Bringing it All Together

It has become a cliché to say that satisfying the regulatory requirements facing financial services organisations comes down to data, but like many clichés, it is based on truth.

More accurately, firms need timely high quality data for reporting purposes and to automate many related processes such as KYC and anti-money laundering, as well as non-regulatory […]

Accuity Partners with Alacra for Improved KYC

NEW YORK & LONDON, 20 January 2015 – Alacra, the leader in client onboarding, reference data and business research solutions, today announced a partnership with Accuity, the publisher of Bankers Almanac, the essential reference source for financial counterparty assessment and efficient KYC due diligence. The partnership will integrate Bankers Almanac’s new […]

DTCC/SWIFT Tops Legal Entity Identifier Providers in TABB/Alacra Q3-2014 LEI Rankings, but LEI Process Comes Up Short

TABB Group Partners with Alacra to Expand Quarterly LEI Statistics

New York & London December 15, 2014: Capital markets research firm TABB Group and Alacra, a leading provider of legal, counterparty and reference data solutions, announced today that DTCC/SWIFT led 13 other Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) registration authorities around the globe in TABB […]

The most wonderful time of the year


Alacra UK always has a unique way of making the holiday fun and special. Hilariously ugly sweater contests are just the top of the tree so to speak. This year it looks like the lovely Victoria Todd won a “decorate your desk” contest by outdoing everyone else on […]

By |December 11th, 2014|Alacra, Alacra Holidays, Events and Conferences, Posts|

Alacra expands its management team with three new hires


11 November 2014, London: Alacra, the leader in client onboarding, reference data and business research solutions, has today announced three new additions to its management team, with the appointments of Alan Samuels, Kelvin Dickenson and Kevin Kollar. Each brings valuable skills and experience and the appointments are a significant […]

By |November 19th, 2014|Alacra, News|

Alacra Reference Data Alert – Inside the LEI – Issue IV

When we last published Inside the LEI in May there were 13 pre-Local Operating Units (LOUs) and about 237,000 entities that had been assigned an LEI. Six months later, there are 19 pre-LOUs and over 311,000 entities have been assigned an LEI. That’s an increase in entities covered of 37%. Our analysis in the spring […]

Alacra / NICE Actimize alliance creates new risk and anti-money laundering solution

Collaboration creates industry-leading customer risk assessment solution


22nd October 2014, New York & LondonAlacra, the leader in client onboarding, reference data and business research solutions, has announced today a formal alliance with NICE Actimize, a NICE Systems (NASDAQ:NICE) business and the largest provider of financial crime, risk and compliance software […]

Alacra WINS DMS Award for Best Entity Data Solution for EMIR/Dodd-Frank


We are excited to announce that Alacra was awarded the Best Entity Data Solution for EMIR/Dodd-Frank at A-Team Group’s Data Management Summit yesterday in London. London Managing Director Don Roll, who spoke at the event, was there to accept the award with the Alacra Team.

Alacra’s […]

By |October 9th, 2014|Alacra, Events and Conferences, Financial Regulations, Posts, Reference Data|

EMIR/Dodd Frank – award for Best Entity Data Solution goes to Alacra

9th October 2014, New York & London: Alacra, the leader in client onboarding, reference data and business research solutions, was announced today as the winner of the EMIR/Dodd Frank Best Entity Data Solution at the annual Data Management Summit held in London this week. With over 300,000 users at more than 200 institutions, […]

Alacra Compliance Primer – Enforcement Actions for U.S. Sanctions Violations Offer Lessons for Compliance

Barbara Keller, CAMS, CFCS, and former Deputy Associate Director for Compliance and Enforcement for FinCEN, has written a new Alacra Compliance Primer which details the evolution of several of the most significant cases of U.S. sanctions violation cases, some of which also included penalties for AML violations. Recent actions have been taken primarily against foreign […]