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10.06.2021 / BRUSSELS

Event

WAW (Wine, Atomium and Watts) Event

FROM 18.30 TO 22.30 P.M. CET

Join Reply to enjoy the 2nd edition of WAW! Reply is hosting a special wine and dine event on the 10th June 2021 at Atomium. We invite you to join us to enjoy a simply delightful evening in a unique venue.

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08.04.2021 / Paris

Event

Wine Tasting Paris 2021

FROM 19.00 TO 23.00 P.M. CET

Reply is happy to invite you to its Wine Tasting event on the 08 April 2021 on the barge Le Paris moored in front of the Eiffel tower, to enjoy a lovely evening and take a beautiful cruise along the Seine. Join us for an evening of wine tasting while enjoying a magnificent view along the way aboard the capital's most modern ship.

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.

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.

21.09.2020 / Cloud Computing

Blog

Around the Cloud in Eighty Days – The Fifth Leg of the Journey: Cloud Security

This is Part 5 of our ten-legged journey to explore how the Cloud can enable productivity, innovation, and scalability in financial services.

14.09.2020

News & Communication

The EBA advises the EU Commission to be pragmatic when it concerns AML/CFT in Financial industry

Since 2019, EBA has legal duty to lead, coordinate and monitor EU AML/CFT efforts of all EU financial institutions and competent authorities . The EBA making full use of its powers, continues to lead the development of EU AML/CFT policy and support its effective implementation to foster an effective, risk-based approach to AML/CFT.

11.09.2020 / Taxonomy

News & Communication

Delegated acts under the taxonomy regulation

The EU Taxonomy Regulation – the establishment of an EU classification system for sustainable activities - was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on the 22 June 2020 and entered into force on 12 July 2020. As a reminder, is a tool to help investors, companies, issuers and project promoters navigate the transition to a low-carbon, resilient and resource-efficient economy.

12.08.2020

Blog

Refining MREL – preparing to fail The

The EBA has published a consultation paper, seeking industry feedback on proposed changes to MREL requirements. Their intent is to better approximate the capital requirements & capital buffers inputs into the MREL calculation for firms whose banking groups are different from their resolution groups.

27.07.2020 / New banking applications

Blog

The Long Road to the Level Playing Field

The Bank of England has published two key documents in relation to the banking landscape in the UK for non-systemic banks. These proposals are a step in the right direction, but do they go far enough?

14.07.2020 / Covid-19

Press Article

ECB Covid-19 Reporting

The European Central Bank (ECB) has mandated a new reporting exercise in light of the COVID-19 crisis in an effort to ensure the timely and consistent monitoring of the risks ignited by the outbreak and to widen the scope beyond the SREP STEs, FINREP and COREP , through the inclusion of credit moratoria and state guarantees figures. The reporting shall be submitted to National Competent Authorities on a monthly basis until at least December 2020, and raises several implementation challenges for Significant Institutions (SIs) on the organizational and operational levels (including capacity and data aggregation issues).

13.07.2020 / Outsourcing

Press Article

Outsourcing under the spotlight of the pandemic crisis

Since the latest EBA guidelines were published in 2019, financial institutions have rushed to implement measures to make sure they are in full control of outsourced activities. But COVID-19 put the spotlight on weaknesses of traditional outsourcing, opening doors to more resilient cloud-based solutions.

03.07.2020 / Cloud Computing

Blog

Around the Cloud in Eighty Days: The Fourth Leg of the Journey: Operating Model and Governance

This is Part 4 of our ten-legged journey to explore how the Cloud can enable productivity, innovation, and scalability in financial services.

29.06.2020 / Cloud Computing

Blog

Around the Cloud in Eighty Days: The Third Leg of the Journey: Architecture

This is Part 3 of our ten-legged journey to explore how the Cloud can enable productivity, innovation, and scalability in financial services.

18.06.2020 / ESG

Press Article

Blind Reliance on ESG Data and Rankings

In early 2019, a survey of financial advisers had already revealed serious misgivings over the possible mis-selling of products marketed to investors as ‘ESG friendly’. 97 of every 100 financial advisors in the United Kingdom (UK) had declared themselves as either “very” or “fairly” concerned about the potential for allegations of mis-selling ESG investments, according to market research firm Cicero.

11.06.2020 / Cloud computing

Blog

Around the Cloud in Eighty Days: The Second Leg of the Journey: Infrastructure

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

05.06.2020 / Cloud Computing

Blog

Around the Cloud in Eighty Days: The First Leg of the Journey

Jules Verne authored the novel Around the World in Eighty Days, Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours in its native French, which was published serially in 1872. It would presumptuous of me to rescript the story of the unflappable Phileas Fogg’s trip around the world, but allow me to take you on a ten-legged journey to explore how the Cloud can enable productivity, innovation, and scalability in financial services.

28.05.2020 / Consultancy.uk

Press Article

Strategic challenges of cloud adoption in financial services

While the move to the cloud was already well underway in financial services, the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for virtual organising, and specifically slipstream cloud-based working. But while moving to the cloud can unlock significant benefits, it also comes with several challenges.

28.05.2020 / Fintech Magazine

Blog

Technology Enablement across the Wealth Management Value Chain: The Mass Affluent Opportunity

Market conditions are forcing financial institutions to find new models for growth. One of the largest identified gaps for growth is the underserved and overlooked mass affluent segment.

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