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FRTB: Banks’ Regulatory Capital Calculations Just Got More Complicated

Explore the impact of FRTB. Authors from ICE Data Services, Alveo, Baker McKenzie, LLP, and Capital Markets Advisors, LLC address different aspects of FRTB including capital optimization and data modellability, the legal perspective, market data integration issues, banking/trading book boundary considerations and governance requirements.

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FRTB: Banks’ Regulatory Capital Calculations Just Got More Complicated

Explore the impact of FRTB.
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A-Team Group’s Regulation Handbook 2020/21

This eighth edition for 2020-21 is a comprehensive guide to all the regulations and rules that might impact data and data management at your institution.

Download the handbook to find out more about:

  • Regulations affecting your business
  • Upcoming compliance deadlines
  • Data and data management requirements
  • Potential vendor and RegTech solutions
  • Business benefits of successful implementation
  • The outlook for regulatory compliance
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Download our A-Team Group’s Regulatory Data Handbook survey

Alveo is delighted to have sponsored the A-team’s much anticipated Regulatory Data Handbook, a highly useful summary of financial services regulation and its data management implications.
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E-Book: 7 Data Sins Series

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve likely heard it a thousand times; if you snooze, you lose. And for the likes of Financial Services, keeping up with data volumes and demand is paramount to their success… or demise.

As the market leader in financial data quality solutions, we help clients simplify complexity and ensure users across the buy and sell-side make the most of their data assets by providing easy data integration, data cleansing, distribution, and data discovery solutions.

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Can’t see the wood for the GREEN trees!

90% of all the data in the world has been produced only in the last three years. So, one might naively suspect that we have all the information we need.

Losing track of your data

For information to be reliable, we should be able to trace: what attribute changed, when exactly this happened, and who did it, and even – this is where is gets really interesting for the auditors – the reason why we changed it?

Buying the same data multiple times

As the demand for data grows and increasingly more types of data become available the costs and risks inevitably arise. For most financial institutions the pressure has been building up to reduce costs and improve efficiency by optimizing cycle times.

Metadata matters

One area which is not often the primary focus or driver of improvement initiatives is that of tracking the metadata surrounding basic financial information such as issuer data, corporate actions, terms and conditions, and, above all, market data.

Achieving and keeping data quality from one-off to a continuous process

Exploring the immense value in developing and maintaining a Data Quality framework. One that clearly outlines policies for managing data quality and defining what metadata is key.

Serving multiple masters

There are different paradoxes in data management. One is that, quite often, firms have multiple different “master” databases for their price data, their customer data and the terms and conditions of the products they invest in, trade or issue.

Insufficient model risk 

Sometimes there is no suitable model or the right data might not be readily at hand (yet), which prompts one to resort to proxying. Here one wants to tread even more carefully to avoid creating additional model risk.

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In this E-Book, authored by Alveo, we summarize the “dos and don’ts” explored in our Seven Data Sins series. We discuss data ‘sins’ that commonly impede an organization’s ability to make the best data-driven decisions and ensure economic success.
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Integrating ESG datasets into investment operations

ESG data plays an increasingly important role in asset management. Total assets under management invested according to ESG criteria has been growing rapidly.

Integrating the required data into the investment management process, including research, asset allocation, benchmarking, performance measurement, and reporting, is critical.

ESG data presents unique challenges for sourcing, integration, and verification before making it actionable. In this paper, we discuss some of these challenges and how best to tackle them.

 

Important deadline for EU firms: Mandatory ESG Disclosures is March 10, 2021

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Integrating ESG datasets into investment operations

ESG data presents unique challenges for sourcing, integration, and verification before making it actionable. In this paper, we discuss some of these challenges and how best to tackle them.
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Why outsourcing data management makes sense for Asset Managers

Alveo conducted a market survey to investigate shifts in service and delivery models for asset managers to help them effectively address these requirements.

Recent years have been challenging for asset managers.

Paper Highlights

  • 45% | of respondents have invested in new technology to cope with new
    restrictions due to recent financial services industry regulations
  • 40% | of respondents state that the most influential approach in introducing
    new data management initiatives is building up the in-house IT team
  • 26% | of respondents say that they mainly decide which elements of their
    data management to outsource by data category

 

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Alveo conducted a market survey to investigate shifts in service and delivery models for asset managers to help them effectively address these requirements.
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Smart Sourcing and Smart Usage

In this whitepaper, authored by Alveo and Xpansion, we discuss optimizing your data management.

