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Deutsche Börse and RegTek.Solutions launch pre-validation service for regulatory reporting

MiFID II, mifir, Regulatory Reporting, Regulatory Reporting Hub, Validate.Trade
News
30.10.2018
Deutsche Börse Group and RegTek.Solutions today announced a strategic partnership to deliver a certified testing and pre-validation service for clients of Deutsche Börse’s Regulatory Reporting Hub.
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RegTek.Solutions wins ‘Best Compliance and Regulatory Solution’ Award

award, Compliance, mifir
awards, News
11.10.2018
The award recognises our fully-automated MiFIR control solution, providing continuous reporting accuracy and completeness assurance.
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#TECHTALK – Interview with The Banker

in the news, RegTech, Video
Interview, News
06.09.2018
#TECHTALK: Brian Lynch speaks to Joy Macknight at TheBanker about the state of play in terms of reporting obligations, the cost of compliance, and how regtech is addressing the pain points. 
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FCA call for input – the use of technology to achieve smarter regulatory reporting

fca
News
22.06.2018
The RegTek.Solutions team was very proud to participate in the FCA’s “call for input on the use of technology to achieve smarter regulatory reporting”.
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Don’t Delay, Start Today – Securities Lending Times

Interview, News
20.06.2018
Tom Morris, Head of Sales for Europe, was interviewed for the latest issue of Securities Lending Times. Answering Jenna Lomax's questions, Tom shares his predictions for the securities lending industry and tells us more about how firms should be preparing for SFTR. His advice? Don't Delay, Start Today. 
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Reconcile.Trade wins at the FTF Awards 2018

mifir, reconcile, Reconciliations, SmartStream
awards, News
14.06.2018
RegTek.Solutions and its partner SmartStream were the joint winners of the Best RegTech category at the 2018 FTF News Technology Innovation Awards, for their combined Reconcile.Trade solution.
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Securities Lending Times TV – SFTR Interview

Interview, post-trade, RegTech, SFTR
Interview
16.05.2018
Our Head of Sales for Europe, Tom Morris, speaks to Securities Lending Times TV about why firms should start looking at their SFTR data now and how RegTek.Solutions can ease the compliance journey.
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RegTek.Solutions wins ‘Best Solution for SFTR’ at the 2018 RegTech Awards

award, Data Quality, emir, esma, EU, SFTR, sftr shorts, validation rules
awards, News
02.05.2018
The prestigious accolade is an industry recognition of Validate.Trade for SFTR, the only independent data quality assurance solution for ESMA’s Securities Finance Transactions Regulation (SFTR).
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Ruwan Weerasekera joins RegTek.Solutions’ Board of Directors

Appointments, board, RegTech
Appointments, News
12.04.2018
We're delighted to announce that Ruwan Weerasekera has joined our Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director.
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Tom Morris and Rob McGowan join RegTek.Solutions as regional Heads of Sales

Appointments, europe, News, north america
Appointments, News
20.03.2018
Two senior sales appointments to support the company's growth in the core markets of North America and Europe.
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Financial IT – RegTek.Solutions & SmartStream offer agile approach to tackling transaction reporting requirements

reconcile.trade, Reconciliations, SmartStream, trade and transaction reporting
Analysis, In The Press, News
06.03.2018
Darryl Twiggs, SVP Strategic Initiatives at SmartStream and Brian Lynch, CEO of RegTek.Solutions featured Financial IT magazine, giving a detailed outline of our joint trade and transaction reporting accuracy solution.
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Risk Focus & RegTek.Solutions shortlisted for the FStech Awards

News
13.02.2018
Shortlisted in the ‘Collaboration or Partnership of the Year’ category, RegTek.Solutions and Risk Focus were recognised for their development and implementation of a MiFID II trade reporting solution for Deutsche Börse’s Regulatory Reporting Hub.
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RegTek.Solutions appoints new CFO

Appointments, CFO, News
Appointments, News
08.02.2018
Bernstein joins RegTek.Solutions’ growing team from TIM Group as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
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RegTek.Solutions & Optimity Advisors bring Regulatory Reporting Data to life through analytics partnership

Data Quality, trade and transaction reporting, Validate.Trade
News
30.01.2018
Pairing RegTek.Solutions’ actionable regulatory intelligence and proven compliance technology with a dynamic user experience developed by Optimity, clients can benefit from unprecedented levels of transparency and regulatory oversight.
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RegTek.Solutions launches first data quality assurance tool for SFTR

Data Quality, SFTR, Validate.Trade
News
10.01.2018
RegTek.Solutions, today announced the launch of Validate.Trade for SFTR, the only, independent data quality assurance solution for ESMA’s Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR).
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RegTek.Solutions has an exceptional first year

2018, Growth, News, RegTek, Success
News
02.01.2018
RegTek.Solutions, launched in January 2017, has recorded an exceptional first year, with awards wins, industry acknowledgments and a USD 5m Series A investment, co-led by Deutsche Börse and Illuminate Financial Management LLP.
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RegTek.Solutions proud to have contributed to Deutsche Börse Group’s Regulatory Reporting Hub success

APA, ARM, BaFin, Deutsche Borse, emir, MiFID I, Regulatory Reporting Hub, risk focus
News
06.12.2017
RegTek Solutions is proud to have contributed to the success of Deutsche Börse Group’s Regulatory Reporting Hub – a mission critical project for the industry.
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RegTek Solutions recognized as a leading industry provider by FinTech Global

FinTech.Global, RegTech100, RegTek, report-it.trade
In The Press, News
16.11.2017
RegTek Solutions selected for the RegTech100 – the ‘world’s most innovative providers of technology solutions addressing the challenges and opportunities of regulatory issues’.
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Derivatives Identifiers – Brian Lynch Interview in ‘Best Execution’

Best Execution, brian lynch, derivatives, ISDA, report-it.trade, Trade Reporting
In The Press
03.11.2017
RegTek Solutions' CEO – Brian Lynch – was interviewed in November's issue of Best Execution.
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RegTek Solutions wins Rising Star Award from Chartis Research

Chartis, EY, RegTech Rising Star, RegTek, report-it.trade
In The Press, News
31.10.2017
RegTek.Solutions is proud to win the new EY-sponsored Chartis-Research “RegTech Rising Star” award – recognizing emerging vendors to watch.
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Rocket 10 Article: Data Quality Assurance – What Other Disciplines Can Teach Us

data validation, reconcile.trade, reportable.trade, Validate.Trade
In The Press, News, Perspectives
25.10.2017
RegTek Solutions' Lloyd Altman writes in The OTC Space's Rocket 10 Magazine – "Data Quality Assurance – What Other Disciplines Can Teach Us."
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RegTek Solutions and SmartStream Join to Offer Independent, Turnkey Reconciliation Solutions for Global Regulatory Reporting

esma, g20, MiFID II, mifir, reconcile.trade, reportable.trade, reporting, SmartStream, trade and transaction reporting
In The Press, News
04.10.2017
SmartStream and RegTek Solutions join to offer independent, turnkey reconciliation solutions for global regulatory reporting.
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Financial Industry At “Inflection Point” – RegTek Solutions in MarketsMedia

Borse, Deutsche, Financial, Illuminate, Investment, MarketsMedia, RegTek, report-it.trade
In The Press, News
12.09.2017
Shanny Basar writes in MarketMedia aboutt the recent investment by the Deutsche Börse and Illuminate Financial in RegTek Solutions.
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Deutsche Börse and Illuminate Financial invest in RegTek.Solutions

News, news coverage, Press Release, RegTek, report-it.trade, Validate.Trade
In The Press, News
06.09.2017
Deutsche Börse and Illuminate Financial Management LLP have co-led in a US$5 million Series A funding round in RegTek Solutions Inc.
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EMIR-Ready – Product Video

EMIR compliance, EMIR reporting, lei, Testing, Validate.Trade
Case Studies
17.08.2017
RegTek Solution's EMIR-Ready application – a must-watch for any market participant with activity in Europe.
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RegTek Solutions’ partnership with Deutsche Börse draws parallel to Nasdaq move

MiFID II, mifir, pre and post trade transparency, report-it.trade, Validate.Trade
In The Press, News
04.08.2017
Deutsche Börse's partnership with RegTek Solutions is compared, by Financial News, to Nasdaq's acquisition of Sybenetix – 
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Deutsche Börse Regulatory Reporting Hub partners with RegTek Solutions and Risk Focus for MiFID II

Deutsche Borse, MiFID, MiFID II, Mifid II RTS, mifir, Regulatory Reporting Hub, report-it.trade, Validate.Trade
In The Press, News
02.08.2017
The Regulatory Reporting Hub of Deutsche Börse Group has launched a partnership with Risk Focus and its software subsidiary, RegTek.Solutions, headquartered in New York.
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Continued growth at RegTek.Solutions has David Morris joining as Product Manager

Careers, David Morris, EMIR reporting, MiFID, MiFID II, mifir, Product, reconcile.trade, report-it.trade, reportable.trade, technology, Validate.Trade
In The Press, News
19.07.2017
David Morris joins RegTek Solutions as Product Manager, based in London. David joins RegTek Solutions from UnaVista, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the role.
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DerivSource Article on Dodd Frank: No Foot off of the Transparency Pedal

