FIS revamps Bank Leumi USA’s tech platform


Bank Leumi USA, part of the Bank Leumi Group, has replaced its legacy technology platform with FIS’s banking and payments solutions, including core processing, branch, digital and mobile banking, compliance, risk and back office systems. FIS says it was a “big bang” project implementation and large in size and scope for a mid-sized banking institution. […]

The regulatory fintech sandboxes: are they really useful?


This truly has been the time of regulators announcing fintech sandboxes – what better thing to write about on my first fintech column here, than the ways regulators and fintechs can work together! There were three announcements in the past couple of weeks around regulatory sandboxes – the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) announced […]

Linedata gains new asset management client in the US, Friess Associates

Dave Marky, Friess Associates’ COO

US-based Friess Associates, which manages around $1 billion for institutional and private investors, is automating its ops with Linedata Longview. The new investment management platform will support portfolio management, trading and compliance at Friess Associates. Linedata highlights asset-specific workflows of its offering, an interface that can be tailored to the various roles of disparate users, […]

Experian unveils CrossCore platform for fraud and identity services


Experian, the information services company, has launched its CrossCore platform for fraud and identity services. CrossCore has “plug-and-play” capability and lets companies connect any new or existing tools and systems in one place, whether they are Experian, internal or third-party partner solutions. Steve Platt, global EVP, fraud and identity, Experian, says: “New fraud threats, updates […]

Pimco picks and Markit regulatory and compliance system

Tracey Jordal, Pimco

US investment management firm Pimco has selected and Markit for its due diligence and onboarding requirements. Pimco has opted for Counterparty Manager, Tax Utility, and the “entire regulatory and compliance ecosystem”. and Markit say their “ecosystem” provides buy- and sell-side firms, and corporates with a solution for onboarding, KYC (Know Your Customer), […]

Bloomberg applies to join global LEI system

Peter Warms, Bloomberg

Bloomberg has applied to the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) to become a local operating unit (LOU) of the Global LEI System (GLEIS). By submitting this application, Bloomberg moves to the candidate stage of the LOU accreditation process and joins an existing network of LOU’s monitored by GLEIF. Peter Warms, senior manager of fixed […]

European Banking Federation pushing for global policy on cybersecurity

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The European Banking Federation (EBF), the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) are planning global policy measures on cybersecurity, data and technology through a new set of common principles. In its paper, “International Cybersecurity, Data and Technology Principles”, the organisations want to create a “starting point for dialogue […]

Sapient releases RegRecon for reconciliation and regulatory reporting

Sapient Global Markets

Sapient Global Markets, a technology and consulting services firm, has launched RegRecon for reconciliation and regulatory reporting accuracy. RegRecon offers automated trade matching and reconciliation, break management and resolution workflow. It is available as a standalone solution and managed service, or within Sapient’s CMRS (compliance management reporting system) platform. Arun Karur, vice-president at Sapient, says […]

PNC Financial Services automates reg reporting with AxiomSL

Alex Tsigutkin, CEO at AxiomSL

AxiomSL is implementing its flagship regulatory reporting platform at US-based PNC Financial Services. PNC, one of the largest banks in the US, will use the solution for its reg reporting needs in the domestic market, plus Canada and the Bahamas. Alex Tsigutkin, CEO at AxiomSL, says the vendor is “proud to have been chosen by […]

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority selects Sopra Steria for new regulatory platform

Georgina Philippou, FCA

Paris-based Sopra Steria has been selected by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to deliver a new digital regulatory market data processing platform in an “exclusive” six-year contract. The new platform will support the FCA’s on-going regulation of firms, as well as encompassing new requirements under the forthcoming Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). […]