Topics Covered:

  • A fast-changing market data landscape
  • Data Management: The Commercial Perspective
  • Data Management: The Business User Perspective
  • Data Management: The Regulatory Perspective
  • Best Practices in Data Sourcing
  • Best Practices in Data Management and Data Governance
  • Introducing XMon from XPansion
  • Introducing Ops360 from Alveo
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Download our Alveo & Xpansion Whitepaper

Alveo is delighted to have co-authored a whitepaper with Xpansion, a highly useful summary on optimizing your data management.
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Big Data & Data Quality

In this report, authored by Alveo and Brickendon, we talk about setting the agenda for CDO’s.

Data is everywhere and takes on a variety of forms. Whether it’s facts, opinions, figures, statistics, charts or words, there is no doubting its importance in today’s highly competitive business environment. Managed correctly, data has the potential to transform your business and be a source of sustainable competitive advantage. Managed incorrectly, it can become a liability, not only costing you lots of money but also your reputation. Today, every organisation is in the information management business.

Paper Highlights:

  • Data Quality Drivers – Regulation, Global reach, Trust, and Cost effectiveness
  • Quality Measurement Strategy – Typically there are two methods of data flows that can be accommodated: federated and big data.
  • The Role of the CDO Function – Many firms have appointed Chief Data Officers to address these challenges, improve data management practices and maintain a solid grasp on data quality across their data estate.
  • How Alveo & Brickendon can help
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Data is everywhere and takes on a variety of forms. Whether it’s facts, opinions, figures, statistics, charts or words, there is no doubting its importance in today’s highly competitive business environment. Managed correctly, data has the potential to transform your business and be a source of sustainable competitive advantage. Managed incorrectly, it can become a liability, not only costing you lots of money but also your reputation. Today, every organisation is in the information management business.
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Data Programs – Enabling the Business

This WatersTechnology special report focuses on data management challenges at investment banking and asset management firms—specifically the role chief data officers (CDOs) must play in overseeing complex, long-term data projects.

A crucial responsibility many CDOs face is achieving buy-in from business units impacted by new data management initiatives, while also making a strong business case to executive leadership to obtain necessary funding for these efforts.

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Alveo is delighted to have sponsored Water Technology’s much anticipated special report on data management challenges.
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FRTB: Cloud to Cloud

In this report, authored by Alveo and Vector Risk, we discuss resolving the challenges of data intensity and computational complexity.

Paper Highlights

  • FRTB poses significant challenges and a high cost for banks to implement if they use traditional approaches to on-prem market data infrastructure and risk calculations
  • FRTB’s calculation and data intensity demands put strain on existing data and risk infrastructure
  • Technological advances mean the traditional border between Basel’s Standardized Approach (“SA”) and Internal Model Approach (“IMA”) banks will blur – putting IMA capabilities within reach of smaller banks
  • Vector Risk and Alveo provide best of breed, cloud-based risk calculation and market data integration solutions that; reduce the onboarding time and allow faster and cheaper processing for FRTB IMA calculations and data requirements.
  • Using cloud-based technology to futureproof market risk infrastructure reduces the cost of (inevitable) future change with a predictable cost base
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Download our FRTB: Cloud-to-Cloud Whitepaper

This report, co-authored by Alveo and Vector Risk, discusses the challenges of data intensity and computational complexity when implementing FRTB and best ways to address that using cloud-based services.
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The Buy Versus Build Conundrum

The debate continues to rage across the financial services sector: is it ‘better’ to build solutions internally, or to buy them from an external solutions provider?

Banks and asset managers are impacted by ongoing regulatory requirements, digitization, rapid growth in data volumes and a shift to cloud
deployment, and the threat of disintermediation by new technology companies. These trends are driving change across the sector as businesses
seek to address the challenges they face either through internal development; looking for third party solutions; or a combination of both.

A recent survey commissioned by Alveo polled decision-makers in financial services organisations in the United States and in Europe on topics related to the drivers of technology investment and what determines the choice of in-house development or using third-party products. Opening new revenue opportunities’ represented the biggest driver of increased investment into technology solutions overall with 53% of the sample citing it in their top three. This was followed by ‘improve business user enablement/productivity’ (50%) and ‘need to keep pace with technological change’ (47%).

With the deadline confirmed as January 2022, time is running out for firms to identify and adopt a strategic approach to upgrading their trading infrastructure and implementing compliance processes to meet the new requirements.

This Special Report provides a detailed insight into exactly what the data requirements are for FRTB in its latest (and final) incarnation, and explores what needs to be done in order to meet these needs on a cost-effective and company-wide basis.

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This industry survey, commissioned by Alveo, explores how Financial Services companies evaluate sourcing options for, budget for and measure the return on their data management function.