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AQMetrics Extends Platform to Provide “Golden Source” of Market Data for Enhanced Risk Analytics

Partnering with multiple providers to create market data lake across different asset classes DUBLIN and NEW YORK, June 6, 2018 AQMetrics, the award-winning provider of regulatory compliance and risk reporting solutions and authorised Central Bank of Ireland Approved Reporting Mechanism … More


Blog, Market Data, Technology

Effective Data Management in a Fragmented Market

By Breige Tinnelly, AQMetrics Our recent conversations with compliance and risk managers at investment management firms have highlighted a common pain point, which is how to put in place the right kind of technology platform to cater for both existing … More


MiFID II, MiFID II:Articles

MiFIDII ARMs and Systemic Risk: Time for the Penny to Drop

By Breige Tinnelly, Head of UK Sales, AQMetrics The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is urging firms to make their final decisions about their choice of Approved Reporting Mechanism (ARM) providers soon and with very good reason. The new regulatory reporting … More


Cyber Security

Cybersecurity Risk and the Need for a Holistic Approach

By Lorraine Toland, Business Development Representative, AQMetrics Cybersecurity threats are now high on the list of risk mitigation priorities for most firms and institutions – and if not, then they certainly should be. In addition to the reputational damage an … More


MiFID II, MiFID II:Articles

The capture and release of wild data under MiFID II/MiFIR

By Steve Barnes, VP Technology Wild data is roaming about your organisation. The new Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR) will demand you round it up, process it and release it as trade and transaction reports. … More


Blog, UCITS

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


Buzz, Form PF

AQMetrics is ready for PFRD Release 2016.04

AQMetrics Form PF reporting application is now updated to comply with recent Form PF changes (PFRD Release 2016.04) which consist of more onerous granular reporting requirements and a new version of the Form PF xml schema. These Form PF changes … More


Blog, Market Data

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


AIFMD, Blog

Important Update: AIFMD Annex IV reporting for Q4 2015

The Irish regulator, the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI), has changed its policy and will require US and other non-EU alternative investment fund managers (non-EU AIFMs) to make “Annex IV” reports in respect of master funds if one or more … More


AIFMD, Blog

The latest version of the AIF Rulebook is published on 04 December 2015

On 4 November 2015, the Central Bank of Ireland published the latest version of the AIF Rulebook. The AIF Rulebook is the Central Bank  of Ireland’s rulebook in relation to AIFs which contains chapters concerning Retail Investor AIF, Qualifying Investor AIF, … More


Best Execution, Blog, MAD II

ESMA Publishes MAD/MAR Q&A

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a Q&A document regarding the implementation of the Market Abuse Regulation. The purpose of the document is to promote convergent implementation and application of the market abuse regime. The document is aimed … More


Best Execution, Blog, MiFID II

What MiFID II means for Investment Firms

On 3 January 2017, the new MiFID II regime will come into force. This wide-ranging piece of legislation covers retail and wholesale investment firms and trading venues and may affect a significant number of the business activities of investment firms … More


Blog, UCITS

The Central Bank UCITS Regulations will come into effect on 1 November 2015

The Central Bank has today, 5 October 2015, published the Central Bank UCITS Regulations and feedback statements on CP77 – Consultation on publication of UCITS Rulebook and CP84 – Consultation on adoption of ESMA’s revised guidelines on ETFs and other UCITS issues. The … More


Blog, Cyber Security

The management of Cyber Security Risks within the Investment Firm and Fund Services Industry

Under investment in Technology over the past seven years has left Investment Firms fearful that they are vulnerable to some form of cyber attack, but does the Board and C suite know what they really need to do, how much is … More


Blog, UCITS

UCITS V – Implications and Opportunities

What does the arrival of UCITS V in 2016 mean for fund managers? Are fund managers facing into a major compliance exercise? To help you decide if your compliance programme requires an overhaul for UCITS V, we examined the key … More


Blog, SEC

SEC proposes significant changes to Buy Side Regulatory Reporting

On May 20, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) proposed rules, forms and amendments under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “1940 Act”) and related regulations (together, the “Proposed Amendments”) that would impose new and expanded disclosure and … More


Blog, UCITS

ESMA consults on different share classes of UCITS

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a discussion paper on different share classes of UCITS. The UCITS Directive recognises the possibility for UCITS to offer different share classes to investors but it does not prescribe whether, and … More


AIFMD, Blog

French decree defines the characteristics of securitization entities subject to AIF provisions.

Décret n° 2014-1366 du 14 novembre 2014 pris en application du II de l’article L. 214-167 du code monétaire et financier  came into force in France on the 17th November, 2014. The decree determines the characteristics of securitization entities subject … More


Blog, MAD II

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Market Abuse) Regulations 2014 come into force

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Market Abuse) Regulations 2014 come into force next month on 15 December: see here for more details. The purpose of the Regulations is to extend the prohibition on market manipulation in section 118(8) of the Financial Services and … More