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Cross-Referencing Entity Data for a Client-Centric View of the Enterprise

An Industry Briefing Prepared by Reference Data Review:

This paper looks at the regulatory and business challenges facing firms as they struggle to institute a client-centric view of their data, and explores how cross-referencing data sources can help them achieve their entity data management goals.” Download White Paper

Eggs, Bacon and Regulation

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Chris Skinner, Chairman, Financial Services Club

On Tuesday in London, Alacra and our content partner CounterpartyLink hosted a breakfast meeting called Eggs, Bacon and Regulation.  Chris Skinner, chairman of the Financial […]

Alacra Compliance Primer – Positive Developments on Beneficial Ownership

It is widely accepted that illicit actors continue to create legal entities, masking beneficial ownership information in order to facilitate access to the financial system and conduct financial crimes. A number of developments have recently occurred that may help the United States make progress on requiring the identification of beneficial ownership of businesses and accountholders… […]

Robust Onboarding is Key to Customer Classification Compliance Under MiFID, FATCA and EMIR

As the push for transparency continues to evolve under MiFID, FATCA and EMIR, robust onboarding practices that comprehensively capture key attributes of each client, owner and counterparty will be needed to meet reporting requirements for customer classification.  These regulatory schemes nudge existing AML/KYC systems into the realm of tracking client sophistication and understanding the […]

Positive Developments on Beneficial Ownership

It is widely accepted that illicit actors continue to create legal entities, masking beneficial ownership information in order to facilitate access to the financial system and conduct financial crimes. A number of developments have recently occurred that may help the United States make progress on requiring the identification of beneficial ownership of businesses […]

Two Minute Drill – Alacra Reference Data

Meet Alex Harrison and get a better understanding as to how Alacra can help achieve a single view of customer, meet regulatory reporting requirements and knock down data silos.

By |April 11th, 2014|Alacra, Know Your Customer, Legal Entity Identifiers, Posts, Reference Data|

CounterpartyLink and Alacra, Inc. Extend Services to Accelerate Customer On-Boarding

  • Provides a seamless link to CPL’s rich legal entity data and delivers automatic alerts of entity changes
    without leaving Alacra’s ACE solution.
  • Investigate ultimate beneficial ownership to 10%.
  • Search external premium databases, web sites and internal lists across multiple entities.
  • Retrieve entity documents/directors/ownership.

19th February, 2014, London:  CounterpartyLink (CPL), the trusted source of evidence-based legal entity intelligence, today announces that […]

By |February 19th, 2014|Alacra, Compliance, Content Partners, Know Your Customer, News|

How Technology Can Help On-Boarders Acquire and Understand Beneficial Ownership Information

In September we posted Upcoming Changes to KYC Beneficial Ownership Regulatory Requirements – A Primer, which outlined how different regulatory regimes were going to require more and more accurate beneficial ownership information.  This post spurred several conversations with KYC practitioners, many of whom asked how technology might help with the beneficial ownership burden.  Last […]

The Ten Things You Need to Read about Vendor Risk Management and the Risks Arising From Third-Party Business Relationships

Financial institutions around the world are subject to an increasingly rigorous regulatory framework.  While much of the overwhelming regulatory environment is a result of the financial crisis, another set of regulations emanate from concerns about corruption.  These sets of regulations are driving banks to have a greater understanding of all their third-party relationships, both to […]

The Missing Mandates

The LEI Regulatory Oversight Committee (http://www.leiroc.org/) has, as of November 18, more than 50 members representing over 30 countries.  Most of the committee members represent the central bank or another regulatory body in their respective jurisdictions.  What continues to surprise and confuse market participants, though, is that to date only two regulatory bodies […]