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Singapore Unveils Initiatives in Bid to Be Regional Fintech Hub

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) rolled out a number of initiatives on Nov 14 as part of efforts to establish itself as a regional leader of fintech.  Speaking on the first day of conferences at this year’s Singapore Fintech Festival, Managing Director of MAS Ravi Menon said that the central bank will sign 16 cooperation agreements with other governments, ... Read More »

Australia Poised to Sign Regtech Fintech Deal with the UK

Australia is poised to sign a fintech deal with the UK to boost crosstalk in one of Britain’s fastest-growing industries, City A.M. can reveal. The Treasury is working on an agreement to aid co-operation on fintech between the regulatory authorities in the UK and Australia. Speaking at City & Financial Global’s trade conference yesterday, Alexander Downer, the Australian High Commissioner to ... Read More »

What is Regtech? Why is it becoming the Next Big Thing?

Heralded “the new FinTech” by Deloitte, “RegTech” has rapidly risen to prominence in 2015, from total obscurity. But what Regulatory Technology (RegTech) tech exactly is? And why is it becoming the next big thing? At risk of sounding too simple, RegTech is pretty much what is says on the tin: the use of new technology to facilitate the delivery of regulatory requirements. Or, ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters adds FiscalNote Predictive Legislative Analytics to TRRI

Thomson Reuters announced that it has signed an agreement with FiscalNote, a provider of legislative and regulatory analytics and insight. The agreement supplies predictive legislative analytics to Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence (TRRI), a global solution that provides clients a focused view allowing them to manage regulatory risk with confidence. Under the agreement, FiscalNote will provide TRRI users with insight on ... Read More »

US Credit Unions Fighting for Survival

NAFCU’s Dan Berger refuted assertions by Antonio Weiss, counselor to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, in The Wall Street Journal that there is no need for financial industry regulatory relief from Dodd-Frank Act rules.  Berger challenged Weiss in a letter to the editor published in WSJ on Friday July 24, 2014.  We must challenge Antonio Weiss’s conclusion regarding the lack of ... Read More »

Regulatory Strategies Wins Consultancy Award for Second Year

Nottingham-based consultancy Regulatory Strategies Limited has been announced as the winner of the Most Outstanding Regulatory Consultancy Award (UK) for 2015 by leading corporate finance publication, Acquisition International Magazine, having won the same award in 2014. This year a particular citation was to be recognised for its innovation in the uses and applications of credit data in the development of ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Revenues Up 3% for Full Year and 2% for the Fourth Quarter 2012

The company reported full-year revenues from ongoing businesses of $12.9 billion, a 3% increase before currency. Adjusted EBITDA increased 5% from the prior year and the corresponding margin was 27.4% versus 26.4% in 2011. Underlying operating profit decreased 5% and the corresponding margin was 18.6% versus 19.9% in the prior year. For the fourth quarter, the company reported revenues from ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Q3 Revenues Up 1% – Governance, Risk & Compliance Segment up 17%

Revenues from ongoing businesses were $3.2 billion, a 1% increase before currency.  Adjusted EBITDA decreased 5% and the corresponding margin was 27.3% versus 28.5% in the prior-year period. The margin declined as the benefit from no integration expenses in the quarter (versus $39 million in the prior-year period) was offset by lower organic revenue growth; a decrease in high-margin revenues ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Launches Direct Intelligence Service for US Insurance

Thomson Reuters announced the launch of its Direct Intelligence Service for Insurance, a direct data feed of live regulatory information that insurance compliance managers can use to better manage risk. The intelligence available includes latest updates, pending and final regulations, regulatory guidance, administrative codes, insurance bulletins, statutes, pending bills, enacted laws, agency guidance, and agency decision material from close to ... Read More »

PublicAffairsAsia on China: Most Companies are Under-Equipped to Deal with the Increasingly Complex Political, Regulatory and Stakeholder Landscape

PublicAffairsAsia and Edelman released “The New Realities: Public Affairs, Trade and China’s 12th Five Year Plan”, the latest White Paper in the Public Affairs Dialogue series. Following the 2011 Public Affairs Dialogue survey and roundtable, this impactful 16-page report examines the practical public affairs challenges arising out of the significantly increased focus on Sino-global trade and investment. Its key conclusion is ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Invests in COMPLIANCE COMPLETE ASIA

Thomson Reuters have invested significantly in the Asia region with increased unique editorial content and contributions from our network of consultants and lawyers.  Thomson Reuters now track more than 50 regulatory bodies across Asia and have also added “rulebooks” content from key bodies such as Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures ... Read More »