Trade and Transaction Reporting
Regulatory Readiness (SFTR, Brexit, CFTC, SEC, EMIR & Others)
Our clients face an array of new and changing regulatory requirements in the coming years including new SFTR and SEC requirements and foundational changes to existing CFTC and EMIR standards. Our teams of experienced consultants can help identify areas of improvement by performing impact analysis and providing feedback on new processes, systems and controls to meet changing standards based on our informed industry observations and our understanding of best practices.
The global reporting landscape presents challenges to all parties. On the one hand, there is a noticeable shift towards more global standardization, for example the moves to adopt ISO 20022, as well as initiatives such as the Common Domain Model (CDM). On the other hand, we see potential divergence of major regimes post Brexit; with the UK already showing signs of distancing itself from ESMA.
Businesses need to constantly scan the horizon for change and to engage with peers to anticipate how the industry is responding. There is a requirement to understand the impact on existing operating models and to minimize the impact of regulatory change, not just on those who report directly, but on their clients as well and to anticipate how changes could affect the business relationship.
We’ll help clients design solutions that enable them to meet identified regulatory expectations with as little impact as possible, and help embed controls aligned with industry standards and best practices.
There is significant burden on firms to stay abreast of upcoming change, both regulatory and market driven. Though our unique set-up we can help mutualize the cost of regulatory change, perform impact assessments and mobilize to respond to these events. Through our work with a multitude of clients (sell side, buy side and financial market intermediaries) we are well positioned to align firms with their peers in relation to their responses to these events*.
*Within the bounds of our confidentiality obligations