CFTC reporting, derivative reporting, dodd-frank, Dodd-Frank reporting, report-it.trade, sec sbsr, Validate.Trade
Analysis, In The Press, News, Perspectives
18.07.2017
Transparency for trade and transaction reporting remains critical under Dodd-Frank – when almost all Swaps Dealers are impacted by regulators' demands in jurisdictions across the world, there can no easing up.
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Major Milestone – Validate.Trade 2.0

DTCC GTR, EMIR compliance, EMIR reporting, ESMA compliance, HKMA, report-it.trade, Validate.Trade
News
30.06.2017
The release of Validate.Trade 2.0 is a milestone: not only in release numerology, but in functionality. This release will give clients access to a Pre-UAT version of rules for the new EMIR RTS ReWrite.
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Drowning in MiFID II Data – CEPS Seminar featuring Elena Gaetini

Elena Gaetini, MiFID, MiFID II, Mifid II RTS, mifid reporting, mifir, Validate.Trade
Analysis, News, Perspectives
29.06.2017
Elena Gaetini spoke on a June 28th panel – “Drowning in MiFID II Data” – as part of a MiFID II seminar sponsored by CEPS in Brussels.
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TheTradeNews Video – The Future of RegTek

EMIR compliance, ESMA compliance, MiFID II, Mifid II RTS, mifir, report-it.trade, Validate.Trade
Analysis, News, Perspectives
09.06.2017
Brian Lynch, RegTek Solutions CEO, gives his view on regulatory impact in 2018 and beyond at the FIA's 2017 IDX Conference.
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Invitation to free EMIR webinar

emir, EMIR reporting, ESMA compliance, Insight, OTC Space, report-it.trade, Validate.Trade, Webinar
Analysis, News, Perspectives, Research
08.06.2017
Join us on Thursday 22nd June for a free webinar, where a panel of respected experts will discuss ESMA’s view of EMIR Article 9, published in January 2017.
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UBS joins RegTek.Solutions’ Validate.Trade client roster

data validation, DTCC GTR, swap data repository, trade and transaction reporting, Validate.Trade
News
24.05.2017
RegTek.Solutions is proud to add UBS into its group of Global Swaps Dealers that license Validate.Trade for Trade Reporting Data Quality Surveillance.
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RegTek Solutions Announces EMIR-Ready Service

EMIR compliance, EMIR reporting, Validate.Trade
News
03.05.2017
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“The Race is On” – Lloyd Altman quoted in Best Execution

EMIR reporting, MiFID II, regulation, Trade Reporting
News, Perspectives
25.04.2017
Regulation should not be seen as a burden – it's an opportunity. Firms able to demonstrate compliance quickly and efficiently will gain an advantage over those who can not.
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Infographic – Top 10 changes to EMIR Reporting under the new RTS

EMIR compliance, EMIR reporting, ESMA compliance, report-it.trade, reportable.trade, Validate.Trade
Analysis, News
04.04.2017
EMIR reporting is about to change under RTS – RegTek Solutions’ latest infographic brings clarity, and explains why reporting firms need to be paying close attention.
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The State of ISINs for OTC Swaps – Brian Lynch quoted in DerivSource Article

brian lynch, MiFID II, Mifid II RTS, mifid reporting, mifid2, mifir, report-it.trade, reportable.trade, Validate.Trade
Analysis, News, Perspectives
24.03.2017
RegTek Solutions CEO, Brian Lynch, discusses the demand for ISIN solutions with MiFID around the corner.
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MiFID II insulated from ESA’s recent Leniency

MiFID II, Mifid II RTS, mifid reporting, mifid2, mifir, report-it.trade, trade and transaction reporting, Validate.Trade
Analysis, In The Press, News
15.03.2017
Guidance on MiFID II's reporting requirements have been public for quite some time, with strict requirements. How will this balance with today's 'best efforts' regime. Both Regulators and Firms face a balancing act.
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Regulatory Reg Tech Makeover – Andy Green quoted in TR Article

ACCELUS, emir, MiFID II, Mifid II RTS, mifid reporting, mifir, report-it.trade, reporting, SFTR, Thomson Reuters, Validate.Trade
In The Press, News, Perspectives
14.03.2017
Why Build when you can Buy? MiFID II, SFTR, ongoing updates to EMIR – proven technology innovators are leading the charge to 'make-over' trade and transaction reporting.
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The Rise Of RegTek Solutions – Featured On The OTC Space

AI, RegTech, report-it.trade, reportable.trade, rules, Validate.Trade
In The Press, News, Perspectives
14.02.2017
The February 14, 2017 version of The OTC Space features an article by Lloyd Altman entitled "The Rise of RegTek Solutions". 
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EMIR Trade Reporting at 3 Years

EMIR compliance, EMIR reporting, ESMA compliance, RegTek, report-it.trade, Validate.Trade
Perspectives
13.02.2017
Happy 3rd birthday to EMIR Transaction Reporting, which came into force on February 12th 2014.
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RegTech disruptor Risk Focus launches RegTek Solutions, Inc.

RegTek, report-it.trade, reportable.trade, Validate.Trade
News
24.01.2017
Risk Focus, Inc., the specialist solutions provider to the global capital markets, today announced the launch of a new firm, RegTek Solutions Inc.(RegTek)
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Transaction Reporting and ISO 22

ISO 20022, MiFID II, Mifid II RTS, mifid2, mifir
Analysis, Perspectives
24.01.2017
ISO 20022 – ‘ISO 22’ – however you refer to it, RegTek Solutions has got you covered.
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Andy Green in DerivSource on Data Quality

data validation, derivative reporting, DTCC reporting, DTCC validation, EMIR reporting, report-it.trade, Validate.Trade
In The Press, News
24.01.2017
Andy Green, our Global Head of Business development, sat down with DerivSource and suggested that Data Quality and Governance will still be key, regardless of any changes in regulatory agendas.
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Press Release – Risk Focus to join UnaVista’s Partner Programme

MiFID, MiFID II, Mifid II RTS, mifid reporting, Validate.Trade
In The Press, News
12.12.2016
Risk Focus Inc., the leading provider of regulatory control and testing solutions for global trade and transaction reporting, today announced that it has signed up to UnaVista’s Partner Program.
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Impact of MiFID II on the Buy Side – Andy Green in TheTradeNews

MiFID II, Mifid II RTS, mifid reporting, mifid2, mifir
Analysis, In The Press, News, Perspectives
09.12.2016
The December 8, 2016 Article in TheTradeNews entitled "Out Of The Shadows" keys in on the impact of MiFD II reporting that will be felt by Buy Side firms that have been reliant on Delegated Reporting under EMIR.
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ISO 20022 Explained in The OTC Space

derivative reporting, ISO 20022, MiFID II, validate, Validate.Trade, Validation
Analysis, News, Perspectives
29.11.2016
ISO 20022 may be new, but it’s gaining traction in the regulatory reporting arena – thankfully Alan McIntyre is here to answer all questions.
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Andy Green in Waters on ESMA’s MiFID II Guidance

derivative reporting, derivatives regulation, MiFID II, Mifid II RTS, mifid reporting, report-it.trade, reportable.trade, Validate.Trade
In The Press, News, Perspectives
10.11.2016
While being interviewed by Joanna Wright for Waters, Andy Green weighs in on the reporting detail required by ESMA – and why it is necessary.
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Risk Focus Shortlisted for Best New Trade Reporting Technology

CFTC reporting, derivatives reporting, DTCC GTR, EMIR compliance, EMIR reporting, report-it.trade, reportable.trade, Validate.Trade
In The Press, News
20.10.2016
Risk Focus, parent company of RegTek Solutions, was shortlisted for the "Best New Technology Product – Reporting” category, by the prestigious FOW International Awards.
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Updated EMIR Trade Reporting Rules – Accelus article on goals and intent

derivative reporting, EMIR compliance, ESMA compliance, report-it.trade, reportable.trade, Validate.Trade
In The Press, Perspectives
07.09.2016
Andy Green, Global Head of Business Development, is featured prominently in a recent Thomson Reuters Accelus article focussing on updated EMIR Trade Reporting rules (EMIR II) proposed by ESMA.
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Press Release: Compliance risk reduced by new reporting eligibility service from Risk Focus

Press Release, Product launch, report-it.trade, reportable.trade
In The Press, News
06.09.2016
Focus, Inc. today announced the first implementation of Reportable.Trade.
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Regulatory Convergence the Italian American way

CFTC reporting, CONSOB, derivatives regulation, derivatives reporting, report-it.trade, reportable.trade, Validate.Trade
News
06.10.2016
What have our most recent group of interns had to say?
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Validate.Trade Release 1.15 features enhancements for Custom Rules

derivative reporting, Release, rules, Validate.Trade, Validation, validation rules
In The Press, News
30.08.2016
On Friday, August 26, Risk Focus released Validate.Trade 1.15, which introduces new rule types that will enhance clients' ability to create custom rules.
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Ex-DTCC Elena Gaetini joins expanding Risk Focus EMEA team

