Risk Management Systems Insights
2nd December 2020
Over the past two decades, the rules governing financial services have become much more onerous, leading more organisations to rely on tech vendors to process vast swathes of data and report to exact standards. As such, the regtech sector has blossomed, with vendors popping up to offer assistance across functions.
Yet for UK based financial... read more
30th November 2020
The year 2020 has proved unusually testing for the financial services industry. Yet, in the face of added pressures created by the pandemic, efforts to migrate to the new global standard for payments messaging – aka ISO 20022 – have continued, albeit with a few added changes.
Recognising concerns that many banks would struggle to... read more
24th November 2020
It’s been a tough year for financial market participants in the UK, with the pandemic causing turbulence and uncertainty around Brexit undermining future strategy-building. Next year looks set to be almost as chaotic, as the country looks to rewrite its rulebook while maintaining its stake as a global financial powerhouse.
For fintechs, it... read more
16th November 2020
With the global pandemic came a global need to reorganise, replan and rethink spending for businesses across industries, as the impact of lockdowns and changing consumer behaviour was felt.
While IT costs are just one element of business budgets, technology now underpins the effective function of almost every organisation. At the same time,... read more
3rd November 2020
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) newly issued true lender rule for bank-nonbank lending relationships faces potential Congressional Review pending tomorrow’s US election results.
“This [true lender] rule coming out now and going into full effect between the election and the inauguration is something that... read more
2nd November 2020
The latest Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) reporting obligations went live on October 26. However, there’s no time to rest for firms, who are now tasked with preparing for the next set of requirements in January 2021. Having moderated a CAT webinar with leading industry experts from FINRA CAT, Morgan Stanley, RegEdge, and Cboe Global Markets... read more
30th October 2020
The European Securities and Markets Authority’s (Esma) new stress tests expose a lack of preparation among asset managers, highlighting the importance of regtech providers in risk assessments.
“The industry has been relying heavily on independent regtech providers who offer solutions as well as expertise to perform gap-analysis,... read more
29th October 2020
At a time when the costs of doing business are skyrocketing, is it sustainable for banks to persevere with the current approach to trade settlement failure?
While there will always be trades that fail, the tolerance levels of banking boardroom execs must be at breaking point right now if the latest Esma Trends Risks and Vulnerabilities (TVR)... read more
28th October 2020
Even though investment firms have very different primary business models and risk profiles as opposed to lending institutions, to date, for regulatory purposes many have been considered credit institutions and accordingly report under the Basel-driven capital requirements regulation (CRR). The CRR approach is too broad to effectively account for... read more
20th October 2020
Whilst a supporter of true artificial intelligence (AI) within investment management, I do have a problem with some of the references to artificial intelligence that I hear.
I believe that most of us in the investment management world still do not truly understand artificial intelligence. What we often refer to as AI (and read about in the... read more