Brendan Gorman

Standardize, Digitize, Distribute – We Agree with ISDA

ISDA recently published a short piece penned by its CEO Scott O’Malia, following his attendance at the Singapore FinTech Festival, where he was struck by how much innovation is taking place in the retail banking and payments industry. However, by contrast, the derivatives markets are being held back by a lack of innovation in infrastructure, …

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Robot Assassins, Digitization in Banking, and Regulatory Change

In “Dark Fate”, the most recent iteration of the “Terminator” movie franchise, yet another robot-from-the-future is sent back in time on yet another assassination mission. The Terminator series is well past its, ahem, termination date, but each of the movies illustrates one thing that doesn’t terminate: technological progress. A 2016 study by McKinsey and Co. …

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BCBS and IOSCO Wisely Agree to Extend Initial Margin Requirements

In July, BCBS and IOSCO agreed to extend the final implementation of margin requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives. In a press release, the organizations acknowledged that while progress has been made to implement the framework, it did not specify documentation, custodial, or operational requirements if a covered entity’s bilateral initial margin amount did not exceed …

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How IR35 Reform Could Impact the Financial Services Industry

Since its inception, IR35 has been a hot button topic for contractors and employers alike. As Callum Morrison of Crunch explains, this legislation was designed to stop workers from claiming contractor status to gain tax benefits. Although HMRC hoped that IR35 would create clearer definitions of genuine contractors and “disguised” employees for tax purposes, Morrison …

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JWG RegTech Conference 2019 Round-Up: Collaboration, Collaboration, Collaboration

Earlier this month the Vox team attended the JWG RegTech Conference with other firms, regulators and suppliers to explore the RegTech foundation put in place after the financial crisis, the disconnect between change programs and compliance, the increasingly complex and busy regulatory landscape and more. The overarching theme of this year’s conference was collaboration, collaboration …

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4 Ways Vox FP Stands Out from Its Peers in Regulatory Management Consulting

Here at Vox FP, we know employees are increasingly looking for roles that not only offer exciting work opportunities and competitive benefits but that support the development and health of the employee as a whole. It’s something we’ve been passionate about long before it became a recruiting trend and continue to introduce programs and practices …

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The Current and Future State of Structured Products: SRP Conference Round-Up

A few of the Vox FP team attended the SRP Americas Conference in Chicago last week to discuss the Structured Products market, with practitioners from issuers, distributors, and regulators. Here are our top three takeaways: The market is fundamentally sound. Panelists shared positive statistics to show solid fundamentals for the Structured Notes market. Average returns …

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The US Eases Post-Crash Restrictions on Banks, Rolling Back Dodd-Frank Regulation – But Will Deregulation Continue?

The Fed is currently soliciting input on a proposal to limit the scope of regulations in the Dodd-Frank Act, specifically as they apply to foreign banks. This is the latest in a set of recent changes that roll back some of the banking regulations applied after the 2008 financial crisis, with some experts voicing concern …

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Another Regulator Urges CEOs to Plan for LIBOR Transition

Banks are staring down the pipeline at several enormous regulatory changes through 2021 including the LIBOR transition. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) recently urged CEOs of financial institutions to understand the full impact of LIBOR on their contracts and business processes and take immediate action to address the upcoming transition. ASIC Commissioner Cathie …

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