CFTC reporting, derivative reporting, Dodd-Frank reporting, DTCC reporting, Elena Gaetini, EMIR compliance, EMIR reporting, Validate.Trade
In The Press, News
22.08.2016
Elena Gaetini joins Risk Focus as European Head of Business Development & Governmental Affairs, extending the company’s reach in Continental Europe
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MiFID II and Clean Data – Andy Green in Euromoney

andy green, MiFID, MiFID II, Mifid II RTS, mifir, regulation, reporting, Validate.Trade
Analysis, In The Press, News, Perspectives
11.08.2016
Andy Green, Global Head of Business Development, discussed MiFID II Reporting in a recent Euromoney article.
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Andy Green upcoming “tsunami” of derivatives trade reporting requirements

andy green, CFTC reporting, derivative reporting, OTC derivatives, sec reporting, sec sbsr, Validate.Trade, Validation
Analysis, In The Press, News, Perspectives
02.08.2016
Andy Green quoted extensively in a feature article in International Finance Review.
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Featured on The OTC Space: A Systematic Approach to Staying Ahead of Regulations

derivative reporting, derivatives regulation, lloyd altman, The OTC Space, Validate.Trade, Validation
Analysis, In The Press, News, Perspectives
12.07.2016
An Lloyd Alman article was featured in The OTC Spac, "A Systemic Approach to Staying Ahead of Regulations."
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Risk Focus Now Offers Support for CME Group’s European Trade Repository on Validate.Trade

CME Group, derivative reporting, emir, regulation, reporting, Validate.Trade
In The Press, News
07.07.2016
Validate.Trade will now support CME Group’s European Trade Repository (ETR) European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) reporting validations.
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Risk Focus Investors Quick to Commit to Initial Funding Round

Funding, risk focus
News
27.06.2016
Risk Focus has successfully closed its first external funding round with a group of private investors.
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Featured Article on Collateral Reporting in the New EMIR RTS

Alan McIntyr, andy green, emir, rewrite, RTS
Analysis, In The Press
08.06.2016
Alan McIntyre and Andy Green published in Markets Media, "Collateral damage in the EMIR RTS Rewrite."
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The Biggest Loser Challenge

News
02.06.2016
The New York office concluded its 8 week Biggest Loser challenge on May 25, 2016.
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Join Risk Focus at FIA IDX in London June 7 and 8

News
01.06.2016
Risk Focus CEO Brian Lynch will be speaking at the FIA IDX conference.
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Validate.Trade explained on the Risk Focus YouTube channel!

data validation, derivative reporting, derivatives, DTCC validation, DTCC validator, Validate.Trade
News
28.05.2016
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Global Trading Lead Article – Brian Lynch on Regulation, Compliance, and Control

derivative reporting, derivatives regulation, derivatives trading, DTCC GTR, DTCC validation, DTCC validator, Validate.Trade, Validation, validation rules
News, Perspectives
27.05.2016
Risk Focus CEO, Brian Lynch, was selected to be the lead article on the Global Trading website.
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Validate.Trade Pre-UAT Release for 10 Canadian Provinces and Territories

canada CSA, canada regulations, canada rules, derivative reporting, derivatives regulation, dtcc canada, DTCC GTR
News
15.05.2016
Validate.Trade, Release 1.12.3 contains Pre-UAT Rules for 10 Canadian Provinces & Territories that the DTCC GTR will make available in UAT on May 18, 2016.
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ESMA SFTR RTS: Risk Focus Responds

derivative reporting, derivatives regulation, Securities, Validate.Trade
Analysis, News
11.05.2016
A review of Risk Focus' response to ESMA's Consultation Draft of Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) and Implementing Technical Standards (ITS).
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Srikant Ganesan featured at Risk Americas Conference

In The Press, News
05.05.2016
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
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Lloyd Altman performs at Suicide Prevention Gala Benefit

News
05.05.2016
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Validate.Trade wins Silver medal

Awards, FTF News Technology Innovation Awards, risk focus, Silver Medal
In The Press, News
27.04.2016
Risk Focus won Silver in FTF News Technology Innovation Awards "Best Derivatives Operations Solution" category.
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BREAKING NEWS – Validate.Trade rejects North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law, HB-2

LGBT
News
01.04.2016
Validate.Trade's software automatically rejected California's anti-LGBT law, HB-2.
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Press Release: New ‘try-before-you-buy’ derivatives trade reporting validation service launched by Risk Focus

DTCC validation, DTCC validator, Validate.Trade
News
21.03.2016
Risk Focus, Inc. announces Validate-on-demand, a free, cloud-hosted, cut-down version of its flagship product Validate.Trade.
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MiFID Reporting Remains Center Stage

andy green, bba, Conference, emir, event, MiFID, MiFID II, mifir, post-trade, pre and post trade transparency, regulation, trade and transaction reporting, Validate.Trade
News, Perspectives
04.01.2016
The EMSA recommendation of a one-year delay to MiFID compliance has done little to stem the ongoing flood of concern about trade reporting. While attendees at two key London conferences in December agreed that while project delays at their firms are likely, it was accepted that the regulatory programme would inevitably move forward.
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Risk Focus Hires DTCC Veteran Andrew Green

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News
04.01.2016
Andrew Green, is a derivatives professional with 20 years’ experience across operations, finance, middle office and programme management.
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“Not yet coming over the hill”

Asset Servicing Times, brian lynch, delay, MiFID II, regulation
In The Press, News
21.12.2015
Brian Lynch, CEO of Risk Focus, was quoted by Asset Servicing Times in a feature on the potential delay in MiFID II implementation.
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Risk Focus Holds Inaugural Validate.Trade User Conference Call

2015, 2016, altman, banks, DTCC, global banks, lloyd, lloyd altman, Trade Reporting, Validate.Trade
News
20.11.2015
Risk Focus, Inc. held its inaugural Validate.Trade User Group conference call on November 17, attended by representatives of 4 global banks and the DTCC.
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MiFID readiness the top priority? What About SEC?

altman, bobsguide, cftc, dodd-frank, g20, lloyd, lloyd altman, MiFID, MiFID II, reguation, sbsr, sec, Trade Reporting, trade repository, Validate.Trade
In The Press, Perspectives
11.11.2015
MiFIR/MiFID II preparedness is top of mind at every firm I’ve recently visited, but that could be about to change. The SEC’s security-based swap (SBS) reporting threatens to be equally time-consuming and costly to participants as MiIFD II.
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Hybrid-Cloud Orchestration Experts

award, cloud, cloud solutions, Experts, risk focus
News
05.11.2015
Risk Focus named one of Banking CIO Outlook’s Ten Most Promising Cloud Banking Solution Providers for 2015
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Risk Focus Named One of the 10 Most Promising Cloud Banking Solution Providers

banking solutions, cloud solutions
News
05.11.2015
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Risk Focus Partners with Kaizen to deliver ‘MiFIR Readiness’ validation tool

MiFID II, mifir, News, regulation, Trade Reporting, Validate.Trade
News
04.11.2015
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MiFID II Technical Standards Will Challenge Trading Desks, and Provide an Opportunity for Vendors

emir, esma, EU, europe, MiFID II, regulation, RTS, Trade Reporting, Validate.Trade
In The Press, Perspectives
14.10.2015
MiFID II’s pre- and post-trade reporting rules are detailed and specific by asset class or sub-class, and firms will require an integrated, data-driven decision process at the front end to have any chance of achieving compliance. But many firms don’t have the technology or processes required to meet the regulations, and they will be looking for support from vendors in the form of new data services, outsourced expertise and software tools.
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MiFID II RTS published by European regulator

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In The Press, News, Perspectives
28.09.2015
ESMA published its draft RTS for MiFID II/MiFIR. It will translate how legislation will apply in practice to market participants, market infrastructures and national supervisors.
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Hedge Funds Bolster Risk Management: Evolving Industry Demands Scalable, Flexible Infrastructure

bobsguide, hedge fund, hedge fund risk management, hedge funds, risk, Risk Management, Risk Solutions, sri, srikant ganesans, vadim gelman
Analysis, In The Press
27.08.2015
Hedge funds are investing in risk management, stepping up internal scrutiny and preparing for worst-case scenarios. The industry has embraced specialist vendors and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products to help implement state-of-the art system architectures that can meet existing and potential requirements, address burgeoning regulations, and enable expansion into new asset classes and strategies.
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Take Control: Swaps Dealers Enhance Controls to Meet Stringent Data Rules

bobsguide, esma, lloyd altman, MiFID, swap dealers, swaps, Trade Reporting, Validate.Trade
In The Press, Perspectives, Research
17.08.2015
Trade reporting requirements have always been daunting for the derivatives industry. Now, as firms begin to ramp up their existing reporting infrastructure to comply with MiFID II as well as new G20 mandates like ESMA L2, MAS3 L2, and SEC regulations, they need an even more robust control framework to avoid fines related to heightened regulatory scrutiny of more complex data. This infrastructure also needs to ensure that firms avoid under- or over-reporting trades, which can also incur sizeable penalties.
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Risk Focus targets ESMA trade reporting with first commercial product

brian lynch, coverage, DTCC, fiercefinanceit, lynch, media, News, pre-UAT, renee caruthers, Trade Reporting, Validate.Trade
In The Press, News
04.08.2015
With less than three months until the end of October deadline for the European Securities and Market Authority's (ESMA's) new level 2 derivatives trade reporting requirements, Risk Focus has been shopping around a solution to help firms measure their compliance to the new regulations. The product, Validate.Trade, represents the first of several planned commercial products from a company that has spent 14 years building customized risk and trade processing solutions.
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Validate.Trade delivers pre-UAT advantage

