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Sarah Underwood

The Enterprise Data Management (EDM) Council will release version 1.0 of its Data Management Capability Model (DCAM) on January 15, 2015. The model defines the scope of capabilities needed to establish, enable and sustain a mature data management discipline, including strategy, organisational structure, technology architecture and operational best practices.

Sarah Underwood

The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) raises significant data management challenges, but it is only one of a number of tax avoidance schemes that are emerging, making a strategic rather than tactical approach the best way to achieve compliance.

Sarah Underwood

Customer onboarding processes are often complex and burdensome, leading to poor customer service despite significant investment and costly penalties resulting from non-compliance with Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations. These problems can damage financial firms’ customer relationships, reputations and ongoing business, but they are not insurmountable if collaborative technology approaches are embraced and the industry agrees that a problem shared is a problem solved.

Sarah Underwood

Regulatory DataCorp (RDC), a provider of governance, risk and compliance solutions, has built up its European business to include over 50 global banking institutions, insurance firms, corporates and financial technology providers since it established a London office in May 2014.

Latest Q&A

To accompany our recent webinar on the Putting the LEI into Practice, we asked participants to give us their thoughts on the key discussion themes. Here is Marty Williams, Vice President, Reference Data Development, Interactive Data.

Reference Data Videos & Webinars

The wave of LIBOR-inspired compliance requirements has particular implications for capital market participants. Proactive management of a firm’s risk and compliance environments is desperately needed to stay ahead of this wave.
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The past 12 to 18 months has seen the appointment of many chief data officers, in an apparent acknowledgment of the strategic importance of data to the financial institution. But what is the CDO’s role? Is it that of an evangelist or enforcer of internal data policies and procedures? Or something else entirely?

Reference Data Review Events

January 20, 2015 - 3:00pm
Solvency II is transposed into national law this month and there’s one year to go until full implementation. What’s my plan of action for the year to get my data management practices into order?
January 27, 2015 - 3:00pm
A return of one of our most popular webinars - a look at the year ahead for all of the key regulations impacting data management and practical guidance for actions to take.

Latest Research

A-Team Group recently held a webinar on the popular topic of The Next Frontier of Customer Due Diligence for KYC & AML, discussing the current thinking around client due diligence.

A-Team Group recently held a webinar on the topic of How to Meet FATCA Requirements, discussing the data management challenges FATCA presents and suggests how firms can best meet the regulation’s requirements.

Reference Data Review Poll

What is the main obstacle to achieving enterprise data management for risk and analytics?
Governance (lack of)
Legacy technologies
Lack of integrated data strategy across the organisation
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