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18.11.2021

Event

Wine Tasting Luxembourg 2021

Reply is hosting a special wine tasting event on the 18th of November 2021, to simply enjoy a delightful evening. The event will take place from 7pm to 10pm at the Hotel Melia Luxembourg (1 Park Dräi Eechelen,1499 Luxembourg). Join us and let’s share some glasses together while being guided by our sommelier.

18.11.2021 / Paris

Event

Wine Tasting Paris 2021

The event will take place from 7pm to 11pm at the Hyatt Paris Madeleine Hotel (24 Boulevard Malesherbes, 75008, Paris). The evening takes place under the splendid glass roof of the Gustave Eiffel workshops. Take a break, join us and as the tasting progresses, let yourself be guided by our sommelier while enjoying an exceptional setting and the know-how of a master chef of France, Chef Sébastien Roux. Please note that the redirection page is in French.

12.11.2021

Blog

Transforming Data Collection – The joint transformation programme

On Wednesday the 13th October 2021, the Bank of England (BoE) and the Financial Conduct (FCA) have announced the launch of the joint transformation programme on Transforming Data Collection, officially kicked off at the beginning of July 2021: this initiative follows the letter published on 23 February 2021 from the two authorities.

10.11.2021 - 12.11.2021 / Hybrid Event

Event

Italian Association of Actuaries – National Meeting

Reply will be a Sponsor at the Italian meeting of Actuaries which will focus on technological innovation and systemic risks.

14.06.2021

News & Communication

AML PACKAGE 2021

The European Commission presented an AML package in July 2019, where it highlighted a number of deficiencies in implementation of the EU anti-money laundering framework, while the recent money laundering scandals led the need to develop a new comprehensive approach at the EU level.

27.05.2021

News & Communication

Avantage Reply UK announce partnership with ElysianNxt

Avantage Reply UK and ElysianNxt are pleased to announce that we have entered into a strategic partnership, bringing together Reply’s management and risk consulting expertise with ElysianNxt’s cutting edge risk technology.

28.04.2021

News & Communication

MiFID "Quick Fix"

The intention of the “Quick fix” amendments to MiFID 2 is to support economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. The European Commission tries to achieve this via certain reliefs of administrative requirements on firms. Member states are required to transpose the changes into national law by 28 November 2021 and apply them by 28 February 2022.

23.04.2021

Blog

From Operational Resilience
to Operational Excellence

At Reply, we support, guide and advise our clients in their Operational Resilience to Operational Excellence journey through our deep industry experience, leading strategic partnerships and proven framework.

09.04.2021

News & Communication

The EBA will make its Basel III Monitoring Exercise Mandatory

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published on 16th of March 2021 a decision, which changes the Basel III monitoring exercise from its current voluntary nature to a mandatory exercise from December 2021.

03.03.2021 / Le Soir Belgium

Press Article

An ecological opportunity for European banks : towards the introduction of "green" home loans

Banks, like all economic players, are called upon to contribute to the climate effort and the implementation of concrete actions in response to the Paris agreements limiting the increase in the planet's temperature to 1.5°C.

22.02.2021 / UK Finance

Press Article

Improving financial services regulators’ cost-benefit analyses

Find out how Avantage Reply worked with UK Finance to recommend improvements to financial services regulators’ cost-benefit analyses. Learn how the team's research, supplemented by discussions with the industry, led to the making of 7 key recommendations in the resulting policy paper.

22.12.2020 / Risk Management Magazine

Press Article

Blockchain securitization: an innovative technology to boost asset liquidity

The main aim of this paper is to show the potential benefits for the Securitisation process, both in terms of the setup of operations and in the entire product life cycle, derived from the adoption of the Blockchain Technology.

30.11.2020 / Climate and ESG

Event

Roundtable - Climate and ESG Related Risks

On 24 November Avantage Reply welcomed guest speakers from industry, law and academia for a roundtable to discuss the laws, regulations and popular sentiments that are ushering in a new era of the Economy. Download the presentation now.

20.11.2020 / LIBOR

Press Article

Äddi LIBOR, Moien Alternative Reference Rates

London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is the world’s most widely used benchmark for short-term interest rates. It is a reference rate for some $200 to $350 trillion in mortgages, consumer loans, derivatives and other financial instruments, which elevates it to the status of a gauge for the health of the banking system. As of the end-2021, it will cease to exist. This development is both a challenge and an opportunity for the financial industry.

16.11.2020

Event

PRMIA Risk Leader Summit 2020

Avantage Reply are proud to announce their involvement as Gold Sponsors of the PRMIA Risk Leader Summit 2020. The virtual event, held over two half-day sessions on 16 - 17 November 2020, offers an exploratory risk leadership experience looking at the new dynamics governing the risk profession.

20.10.2020 / Regulatory Reporting

Press Article

Integrated reporting system – The end of the regulatory burden?

In recent years, financial institutions have faced a significant increase in the volume and complexity of regulatory reporting requirements imposed by the supervisory authorities. In this context, institutions are required to submit hundreds of thousands of data points in different templates and formats to various supervisors (European Authorities, national authorities, or both). It is worth noting that the reporting deadlines and frequencies at which data points must be reported to the relevant supervisory authorities vary greatly across national jurisdictions.

15.10.2020

Blog

Negative Interest Rates - Are Banks Ready?

On 12th October, the BoE asked banks about their operational readiness and the challenges associated with the potential implementation of negative rates, particularly in terms of technological capabilities. Here, we contextualise this recent announcement against the BoE direction of travel over the summer and identify key areas of impact for banks.

12.10.2020

Blog

The Data Religion: Dataism in Financial Services

In my latest blog I reflect on Yuval Noah Harari's celebrated book, Homo Deus, delving into Harari’s fresh angle on the role of data in our day-to-day life. As I was contemplating Harari's spellbinding book it occurred to me that Dataism is, to a large extent, already the religion of the financial services industry.

07.10.2020 / ESG

News & Communication

Survey on Credit Institution's Disclosure of Information Related to ESG Risks

After the European Taxonomy and the non-financial reporting directive (NFRD), the EBA is moving a step forward in its action plan on sustainable finance. Until the 16th of October, the market participants can answer a survey to develop draft implementing technical standards (ITS) on Pillar 3 disclosure of prudential information on ESG risks.

01.10.2020 / Cloud Computing

Blog

Around the Cloud in Eighty Days – The Sixth Leg of the Journey: Cloud Regulation

This is Part 6 of our ten-legged journey to explore how the Cloud can enable productivity, innovation, and scalability in financial services.

29.09.2020 / Core Banking

Press Article

“Back to basics” to enhance core banking processes

“School is back in session!” and as pupils go back to study their core subjects, the bankers will have to do their own studying of the 2020 EBA Guidelines on Loan Origination and Monitoring. These guidelines bring a number of far-reaching requirements to the age-old process of credit granting.