Assessing the Effectiveness of a Compliance Function

New Link Editor Regulation, Thinking

Whilst many firms may think that their Compliance arrangements are purring along just nicely thank-you-very-much, there are not many who can say – never mind actually evidence – that their Compliance function is doing everything just right. Compliance departments, in this very changeable world, are not immune to the need to grow, develop, and improve. Senior management will want to …

What is SFTR?

New Link Editor Middle Office, Regulation, Securities Finance, SFTR, Thinking

Following the financial crisis, both securities lending and repurchase transactions came under increased scrutiny as they were perceived to have contributed to the build-up of hidden leverage in the market. Regulators sought to introduce Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR), covering three key requirements: transaction reporting, disclosure obligations and collateral reuse obligations. SFTR is a sweeping mandatory change for the securities …