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Spotted in UK: Where are we with Solvency II Review?
In the European Union, insurers are preparing for the 2020 Solvency II Directive review, with EIOPA publishing their opinion at the end of 2020. Whereas EIOPA has noted that overall, the regime is working well and only requires a number of adjustments, the post-Brexit question still looms large: What is the UK approach towards reviewing Solvency II?
The CBI publishes Taxonomy 2.0 introducing XBRL to PRISM and FINREP returns
The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) has published Taxonomy 2.0., which introduces XBRL versions of: • PRISM Impact Metrics Data return (“PIMD”) • FINREP return(s) currently submitted on ONR by investment firms / fund service providers.
Spotted: New Sustainability Disclosure Requirements in the UK
The UK government announced plans to introduce new Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR’s), which will be another addition to the sustainability framework, next to TCFD requirements. According to John Glen, the UK will shape the new requirements drawing heavily from the EU’s sustainability approach and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
Third consultation on IFPR published by the FCA
The Financial Conduct Authority has published the third consultation paper on the upcoming Investment Firms Prudential Regime (IFPR), set to go live in January 2022.
Were are we with EU sustainability reporting standards?
Whether it’s the upcoming mandatory ESG disclosures or increased scrutiny reflected in data granularity, the road leading up to 2022 (and beyond) is a challenging one. In a financial world that is so profoundly wired together, a small change on one end can unravel a process on another end, and the wind of change will affect all involved. Approaching the publication of our whitepaper on major trends shaping reporting in the European Union, we share our subjective teaser on trends that are and will be a major influence.
Marking the first half of 2021: Major European trends for reporting
Whether it’s the upcoming mandatory ESG disclosures or increased scrutiny reflected in data granularity, the road leading up to 2022 (and beyond) is a challenging one. In a financial world that is so profoundly wired together, a small change on one end can unravel a process on another end, and the wind of change will affect all involved. Approaching the publication of our whitepaper on major trends shaping reporting in the European Union, we share our subjective teaser on trends that are and will be a major influence.
Get set, ready, go green: Prepare for sustainability reporting
At the end of June, the EBA published its findings on the state of RegTech in the European Union’s financial sector. RegTech has been pinpointed as one of the topics of strategic priority for 2020/2021 as a key pillar of driving innovation. The EBA report findings are an effect of a number of surveys, workshops and interviews with both sides of the market coin: RegTech providers and financial institutions. The result is a report that not only delivers on the perspective of those who design and sell solutions, but also those who seek them, and the findings set the ground for a ping-pong discussion among providers and financial entities.
The green mile for sustainability – BR-AG selected for GFIN Cross-Border Testing
BR-AG is shortlisted in the G20 TechSprint for the second consecutive year. Organised by Banca d’Italia and the BIS Innovation Hub, this year’s green and sustainable finance theme plays into the priorities laid out in Italy’s 2021 G20 presidency term, such as a commitment to battling climate change and achieving Sustainable Development Goals. With the topic of sustainability almost a household subject of conversation, 89 teams from more than 25 countries submitted 99 solutions for this year’s TechSprint, out of which 21 teams are on the shortlist.
Driving sustainability through innovation. We are shortlisted in G20 TechSprint 2021!
BR-AG is shortlisted in the G20 TechSprint for the second consecutive year. Organised by Banca d’Italia and the BIS Innovation Hub, this year’s green and sustainable finance theme plays into the priorities laid out in Italy’s 2021 G20 presidency term, such as a commitment to battling climate change and achieving Sustainable Development Goals. With the topic of sustainability almost a household subject of conversation, 89 teams from more than 25 countries submitted 99 solutions for this year’s TechSprint, out of which 21 teams are on the shortlist.