CSS And aosphere Collaboration Takes Global Threshold Management To A New Level
Global RegTech provider Compliance Solutions Strategies (CSS) is pleased to announce its collaboration with aosphere LLP, an affiliate of international legal practice Allen & Overy. CSS will leverage the detailed legal memoranda and reports on global shareholder disclosure legislation contained in aosphere’s online legal service Rulefinder Shareholder Disclosure (SD) to further enhance its Signal software platform, the leading rules engine solution for both global ownership threshold management and position limit monitoring.
Staying informed and responding to changes in shareholding disclosure obligations across multiple jurisdictions is a formidable challenge facing global investment institutions. Since its launch in 2015 and utilizing CSS’s own in-house team of legal experts, Signal has grown its roster of clients to include leading hedge funds and global asset managers in Europe and North America. Today, the solution addresses a breadth of requirements including substantial shareholding disclosure and position limit monitoring in addition to compliance with restrictions attached to issuer-specific limits, sensitive industries and takeover panels. Through CSS’s collaboration with aosphere, the users of Signal are assured of accurate disclosure compliance and transparency, incorporating the most comprehensive set of legal data on shareholding disclosure obligations in the market and supplemented by the expertise of CSS’s internal team.
“We’re pleased to complement CSS’s Signal compliance offering with our world-class Rulefinder service, which provides a detailed analysis of global reporting obligations,” said Marc-Henri Chamay, Chief Executive, aosphere LLP.
Signal streamlines the investment management process, delivering immediate gains in scale and efficiency through the automation of portfolio monitoring and reporting. Deployable in the cloud through a hosted model or within a client’s internal compliance infrastructure, users have access to a single platform to track all their global threshold disclosure and position limit requirements. Signal compares holdings to relevant regulatory and exchange thresholds in more than 90 jurisdictions, issues immediate alerts when action is required and generates pre-populated disclosure notifications for regulatory filing obligations.
“Our strategic collaboration with aosphere builds upon the intellectual capital of our team of legal experts and significantly enhances Signal which is an anchor product within CSS’s suite of global regulatory solutions,” said John Lee, President, CSS. “As we make ongoing investments in the Signal platform, leveraging the regulatory coverage and expertise of aosphere will help accelerate the delivery of additional ‘first-to-market’ product modules in the coming year and beyond.”