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News, Perspectives
09.07.2015
The next release of Validate.Trade, scheduled for the end of July, will once again contain a “pre-UAT” version of rules that our clients can access. But, let’s take a step back. What does “pre-UAT” mean and what advantages does it deliver? When we say pre-UAT, we are referring to a configuration of Validate.Trade that implements a set of rules before the DTCC makes them available in their UAT environment. This lead-time extends the runway for clients to prepare for changes in the GTR.
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Banks Must Streamline Trade Reporting to Cope with Expanding Regulations

bobsguide, dodd-frank, efficiency, emir, global change, lloyd altman, regulation, reporting
In The Press, Perspectives
29.06.2015
For the first time in my 25+ year capital markets technology career, a group that traditionally has had the clunkiest systems and the smallest budget is suddenly in the spotlight – post-trade trade reporting. Historically, there was no P&L benefit to speeding up or radically improving post-trade reporting – once trades were processed the pressure was off. This has all changed with the current wave of regulation, which is requiring banks to streamline trade reporting like never before.
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“DTCC Taps Risk Focus for ESMA Level 2 Rules Coverage”

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In The Press, News
04.06.2015
"The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has selected Risk Focus' Validate.Trade engine internally to help its Global Trade Repository (GTR) unit with pre-UAT testing regarding the October 2015 deadlines for ESMA Level 2 rules."
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Risk Focus and DTCC Collaborate Ahead of ESMA Level 2 Trade Validation Deadline

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News
04.06.2015
New York - June 4, 2015 - Risk Focus announced that The Depository Trust & Clearing Corp (DTCC) will leverage the Validate.Trade engine internally to enhance its pre-UAT testing for its Global Trade Repository (GTR) service, leading up to the October 2015 implementation of the ESMA Level 2 rules.
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“The Scripture of Python”

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In The Press, Perspectives
02.06.2015
Python is becoming increasingly important for technology providers in the financial services industry. Andy Fundinger, Senior Consultant at Risk Focus, gives his perspective on the unique challenges and benefits of Python in this Waters Technology feature.
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Vassil Avramov discusses TD Bank’s cloud implementation at OpenStack Conference

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In The Press, News
29.05.2015
Risk Focus was featured in a keynote speech at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver on May 21. The five-day summit includes in-depth technical discussions, hands-on workshops, and the full presence of almost every player in the OpenStack Ecosystem.
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Risk Focus featured at EMIR & MiFIDII/MiFIR Reporting conference

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Analysis, News
15.05.2015
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.
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Risk Focus Gold sponsors at 3rd annual EMIR / MiFID II / MiFIR Reporting conference

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News
28.04.2015
The Risk Focus name is front and center at this year's trade reporting conference in London. This is a small, intimate conference attended by buy and sell side clients, trade repositories and other market participants as well as the regulators themselves.
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Risk Focus Hosts NYC Pyladies for “Build a Language Identifier” Python Coding Night

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News
27.01.2015
Risk Focus is hosting the latest NYC Pyladies gathering for Python developers titled "Build a Language Identifier" at our New York offices. Gregory Marton will be presenting with a hands-on coding session to follow. To sign up visit: http://www.meetup.com/NYC-PyLadies/events/219867637/
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Risk Focus Celebrates a Successful 2014

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News
19.12.2014
Risk Focus gathered to celebrate another year of success and growth at our 2014 holiday party in New York City on December 17. Risk Focus employees and partners shared a relaxing evening of Michelin star food and drink at China Blue restaurant.
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Risk Focus Releases FX Validation Package for DTCC Trade Reporting Validator

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News
05.12.2014
Risk Focus is pleased to announce the release of our new FX validation rule package for our Trade Reporting Validator.
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Risk Focus Releases New EMIR Level 1 Validation Rule Package

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News
31.10.2014
Risk Focus is pleased to announce the release of our new EMIR Level 1 validation rule package for the Trade Reporting Validator.
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FISH FOCUS – For a Good Cause

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News
07.10.2014
Risk Focus continues its support of the Saugatuck Cup and its great cause of assisting children suffering from serious health issues.
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Risk Focus Issues Canada Regulatory Rules Package for DTCC Reporting

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News
24.09.2014
Risk Focus, Inc. has completed 100% of the Canada regulatory validation rules for DTCC derivatives trade reporting required by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) by the October 31, 2014 deadline.
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Risk Focus Launches DTCC Trade Reporting Validator Trial with 4 Global Banks

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News
29.08.2014
Risk Focus, Inc. has launched a financial industry trial with four major global banks for our new Trade Reporting Validator. The trial period runs from August 15, 2014 through January 31, 2015.
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Risk Focus Celebrates 10 Years of Success

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News
18.07.2014
Risk Focus, Inc. celebrated its 10 Year Anniversary on June 4, 2014.
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Risk Focus @ Derivatives Regulatory Reporting Conference – EMIR, Dodd-Frank & LEI

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In The Press, News, Perspectives, Research
23.06.2014
Risk Focus attended the premier Derivatives Regulatory Reporting conference of 2014 in London from June 17-18. The conference covered many significant challenges posed by financial institutions related to derivatives trade reporting in compliance with Dodd-Frank, EMIR and other jurisdictions.
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Risk Focus Hosts an Evening with NYC Pyladies

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News
30.05.2014
On May 29, 2014 the NYC Pyladies group of Python developers and mentors attended a special mixer at Risk Focus headquarters.
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Risk Focus Spring Picnic 2014

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News
05.05.2014
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OpenGamma Wins Waters Sell-Side Technology Award for Best Market Risk Product

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News
16.04.2014
The OpenGamma Platform provides real-time market risk management technology that brings unmatched transparency to capital markets operations at a significantly lower total cost of ownership than in-house systems. The platform provides a unified approach to risk management that improves the quality, accuracy and timeliness of data.
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Risk Focus Experts to Speak at QCon New York June 9-13, 2014

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News
28.03.2014
Risk Focus technology experts will be leading the Modern Finance track at software development conference QCon in New York City from June 9 to 13, 2014.
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OpenGamma Releases Insight Paper on CCP Initial Margin Calculation Benefits

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Analysis, News, Perspectives, Research
17.03.2014
Risk Focus technology partner OpenGamma has released an insight paper addressing some of the key benefits of standardized Initial Margin (IM) calculations for financial institutions interacting with central counterparties (CCPs).
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New! Specialist Service – High Performance Computing for Enterprise Risk Solutions

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News
03.02.2014
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Risk Focus and OpenGamma Announce Strategic Partnership

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In The Press, News
03.02.2014
Open source risk management and analytics software provider OpenGamma has partnered with consultancy Risk Focus for distribution of its real-time enterprise risk management services through the delivery systems of the consultancy, which focuses on risk management, derivatives trading and connectivity.
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    Thought-leadership from the RegTek.Solutions team and its community of partners.

    Brexit adds to the burden

    Brexit, emir, esma, fca, SFTR, trade and transaction reporting, Trade Repos
    Analysis, Perspectives, Research
    22.11.2018
    Deal or no deal, the FCA and the other UK and EU regulators have a considerable job on their hands to ensure reporting data keeps flowing post-Brexit. Alan McIntyre, Senior BA and Industry Relations Lead at RegTek.Solutions, looks at the latest Consultation Paper on changes to the FCA handbook.
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    Don’t Wave Dodd-Frank Goodbye Just Yet

    cftc, sec, usa
    Analysis, Perspectives
    14.11.2018
    U.S. regulators keep the Dodd-Frank Act alive as they continue their push for increased market transparency and make reporting data quality a priority.
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    RegTech Summit – 04/10/2018

    conferences, DLT, event, SFTR
    Events, News, Perspectives
    05.10.2018
    A recap of the RegTech Summit Pannel on 'Best Practices for Regulatory Reporting Efficiency' held in London on the 4th of October 2018.
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    SFTR Shorts, Part 6

    emir, esma, SFTR, sftr shorts
    Perspectives
    13.09.2018
    Which of the updated EMIR Validation are also likely to surface in SFTR? Alan McIntyre, Senior BA and Industry Relations Lead, gives us his views in his latest SFTR Short.
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    Blog – Conferences that leave you without a job

    Perspectives
    27.06.2018
    Alan McIntyre, Senior BA & Industry Relations Lead, reflects on a conference he missed last week, and tells us why he isn't losing sleep at the prospect of machine-readable regulations replacing his role as the regulatory guy.
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    SFTR Shorts, Part 5

    emir, esma, EU, SFTR, sftr shorts, SFTs, validation rules
    Analysis, Perspectives
    25.04.2018
    The fifth part of the ‘SFTR Shorts’, a series of bite-sized discussions around various aspects of the Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR). Alan McIntyre, Senior BA and Industry Relations Lead at Regtek.Solutions drills into various aspects of the reporting requirements under SFTR and identifies some of the challenges that firms will need to consider.
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    SFTR Shorts, Part 4

    emir, SFTR, sftr shorts
    Analysis, Perspectives
    03.04.2018
    The fourth part of the ‘SFTR Shorts’, a series of bite-sized discussions around various aspects of the Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR). Alan McIntyre, Senior BA and Industry Relations Lead at Regtek.Solutions drills into various aspects of the reporting requirements under SFTR and identifies some of the challenges that firms will need to consider.
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    Watch the recording from our SFTR webinar

    reporting, SFTR, Webinar
    Analysis, News, Perspectives, Webinar
    16.03.2018
    SFTR is just around the corner. With over 150 data fields included, much of this data new to trading desks and operations teams, it is crucial for firms impacted by SFTR to improve and gain control over the quality of their data ahead of the implementation date. During a webinar hosted at our London offices on March 13th, we gathered insights from some of the industry's most influential experts to help you get ahead of the game and hear perspectives from every angle. 
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    SFTR Shorts, Part 3

