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MiFID II Meetup: What to prioritise for the next 100 days

Following the success of our inaugural London MiFID II meetup in July, AQMetrics hosted a second event in late September to work through some of the key issues in advance of the 3 January 2018. The event once again brought … More


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MiFID II: Addressing the Challenges Together

With the final implementation of MiFID II now a mere six months away, the time has come for individual firms to seriously consider how these rules will impact them and the daily running of their business. At AQMetrics, we believe … More


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The Regulatory Pressure on Funds for Data Accuracy

Speaking at this year’s Global Alternative Investment Management Conference (GAIM), Suzan Rose, chief compliance officer (CCO) at Marshall Wace North America, voiced the key Regulatory pressure facing anyone registered as CCO of an investment fund, even though many are not … More


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Achieving certainty of your Portfolio Risk Analytics with Open Protocol

By Ryan Kipp, Head of Sales Americas, AQMetrics From rogue traders to hedge fund failures, Ponzi schemes to Madoff, it is little wonder that operational due diligence (ODD) has become such a vital component of the asset management industry. And … More


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Joining the Dots: The Value of an Integrated Approach to Risk Monitoring and Regulatory Reporting

  By Geraldine Gibson, Chief Executive Officer, AQMetrics. Regulatory reporting and risk monitoring are now, quite rightly, both considered high priority for most firms in the financial industry. Yet despite the growing reliance on quality data, analytics and insights to … More


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AQMetrics Adds Legal Expert to Lead New U.K. Office

Breige A. Tinnelly joins RegTech Firm to continue driving growth within the U.K. DUBLIN and LONDON, May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Leading RegTech company, AQMetrics, today announced that recognized industry veteran, Breige A. Tinnelly, is joining the firm as Head … More


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Combating Spreadsheet Risk in Private Equity Firms

By Geraldine Gibson, CEO, AQMetrics Since the introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), Private Equity firms have been coming under increased regulatory pressure to demonstrate stronger systems and controls, particularly around data management. Many PE firms however … More


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2016 Regtech Reflections & Five Predictions for 2017

With 2016 fading fast into the rearview mirror, we’ve taken a close look at the key regulatory and technology trends from the past year and put together our thoughts on what’s to come in 2017. With regulation constantly changing around … More


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Internationalization of Regulation – Part II

Recent amendments to the Investment Company Act (ICA) of 1940 have compounded regulatory hurdles for Europe-based hedge funds that conduct business in the United States.  Although hedge funds are typically able to avoid registration with the ICA under 3©1 exemptions, … More


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MiFIDII Culture and Conduct – Consistency and Control

By Claire Savage, COO, AQMetrics In light of the recent global financial crisis, and with MiFIDII fast approaching, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) along with other regulators in Europe, has been placing an increasing emphasis on culture and conduct. … More


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AQMetrics named on H2 Ventures and KPMG’s 2016 Fintech 100

AQMetrics is thrilled to be recognised in H2 Ventures and KPMG’s 2016 Fintech 100 – the list of the world’s leading fintech innovators for 2016! The Fintech 100 features the world’s leading 50 Established Innovators, and the 50 most intriguing ‘Emerging Stars’. The … More


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Reflections from a RegTech Masterclass

By Geraldine Gibson I recently had the privilege of speaking at a ‘RegTech Masterclass’, hosted by Burges Salmon in London, where top of the agenda was the subject of MiFID II. This is perhaps not surprising, given that MiFID II … More


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The Internationalization of Regulation

Part One: What It Means for US-based Asset Managers Business Today is Global – But Regulations Are Still Local When it comes to doing business, country borders no longer serve as the restrictive boundaries they once did – financial regulations, … More


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Transforming Regulatory Compliance with Artificial Intelligence

By Geraldine Gibson, CEO, AQMetrics Artificial Intelligence (AI), long the subject of science fiction, is now becoming more and more widespread and is seen as an increasingly important computer science across multiple industries. In Financial Services in particular, Machine Learning … More


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What is RegTech

‘What is RegTech?’ That is the question that many people ask when they hear that AQMetrics is a RegTech company. So we’ve decided to share what RegTech means at AQMetrics. RegTech is technology that helps people comply with their regulatory … More


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What is this SaaS thing?

We were recently surprised when a customer asked us ‘What is this SaaS thing you keep referring to in meetings, in your online help and on your social media sites’. So, we have decided to share our view of SaaS … More


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Farewell Black Swans

Know Your Exposure. Be Prepared. Do you know where your firm’s risk is concentrated? In this blog we examine how can you better make your risk culture understood from the top down and reported accurately from the bottom up. Firstly, … More


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New UCITS risk reporting requirements from the CSSF

On 22 April 2016, the CSSF released instructions on the new reporting template related to the risk and risk management of UCITS funds. The first report must be filed by 16 May 2016. The reporting applies to those UCITS that … More


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The latest methodology for the valuation of derivative liabilities

Today the European Banking Authority (EBA) published the final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on the methodology for the valuation of derivative liabilities for the purpose of bail-in in resolution. These draft RTS have been developed according to paragraph 5 … More


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Report on Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism and Financial Sanctions Compliance in the Irish Funds Sector

On 18th November 2015, the Central Bank of Ireland (“CBI”) issued a report entitled: Report on Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism and Financial Sanctions Compliance in the Irish Funds Sector(the “Report”). The report is based on site inspections carried … More