Latest Reference Data Blogs

Sarah Underwood

The data management challenges of Know Your Customer (KYC) and client onboarding have been discussed for a couple of years, but as hefty fines are imposed for non-compliance and the struggle to reduce operational costs continues, financial institutions are reconsidering their approach and beginning to implement managed and shared service solutions.

Sarah Underwood

Regulatory requirements and internal needs for improved data quality are pushing data governance up the agenda at many financial institutions. In response, data governance policies are being implemented and firms are considering tools and techniques that could support and sustain better data quality.

Sarah Underwood

The Enterprise Data Management (EDM) Council will release version 1.0 of its Data Management Capability Model (DCAM) on January 15, 2015. The model defines the scope of capabilities needed to establish, enable and sustain a mature data management discipline, including strategy, organisational structure, technology architecture and operational best practices.

Sarah Underwood

The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) raises significant data management challenges, but it is only one of a number of tax avoidance schemes that are emerging, making a strategic rather than tactical approach the best way to achieve compliance.

Latest Q&A

To accompany our recent webinar on the Putting the LEI into Practice, we asked participants to give us their thoughts on the key discussion themes. Here is Marty Williams, Vice President, Reference Data Development, Interactive Data.

Reference Data Videos & Webinars

Video
The wave of LIBOR-inspired compliance requirements has particular implications for capital market participants. Proactive management of a firm’s risk and compliance environments is desperately needed to stay ahead of this wave.
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Audio

The past 12 to 18 months has seen the appointment of many chief data officers, in an apparent acknowledgment of the strategic importance of data to the financial institution. But what is the CDO’s role? Is it that of an evangelist or enforcer of internal data policies and procedures? Or something else entirely?

Reference Data Review Events

January 20, 2015 - 3:00pm
Solvency II is transposed into national law this month and there’s one year to go until full implementation. What’s my plan of action for the year to get my data management practices into order?
January 27, 2015 - 3:00pm
A return of one of our most popular webinars - a look at the year ahead for all of the key regulations impacting data management and practical guidance for actions to take.

Latest Research

A-Team Group recently held a webinar on the popular topic of The Next Frontier of Customer Due Diligence for KYC & AML, discussing the current thinking around client due diligence.

A-Team Group recently held a webinar on the topic of How to Meet FATCA Requirements, discussing the data management challenges FATCA presents and suggests how firms can best meet the regulation’s requirements.

Reference Data Review Poll

What is the main obstacle to achieving enterprise data management for risk and analytics?
Governance (lack of)
12%
Legacy technologies
18%
Lack of integrated data strategy across the organisation
71%
Total votes: 34

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