    SFTR
    Analysis, Perspectives
    15.03.2018
    The third part of the ‘SFTR Shorts’, a series of bite-sized discussions around various aspects of the Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR). Alan McIntyre, Senior BA and Industry Relations Lead at Regtek.Solutions drills into various aspects of the reporting requirements under SFTR and identifies some of the challenges that firms will need to consider.
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    SFTR Shorts, Part 2

    SFTR
    Perspectives
    09.03.2018
    The second part of the ‘SFTR Shorts’, a series of bite-sized discussions around various aspects of the Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR). Alan McIntyre, Senior BA and Industry Relations Lead at Regtek.Solutions drills into various aspects of the reporting requirements under SFTR and identifies some of the challenges that firms will need to consider.
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    SFTR Shorts, Part 1

    SFTR
    Perspectives
    02.03.2018
    The first part of the ‘SFTR Shorts’, a series of bite-sized discussions around various aspects of the Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR). Alan McIntyre, Senior BA and Industry Relations Lead at Regtek.Solutions drills into various aspects of the reporting requirements under SFTR and identifies some of the challenges that firms will need to consider.
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    Webinar – SFTR: reporting comes out of the shadows

    SFTR, Webinar
    News, Webinar
    27.02.2018
    Register for our free webinar on SFTR, to take place on the 15th of March at 15:00 UK. Areas for discussion include changes to business processes, reconciliation requirements, data volumes, data formats, delegated reporting, the quality of the actual regulatory text, and your counterparties involvement.
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    The Year Ahead in Regulatory Reporting

    Perspectives, Regulatory Reporting, SFTR
    Perspectives
    09.02.2018
    David Morris, Product Manager at RegTek.Solutions, shares his views on the upcoming challenges in the Regulatory Reporting space, and the Sustainable Compliance journey firms will be embarking on.
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    CDM and the path to Christmas 2027

    derivatives, News, Perspectives, Research
    Perspectives
    15.12.2017
    Earlier this month RegTek Solutions were afforded a glimpse of the ghost of a future Christmas, courtesy of ISDA with their excellent conference in London on Technology and Standards: Unlocking Value in Derivatives.
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    A Day in the Life of a Compliance Officer, Part 1

    Compliance, emir, ISDA, MiFID II, OTC Space, RTS, SFTR
    Perspectives
    28.11.2017
    The first article of the “Day in the Life” series, sponsored by RegTek Solutions, explores the day-to-day of Compliance Officers – and is part 1 in a series of articles.
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    Trade Reporting – The gift that keeps on giving

    CFTC reporting, MiFID II, Mifid II RTS, mifir, sec sbsr, SFTR
    Perspectives
    07.11.2017
    The evolving demands of Trade Reporting is more than the gift that keeps on giving – it’s the ask that keeps on asking!
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    Rocket 10 Article: Data Quality Assurance – What Other Disciplines Can Teach Us

    data validation, reconcile.trade, reportable.trade, Validate.Trade
    In The Press, News, Perspectives
    25.10.2017
    RegTek Solutions' Lloyd Altman writes in The OTC Space's Rocket 10 Magazine – "Data Quality Assurance – What Other Disciplines Can Teach Us."
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    Announcing the RegTek Vimeo Channel!

    Analysis, Borse, Brian, Deutsche, EMIR compliance, EMIR reporting, Financial, Illuminate, lynch, report-it.trade, Vimeo
    News, Perspectives
    19.09.2017
    RegTek.Solutions has launched a Vimeo channel featuring interviews and content specific to our niche of Regulatory Trade and Transaction Reporting.
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    What a year: MiFID II/MiFIR, EMIR RTS, SFTR and SEC SBS

    EMIR compliance, EMIR reporting, MiFID II, report-it.trade, sec sbsr, SFTR, Validate.Trade
    Perspectives
    05.09.2017
    Lloyd Altman writes in the Journal of Securities Operations & Custody (Volume 9 Number 4) about how 'change is the only constant' in regulatory reporting requirements.
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    DerivSource Article on Dodd Frank: No Foot off of the Transparency Pedal

    CFTC reporting, derivative reporting, dodd-frank, Dodd-Frank reporting, report-it.trade, sec sbsr, Validate.Trade
    Analysis, In The Press, News, Perspectives
    18.07.2017
    Transparency for trade and transaction reporting remains critical under Dodd-Frank – when almost all Swaps Dealers are impacted by regulators' demands in jurisdictions across the world, there can no easing up.
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    Drowning in MiFID II Data – CEPS Seminar featuring Elena Gaetini

    Elena Gaetini, MiFID, MiFID II, Mifid II RTS, mifid reporting, mifir, Validate.Trade
    Analysis, News, Perspectives
    29.06.2017
    Elena Gaetini spoke on a June 28th panel – “Drowning in MiFID II Data” – as part of a MiFID II seminar sponsored by CEPS in Brussels.
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    TheTradeNews Video – The Future of RegTek

    EMIR compliance, ESMA compliance, MiFID II, Mifid II RTS, mifir, report-it.trade, Validate.Trade
    Analysis, News, Perspectives
    09.06.2017
    Brian Lynch, RegTek Solutions CEO, gives his view on regulatory impact in 2018 and beyond at the FIA's 2017 IDX Conference.
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    Invitation to free EMIR webinar

    emir, EMIR reporting, ESMA compliance, Insight, OTC Space, report-it.trade, Validate.Trade, Webinar
    Analysis, News, Perspectives, Research
    08.06.2017
    Join us on Thursday 22nd June for a free webinar, where a panel of respected experts will discuss ESMA’s view of EMIR Article 9, published in January 2017.
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    Elena Gaetini Interview – EMIR RTS Needs Your Attention

    DTCC GTR, Elena Gaetini, EMIR compliance, EMIR reporting, ESMA compliance, GTR, report-it.trade, Validate.Trade
    Analysis, Perspectives
    05.06.2017
    Elena Gaetini, a panelist at "The Future Of Post-Trade" event on May 22, 2017, was interviewed regarding the looming November 1st deadline for compliance with ESMA's RTS for EMIR Article 9 Transaction Reporting. 
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    “The Race is On” – Lloyd Altman quoted in Best Execution

    EMIR reporting, MiFID II, regulation, Trade Reporting
    News, Perspectives
    25.04.2017
    Regulation should not be seen as a burden – it's an opportunity. Firms able to demonstrate compliance quickly and efficiently will gain an advantage over those who can not.
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    Infographic – Top 10 changes to EMIR Reporting under the new RTS

    EMIR compliance, EMIR reporting, ESMA compliance, report-it.trade, reportable.trade, Validate.Trade
    Analysis, News
    04.04.2017
    EMIR reporting is about to change under RTS – RegTek Solutions’ latest infographic brings clarity, and explains why reporting firms need to be paying close attention.
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    The State of ISINs for OTC Swaps – Brian Lynch quoted in DerivSource Article

    brian lynch, MiFID II, Mifid II RTS, mifid reporting, mifid2, mifir, report-it.trade, reportable.trade, Validate.Trade
    Analysis, News, Perspectives
    24.03.2017
    RegTek Solutions CEO, Brian Lynch, discusses the demand for ISIN solutions with MiFID around the corner.
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    MiFID II insulated from ESA’s recent Leniency

    MiFID II, Mifid II RTS, mifid reporting, mifid2, mifir, report-it.trade, trade and transaction reporting, Validate.Trade
    Analysis, In The Press, News
    15.03.2017
    Guidance on MiFID II's reporting requirements have been public for quite some time, with strict requirements. How will this balance with today's 'best efforts' regime. Both Regulators and Firms face a balancing act.
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    EMIR, MIFIR, and SFTR – article by Alan McIntyre in “Rocket 9”

    EMIR compliance, EMIR reporting, MiFID II, mifir, report-it.trade, SFTR, Validate.Trade
    Analysis, Perspectives
    21.02.2017
    Alan McIntyre's perspective on navigating the waters of EMIR, MiFIR and SFTR was published recently in The OTC Space's 'Rocket 9'.
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    The Rise Of RegTek Solutions – Featured On The OTC Space

    AI, RegTech, report-it.trade, reportable.trade, rules, Validate.Trade
    In The Press, News, Perspectives
    14.02.2017
    The February 14, 2017 version of The OTC Space features an article by Lloyd Altman entitled "The Rise of RegTek Solutions". 
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    EMIR Trade Reporting at 3 Years

    EMIR compliance, EMIR reporting, ESMA compliance, RegTek, report-it.trade, Validate.Trade
    Perspectives
    13.02.2017
    Happy 3rd birthday to EMIR Transaction Reporting, which came into force on February 12th 2014.
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    5 Key Takeaways from the CPMI-IOSCO “Harmonisation of critical OTC derivatives data elements (other than UTI and UPI)” – second batch

    data validation, MiFID II, Mifid II RTS, mifid reporting, mifid2, mifir, Validate.Trade
    Analysis
    13.12.2016
    RegTek Solutions’ 5 key takeaways from the October publication of the CPMI-IOSCO ‘Harmonisation of critical OTC derivative data elements (other than UTI and UPI) – second batch.’
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    Marking the 3rd Anniversary of MAS Derivatives Reporting

    derivative reporting, derivatives, MAS, report, report-it.trade, trade, Validate.Trade
    Perspectives
    31.10.2016
    Given the surge of activity in the APAC region – why not be reminded of the 3rd Anniversary of MAS Derivatives Reporting?
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    Impact of MiFID II on the Buy Side – Andy Green in TheTradeNews

