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Intelligent Automation and its part in Financial Transformation

This article is a synopsis of recent conversations with banking and asset management clients regarding the projected trajectory of digital transformation in their operations. Maybe not surprising to some is the increasing part that will be played by intelligent automation.

Tech-based capital market transformation since 1999 - Interview with CEO Peter Schurau

LPA helps Banks, asset managers and other finance institutions reduce their fixed cost base by automating and digitizing their client advisory and regulatory documentation processes, thereby increasing their efficiency, scalability and achieving full compliance. At its headquarters in Frankfurt and at ten other international locations including Tel Aviv, London, Zürich, New York, Paris, Barcelona and Singapore, over 400 technology and capital market experts are now working for a portfolio of international clients.

komuno and LPA create government subsidy portal for Rentenbank, the agency supporting Germany’s farmers and agribusinesses

komuno and LPA create government subsidy portal for Rentenbank, the agency supporting Germany’s farmers and agribusinesses

New Whitepaper: Operational Readiness for Green Bond Issuances

The market for green bonds has rapidly increased over the last years and will continue to grow because the demand for sustainable assets exceeds the supply by far. Issuers usually benefit from lower funding costs and from attracting new investor groups. In turn, green bonds come with additional challenges for issuers. A new whitepaper of our ESG experts describes the aspects of operational readiness for green bond issuances for the Treasury Divisions of banks.

CRR II: A focus on greater transparency and enhanced standards for investment funds

CRR II: A focus on greater transparency and enhanced standards for investment funds

AAAccell/LPA and Swisscom partner to provide simplified access to investment risk analysis

AAAccell/LPA and Swisscom partner to provide simplified access to investment risk analysis

Increased transparency for PRIIPs KIDs: Holistic and automated reporting reduces costs and gives clients a more competitive edge

The regulatory dynamics on the capital market will remain high over the coming years. In 2022, following approval by the European Commission and the European Parliament, the new Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) for Key Information Documents (KIDs) of Packaged Retail Investment and Insurance-based Products (PRIIPs) with a revised performance calculation and different methods for calculating transaction costs will come into force. At the same time, the second stage of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) will become effective with the required provision of pre-contractual and annual ESG documents. In order to meet all requirements and maintain a competitive edge in the dynamic regulatory environment despite increased reporting efforts, it is now time for asset managers and their service providers to holistically reconsider their data management and reporting.

LPA Hires Capital Markets Veteran to Expand Consulting Team

LPA Hires Capital Markets Veteran to Expand Consulting Team

Digital banking and its biggest challenge: Cybersecurity

It all started in 1994. Back then, Stanford Federal Credit Union became the first bank in the US (and supposedly in the world) to have a presence on the internet; they had launched their website. By then, they had recorded 4 banking transactions over the internet. 27 years later, the banking industry took an astonishing leap: going from allowing customers to pay bills through an internet portal to concentrating all payment methods in our smartphone’s virtual wallet (with the use of NFC1 and other relevant technologies).

Monkey business: Investing strategies stuck in the past

Managing retail or private wealth is woefully behind the curve on tech, says AAAccell founder By Tom Lemmon | 22 March 2021

A complex task for amendment Regulatory Technical Standards on KID approved by ESA

Until year end 2021 the manufacturers of structured products, OTC derivatives and UCITS funds and AIF are facing a lot of regulatory work. They are required to identify and implement amended regulatory technical standards (RTS) on the key information documents (KID) for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs) approved by the European Supervisory Authorities (ESA) on 3 February 2021.

June 2020 Amended PRIIPs RTS: Performance Scenarios for Autocallables

In a previous article, we described the changes in the draft amended PRIIPs RTS applicable for structured products. The amended RTS proposal was finally approved by EIOPA’s board and now it is up to the Commission to determine the next step and whether this RTS becomes active by the end of this year.

TEN Very Telling Questions that May Help You Find a True Digital Transformation Partner

To digitally transform, or not to digitally transform… is no longer the question. The more noble questions are not the why and when, but the; how, where and with whom.

EIOPA confirms new PRIIPs RTS. What to pay attention to now

Following the adoption of the revised RTS (Regulatory Technical Standards) for PRIIPs by ESMA and EBA, they have now also been endorsed by EIOPA. As a result, new PRIIPs KIDs with revised performance and transaction cost calculation methods are expected to arrive on January 1, 2022. acarda fully supports the calculation methods and can also prepare the new PRIIPs KIDs together with the SFDR documents that are also required. Contact us if you need more information.

Announcement of final report and draft RTS on disclosures under SFDR by European Supervisory Authorities

The Joint Committee of the three European supervisory authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA) published the final report on the draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) on the content, methodology and presentation of disclosures under Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector (SFDR) on February 4, 2021.

SFDR: Fund Managers must be ready for new regulations by March 10 2021. Will you be compliant?

LPA RegTech division - acarda upgrades its reporting platform covering SFDR requirements including; scoring, classification and publication.

