Arab capital markets, MiFID II and evolving regulation

Observations from the Annual Conference of the Securities and Commodities Authority 2018


FRTB – Ending or evolving trading culture

The challenge and ultimately the goal is to leverage compliance architecture for competitive advantage. But historically, bankers have always treated compliance as a back office function rather than a C-suite, senior level priority.


Humans must rise above the machines at European banks

European Union rules starting this week will stress human oversight and consumer protection, which may hamper companies trying to build the tools of the future.


Libor clock is ticking for financial firms, central bankers warn

The financial industry needs to step up preparations for the phasing out of Libor.


Connecting information governance and GDPR compliance will bolster both endeavors

The data governance necessary to comply with the GDPR will likely prove helpful in advancing an information governance program’s ability to move toward automation of its policies and procedures.

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Large U.S. banks scramble to meet EU data privacy rules

Many large internationally active U.S. banks are already grappling with the General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect May 25.


How to master GDPR compliance with enterprise architecture

Enterprise architecture is one solution for better identifying, structuring and protecting data, and in four steps, can be a secret weapon for ensuring compliance success.


Say hello to SFTR, the new regulatory challenge faced by firms in the EU

Though the smoke from the MiFID II implementation has barely cleared, the next regulatory challenge facing firms operating in the EU is already on the horizon.


Banks see Brexit headaches compounded by EU data-protection law

Banks already face a slew of threats from Brexit. Come May 25, they’ll have one more thing to worry about: GDPR.


IFRS 9 reaches the buy-side front office

IFRS 9, which took effect in January 2018, calls for tightening of the accounting rules for fixed-income instruments by requiring more instruments be carried at mark-to-market.