    MiFID II, Mifid II RTS, mifid reporting, mifid2, mifir
    Analysis, In The Press, News, Perspectives
    09.12.2016
    The December 8, 2016 Article in TheTradeNews entitled "Out Of The Shadows" keys in on the impact of MiFD II reporting that will be felt by Buy Side firms that have been reliant on Delegated Reporting under EMIR.
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    EMIR Article 9 RTS Re-Write – Now What?

    emir, EMIR compliance, EMIR reporting, ESMA compliance, Validate.Trade, Validation
    Perspectives
    25.10.2016
    Has the European Commission fired the starting gun for revised EMIR Reporting RTS, or merely cocked the starting pistol?
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    MiFID II – 5 Key Takeaways from the ESMA Final Report

    derivative reporting, esma, ESMA compliance, MiFID II, Mifid II RTS, mifid reporting, mifid2, mifir, report-it.trade, reportable.trade, Validate.Trade
    Analysis, Perspectives
    13.10.2016
    ESMA's Final Report has been published – what does that mean for your business, enterprise or institution?
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    Risk Focus holds Roundtable on Regulatory Reporting and Control

    derivative reporting, derivatives, derivatives regulation, DTCC reporting, report-it.trade, reportable.trade, Validate.Trade
    Perspectives
    27.09.2016
    Imagine an 'invitation-only' event to correct your industry – who would you invite, and how would you make the world a better place?
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    EMIR delegation not streamlining the process – Elena Gaetini in Euromoney

    derivative reporting, EMIR compliance, EMIR reporting, report-it.trade, reportable.trade, Validate.Trade
    In The Press, Perspectives
    12.09.2016
    Elena Gaetini spoke to Euromoney about the responsibility for accurate EMIR reporting that non-financial corporations bear.
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    Updated EMIR Trade Reporting Rules – Accelus article on goals and intent

    derivative reporting, EMIR compliance, ESMA compliance, report-it.trade, reportable.trade, Validate.Trade
    In The Press, Perspectives
    07.09.2016
    Andy Green, Global Head of Business Development, is featured prominently in a recent Thomson Reuters Accelus article focussing on updated EMIR Trade Reporting rules (EMIR II) proposed by ESMA.
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    Time To Start Discussing SFTR – Alan McIntyre

    derivative reporting, regulation, reporting, Securities, SFTR, trade, Validate.Trade
    Analysis, Perspectives
    30.08.2016
    Alan McIntyre discusses his recent creation of the SFTR Transaction Reporting Group.
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    MiFID II and Clean Data – Andy Green in Euromoney

    andy green, MiFID, MiFID II, Mifid II RTS, mifir, regulation, reporting, Validate.Trade
    Analysis, In The Press, News, Perspectives
    11.08.2016
    Andy Green, Global Head of Business Development, discussed MiFID II Reporting in a recent Euromoney article.
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    Andy Green upcoming “tsunami” of derivatives trade reporting requirements

    andy green, CFTC reporting, derivative reporting, OTC derivatives, sec reporting, sec sbsr, Validate.Trade, Validation
    Analysis, In The Press, News, Perspectives
    02.08.2016
    Andy Green quoted extensively in a feature article in International Finance Review.
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    SFTR – The Repurchase of EMIR – by Alan McIntyre

    Alan McIntyre, emir, esma, ISO 22, mifir, SFTR
    Analysis, Perspectives
    29.06.2016
    Alan McIntyre discusses the European Commission’s upcoming EMIR Review.
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    Featured on The OTC Space: A Systematic Approach to Staying Ahead of Regulations

    derivative reporting, derivatives regulation, lloyd altman, The OTC Space, Validate.Trade, Validation
    Analysis, In The Press, News, Perspectives
    12.07.2016
    An Lloyd Alman article was featured in The OTC Spac, "A Systemic Approach to Staying Ahead of Regulations."
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    Featured Article on Collateral Reporting in the New EMIR RTS

    Alan McIntyr, andy green, emir, rewrite, RTS
    Analysis, In The Press
    08.06.2016
    Alan McIntyre and Andy Green published in Markets Media, "Collateral damage in the EMIR RTS Rewrite."
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    Achieving Regulatory Convergence – “Just not cricket”

    derivative reporting, derivatives, derivatives trading, val
    Perspectives
    12.05.2016
    Alan McIntyre brings fresh insights from the 6th annual City Week.
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    ESMA SFTR RTS: Risk Focus Responds

    derivative reporting, derivatives regulation, Securities, Validate.Trade
    Analysis, News
    11.05.2016
    A review of Risk Focus' response to ESMA's Consultation Draft of Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) and Implementing Technical Standards (ITS).
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    BCBS 239 and Big Data

    bcbs 239, bcbs239, data, hedge fund risk management, Risk Management
    Analysis, Perspectives
    09.05.2016
    Srikant Ganesan, Managing Partner of Risk and Trading Solutions, contributed to a recent INS Intelligence Journal white paper.
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    Clock Ticking on SEC Security Based Swap Reporting…Not yet

    Dodd-Frank reporting, DTCC GTR, DTCC reporting, DTCC validation, ICE, sbsr, sec
    Perspectives
    02.05.2016
    Risk Focus Brian Lynch shares his views on SEC Security Based Swap Reporting.
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    Regulators and Data Quality

    big data, lloyd altman, Regulators
    Analysis
    14.04.2016
    Download Lloyd Altman's presentation on Regulators' perspective towards Big Data.
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    Is the CFTC Request For Comment the US version of the ESMA Level 2 validations? by Alan McIntyre

    andy green, brian lynch, derivatives, derivatives regulation, derivatives reporting, dodd-frank, DTCC GTR, DTCC reporting, lloyd altman
    Perspectives
    17.03.2016
    Alan McIntyre discusses recent developments in CFTC reporting of OTC derivatives implemented under the Dodd-Frank act.
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    Andy Green: “What’s at the end of your ARM……more ARM’s ?”

    data validation, DTCC GTR, DTCC reporting, DTCC validation, DTCC validator
    Perspectives
    09.03.2016
    Andy Green shares the latest insight from the Infoline MiFID II / MiFIR & EMIR Reporting conference in London.
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    Automation on a Rainy Day – by Andy Fundinger

    cloud, cloud solutions
    Perspectives
    03.03.2016
    Real-world events prompt Andy Fundinger to consider where our automation goes on a rainy day.
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    EMIR Trade Reporting – Are We Really There Yet? by Alan McIntyre

    derivative reporting, derivatives, emir, EMIR compliance, EMIR reporting
    Perspectives
    29.02.2016
    On the second anniversary of EMIR's Trade Reporting launch, Alan McIntyre reviews the progress made – and still to come.
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    Key themes to consider in ESMA’s proposed revised EMIR RTS

    derivatives reporting, DTCC GTR, DTCC reporting, DTCC validation, ESMA compliance, OTC derivatives
    Analysis
    08.02.2016
    Alan McIntyre presents some of the main themes and challenges for firms with an EMIR reporting obligation.
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    The CFTC Demands Great Attention to Data Quality…Validate.Trade Can Help

    CFTC reporting, DTCC GTR, Validate.Trade
    Analysis, Perspectives
    18.01.2016
    Fully-integrated clients of Validate.Trade could respond to the DSIO's letter with the attached template.
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    Risk Focus Responds

    emir, lloyd altman, MiFID, MiFID II, mifir, regulation, reportable.trade, sec sbsr, Trade Reporting, Validate.Trade, validate.trader
    Perspectives
    04.01.2016
    While most regulatory changes will impact our .Trade solutions directly a number maybe extremely disruptive to clients and will require updates to Validate.Trade rules and functionality to help clients test their reporting solutions and monitor data quality through the calendar of change that lies ahead.
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    Has Anyone Noticed that Today is Compliance Date for SEC Regulation SBSDR?

    derivatives, DTCC validation, OTC derivatives, Validate.Trade
    Perspectives
    18.03.2016
    Lloyd Altman discusses a compliance date passing by without much fanfare or compliance.
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    MiFID readiness the top priority? What About SEC?

    altman, bobsguide, cftc, dodd-frank, g20, lloyd, lloyd altman, MiFID, MiFID II, reguation, sbsr, sec, Trade Reporting, trade repository, Validate.Trade
    In The Press, Perspectives
    11.11.2015
    MiFIR/MiFID II preparedness is top of mind at every firm I’ve recently visited, but that could be about to change. The SEC’s security-based swap (SBS) reporting threatens to be equally time-consuming and costly to participants as MiIFD II.
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    The Impact of ESMA’s Latest Revisions to MiFID II/MiFIR Reporting Standards

    esma, MiFID II, mifir, Trade Reporting, Trade Solutions, Validate.Trade
    Analysis, Perspectives
    05.11.2015
    Adding a MiFIR/MiFID II Module to Validate.Trade is one of the next big areas of investment for Report-it.Trade. We have already developed a beta version based on the original ESMA drafts. The recent version of ESMA’s MiFID II / MiFIR Regulatory technical implementing standards– Annex I (RTS) has some notable differences to the previous draft version from a Transaction Reporting perspective and, therefore, from a Data Validation perspective too. I have summarized the points impacting Validate.Trade below.
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    Will SEC Security-Based Swap Reporting (SBSR) be as disruptive as MiFID II?

    altman, cftc, esma, g20, lloyd, lloyd altman, MiFID, MiFID II, mifid reporting, mifir, regulation, report-it.trade, sec, sec reporting, Trade Reporting, trade validation, Validate.Trade
    Perspectives
    29.10.2015
    Over the last six months, MiFIR/MiFID II readiness is the one topic that has consistently been top of mind at every firm I’ve visited across the industry. Given the traction that our Report-it.Trade suite has gained this year for G20 reporting, one of the first questions we get is “what are you going to be doing for MiFID II?"
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    Pro-DevOps: Less Pain, More Gain!