Automating Legal Document Workflows from Generation to Completion

Digital transformation in banking and capital markets transactions is increasingly extending to legal documentation. An area seen by some, probably unfairly, as one of the last bastions resisting the onset of workflow automation. However, to the wise, complex transactions potentially involving many separate internal functions and external parties cannot continue to be manually processed.

How much to hedge and when? HedgePilot - an AI-Based FX-Hedging Tool

Global financial markets are flooded with information, opinions and advice on the expected development of currency rates. Those responsible for managing FX exposures suffer from the headache that nobody can predict exchange rate movements dependably in the long-term. Consequently, FX hedging decisions frequently remain based on guesswork. This comes at the cost of forgone participation and unnecessary exposure to currency risk. What if there is a way to deal with the uncertainty of FX markets systematically and safely?

Capital Markets Digital Transformation - Stepping Up the Pace

Digital transformation in Banking and Capital Markets has been a ‘thing’ now for quite some years. This article outlines a practical approach for the sector to accelerate that transformation.

acarda & LPA support CyberMentor – Germany’s largest online STEM platform for girls

Together with acarda, LPA has made a donation to CyberMentor, an online mentoring platform specifically for girls interested in STEM subjects. The leading providers of innovative SaaS solutions and financial consultancy services are now official sponsors of the online mentoring program that aims to inspire girls to study science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

The emergence of a new model of collaboration between banks and technology providers

The emergence of a new model of collaboration between banks and technology providers

Bringing Automation and Increased Efficiency to Post Trade processing: LPA cloud solution supports Commerzbank for Post Trade Digitalization

Bringing Automation and Increased Efficiency to Post Trade processing: LPA cloud solution supports Commerzbank for Post Trade Digitalization

Lucht Probst Associates (LPA) migrates to take advantage of Azure innovation and security

Lucht-Probst-Associates-LPA-migrates-to-take-advantage-of-Azure-innovation-and-security

FinSA - Investor Protection Beyond regulatory requirements of suitability and appropriateness

Increasing product comparability and transparency requirements for end clients have been one of the key topics under recently revised investor protection regulations.

LPA becomes sponsoring member of Zertifikate Forum Austria

The European leader in technology-based capital market solutions LPA, Lucht Probst Associates, becomes Zertifikate Forum Austria’s latest sponsoring member

LPA joins SSPA as partner

The Swiss Structured Products Association (SSPA) welcomes LPA as a new partner member.

EffCom AG merges with the LPA Group

EffCom, the specialist for process automation, document management and securities solutions joins LPA.

LPA adds RegTech market leader Acarda to group

Acarda, the Regtech asset management specialist for integrated, regulatory and automated data management and reporting solutions joins LPA Group

CSA Management: One of the most underrated aspects of the IBOR transition?

IBOR transition, collateralization amendment for OTC derivatives. PAI, implicitly discounting

June 2020 Draft Amended PRIIPs RTS: What’s inside for Structured Products?

PRIIPs RTS solutions from LPA. Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products

komuno bekommt Zuwachs – Susan Niederhöfer übergibt Staffelstab an Thomas Eitenmüller

komuno bekommt Zuwachs – Susan Niederhöfer übergibt Staffelstab an Thomas Eitenmüller

Buy-side offensive: LPA Group brings expert Zoran Strbenac on board and expands buy-side portfolio in private customer business

LPA appoints buy-side expert Zoran Strbenac as Sales Client Director DACH driving forward #CapTech services to banks and asset managers

Geistesblitz 20/06

Temporary liquidity relief in the Corona crisis using a Step-Up Swap. Geistesblitz the German for Brainstorm

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Temporäre Liquiditätsentlastung in der Corona-Krise durch einen Zinsstufen-Swap

Shaping the future of CapTech: LPADoc turns into CAPMATIX

Shaping the future of CapTech: LPADoc evolves to CAPMATIX leading workflow and document automation

PRIIPs methodology in light of COVID-19 pandemic – Does it deliver? PART 2

Comparing actual performances of several equity indices, equity ETFs and oil during the COVID-19 crisis with the PRIIP KIDs’ Stress Scenarios.

PRIIPs methodology in light of COVID-19 pandemic – Does it deliver?

PRIIPs regulation aims to help investors understand investment products behaviour and support comparison with other investment products.

Automatisierte, regulatorische Reportings für Asset Manager und Versicherungen: LPA-Gruppe kooperiert mit RegTech-Spezialist Acarda

Automatisierte, regulatorische Reportings für Asset Manager und Versicherungen: LPA-Gruppe kooperiert mit RegTech-Spezialist Acarda

Automated regulatory reporting for asset managers and insurance companies: LPA Group cooperates with RegTech specialist Acarda

Automated regulatory reporting for asset managers and insurance companies: LPA Group cooperates with RegTech specialist Acarda

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Termingeschäft mit bedingter Kursverbesserung. Geistesblitz the German for Brainstorm

Geistesblitz 20/03

Step-Up Forward. Geistesblitz the German for Brainstorm from the CapTech creators

