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TriOptima Launches triCalculate IM Analytics Tool for Initial Margin Compliance

TriOptima, a leading infrastructure service that lowers costs and mitigates risk in OTC derivatives markets, today announced that it has launched triCalculate IM Analytics which provides crucial insight into the options for initial margin (IM) calculation, helps with the identification and prioritization of in-scope counterparties and aids trading decisions to reduce future IM costs.

RegTek. Solutions Strengthens Team with Appointment of SFTR Specialist Chris Cornish

RegTek.Solutions, the provider of global regulatory reporting solutions, today announced that it has hired Chris Cornish as a Consultant Business Analyst based in London. Chris joins RegTek.Solutions from IHS Markit where he was a Senior Business Analyst and Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR) specialist. He was previously at ICBC Standard Bank where he held a similar position, focusing on SFTR implementation.

IHS Markit and AcadiaSoft to Deliver Integrated Solution Suite for Initial Margin Management

Alliance will enable straight-through processing for complete margin lifecycle

Business information provider IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) today announced an alliance with AcadiaSoft, a provider of margin automation solutions, to connect the firms’ industry leading platforms for managing initial margin. The alliance will help the non-cleared derivatives community comply with margin regulation, as potentially over 1,000 firms are brought into scope in phase four (September 2019) and phase five (September 2020).

Does competition help or hinder bank stability in the UK?

Sebastian de-Ramon, Bill Francis and Michael Straughan.

Report on Nordic power market default

A report has been published by Finanstilsynet, the Norwegian National Competent Authority, on the issues that contributed to a large default that took place last September 2018 on the Nordic power market (see here). The report identifies issues with the exchange operator who, according to this report on Reuters, relied too heavily on resources in … Continue reading

SEC: Your Words Count in Suspicious Activity Reports

Anti-money laundering compliance managers at US clearing brokers will need to take a closer look at their process for when they file suspicious activity reports and what they say in light of a recent court ruling involving penny-stock clearing broker Alpine Securities. In granting summary judgment in favor of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s […]

Vanguard Investments (clone of authorised firm)

Fraudsters are using the details of firms we authorise to try to convince people that they work for a genuine, authorised firm. Find out more about this ‘clone firm’. 

EBA publishes final guidance regarding the exposures to be associated with high risk

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final Guidelines regarding the types of exposures to be associated with high risk under the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR). Through these Guidelines, the EBA aims not only to enable a higher degree of comparability in terms of current practices in identifying exposures associated with high risk, but also to facilitate the transition to the upcoming regulatory revisions, noting that the forthcoming implementation of the revised Basel standards will only apply as of 2022.

Regulation round-up January 2019

Regulation round-up is our monthly email to all regulated firms, updating you on the latest news that affects your sector.

MegatradeFX (a trading style of Guide Universal LP)

We believe this firm has been providing financial services or products in the UK without our authorisation. Find out why to be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm and how to protect yourself from scammers.

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