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    Perspectives
    22.10.2015
    As we all know, change is difficult, be it organizational or personal As a long term JAVA Developer and Architect, DevOps was new to me when I was steered in that direction in the beginning of this year. As a very important new discipline, I wanted to provide some of my thoughts and experiences for the developers, who, like me, are going to be impacted by the new working practices and tools that underpin DevOps.
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    The kid at the front of the conference

    blog, Conference, event, lloyd altman, News, Perspectives, report-it.trade, Trade Reporting, Validate.Trade
    Perspectives
    19.10.2015
    On October 8, 2015, I had the pleasure of being on the dais for a panel discussion on “Reporting Regulations & Derivatives” at the Derivatives World Congress, bright and early in Chicago the morning after the Cubs beat the Pirates to advance to the NL Division Series against the Cardinals. Needless to say, all of the locals in attendance were bleary-eyed and/or hung over. Yet, we kept the audience awake and engaged.
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    MiFID II Technical Standards Will Challenge Trading Desks, and Provide an Opportunity for Vendors

    emir, esma, EU, europe, MiFID II, regulation, RTS, Trade Reporting, Validate.Trade
    In The Press, Perspectives
    14.10.2015
    MiFID II’s pre- and post-trade reporting rules are detailed and specific by asset class or sub-class, and firms will require an integrated, data-driven decision process at the front end to have any chance of achieving compliance. But many firms don’t have the technology or processes required to meet the regulations, and they will be looking for support from vendors in the form of new data services, outsourced expertise and software tools.
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    Cleaning up our house…and staying focused!

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    Perspectives
    30.09.2015
    This month, with great pride and a whole lot of heavy lifting, Risk Focus moved into our new office space in New York. As we decluttered and organized the office, we’ve streamlined our business and put long-term strategies into motion.
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    MiFID II RTS published by European regulator

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    In The Press, News, Perspectives
    28.09.2015
    ESMA published its draft RTS for MiFID II/MiFIR. It will translate how legislation will apply in practice to market participants, market infrastructures and national supervisors.
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    Work with greater focus by applying the Pomodoro Technique

    blog, developer, focus, james, james siqueira, management, Perspectives, pomodoro, siquiera, time, time management
    Perspectives
    25.09.2015
    The Pomodoro Technique is a very simple and effective time management method created by Francesco Cirillo. The core principle behind the Pomodoro Technique is that work is done in time-boxed intervals of 25 minutes followed by a short break of 5 minutes. The 25-minute interval is called a pomodoro, a reference to the iconic tomato-shaped kitchen timer one can use to track the elapsed time.
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    New technologies for the Capital Markets

    angularjs, back-end, blog, capital markets, coding, developer, developing, express, fintech, front-end, html, javascript, jay aguilar, mean, mean stack, mongodb, Perspectives, programming, stack, technology, trends
    Perspectives
    31.08.2015
    JavaScript has been around for over 20 years, but it wasn’t considered a real contender in the realm of programming languages until about five years ago. The maturity of browsers and the release of Chrome JavaScript V8 Engine have both played a big role in the growth of JavaScript as of late.
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    Hedge Funds Bolster Risk Management: Evolving Industry Demands Scalable, Flexible Infrastructure

    bobsguide, hedge fund, hedge fund risk management, hedge funds, risk, Risk Management, Risk Solutions, sri, srikant ganesans, vadim gelman
    Analysis, In The Press
    27.08.2015
    Hedge funds are investing in risk management, stepping up internal scrutiny and preparing for worst-case scenarios. The industry has embraced specialist vendors and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products to help implement state-of-the art system architectures that can meet existing and potential requirements, address burgeoning regulations, and enable expansion into new asset classes and strategies.
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    Database technology in the age of complex data

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    Perspectives
    26.08.2015
    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.
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    For a good night’s sleep – write your tests first

    blog, brian lynch, coding, DTCC, lixia, lixia sun, Perspectives, test, Validate.Trade
    Perspectives
    20.08.2015
    Almost every software developer in an interview can tell you why testing is important, some might be able to explain what test-driven development is all about, but very few actually practice what they preach and almost none consistently have all test cases written before starting development.
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    Take Control: Swaps Dealers Enhance Controls to Meet Stringent Data Rules

    bobsguide, esma, lloyd altman, MiFID, swap dealers, swaps, Trade Reporting, Validate.Trade
    In The Press, Perspectives, Research
    17.08.2015
    Trade reporting requirements have always been daunting for the derivatives industry. Now, as firms begin to ramp up their existing reporting infrastructure to comply with MiFID II as well as new G20 mandates like ESMA L2, MAS3 L2, and SEC regulations, they need an even more robust control framework to avoid fines related to heightened regulatory scrutiny of more complex data. This infrastructure also needs to ensure that firms avoid under- or over-reporting trades, which can also incur sizeable penalties.
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    The Real Costs of Crumbling Infrastructure

    Perspectives
    07.08.2015
    What’s the cost of an aging, archaic infrastructure? New Yorkers feel the burden of overtaxed infrastructure every day. The aging, decaying rail tunnels under the Hudson cause tens of thousands of people to be delayed on their daily commute, with ripple effects across the economy. LaGuardia, an antiquated airport designed in the 1930s, has the worst on­-time record of any major airport in the country, with only 70% of flights departing on time.
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    Beware of what you ask for

    blog, data, data validation, OTC derivatives, Perspectives, stan etra, Trade Solutions, Validation
    Perspectives
    15.07.2015
    The unintended consequences of regulation can be clearly seen when it comes to the rules requiring data validation. The way the rules are written, strict validation is mandatory and all invalid data is rejected. Rejecting invalid data sounds like a great rule but if we push this requirement to the upstream trading systems, it can have some undesirable consequences. So what’s so wrong about OTC Derivatives trading systems rejecting invalid data? Shouldn’t the data be entered correctly? The problem is that data is not necessarily bad but is often simply incomplete or unforeseen.
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    Validate.Trade delivers pre-UAT advantage

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    News, Perspectives
    09.07.2015
    The next release of Validate.Trade, scheduled for the end of July, will once again contain a “pre-UAT” version of rules that our clients can access. But, let’s take a step back. What does “pre-UAT” mean and what advantages does it deliver? When we say pre-UAT, we are referring to a configuration of Validate.Trade that implements a set of rules before the DTCC makes them available in their UAT environment. This lead-time extends the runway for clients to prepare for changes in the GTR.
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    Tapping in to talent has its rewards

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    Perspectives
    06.07.2015
    As a people driven business, “talent” is our number one asset and recruiting our number one challenge. That’s why we jumped at the opportunity to partner with Untapt, a dedicated Fintech hiring platform with a twist. We were the first company to successfully hire through Untapt and managed to find two very valuable team members in record time, one Java Script guru and the other a Python aficionado. Both have quickly become valued members of the Risk Focus team.
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    Banks Must Streamline Trade Reporting to Cope with Expanding Regulations

    bobsguide, dodd-frank, efficiency, emir, global change, lloyd altman, regulation, reporting
    In The Press, Perspectives
    29.06.2015
    For the first time in my 25+ year capital markets technology career, a group that traditionally has had the clunkiest systems and the smallest budget is suddenly in the spotlight – post-trade trade reporting. Historically, there was no P&L benefit to speeding up or radically improving post-trade reporting – once trades were processed the pressure was off. This has all changed with the current wave of regulation, which is requiring banks to streamline trade reporting like never before.
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    What problem are you trying to solve?

    blog, Perspectives, risk, Risk Solutions, team blog
    Perspectives
    26.06.2015
    Risk Focus distinguishes itself from other staff augmentation and body shop firms by providing niche IT solutions for the capital markets. That is an important distinction I try to articulate when talking to our clients. In initial discussions, clients frequently ask us, “Do you have Java developers?,” and “Can I get some BAs?” At Risk Focus, we take great pride in working with our clients to resolve tactical or strategic architectural issues. As such, we know that it is our job to understand the problem before throwing resources at it.
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    Diversity in the workplace. Who gets it?

