DFIN Supports Financial Transparency Act, H.R. 4476

Sep 25, 2019 11:13 am

Donnelley Financial Solutions (NYSE: DFIN), a leading global risk and compliance company, today announced its full support for the Financial Transparency Act (FTA), which was reintroduced in Congress with bipartisan leadership from Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Patrick McHenry (R-NC) this week. The bill, H.R. 4476, would enact into law new data reporting standards that will enhance accuracy, increase efficiency, enable greater automation and facilitate data analysis.

The FTA would establish standards and common elements for government data already collected by the eight financial regulatory member agencies of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC). The required standards will ensure that information collected through existing reporting processes will utilize fully searchable and machine-readable non-proprietary data formats that will help facilitate more reliable and regulatory compliance.

“The FTA will help modernize and streamline compliance, while improving data accuracy, which is needed to drive the evolution of RegTech and the application of emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence and advanced analytics,” said Craig Clay, president or Global Capital Markets at DFIN and Board Member of the Data Coalition “These common standards are critical to the efficiency of the reporting process and ensuring data is being used effectively by all parties.”

In DFIN’s white paper, “How Data Will Determine the Future of RegTech,” the company talks about solutions that are transforming reporting by automating compliance, driving insights from standardized data and helping share information on complex markets.

“Currently, the U.S. financial regulatory reporting system is fragmented, and relies heavily on document-based reporting,” said Nick Hart, CEO of the Data Coalition. “The bipartisan Financial Transparency Act will modernize how financial regulatory agencies collect, report and publish information. When enacted, the legislative proposal will enable policymakers and the American public to have access to more reliable information about financial markets.”

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