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SFTR – The regulatory reporting net is about to be cast a whole lot wider

[fa icon="calendar'] 24-Sep-2018 11:20:00 / by Robert Harris posted in Banking, regulatory reporter, Regulation, SFTR, Blog

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The European Union (EU) Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR) is part of Europe’s continuing clampdown on potential risks in the banking & financial services sectors.  Scheduled for introduction in Q3 2019, it requires firms to report details of their Securities Financing Transactions (SFT’s) to trade repositories. This includes a range of instruments including; Repos, Securities and Commodities Lending, Buy/Sell Backs, Margin Lending and Total Return Swaps. 

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A Letter from the Americans, European Corporates Take Note……..

[fa icon="calendar'] 18-Jul-2018 09:01:54 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, Blog, FX, Global Code

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The American Foreign Exchange Committee (FXC) has issued one of its letters last week addressed to all “Market Participants”. The FXC is an FX industry group that has been providing guidance to the market since 1978. 

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The Best Executed defence means no penalties.

[fa icon="calendar'] 29-Jun-2018 15:43:19 / by David Woolcock posted in World Cup, Banking, Blog, Best Execution, MiFID II, MiFID, Compliance, Regulation, regulatory reporter

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As the data publishing season for best execution begins, it is timely to look at what is required, and what will be required going forward.

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Three things that a captive should know about its strategic technology partner!

[fa icon="calendar'] 26-Jun-2018 15:55:37 / by Kevin Richmond posted in Blog, Insurance, Captives, start-ups, Technology, partnership

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Insurance managers and captive owners will recognise that building strategic partnerships is an essential part of their business, none more so than with chosen technology provider.

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VAR & Surveillance - unlikely bedfellows?

[fa icon="calendar'] 19-Jun-2018 17:41:40 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, Blog, World Cup, Compliance, reporting

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Football is a game of two halves but last night for English fans that added 4 minutes felt like another half! For the “football’s coming home” brigade it was a decent start. The debate around VAR was well and truly stoked following the game and the pundits debate on the efficiency of VAR continues! We “was robbed” a phrase that comes to mind! It is uncanny how this translates into parallels with current debate in the financial markets.

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Doing the 'Right thing'...

[fa icon="calendar'] 06-Jun-2018 16:16:43 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, Blog, MiFID II, Global Code, Regulation, Compliance

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Eurobase has just given me a reusable coffee/tea mug in support of World Environment Day. This should arrest the use of plastic in the office and help our seas and oceans, albeit in a very small way, but every little helps! Cycling into work, I heard on the radio about the tremendous amount inspired teachers do to educate our children on environmental matters. I can personally attest to the “nag factor” our teenagers bring to correct the ways of their elders! Overall, it is about doing the “right thing”.

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ACI GDPR Briefing by Collyer Bristow (CB)

[fa icon="calendar'] 24-May-2018 14:14:01 / by Robert Harris posted in GDPR, Regulation, Compliance, Blog, Customer Service

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The London Market and the uphill struggle...

[fa icon="calendar'] 04-May-2018 15:17:50 / by Dave Connors posted in London Market, Insurance, Blog, TINtech

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The recent announcement of the Lloyd’s Market 2017 underwriting loss brought into sharp focus the tough conditions the market is facing.

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3 key considerations of updating your legacy systems

[fa icon="calendar'] 28-Mar-2018 14:08:57 / by Dave Connors posted in Insurance, Blog, legacy systems, Operational Efficiency

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 Electronic devices consume our lives.  The extension of wifi-enabled "smartness" into all manner of devices has turned even a basic doorbell into a legacy system. These rapid advances in technology often put domestic and professional lives out of sync. Many of us will recognise greater utilisation of technology in our personal lives.  Landlines, printers and the humble computer mouse are all a regular part of our office lives, but obsolete in our own homes.

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Be prepared : changing market dynamics and revolving regulatory requirements

[fa icon="calendar'] 20-Mar-2018 11:02:15 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, Blog, Regulation, Compliance, Best Execution, Software

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Following the release of the new Banking collateral, our Director of Business Consulting reflected on the development of siena in the context of the market defining events over the past 25 years or so. From the early days of the expansion of computing power through the electronification of trading and the dot com bubble to the Financial Crisis. David Woolcock reflects on how these momentous events have shaped our product development. At the end of the article is the challenge of what lies ahead in the next phase of continual enhancement and improvement of our flagship treasury solution.  

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3 things that are and will continue to affect the (Re) Insurance Market – and how

[fa icon="calendar'] 14-Mar-2018 15:33:29 / by Dave Connors posted in Blog, Insurtech, Reinsurance, Insurance, Operational Efficiency, Digitalisation

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We were recently asked – what 3 things do you think are affecting/will affect the reinsurance industry from a technology perspective? 

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MiFID II ISINs - If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.

[fa icon="calendar'] 23-Feb-2018 12:27:40 / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, Blog, MiFID II, MiFID, Compliance, Regulation, regulatory reporter

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In my last blog The week that was the MiFID II deadline I highlighted the issue with LEI’s. This time it seems it is the turn of ISINs that are causing some turbulence below the surface of what otherwise has been a great industry effort to get the good ship (MiFID II) launched and implemented without any sharp squalls driving us onto the rocks.

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