Items tagged with "Regulation"

ESMA on ESG Enforcement Actions

The recent European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) annual report on enforcement of corporate disclosure demonstrates the increased attention paid by regulators to Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) disclosures. The report presents the 2019 activities of ESMA and European accounting enforcers when examining the compliance of financial and non-financial statements provided by European issuers. Enforcement […]

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Regulators take action on COVID-19

As we have seen over the past few weeks, in response to difficult working and economic conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic many financial regulators around the world are taking action to ease the effects on business. In order to ensure banks can focus their full attention on the unfolding economic issues surrounding COVID-19, the […]

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An AI Regulatory Roadmap

A recent Centre for Finance Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE) paper develops a regulatory roadmap for addressing the increasing role of AI in finance, focusing on how human involvement can deal with ‘black box’ issues. The paper identifies three regulatory challenges from AI in finance. Firstly, AI algorithms increase information asymmetries between various users and developers. […]

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EBA Report on Big Data and Advanced Analytics

A recent European Banking Authority (EBA) report outlines key challenges relating to the increased adoption of big data and advanced analytics. Big data and advanced analytics – including machine learning – are increasingly prevalent in the banking industry, with their use only set to expand in future. Two-thirds of credit institutions surveyed by the EBA […]

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New Year, New Data Strategy

The US federal government has begun the new decade with a focus on data; issuing a set of 20 actions agencies will be required to take in 2020 on how they collect, manage, share and use data. This plan is the first building block in a decade long Data Strategy that aims to transform how […]

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UK’s FCA and Bank of England Address Data

The US aren’t the only ones turning their attention to data this year: earlier this month the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Bank of England announced proposals for data reforms across the UK financial sector. With technology changing the nature of the markets they regulate, both authorities have issued plans designed to develop […]

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Thirty Recommendations on Regulation, Innovation and Finance

 The opportunities (and risks) presented by fintech are creating undeniable and unavoidable changes to economies worldwide – but how should regulators respond? The Expert Group on Regulatory Obstacles to Financial Innovation (ROFIEG) was set up by the European Commission in June 2018 to explore this question. Recently it published its recommendations, both identifying regulatory obstacles […]

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India extends XBRL to Co-operative Banks

As part of a number of regulatory requirements established in recent months, this week the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) mandated regular XBRL reporting for urban co-operative banks (UCBs). UCBs are co-operatively owned, usually formed around communities or small groups with a common interest and used to finance small businesses within that community. They have […]

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US Federal Regulators Accept Alternative Data

Five US Federal financial regulatory agencies have issued a joint statement outlining their thoughts on the use of alternative data in underwriting and credit analysis by banks, credit unions and financial firms. The statement, issued by the Federal Reserve Board (Federal Reserve), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the […]

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EU Adopts Changes to Supervisory Framework

As the year draws to a close the EU is going through the process of adopting the first review of the European system of financial supervision (ESFS) since it was established in 2011. The ESFS was established in 2011 in response to the 2008 financial crisis. It consists of the three European supervisory authorities (ESAs); […]

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