• Apr
    5
    Why financial services, cybersecurity and regulatory compliance go hand in hand

    It’s a widely held misconception that heavily regulated industries are the least agile, and the slowest to innovate. In the financial services sector particularly, there is a tendency to see compliance and responsibility as a barrier to success, when they should be seen as the essential foundation. The UK, rather than being a difficult place…

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  • Mar
    31
    Is RegTech the Finance Sector’s Silver Bullet?

    The global financial crisis and subsequent recession happened almost a decade ago, but their legacy lives on, with more stringent regulations and bigger fines every year. The financial services sector has to comply, whilst also trying to build IT systems that are capable of gathering, organizing and interrogating massive amounts of data, to create reports…

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  • Mar
    23
    Why 2017 must be the year of compliance. Part 2: MiFID II

    If you hadn’t already got enough on the agenda for this year, MiFID II – Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II – and its accompanying regulation, Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) are looming ever closer to their full implementation date of 3rd January 2018. That’s 41 weeks away. I don’t need to tell you…

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  • Mar
    22
    Why 2017 must be the year of compliance. Part 1: GDPR

    It’s March already, and 2017 is already a quarter down. There are two major pieces of legislation coming into effect in early 2018, which will affect alternative investment firms in the UK, and firms worldwide who are holding data on European citizens or trading with firms in the EU. The EU General Data Protection Regulation…

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