Brickendon Insight – MiFID II Testing Strategy

With the MiFID II deadline fast approaching – January 2018 – now is the time to ensure you are prepared. As well as the obvious data and operating model challenges, many firms are also struggling with the testing aspect. Firms that are unable to structure and deploy a cohesive MiFID test strategy will struggle to meet the framework’s significant technology implementation obligations. In this, the third in our series of MiFID II insight papers, Brickendon’s expert consultants look at why a cohesive the importance of adopting a cohesive test strategy.

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Brickendon Insight – MiFID II: The importance of data quality and lineage

With the MiFID II deadline fast approaching – January 2018 – now is the time to address the issues surrounding data quality and lineage to ensure your business is in the right position to remain compliant. Approaching data challenges in a holistic way will enable not only regulatory compliance, but also help your business to thrive in what is becoming an increasingly data-orientated marketplace.

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Brickendon Insight – Legal Entity Transformation in a Brexit World

Britain’s decision to leave the EU means many things for the financial services sector, including the possibility of being unable to properly service clients in all regions post-Brexit. Now is the time to address this issue and implement an appropriate legal entity structure that will enable your business to continue operating in all regions post-Brexit and avoid potentially significant losses of income. Failing to act now to assess the impact the UK’s pending departure from the EU could have on your business is fatal.

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Brickendon Insight: MiFID II

With the deadline for MiFID II compliance already having been delayed by a year to January 2018 in response to concerns about complexity, implementation plans should already be well under way in most financial institutions. Brickendon’s risk, regulation and data experts look at how implementing the correct Target Operating Model (TOM) could help organisations on the road to compliance.

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Brickendon Insight – GDPR

With less than a year to go until the deadline for compliance with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), now is the time to prepare. Billed as the biggest change to data privacy laws in many years, GDPR has the potential to massively impact the financial services sector around the globe. Failure to comply could not only cost your business large amounts of money – as much as 4% of global revenue, but also damage your reputation and expose you to lawsuits from clients. Brickendon looks at the things you will have to consider and how you can turn compliance into an advantage for your business.

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Brickendon Solution – Robotic Process Automation

While no one likes to think that a robot could do their job, most businesses would welcome the opportunity to speed up processes, minimise human error, aid compliance and improve the overall customer experience.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a platform at the forefront of computer technology, which provides businesses with a virtual workforce that is set up to connect with an organisation’s systems in the same way as its existing users. RPA improves efficiency and increases productivity and accuracy, while reducing cost and overall operational risk.

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Brickendon Insight – Location Optimisation in a Brexit world

Britain’s decision to trigger Article 50 in March of 2017 has caused ramifications across all areas of the business world. Location optimisation decisions that were once focussed purely on cost are now seeking to ensure businesses will be able to continue to service customers across the UK and the European Union. Brickendon looks at the new challenges businesses are facing in the light of Brexit and offers advice on how best to address them.

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Brickendon Solution – Five steps to MiFID II implementation

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, aka MiFID II, remains one of the most talked about regulations in the financial services sector. Its impacts are far reaching – both in terms of the macro structure of the overall financial markets and the internal functional areas within the financial institutions themselves. With the deadline for MiFID II compliance having already been delayed by a year to January 2018 in response to concerns about the complexity of implementation, Brickendon’s regulatory and data experts offer a five-step plan to help you on the path to MiFID II compliance.

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