Providing regulatory data transparently and with no usage restriction, via neutral and cloud native distribution system: REGTECH DATAHUB is now available via the BCC Group’s ONE Solution.

With an ever-expanding list of regulatory requirements like MiFID II, Solvency II, and ESG being a part of the capital markets landscape, the need for regulatory data is growing. Data vendors, such as Refinitiv, Bloomberg, sell regulatory data as part of their usual offerings. As with market data, the regulatory data consumer is impacted by contract complexity, cost increases and the threats of market data audits.

REGTECH DATAHUB is a cloud-based software solution that collects public data, to deliver regulatory data, ensuring transparency and cost savings, with no usage limits for our clients.

REGTECH DATAHUB collects and structures data from multiple public sources to deliver tailormade data clients within banking, insurance, and pension sectors to fulfill its regulatory reporting and requirements.

REGTECH DATAHUB utilizes the combination of in-depth knowledge of EU regulations with advanced algorithms – down to the field level of individual reports – and the latest cloud technology.

With the availability of REGTECH DATAHUB via BCC Group’s ONE Platform, data consumers can now easily add regulatory data to their market data infrastructure. This joint offering further emphasizes the vision that puts the data consumers back into the driver’s seat, enabling them to freely choose data sources based on price, data quality and reliability of service.

REGTECH DATAHUB provides a fully compliant and cost-effective source of regulatory data from publicly available sources that will, once delivered, be owned by the data consumer.

BCC Group’s ONE platform enables a cloud or on-prem based market data distribution system with entitlement and reporting capabilities across all sources.

The future of market data, and now regulatory data, is neutral and flexible. Reach out to us at or to learn more or visit us on Linked-in.

A partnership forged by a strong commitment to the data consumer!

Challenges connected with SFTR reporting

Challenges connected with SFTR reporting

By Christian Thygesen | Regulatory Reporting Specialist | July 19th, 2022

REGTECH DATAHUB plays a key role in securing client’s SFTR back-reporting

In a recent case, a customer was struggling with SFTR back-reporting. Poor data quality and coverage were central to the customer’s challenges. In short, the lack of correct data in particular with regards to collateral meant that it took the customer a day to handle the rejects from the trade repository from a trade day’s worth of reporting, meaning that they would never be able to complete back-reporting.

The data issue could be split in two separate problems:

First, the customer’s current data provider was generally not able to provide all data needed for collateral reporting to be complete and correct in particular when it came to issuer LEI, CFI and collateral quality.

Second, a more specific problem was that for some bonds that had historically been used as collateral but had expired before the beginning of back-reporting, the data provider had no data at all.

The RTDH has stored all data that has been available from public sources at some point since Jan 1st 2018. This implies that the RTDH should be able to fulfill all data needs relating to bonds that have been accessible in ESMA’s various databases since before the launch of SFTR. (For EMIR – having launched in early 2014 – we may not be able to support all historic data needs. However, over the past couple of years, we have not faced a customer with EMIR back-reporting issues relating to 2017 or earlier).

It also means that we have a perfect record of any instrument having been issued by or traded on an EU/EAC/UK entity, and a pretty good record of any instrument having been reported as collateral.

The data quality & coverage of the RTDH was certainly good enough to reduce the number of rejections of the customer so significantly that they quickly managed to catch up with their SFTR back-reporting.

Product Owner Kenneth Brandborg, comments in regards to the enhancement of REGTECHDATAHUB’s capabilities: “It’s our number one priority to deliver customer value by solving specific complications in the everyday regulatory reporting.”

Reporting on Sustainable Investments

Why is it so Difficult to Get Started on Reporting on Sustainable Investments?

By Søren Rahbek | Director | February 15th, 2022
Judging by the myriads of grand statements and complex regulations there seems to be near universal agreement that facilitating sustainable investments is the way ahead, as getting private and institutional investors excited will provide the necessary funding to transform the world economy

The transformation will of course also provide fantastic business opportunities for those, who get it right.

But it seems to be difficult to transform the good intention into the right products and solutions. All actors in the financial sector eco-system however appear engaged and willing to discuss. And maybe primarily willing to discuss.

And to be fair, it is not easy. When you start reading up on legislation, it is easy to get lost in SFDR, Taxonomy (and the respective technical specifications), MIFID II updates, CSRD, special local initiatives etc. and at the same time, there are very clear statements that the current regulation is just a starting point, and that today’s definition of sustainability not necessarily is valid tomorrow. The combination can be a bit energy-draining.

Ambition & Culture

An ambition to be on the forefront of sustainability investments also clashes somewhat with a culture, where financial market participants want to be 110% compliant to regulation after having burned their fingers on other regulations like AML/CTF. We are also used to thinking that annual reports and other financial disclosures are precise and can be considered close to absolute truths (which is never the case).

Getting the right disclosure to investors of intentions and results of sustainable investments requires enormous sets of data. An investment fund may easily hold more than 2,000 individual securities – and now the impact of more than 20 principial adverse indicators per security need to be considered for the fund.

The Demand for Data

The financial market participants are being pushed to demand these data from investee companies. The financial sector usually does what the regulators ask them to and generating the demand for data through regulation seems smart – and those who get it right, will also gain an advantage.

However, data is not easily available. Quite a lot of data points and observations are actually ‘out there’, but the data needs to be identified, collected, and linked together with other static data on the investee companies. FinDatEx’s work on the European ESG Template (EET) seems to promise a structured collection and presentation of data on investment funds and other products. This will be exciting to follow.

Let’s Get Started

In addition, a certain degree of pragmatism is required on all sides. We can never arrive at the perfect solution in our first attempt, but that should not prevent us from getting started. We may double count and we may not have enough data, but we should start and apply the logics and models, which we know work in other regulatory reporting.

We have worked under specific requirements for annual reports for more than 100 years – and the field is still developing, and all reports are subject to discussion. But we still prepare them as best we can. Let us do the same on ESG and work together to create a transparent market for sustainable investments.

How CMP Can Help

We at CMP want to apply our knowledge and experience in implementing all-new regulation to this field and to leverage the Data collection and structuring abilities, we have in our REGTECH DATAHUB. Please do not hesitate to reach out.