AQMetrics goes on hiring spree to double headcount

aqmetrics goes on hiring spree to double headcount


LONDON, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The regulatory technology firm AQMetrics is seeking to double its headcount over the next 12 months.
After a successful launch into Francophone regions in early 2020, and despite the current global crisis, AQ Metrics has secured a number of new customers in both France and Luxembourg. This is in addition to its already long standing and well-established USA, UK, and Ireland customer base.
Through 2020 AQMetrics launched its Liquidity Risk Control and Advanced Risk Monitoring products and successfully implemented these for both existing and new customers. As a result, AQ Metrics is now aiming to further expand its product portfolio and enter additional international markets in the months and years to come.
The firm today announced that it will be launching a new website in January 2021, and recruiting across its Sales, Customer Success, Engineering, and QA functions as part of its expansion plans.
The new website will see AQMetrics products available online with one click. This will make the AQMetrics purchasing process simple for small to medium financial services firms.
AQMetrics Customer Success team, meanwhile, will remain dedicated to serving the larger financial institutions.
In addition, a new Global Enterprise Accounts team will expand the existing AQMetrics customer base …



Regulatory pressure fuels sharp rise in consulting work for tech giants

regulatory pressure fuels sharp rise in consulting work for tech giants


Growing regulatory pressure on tech giants has fuelled a sharp rise in consulting to the high-tech industry, according to new research Technology, media and telecom companies are more likely to expect the price they pay for consulting services to fall as a result of the pandemic.
Despite a challenging year in which the global consulting market is forecast to shrink by 13%, growing regulatory pressure on tech giants has fuelled a sharp rise in consulting to the high-tech industry, with revenues expected to rise by 11% to almost $6 billion in 2020.
These findings have been revealed in a new report from Source Global Research, which also found that this strong growth in high-tech consulting has helped the wider technology, media and telecom (TMT) sector’s performance, with consulting revenues forecast to expand by 2% to just over $14 billion in 2020.
Regulatory scrutiny for tech giants drives consulting work
The growth of risk and regulatory work continues to be a key driver of consulting demand in the high-tech industry as tech giants continue to come under increasing scrutiny, and have moved into the sights of regulators. For instance, the CMA are planning new guidance to clamp down on tech giants giving away their products for free.


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Nordic Capital acquires BearingPoint’s RegTech business unit

nordic capital acquires bearingpoint’s regtech business unit


Nordic Capital has acquired BearingPoint’s regulatory technology business unit



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EU seeks anti-China alliance on tech with Biden

eu seeks anti-china alliance on tech with biden


Europe on Monday proposed teaming up with incoming U.S. President Joe Biden to squeeze China out of the global technology trade. 
Exhausted by four years of trade tensions on two fronts, fighting against both U.S. President Donald Trump on one flank and Beijing on the other, Europe is trying to seize an early initiative ahead of Biden’s inauguration on January 20 by rolling out geostrategic plans for closer transatlantic cooperation.
At a closed-door meeting to discuss Europe’s strategy, Sabine Weyand, Brussels’ top trade bureaucrat, told lawmakers from the European Parliament that the European Commission would propose a “Transatlantic Trade and Technology Council” to set joint standards on new technologies, according to two people in the room.

This would target one of the big objectives of both the Europeans and Americans: Preventing China from establishing economic dominance across a number of high-value sectors by developing its own widely used technological and industrial standards.
A Commission paper to EU countries mapping out a strategy for a transatlantic alliance against Beijing also mentioned that proposal.
“The EU is proposing to establish a new EU-U.S. Trade and Technology Council (TTC),” the paper read.
“The aim will be to … strengthen our technological …


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ON THE MOVE: MUFG Adds Stu Taylor; Brian Pomraning Joins Pico

on the move: mufg adds stu taylor; brian pomraning joins pico


MUFG appointed Stuart Taylor as Head of Electronic Trading within Global Markets for EMEA, Asia and the Americas. This newly created role within MUFG’s Securities business will have Taylor lead on consolidating the e-trading strategy and growing the business through the use of electronic trading. Taylor joins from BGC where he was Global Head of BGC’s electronic buy side fixed income division; previously he founded fintech firm Algomi, where he was CEO from 2012 to 2018. Taylor will be based in London and report to Atif Hayat, Deputy Global Head of Sales and Trading, Global Markets.

Pico, a provider of technology services for global financial markets, hired Brian Pomraning as Chief Revenue Officer.  In his role, Pomraning will be responsible for developing, resourcing and executing on Pico’s sales strategy focused on delivering a superior client experience. A capital markets veteran of more than 20 years, Pomraning was most recently Global Head of Product Management, Quantitative Research and Technology at Investment Technology Group. Previously, he was Managing Director and Head of Equities Execution Services at JP Morgan in EMEA.  Brian also held Sales, Product Management and Technology leadership roles at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital.

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CYBERSECURITY | New Jersey Law Journal

cybersecurity | new jersey law journal


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How Regulatory Frameworks Drive Technological Innovations

how regulatory frameworks drive technological innovations


30, 2020

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In many industries, regulation is often viewed as an additional hurdle to overcome. Many businesses tend to think of rules and policies as challenges that require adjustments and additional cost in their operations. However, the spirit of regulation is to establish fairness and even openness. Thus, a better paradigm involves regulatory frameworks being drivers of innovation.“In the economic sphere, regulations can maintain a certain level of openness or competition in product markets which provides the necessary conditions for research and innovation,” states an OECD paper on regulatory reform and innovation. Regulation is not necessarily a hindrance to innovation, especially when it comes to financial technology. It may appear antithetical to decentralized finance, but there are merits in allowing regulatory bodies some participation in the supposed decentralization of financial transactions.Why laissez-faire and complete deregulation are ineffectiveCryptocurrency exchange and derivative platforms have lacked compliance. A quick search online shows numerous accusations and drawbacks. In October, BitMEX was charged by the U.S. government with facilitating unregistered trading. It has since been reviewing its account holders and requiring verification of their identities.The lack of regulation and compliance results in …


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