RegTek Solutions today announced EMIR-Ready, a dedicated regulatory readiness-testing and validation service. Developed to reduce both the costs and the risks associated with meeting the November 1 deadline for compliance with the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) revised reporting specification (RTS), EMIR-Ready is a unique service providing unlimited testing and diagnostic support for the analysis, development and testing of new regulatory reporting requirements.
The testing and preparation service will run from June to November, with no long-term commitment or lock-in. EMIR-Ready will be available as a securely-hosted application on the leading cloud infrastructure AWS Architecture. For the first-time users will be able to test their reporting and have absolute confidence in it.
EMIR-Ready is a customized version of Validate.Trade, RegTek Solutions’ flagship product already being used by major reporting parties to test their reporting submissions to trade repositories and to monitor the quality of their regulatory output. EMIR-Ready captures the specific rules associated with the RTS changes, and makes them available to clients through a secure, scalable, easy-to-use application, allowing users to rigorously test their reporting output and to build confidence that they have fully met ESMA requirements.
Brian Lynch, CEO of RegTek Solutions commented: “The tipping point is fast approaching and firms will soon know if they have left it too late. We have been looking for a way to help clients and also extend the power of our Validate.Trade to a wider audience. We guarantee compliance to many global sell-side firms and providing a compliance testing and preparation version – without having to commit to long-term contracts – is the perfect opportunity for financial institutions to benefit from Validate.Trade. We are known for delivering control, confidence and compliance and with the new EMIR-Ready service institutions will have peace of mind and be able to analyze, write, test and maintain the rules that drive regulatory reporting and compliance.”
Andy Green, RegTek Solutions European Head, added: “EMIR-Ready promises to get clients to a significantly higher level of confidence at a lower cost. Basically, firms are able to piggy-back on the work that we are already doing in RegTek. In 2015 firms spent millions of Euros getting ready for the ESMA Level 2 Validations and the results weren’t great. Regulators are expected to be far tougher this time round.”
Globally, thousands of firms are caught by EMIR. All trade repositories must implement changes to collect new data, retire specified data and to provide significantly higher levels of validation of the data that is collected. Given the overhead of the MiFIR / MiFID II projects currently underway for January 2018, firms have limited resources and time to get this project delivered.
Any firm interested in getting ahead of the changes and leveraging the investment and expertise of RegTek Solutions should contact email@example.com or visit http://regteksolutions.com/emir-ready