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Opus Appoints CEO

Leading SaaS compliance platform appoints Emanuele Conti as Chief Executive Officer


September 6, 2016, New York & London:  Opus Global (“Opus”), the leading provider of SaaS-based compliance solutions, announced today the appointment of Emanuele “Manny” Conti as Chief Executive Officer.  Conti brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in the risk management […]

Clean data demand holds back Mifid II – Alacra in Euromoney

“If more emphasis is being placed on using big data and algorithms then the data has to be good. If there are discrepancies it will not produce good results.”

Alan Samuels, VP of Reference Data at Alacra, said recently in an interview with Kimberly Long of Euromoney Magazine to discuss the implementation and impact of MifidII.

In her […]

LEI update from Alacra – banks have LEIs for only 15% of their corporate hierarchies


12 May 2016, New York & London: Regulatory SaaS technology leader Opus announced today that Alacra, its Know Your Customer (KYC) and reference data management platform for financial institutions, has issued the latest edition of Inside the LEI issue IX, its regular newsletter on Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs).

Inside the LEI […]

Inside the LEI – Issue IX

In this edition of Inside the LEI we assess the penetration of the LEI among important financial market participants, such as regulated entities and subsidiaries of the largest banks. We also look at the continued growth and  distribution of LEI issuance globally, and the latest statistics on lapse rates.

In the last quarter, the LOUs issued a little over […]

Alacra Talks Optimizing KYC at DMS in London

Alan Samuels, Alacra VP of Reference Data Solutions tells A-Team the next wave of best practice will optimize KYC and onboarding across organisations. Read More…

Optimizing KYC at DMSThe data management challenges presented by KYC and onboarding, as well as the opportunities of optimal performance, […]

UK quest for beneficial ownership gets easier with help from Alacra


25 April 2016, New York & London: Regulatory SaaS technology leader Opus announced today that Alacra, its Know Your Customer (KYC) and reference data platform, has integrated the beta version of the UK Companies House API into Alacra Compliance Enterprise (ACE). ACE, Alacra’s flagship KYC and onboarding service, leverages the new […]

Bringing Content to Life within Business Workflow

Financial IT met with Steve Goldstein, the New York-based CEO of Alacra, to discuss the critical importance of a single, comprehensive view of client-related information both for individuals and companies. – See more at:

Inside the LEI – Issue VIII

As we enter 2016, almost 100,000 of the LEI registrations have not been renewed— meaning that close to 24% of the total LEI universe have lapsed…As issuance of LEIs to entities that are active in the financial markets grows (as evidenced by them being rated, regulated and/or listed) we expect the LEI lapse rate to […]

LEI Update from Alacra – lapse rate starting to decrease


12 October 2015, New York & London: Alacra Inc., an Opus Global company, and the leading provider of compliance and reference data solutions for financial institutions, corporations and professional service firms, has issued Inside the LEI, issue VII, its regular update on Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs).

Inside the LEI is a […]

Alacra Reference Data Alert – Inside the LEI – Issue VII

The LOUs continue to issue around 20,000 LEIs a quarter, taking the total number of LEIs assigned to around 385,000. This growth continues to be driven by a small number of LOUs with over 80% of the LEIs have been issued by only 4 LOUs – GMEI (US), WM Datenservice (Germany), London Stock Exchange (UK) […]