A Day in the Life of a Compliance Officer, Part 1

The first article of the “Day in the Life” series, sponsored by RegTek Solutions, is now available to read on The OTC Space. In this series, compliance officers from some of the world’s biggest financial institutions will be discussing the profession’s challenges, their approach to technology, and wishes for the future. In this first interview, […]


Rocket 10 Article: Data Quality Assurance – What Other Disciplines Can Teach Us

In the recently published edition of The OTC Space’s Rocket 10 Magazine, RegTek Solutions’ Lloyd Altman writes about “Data Quality Assurance – What Other Disciplines Can Teach Us”. In the introduction, Altman writes “Data quality as both a necessity and ideal is not unique to the capital markets, yet little has been written regarding techniques […]

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ESMA SFTR RTS: Risk Focus Responds

In December 2015 the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) issued a Consultation Draft of Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) and Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) to help bring “more transparency to shadow banking activities”, with a focus on Securities Finance Transaction Reporting (SFTR). The Industry shorthand for this document is the Reg SFTR RTS. Risk Focus was […]

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BCBS 239 and Big Data

Srikant Ganesan, Managing Partner of Risk and Trading Solutions at Risk Focus, contributed his thought leadership in a recent IBS Intelligence Journal white paper on “Big Data, Data Warehousing, Analytics, and Emerging Technology”. In the white paper Srikant describes a successful multi-year BCBS 239 project at a major bank as well as the benefits of employing a facade […]

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Srikant Ganesan featured at Risk Americas Conference

Srikant Ganesan, Managing Partner, Risk and Trading Solutions, was featured prominently on both days of the Center for Financial Professionals flagship event, Risk Americas 2016. On Day 1 of the conference Srikant moderated all of the panels and presentations of the Liquidity Risk Stream, and on Day 2 Srikant presented his unique perspective in a presentation entitled […]


Database technology in the age of complex data

Data only becomes useful when it’s been filtered, refined, and used to power valuable analytics for your business. Therefore, organizations small and large alike always strive to get their raw data from its source in order to derive the most meaning from it. That being said, it is difficult to know the right way of processing data to fully leverage its potential insights.


Risk Focus featured at EMIR & MiFIDII/MiFIR Reporting conference

Risk Focus is proud that we were the Gold Sponsor and our CEO, Brian Lynch, was one of the featured speakers at the recent EMIR & MiFIDII/MiFIR Reporting conference held in London on 28th, 29th April 2015. The conference covered many aspects of the unprecedented regulatory demands around data management and reporting including managing the existing operational challenges as well as preparing for the new trade and transaction reporting obligations coming into effect in 2017.