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Taxonomy Extension: ESG4Insurance Level 1 Documents
The Taxonomy Regulation (EU 2020/852) was adopted in June 2020 and went into effect on 1 June 2022. The Taxonomy Regulation establishes a classification system to identify whether an economic activity can be considered "environmentally sustainable."
The European Commission proposes a review of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)
The European Commission has published Q&As on the 2021 Capital Markets Union Package from November 25th, 2021, including the legislative proposal to review the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) (Directive 2011/61/EU).
EU PRIIPs 2.0 is now Legislated and in the EU Official Journal
As we wrapped up 2021, we saw several important regulatory updates on the European, UK, and Swiss level that affect PRIIP manufacturers. The latest one is that the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/2268 has been officially published to the Official Journal of the European Union on 20 December 2021. This completes the final step necessary for the complete legislation of the EU PRIIP KID regulatory technical standards amendments that were proposed in the past year.
Summary of EIOPA post public consultation regarding Solvency II changes
On the 13th of December, EIOPA held Reporting and Disclosure ITS Amendments 2021 post public consultation. All proposals discussed by EIOPA are not yet final and might be subject to changes, however, they do give a clear indication of the direction that EIOPA is planning to take.
FinSA Regulation updates – the Swiss Federal Council extends the transition period for key information documents
As announced on our previous blogpost in relation to the FinSA regulation, a decision of the Federal Council was expected in relation to the FinSA transition period.
Extension of the UCITS exemption and postponement of the PRIIPs RTS
The European Parliament recently approved an extension of the UCITS exemption, in addition to a six-month postponement of the PRIIPs Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS). As a result of the decision, all PRIIPs manufacturers — including asset managers, banking institutions, and insurance companies — will need to adopt the revised PRIIPs version by January 01st, 2023.
Just launched! deritrade by Vontobel Integration with cleversoft docRepository
Now, you can automatically keep all the documents you need for suitability reports in one place — without the need for time-consuming manual download and upload.
Draft SFDR RTS with Significant Change Postponed to Jan 1st, 2023
The Final Draft SFDR RTS, published on October 22nd, 2021, introduces significant changes compared to the SFDR RTS from March. The main focus is on the template structures, taxonomy-alignment calculations and disclosures as a Do No Significant Harm assessment.
FINMA Sets Strategic Goals Focused on Greenwashing and Climate Risks
In 2020, the Federal Council set the goal of making Switzerland a leading location for sustainable financial services. Therefore, FINMA has set a strategic goal of contributing to the sustainable development of the Swiss financial center by focusing on two topics: climate risks and greenwashing.
Article 20, Paragraphs 1-3 of SFDR go into effect, starting January 1st, 2022
The SFDR (EU 2019/2088) has been in effect since March 10, 2021, which allows Art. 20, Paragraphs 1 to 3 of SFDR, to go into effect starting January 1st, 2022.
An update to the European PRIIPs Template (EPT) V2.0
On September 7th 2021, the European Commission (EC) adopted the revised Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS)11 with regards to the PRIIPs Key Information Document (KID) in all official languages. This delegated regulation has recently been agreed by the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and the Council of the European Union to extend the transitional period for the UCITS PRIIP KID requirement until the end of 2022.
Lisa van Bussel Joins cleversoft group Executive Management
There’s a new Managing Director at BusinessForensics, and she is ushering in an era of new energy and renewed dedication to customer success and innovation. On September 24th, Lisa van Bussel, with her well-rounded management, implementation, and consulting experience — in large part with BusinessForensics — was appointed Managing Director.
ECON and the EU Extend UCITS PRIIP KID Requirements
The European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and the Council of the European Union have recently agreed to extend the transitional period for the UCITS PRIIP KID requirement until the end of 2021.
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on Sustainability Disclosure Requirements
On November 3rd 2021, the FCA published a Discussion Paper on Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) and investment labels (DP21/4). The Discussion Paper sets FCA’s proposal on the following main initiatives...
Updated Timeline for UK PRIIP Proposed Amendments
At the start of this month, the FCA published an update to the proposed amendments for the UK PRIIPs regulation, originally planned to take effect on January 1st, 2022. To help keep you informed, we’ve prepared a detailed description of the FCA update, covering the information that’s important to you.
