MULTIPLE SYSTEMS, MULTIPLE FORMATS
A robust data integrity framework is essential for accurate and complete regulatory reporting, but getting one in place is not easy. There are a host of different regulations that firms need to adhere to in different jurisdictions, often with shifting requirements.
Data needs to be pulled together from a wide range of internal and external sources, but in the vast majority of cases, there are no data standards between systems. The data needs to be transformed and enriched throughout the reporting lifecycle, meaning the information in the final reports sent to the regulator often looks very different from that in the source systems. So how can firms be sure they are reporting accurately?
Traditional reporting and reconciliation tools are not cut out for the job. These systems are typically built to the specifications of individual regulatory regimes, requiring data to conform to a rigid template for each jurisdiction. Bespoke integrity checks back to source systems either take months/years to build or need to be carried out manually.
THE DUCO DIFFERENCE
Duco is a highly agile reconciliation and data integrity system. It enables regulatory experts and operations professionals to set up checks and controls extremely quickly, between internal systems, regulators, competent authorities, trade repositories, APAs, ARMs, other third parties, external databases, etc. With Duco you can monitor data integrity across systems throughout the reporting lifecycle.
+ Fast: set up new controls in hours; be fully compliant in a few weeks
+ Adaptable: respond to change instantly no matter when requirements shift; be future proof from day one
+ Intuitive: learn the system in just a few hours; build controls without code using Duco’s unique Natural Rule Language
+ Secure: encryption and stringent security protocols ensure your data is never compromised
+ Auditable: every user action, configuration change, workflow assignment and process run is available for up to ten years
HOW IT WORKS
1. Flexible data ingestion
Duco is source and syntax agnostic. Users can upload data for any regime without prior transformation.
2. Easy-to-build controls
By using Duco’s unique Natural Rule Language (NRL) users can build complex data transformation rules and integrity checks without code.
3. Intelligent workflow
When inconsistencies are discovered, Duco automatically allocates exceptions to specific users or groups for investigation.
4. One global view
When users log in, they are immediately shown their allocated exceptions. Managers can access a global dashboard showing all breaks per regime.
COVERAGE ACROSS ALL REGIMES
As a highly flexible system, Duco can provide integrity checks across any regulation. Here are
a few where we have particular expertise:
+ MiFID II
Reconciliation is mandatory under MiFID II, but traditional systems struggle with the breadth of supporting reference information required: LEIs, HR records, MICs, ISINs, ESMA eligibility checking, etc. Duco’s flexible technology provides the quickest route to full compliance.
Duco provides quick-to-set-up controls across all asset classes for reconciling internal trade records against ARMs and trade repositories. Firms handling reporting on behalf of their clients
can also use Duco to offer a completeness check without the need to pre-transform any data.
There are 155 separate data fields required for SFTR reporting, making the mandatory reconciliation requirements arguably one of the most taxing parts of the regulation. Duco’s flexible
system and data-agnostic capabilities mean that firms can be set up and compliant from day one.
Clients have been using Duco for their Dodd-Frank reconciliations for several years, benefiting from our self-service functionality to quickly set up checks between internal systems and trade repositories.
+ CFTC Swaps 2.0
The long-awaited rewrite for parts 45, 49 and other requirements for swaps reporting in the US is now being rolled out, alongside reporting changes from the DTCC. With Duco, firms can quickly put controls in place, while also having a testing mechanism for upgrading reporting systems and
Reporting for Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) is estimated to result in over 100 billion daily transactions being submitted to the FINRA repository. This volume has created a tremendous need for improved exception management, reconciliation and data integrity for lineage and linkage.
+ ASIC and APRA
Duco enables Australian firms reporting under ASIC, and Superannuation funds reporting under APRA, to set up automated data integrity checks and reconciliations in a fraction of the time required by traditional systems.
Firms reporting derivatives transactions under MAS in Singapore can use Duco to reconcile their internal system data with trade repositories, or set up intersystem reconciliations to ensure data quality is maintained throughout the reporting process.
Firms report both directly to the HKTR and via agents like DTCC resulting in split data flows and different data formats. Duco is data agnostic, enabling firms to set up data integrity checks across both reporting mechanisms quickly and easily.