CapTech identity: New brand identity for the LPA Group

LPA unveils new brand identity positioning as a global leader in CapTech. #CapTech

Per Webportal zum kommunalen Förderkredit: Partnerschaft mit Digitalplattform komuno optimiert Vergabe von Fördermitteln für Kommunen

Municipalities in Nordrhein-Westfalen receive additional digital access to development loans from NRW.BANK. Komuno

The CapTech wave reaches Switzerland: LPA Group opens a branch office in Zurich

Following the acquisition of the Swiss FinTech AAAccell at the beginning of the year, the LPA Group is expanding its presence in Switzerland

Renowned Zurich FinTech/DeepTech start-up AAAccell joins Frankfurt LPA Group

LPA acquires multi-award-winning Swiss FinTech start up AAAccell (pronounced Excel)

Interest optimisation of a KfW promotional loan

Interest rate optimization. LPA Geistesblitz the German for Brainstorm

Capital Market Partners (CMP) Copenhagen renamed LPA Nordics

LPA Group, Frankfurt/M., completes the acquisition and integration of the Danish technology company including renaming

LPA and Finance Active are combining their activities in debt management and establishing a joint venture called Verifino

LPA, leader in capital market technology and Finance Active, leader for optimising debt and financial risk management announce joint venture, Verifino.

Ravit Levanon Named As Geo Lead Of The Israel Office

Ravit Levanon leads LPA in Israel. Modelity is part of the LPA Group CapTech shalom

komuno – Die digitale Plattform für Kommunalkredite jetzt auch für Österreich

FRC – Finance & Risk Consult GmbH und komuno GmbH starten Partnerschaft

Update on the Swiss regulation FinSA (FIDLEG)

Swiss Financial Services Act KID, Prospectus, Cost Reporting. CapTech LPA

International Distinctions: LPA Group’s CapTech solutions win Innovation and RegTech awards in Scandinavia and Asia

LPA wins awards for “Best RegTech Solution” in Asia, “Best KIDS and PRIIPs Provider” and “Best Pricing and Risk Analytics Provider” in Scandinavia

Bündnis für digitale Fördermittel-Beantragung: komuno und IKOR vereinfachen Antragsstellung für Kommunen und Förderbanken

Die komuno GmbH und die IKOR AG arbeiten bei der Digitalisierung von Fördermittel-Anträgen über die Kommunalplattform komuno eng zusammen.

LPA: robo-advisory is the missing piece of the puzzle to grow the pie

LPA interview with SRP. Stefan Lucht captech founder discusses; structured products, capital markets knowledge, Mifid 2

CFA Lecture: IBOR Transition

CFA Lecture

Geistesblitz 09/19

Forward-Swap with flexible notional: “Flexi-Swap”. Geistesblitz the German for Brainstorm

LPA Group joins forces with EffCom AG to drive digital transformation of capital markets

Lucht Probst Associates (LPA) acquires long-standing Baden-Württemberg technology company

LPA acquires Tel Aviv based Modelity Technologies in a strategic move to become the leading CapTech player

Lucht Probst Associates (LPA) acquires 100% of the shares in Modelity, a leading Israeli tech company for the financial and capital market industry

Seminare der LPA Academy 2019

IBOR Transition. Thought Leadership from LPA group the CapTech creators

Geistesblitz 07/19

USD interest optimization “Cancellable Double-Swap”. Geistesblitz the German for Brainstorm

Lucht Probst Associates continuous to implement its growth strategy – Acquisition of Danish company Capital Market Partners (CMP) for Scandinavian business

Lucht Probst Associates continuous to implement its CapTech growth strategy

LPA opens office in Paris with former Deutsche Bank’s Head of Business Development Thomas Geist

LPA opens office in Paris. Thomas Geist LPA CapTech Createur et Innovateur

Geistesblitz 05/19

Shout Forward. Geistesblitz the German for Brainstorm from the CapTech creators

The new European overnight rate

A complicated transition of the new European Overnight rate. LPAPerspectives

Geistesblitz 03/19

USD interest hedge with “CombiSwap” Geistesblitz the German for Brainstorm

Seminare der LPA Academy 2019

IBOR-Reform Seminar. Thought Leadership from LPA the #CapTech creators

Benchmark reform: the way into a new interest world

Benchmark reform into a new interest world. LPA Advisory and Consulting

Contract and Fallback Management

The IBOR reform and the resulting transformation towards a new system of reference interest rates

Geistesblitz 02/19

5-year hedge of a maximum interest rate using the “interest cap with contingent premium”

Swiss perspective on IBOR Transition

IBOR Transition in Switzerland, Suisse, Schweiz. LPA beratend, advisory

Postponement of EU BMR December 2019 deadline

LIBOR and EURIBOR - Will recent developments mark the end? LPA Thoughts

Geistesblitz 01/19

3-year average rate hedge using a ‘multi-EUR-GBP hedge with limited minimum rate’

Municipal loan platform komuno now available for all banks

Municipal loan platform komuno now available for all banks. From LPA Group

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