Online Gambling Included in Dutch Wwft Regulation
On October 1st, 2021, the Dutch market has officially opened for online bets. Earlier this year, the amended Dutch Betting and Gaming Act (Wet op Kansspelen) was published. This regulation, now in effect, gave online gaming service providers the opportunity to apply for a license at the Dutch Gaming Authority (Kansspelautoriteit, KSA).
Final Report on draft SFDR Regulatory Technical Standards
The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) just published the final Regulatory Technical Standards — today — regarding the content and presentation of disclosures, pursuant to Article 8(4), 9(6) and 11(5) of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).
What You Need to Know About The Pandora Papers and the Countries Involved
The release of the Pandora Papers has resurfaced an opportunity to take a closer look at the offshore industry. The Pandora Papers is among the most extensive global financial investigations. It brought together more than 600 journalists from 140 media organizations across 117 nations to pore over nearly 12 million leaked documents from 14 offshore services companies.
A behind the scenes look at our partnership journey with EDISOFT
During implementation, we faced common challenges: processes needed to be changed, imports required adjustments, and the different teams needed to get to know one another. Throughout regular calls, questions were clarified, and information was exchanged. From there, we quickly began to see significant positive developments.
Establishing the Authority for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism
Following a number of prominent cases of alleged money laundering taking place at EU credit institutions, the European Commission concluded that reforms were necessary to be more effective and efficient in combatting money laundering and financing of terrorism (AML/CFT).
Insights from Standardization Sessions with FinDatEx EET
If you’re curious what we’ve been up to during the FinDatEx meetings, wonder no more! Today, we are sharing some of our early insights from the FinDatEx meetings, especially from the perspective of being an active, participating member in the EET standardization working group.
Issuer connections for docRepository - Next update on September 30th, 2021
Our team is hard at work, continuing to make updates to the docRepository issuer connections!
Retrieving FinSA KIDs in docRepository
The Swiss Financial Services Act (FinSA) entered into force in 2020 with a two-year transitory period. Providing FinSA KIDs to a retail customer will become mandatory in 2022. The provisions of the regulation apply whenever a financial service is offered in Switzerland, or to end-customers domiciled in Switzerland.
The Final Amendments for the Delegated Regulation of PRIIPs
Earlier this year, we informed our clients when the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) submitted a draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) to the EU Commission, combining regulatory technical standards developed under Articles 8(5) and 10(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014. Later on, we notified clients about the proposal of the EU Commission to amend Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 to include an extension to July 01st, 2022.
docRepository Microsite Update: September 9th, 2021
The docRepository™ Microsite service is continuously evolving to improve usability and incorporate new features into our standard service.
Proposed Amendments to the UK PRIIPs Regulation
On July 20th, 2021, the FCA published a Consultation Paper (CP21/23) on amending the UK PRIIPs regulation. In the Consultation Paper, the UK PRIIP regime — and the steps the UK is taking, post-Brexit, to amend the related legislations — is outlined.
An Update on Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and cleversoft ESG Services
Update – July 20, 2021: Looking for the latest updates to the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) for your ESG reports? Look no further. At cleversoft, we help you — and our customers — stay on top of the latest regulatory updates, as they happen.
cleversoft group and CDDS Join Forces
Luxembourg/Munich, July 06, 2021 – cleversoft group, the Munich-based RegTech provider for the financial services sector, together with software investor Main Capital, announces the 100% acquisition of CDDS Luxembourg S.A. and CDDS International S.A. (together “CDDS”), a software and data provider group, based in Luxembourg, that specializes in Know your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) solutions.
Free Data Flow between the EU and UK: Learn about the latest GDPR Adequacy Decisions for the UK
As the deadline drew closer to the end of the six-month bridging period, provided under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, the European Commission adopted two adequacy decisions for the United Kingdom: One under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the other for the Law Enforcement Directive on the processing of personal data for criminal offenses.
Updated Issuer Connections for docRepository™ — June 24th
Great news! We just made another update to the issuer connections in docRepository™!
New Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs): What you need to know
On June 7th, new Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs), for the transfer of personal data to third countries, were published in the Official Journal of the European Union. My team and I are constantly monitoring the evolution of the Regulation EU 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation “GDPR”), and here’s what we’ve learned so far about the latest changes.
