed that Libra as a global currency would solve major problems including banking the unbanked, lowering the costs of international payments and speeding up transactions. However, most politicians in the U.S. and abroad are resisting Facebook’s proposed payment system, calling it […]

Give regulators new powers or risk missing net zero, NIC warns
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Give regulators new powers or risk missing net zero, NIC warns

Regulators must be given new powers to ensure utility firms invest in sustainable infrastructure or the UK’s net-zero emissions target is at risk. In a new report, published today (11 October 2020), the National Infrastructure Commission has warned that ministers must move to strengthen power the country’s utility regulators – […]

CFTC Says Enforcing Risk-Management Rules Is a Priority
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CFTC Says Enforcing Risk-Management Rules Is a Priority

In a first, swaps regulator charges the bank with violating risk-management regulations put in place after the financial crisis The Commodity Futures Trading Commission for the first time charged a bank with violating risk-management rules adopted after the financial crisis, a signal to the industry to bolster internal controls in […]

How regtech is changing compliance at financial firms
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How regtech is changing compliance at financial firms

Regulation technology spurring changes within departments aimed at meeting financial rules Just as digital technology is forcing advisers to evolve their business, it’s also impacting compliance departments across the financial services industry. At a recent technology event in New York hosted by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, regulatory […]

ECB top: “Libra has undoubtedly been a wakeup call for central banks and policymakers”
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ECB top: “Libra has undoubtedly been a wakeup call for central banks and policymakers”

Benoît Cœuré, the executive board member of the European Central Bank, has told the German Bundestag that stablecoins like Facebook’s Libra initiative come with both risks and opportunities. He made the remarks on Wednesday, September 25. Cœuré commented that the “global payments system still faces two major challenges: access and […]

Ping Identity reveals IPO for the New York Stock Exchange
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Ping Identity reveals IPO for the New York Stock Exchange

Ping Identity, an IT security and identity authentication platform, has revealed the initial public offering of its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the name PING. The company will issue 12.5 million shares at a price expected to be between $14 and $16 per share. Ping Identity […]

Navigating the Fog of RegTech Innovation
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Navigating the Fog of RegTech Innovation

As with all markets, the RegTech market comprises buyers and sellers – buyers being the regulated institutions dealing with the challenges of ever-increasing regulation and the sellers are the RegTech vendors, offering innovative technological solutions to help regulated firms meet those challenges. Sitting between both sides of the market, here […]

Data-driven regulation and compliance is the key to a successful future financial services industry
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Data-driven regulation and compliance is the key to a successful future financial services industry

Data-driven regulation and compliance is the key to a successful future financial services industry With regulators being the ‘public champion’ for new data technologies, this paper explores the automation of regulation and compliance and areas that offer significant potential to transform services and support the work of regulators. The data […]