    blog, brian lynch, diversity, insights, Perspectives, risk focus, team blog, technology
    Perspectives
    23.06.2015
    This is my first posting to our new team blog. The plan for this segment of “Risk Focus Insights” is to give the entire Risk Focus team the opportunity to provide some direct input into who we are, how we work and what makes us tick.
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    On the road again…

    blog, DTCC, lloyd, lloyd altman, london, new york, Perspec, Perspectives, team blog, Trade Reporting, travel, Validate.Trade
    Perspectives
    16.06.2015
    It’s been a whirlwind first four months since I joined Risk Focus to run our software business. When I joined our only software product was Validate.Trade, which if you’ve seen the June 4 press release, is being adopted not only by 8 top Investment Banks, but by the DTCC itself for internal use.
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    “The Scripture of Python”

    coding, News, Press, python, technology, waters technology
    In The Press, Perspectives
    02.06.2015
    Python is becoming increasingly important for technology providers in the financial services industry. Andy Fundinger, Senior Consultant at Risk Focus, gives his perspective on the unique challenges and benefits of Python in this Waters Technology feature.
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    Risk Focus featured at EMIR & MiFIDII/MiFIR Reporting conference

    derivatives reporting, events, london, Trade Reporting, Validate.Trade
    Analysis, News
    15.05.2015
    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.
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    EMIR Level 1 Validations Summary: DTCC GTR Updates

    derivatives, DTCC GTR, emir, esma, GTR update, Level 1, Trade Reporting, Validate.Trade, Validation
    Analysis, Perspectives
    13.10.2014
    Following the implementation of EMIR in February 2014, ESMA has requested that all European Trade Repositories make changes to validate and improve the quality of incoming derivatives trade reporting data.
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    BCBS 239 Risk Aggregation: Why Legacy IT Architectures Fail at the Exact Moment You Need Them

    bcbs 239, bcbs239, credit risk, IT architecture, liquidity risk, market risk, risk aggregation, risk IT, risk it investment, Risk Solutions
    Analysis, Perspectives
    02.10.2014
    Banks and asset managers need to quickly assess levels of exposure aggregated across a variety of dimensions to survive economic crises. Risk by portfolio, instrument type, counterparty, currency, country and securities markets are just a few areas where exposures and losses can increase rapidly.
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    Risk Aggregation Challenges

    big data, computing intraday risk, in memory risk, intraday risk, risk aggregation, risk challenges, Risk Solutions, risk technology, slice and dice, stress testing
    Analysis, Research
    24.09.2014
    Achieving the timeliness and completeness requirements for risk aggregation under the Basel Committee's BCBS 239 is particularly challenging in an intraday risk environment. A successful risk aggregation project requires a change in mindset and adoption of new technologies.
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    What Is Risk Aggregation? (Implementing BCBS 239 Requirements)

    bcbs 239, risk aggregation, Risk Solutions
    Analysis, Research
    14.09.2014
    Acccording to the Basel Committee's BCBS 239, risk aggregation is defined as the process of defining, gathering and processing risk data.
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    Splunk vs. ELK: Part 4 Training and Events

    elk class, elk course, elk events, elk training, elk vs splunk, schedule, splunk class, splunk course, splunk events, splunk training, splunk vs elk
    Analysis, Perspectives, Research
    28.08.2014
    Part 4 of Risk Focus' comparative analysis of Splunk and ELK.
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    Splunk vs. ELK: Part 3 Apps

    app store, elk adapters, elk apps, elk vs splunk, splunk adapters, splunk apps, splunk vs elk
    Analysis, Perspectives, Research
    28.08.2014
    Part 3 of Risk Focus' comparative analysis of Splunk and ELK.
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    Splunk vs. ELK: Part 2 Support

    confidentiality, data protection, elk IP protection, elk support, intellectual property, splunk consultant, splunk IP protection, splunk network, splunk support, splunk vs elk
    Analysis, Perspectives, Research
    28.08.2014
    Part 2 of Risk Focus' comparative analysis of Splunk and ELK.
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    Splunk vs. ELK: Part 1 Cost

    comparison splunk elk, elasticsearch, elk, kibana, logstash, splunk, splunk compared to elk, splunk for banks, splunk for finance, splunk vs elk
    Analysis, Perspectives, Research
    28.08.2014
    Part 3 of Risk Focus' comparative analysis of Splunk and ELK.
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    Summary of Derivatives Reporting Regulations Part 4: Other Derivatives Regulations

    derivatives regulation, derivatives reporting, Reg NMS, remit, Securities, T2S, TARGET2, Validate.Trade, Volcker Rule
    Analysis, Perspectives, Research
    20.08.2014
    There are a number of other interrelated regulations in the United States and Europe which significantly affect the trading, reporting and IT infrastructure investments of firms active in the derivatives markets.
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    Summary of Derivatives Reporting Regulations Part 3: MiFID

    derivatives, derivatives regulation, MiFID, Reg NMS, Validate.Trade
    Analysis, Perspectives, Research
    20.08.2014
    The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive 2004/39/EC (MiFID) is European Union regulation for investment services across the 31 European countries (EU, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein). MiFID was written prior to EMIR and overlaps with EMIR's derivatives trading and reporting obligations in many respects. MiFID also conflicts with some of EMIR's requirements, particularly in the use of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs).
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    Summary of Derivatives Reporting Regulations Part 2: CFTC / Dodd-Frank

    cftc, derivatives regulation, dodd-frank, Validate.Trade
    Analysis, Perspectives, Research
    20.08.2014
    Under the U.S. Dodd-Frank Act the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) was mandated to create new market structure and trade reporting rules for the U.S. derivatives market. CFTC derivatives regulations differ substantially from EMIR rules in Europe.
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    Summary of Derivatives Reporting Regulations Part 1: EMIR

    derivatives regulation, emir, Trade Reporting, Validate.Trade
    Analysis, Perspectives, Research
    20.08.2014
    The European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) was created by the European Union to stabilize European and global markets by requiring reporting and standardization of OTC derivatives markets.
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    Risk Focus @ Derivatives Regulatory Reporting Conference – EMIR, Dodd-Frank & LEI

    buy side, Conference, derivative reporting, derivatives, dodd-frank, emir, events, lei, mifid2, reconciliation, remit, sell side, trade repository, Trade Solutions, upi, uti, Validate.Trade
    In The Press, News, Perspectives, Research
    23.06.2014
    Risk Focus attended the premier Derivatives Regulatory Reporting conference of 2014 in London from June 17-18. The conference covered many significant challenges posed by financial institutions related to derivatives trade reporting in compliance with Dodd-Frank, EMIR and other jurisdictions.
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    The Role of Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs) in Derivatives Trade Execution, Clearing and Reporting: Part 4

    cleared trades, dco, derivatives clearing organization, made available for trade, sdr, sef, sefs, swap clearing, swap data repository, swaps clearing, Trade Solutions
    Analysis, Perspectives, Research
    05.06.2014
    Reporting workflows for cleared swap trades are significantly more complex than uncleared trades. The major addition is the role of the Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO) which takes on and bears counterparty risk during the life of the swap trade.
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    The Role of Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs) in Derivatives Trade Execution, Clearing and Reporting: Part 3

    continuation data, creation data, derivative reporting, derivatives reporting, reporting counterparty, sef, sefs, swap execution facility, trade execution, Trade Solutions
    Analysis, Perspectives, Research
    01.06.2014
    Uncleared swaps executed on a Swap Execution Facility must be reported by both the SEF and the Reporting Counterparty (RCP).
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    The Role of Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs) in Derivatives Trade Execution, Clearing and Reporting: Part 2

    cftc, derivatives, derivatives reporting, OTC derivatives, sdr, sef, sefs, swap data repository, Trade Solutions
    Analysis, Perspectives, Research
    22.04.2014
    Under the CFTC's SEF Rule, Swap Execution Facilities have the responsibility to report real time data and creation data of all swaps executed on their platform to a Swap Data Repository (SDR).
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    The Role of Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs) in Derivatives Trade Execution, Clearing and Reporting: Part 1

    derivatives clearing, derivatives execution, derivatives reporting, dodd-frank, sef, sefs, swap execution facility, Trade Solutions
    Analysis, Perspectives, Research
    16.04.2014
    Swap Execution Facilities came into existence as a result of the Dodd-Frank Act. A key goal of the Dodd-Frank Act is to bring greater transparency to the OTC swap market through derivatives trade execution and derivatives reporting.
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    INFOGRAPHIC: The U.S. Derivatives Trade Reporting Ecosystem

    derivatives, derivatives reporting, derivatives trading, dodd-frank, OTC derivatives, Trade Reporting, Trade Solutions
    Analysis, Research
    09.04.2014
    The Dodd-Frank Act combined with a raft of CFTC rules have created a complex derivatives trade reporting ecosystem in the United States as shown below in this infographic.
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    Challenges of EMIR Delegated Reporting for Derivatives Trades Part 2

    delegated, derivatives, emir, OTC derivatives, reporting, Trade Solutions
    Analysis, Perspectives, Research
    28.03.2014
    Minor differences in counterparty and trade identifiers can make the same trade appear to be different when applying the EMIR regulatory reporting rules automatically.
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    Challenges of EMIR Delegated Reporting for Derivatives Trades Part 1

    challenges, delegated, derivatives, emir, esma, issues, reporting, trade, Trade Solutions
    Analysis, Perspectives, Research
    28.03.2014
    The European Markets Infrastructure Regulations (EMIR) derivatives trade reporting rules went into effect on February 12, 2014. Derivatives trading entities incorporated in the EU and their overseas branches are required to report the details of their derivatives transactions to an authorized Trade Repository (TR).
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    OpenGamma Releases Insight Paper on CCP Initial Margin Calculation Benefits

    ccp, central clearing, commodities, FICC, fixed income, initial margin, OpenGamma, OTC derivatives, Risk Solutions
    Analysis, News, Perspectives, Research
    17.03.2014
    Risk Focus technology partner OpenGamma has released an insight paper addressing some of the key benefits of standardized Initial Margin (IM) calculations for financial institutions interacting with central counterparties (CCPs).
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    Specialist Service – Job Tuning in Cluster Environments

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    Analysis, Research
    03.02.2014
    This Risk Focus white paper discusses some principles to guide your design choices when writing cluster software.
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