CBI Outsourcing Paper – Another Critical Piece of the Global Oversight Puzzle

The CBI’s latest discussion paper highlights a trend in regulator interest and oversight of outsourced activity by asset managers and other financial firms. The paper turns up the heat on those responsible for overseeing an increasingly complex and globally dispersed supply chain of data and operations. Continue reading CBI Outsourcing Paper – Another Critical Piece of the Global Oversight Puzzle

Brexit Newsflash: Resignations Add to Brexit Uncertainty

Two UK senior cabinet ministers (and a raft of other leaders) resigned today leaving Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan in jeopardy. Prime Minister May had already faced challenges with her Brexit deal, and today’s resignations deepen a crisis that has been brewing for months. Here, we outline what the resignations mean for Brexit and how the impact may be felt in financial services. Continue reading Brexit Newsflash: Resignations Add to Brexit Uncertainty

EU Pension Project has a PEPP in its Step

The Pan European Pension Product (PEPP), expected to launch in 2020, is intended to make a large-scale, portable, and cost-efficient retirement savings product available throughout the EU. The PEPP forms a critical sub-set of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) which is the principal policy initiative aimed at enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of Europe’s markets. Continue reading EU Pension Project has a PEPP in its Step

Ghost in the Machine: Financial Regulators Keep an Eye on AI

The increasing applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning in financial services – from robo advisory platforms to algorithmic stock trading to risk modelling – is disrupting decades old processes. As the industry embraces AI-led innovation, can regulators keep up? And more importantly, how might technology solve some of their biggest challenges? Continue reading Ghost in the Machine: Financial Regulators Keep an Eye on AI