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Major Milestone – Validate.Trade 2.0

June 30, 2017 Today RegTek.Solutions released Validate.Trade 2.0, which is a milestone not only in release numerology but in functionality, since this is the release that will give clients access to a Pre-UAT version of rules for the new EMIR RTS ReWrite. The EMIR RTS ReWrite feature includes: Implementation of support for new EU-Lite Asset […]

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Elena Gaetini Interview – EMIR RTS Needs Your Attention

Elena Gaetini, a panelist at “The Future Of Post-Trade” event on May 22, 2017, was interviewed regarding the looming November 1 deadline for compliance with ESMA’s RTS for EMIR Article 9 Transaction Reporting.  As we’ve posted numerous times over the past few months, the changes are substantial, and firms need to implement and test all […]

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UBS joins RegTek.Solutions’ Validate.Trade client roster

RegTek.Solutions is proud to add UBS into its group of Global Swaps Dealers that license Validate.Trade for Trade Reporting Data Quality Surveillance. UBS was the 6th G15 bank to sign up to our Validate.Trade platform. UBS is initially using Validate.Trade to enhance and streamline the development and testing of its proprietary reporting solutions. They have […]


Risk Focus Shortlisted for Best New Trade Reporting Technology

20 October 2016, London & New York Risk Focus, Inc., the leading provider of control and compliance solutions for regulatory trade and transaction reporting to the global capital markets, today announced it has been shortlisted for the “Best New Technology Product – Reporting” in the prestigious FOW International Awards for 2016. The shortlisting of Risk Focus […]

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Global Trading Lead Article – Brian Lynch on Regulation, Compliance, and Control

We are excited to share that CEO Brian Lynch’s article has been published on Global Trading and appears as a lead story on the home page of the website. The article, titled “If Regulation is Black and White, Why is Compliance So Grey?”, addresses the difficulties in defining an ‘acceptable level of control’ across various global regulations. Lynch […]


Validate.Trade Pre-UAT Release for 10 Canadian Provinces and Territories

Risk Focus is pleased to announce that the most recent version of Validate.Trade, Release 1.12.3,  contained Pre-UAT Rules for 7 Canadian Provinces and 3 Territories that the DTCC Global Trade Repository (GTR) will make available in UAT on May 18, 2016 for a compliance date of July 19 2016. This gives Validate.Trade clients extra time to prepare for UAT by […]

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Clock Ticking on SEC Security Based Swap Reporting…Not yet

Clock Ticking on SEC Security Based Swap Reporting…Not yet Brian Lynch, CEO, Risk Focus Ice Trade Vault, LLC, became the first firm to file an application for Registration as a Security-Based Swap Data Repository, as posted on the SEC.Gov website on April 22nd 2016 ( We expect that the DTCC will follow shortly after and […]


Is the CFTC Request For Comment the US version of the ESMA Level 2 validations? by Alan McIntyre

December 2015 turned out to be a very interesting month for the CFTC reporting of OTC derivatives implemented under the Dodd-Frank act. With the SEC implementation of the outstanding parts of Dodd-Frank reporting (SBSR or Securities Based Swaps Reporting) due in 2016 and with the ongoing ESMA supervised European work streams for MIFID 2 (or […]

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Andy Green: “What’s at the end of your ARM……more ARM’s ?”

The Infoline MiFID II / MiFIR & EMIR Reporting conference in London on the 25-26 February was again an informative and interesting event. Enhanced by representation from ESMA, FCA, ANNA, SEC and other Regulators. As well as Industry experts. The representatives from the Regulators, Speakers and panellists did an excellent job of mapping out the […]

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Key themes to consider in ESMA’s proposed revised EMIR RTS – by Alan McIntyre, Risk Focus

Key themes to consider in ESMA’s proposed revised EMIR RTS On the 13th of November last year ESMA published their Final Report on the review of the EMIR RTS & ITS (Regulatory and Implementation technical standards) for trade reporting under article 9 of EMIR. As MIFID fever and the rumours of a delay were at […]