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Banks Scramble to Protect Against GDPR Data Breach Fines

Concurrent with—yet seemingly in conflict with—KYC initiatives is the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, which will upend how banks treat customer data, and will levy steep fines against those who fail to comply or suffer data breaches. Alina…

An Engineer of Change: State Street CDO James Hardy

Transforming a firm’s data management and governance is a lengthy process that requires patience, resilience and passion. State Street chief data officer James Hardy has found an engineer’s approach to problem solving and a consultant’s interpersonal…

Bracing for a RegTech Boom

With an unenviable raft of new regulation imminently coming into force, market participants anticipate a flurry of adoption of compliance-related technology, which is expected to prove lucrative for RegTech providers. Joanna Wright and Max Bowie talk to…

Not Your Granddad’s Surveillance

For years, sophisticated data monitoring and analytics have been a key component of developing trading strategies. Now, as Joanne Faulkner discovers, firms are taking approaches first developed for use by traders and turning the tables, and are using…

A Culture of Trust: DTCC's Ron Jordan

In 2010, Ron Jordan left NYSE, swapping market data for reference data and the opportunity to build a proprietary data business at clearing and settlement utility the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp., where Max Bowie caught up with him. Photos by Amy…

Brexit Undermines MiFID Data Foundations

Even after Britain leaves the European Union, financial firms wanting to do business within the EU will need to comply with MIFID II. But removing the UK from EU markets could still derail new European trading and transparency rules. Samuel Wilkes…

Buy Side Struggles to Integrate Analytics

Linking performance attribution and risk has clear benefits, but fragmented approaches are making it hard for firms to unify processes and underlying data. Clive Davidson outlines the key challenges, and how firms are addressing them.

The Road to Regtech 3.0

With regional banking authorities supporting fintech accelerator events, the "regtech" movement is gathering steam.

Powering Up Your Data Assets

The regulatory impetus to collect more data from a greater number of sources could produce new business insights, but that will require firms to rethink their approaches to data management and automation. Joanna Wright reports from Sibos 2016

Balancing Adaptability with Consistency

Defining a singular version of financial data information is being weighed against adaptability for diverse users, risk data experts are saying. Michael Shashoua hears the implications for BCBS 239 compliance

Mandating LEIs in Asia

Registration of legal entity identifiers has been far more common in the US and Europe than in Asia, with regulations the driving force. Wei-Shen Wong finds out if regulators in Asia are following suit and mandating their use