BREXIT UPDATE: HM Treasury to Extend PRIIPs Exemption for UCITS Funds
On June 1st the HM Treasury announced that UCITS Funds will be further exempted from the PRIIP Regulation until December 31st, 2026.
Successful Go-Live for cleversoft’s ESG4insurance Solution
On March 10th, 2021, cleversoft’s ESG4insurance service went live with ESG (Environmental, Social and corporate Governance)/SFDR Transparency documentation for over 1300 investment funds. These investment funds are tied to unit-linked insurance policies that are now able to maintain compliance with new EU sustainability regulations, due to the implementation of the new ESG4insurance software. With this coverage, cleversoft takes the market lead, covering more than 50 percent of the insurance market for the DACH region.
cleversoft and WebFG Partner to Finalize Preparations for FinSA
In order to strengthen its services, Web Financial Group (WebFG) has entered into a strategic partnership with market-leading RegTech provider, cleversoft group GmbH.
cleversoft group Acquires BusinessForensics
cleversoft group, the Munich-based RegTech software provider for financial institutions and insurance companies, together with Software Investor Main Capital Partners announces the 100% acquisition of BusinessForensics B.V., a provider of financial and economic crime prevention solutions based in The Hague, Netherlands.
BRP, cleversoft and Indigita Launch the First One-Stop-Shop for Financial Product Suitability
Swiss regulatory expert BRP Bizzozero & Partners SA, German financial services expert cleversoft GmbH and RegTech company Indigita SA have announced their collaboration to seamlessly integrate client, cross-border, and tax suitability checks for financial products with the provision of the respective regulatory documentation according to FinSA and PRIIPs. Through this unique offering, Financial institutions obtain all these checks and information from a single source covering all types of asset classes.
Strategic Expansion of Partnership for Data Provision and Document Service
To ensure the increasing regulatory requirements of the supervisory authority and our customers in combination with the high standard of our service, we are expanding our partnerships with FE fundinfo and EDISOFT on the basis of our long standing working relationship.
Finnova and cleversoft Launch Partnership to Meet FinSA Requirements for Regulatory Documents
Finnova integrates cleversoft's docRepository™ service in the Finnova Banking Software to serve banks regulatory need for pre-Trade compliance documents with access to cleversoft’s holistic solution via a standard interface. With this integration, Finnova not only responds to the regulatory requirements of the Financial Services Act (FinSA) but also to the industry's demands for further digitization of processes.
Helvetia Chooses FactsheetsLIVE™ to Support Unit-Linked Insurance Products
Helvetia now supports the focus on unit-linked life insurance products with the introduction of the new digital fund information cockpit FactsheetsLIVE™ from cleversoft. Looking back on a 160-year history of success, Helvetia continues to expand its leading position in the market with enhanced digital sales support for life insurance companies.
cleversoft Acquires Dutch Risk and Regulatory Reporting Expert, SecondFloor
cleversoft group, the Munich based RegTech provider for Financial Services, acquired SecondFloor, an Amsterdam based specialist of risk and regulatory reporting solutions for Solvency II, IFRS 17, FTK, IORP II and others.
Software investor Main Capital invests in growth of cleversoft
cleversoft has received a substantial investment from software investor Main Capital to capitalize on the growing RegTech Challenge for the financial services market. cleversoft looks to grow product and regulatory scope organic and inorganic with the added expertise and additional capital from Main Capital.
International Coverage of Regulatory and Marketing Fund Documents Available in Refinitiv EIKON
cleversoft, the leading provider of cloud-based PRIIP and RegTech content solutions, has added fundinfo’s fund documents to its regulatory document service in the global Refinitiv Wealth Management terminal EIKON. Refinitiv is formerly the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters.
PRIIP & MiFID II Product Governance Workshop Frankfurt - Zurich
After four months of PRIIP and MiFID II regulation in addition to German PIB regulation are reality. Cleversoft has established itself successfully as leading service provider for these topics in the DACH market. We want to share our experiences and discuss challenges with you.
The Annual IDW PS 951 Audit is Complete (2018)
cleversoft has successfully completed its yearly controls audit. Once again cleversoft is demonstrating its commitment to highest compliance and transparency standards for its customers.