A new report reveals a growing need for centralized communication platforms in finance and insurance. Firms face mounting regulatory fines, seeking efficiency and compliance through channel aggregation.
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Amenity revists ESG themes that were selected as “must watch” at the start of 2023. We take a look at how extensively the themes were featured in news, earnings calls, and SEC filings over the year, as well as which companies’ activities best captured those themes.
Today’s financial workflows are becoming increasingly complex due to the competing pressures of new technology leading to faster execution and the need to ensure that all actions and communications are compliant. In order to keep up with these workflows, the involved participants must become more efficient.
As 2023 comes to a close, we are returning to a clean-tech topic that we have been following for quite some time now with Amenity’s ESG earnings call and news monitoring analytics. Our news data reveals that geothermal power has seen an uptick in recent months from key players in energy and industrials, which comes on the heels of some interesting proposed U.S. legislation.
As the landscape of communication continues to evolve in our increasingly digital world, the financial services industry is feeling the pinch of regulatory scrutiny. In recent years, financial firms have faced nearly $2 billion in penalties from the SEC and CFTC due to unregulated “off-channel” messaging. This surge in “off-channel” communication, including usage of platforms such as WhatsApp, WeChat, SMS, LINE, and mobile calls, is largely fueled by the rise of hybrid work. Yet, regulators maintain that all business communications must be monitored, auditable, and occur only within official channels. In the words of SEC Chair Gary Gensler, “As technology changes, it’s even more important that registrants appropriately conduct their communications about business matters within only official channels. And they must maintain and preserve those communications.”
We live in a fast-evolving age of information, where Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools are starting to be used in many areas like financial decision-making and
Alt data firms started to emerge about a decade ago, and the sector has since progressed through several phases. But everything changed in a flash with the emergence of large language models (LLM) and ChatGPT. This moment can be viewed as an exponential leap in the evolution of alt data. Furthermore, when viewed through the lens of finance, this inflection point requires making several distinctions before attempting to apply the LLM phase of alt data.
Symphony Innovate brings together industry leaders to share insights, showcase live demos of products and integrations, and provide case studies on how technological advancements have transformed the community. Join Symphony along with Cloud9, StreetLinx and Amenity Analytics as we discuss the future of the industry on 23 May in London.
Almost a decade ago, Europe led the way in shortening the settlement cycle to T+2 – a task that required wholesale re-engineering of European market-structure. Mere months from now, European securities firms will again be challenged – this time with the move to US NEXT-DAY settlement. Once more, our market participants face a complete restructuring of entire organisational workflows.