Data Transparency is not simply about making more data available; it is about helping users, both business and technical, better understand a data set and use that information to improve processes and products across an organization. This concept of “transparency” was a guiding factor in our development of the Blue Sky Compliance product. After analyzing our new data set and identifying additional areas for automation and process improvement, our latest blog delves deeper into Exemption Type data and examines how users can leverage this data point to reduce complexity and increase automation.Continue reading “Blue Sky Compliance Data – Exemption Types & Data Transparency”
An analysis of data produced by our new Blue Sky Compliance data product has yielded some compelling insight into the OTC equities market. This latest blog highlights some of the more current trends and identifies additional areas for automation and process improvement.Continue reading “Blue Sky Compliance Data – Key Trends”
OTC Markets Group continues to develop products and solutions that make our markets more transparent, efficient and cost-effective for our issuers, market participants and investors. We are therefore excited to announce the launch of our new Blue Sky Compliance data service.Continue reading “Automating and Simplifying Blue Sky Data Compliance”
Wall Street vs. Main Street – the discussion of the differences between the two is age-old. Throughout this COVID-19 Pandemic, OTC Markets Group has seen America’s community banks step up to support the small businesses in their local communities by providing loans and other much needed financial support. Continue reading “Today’s State of the Community Banking Market: Five Topics Being Discussed Among Bankers”
In November, the federal banking agencies jointly issued a final rule that provides for an optional, simplified measure of capital adequacy, known as the community bank leverage ratio framework (CBLR), for qualifying community banking organizations. The final became effective on January 1, 2020.
The banking industry is unique in the amount of regulatory scrutiny it is subject to, much of which is in the form of self-reporting. Since legislation was passed in 1975 in response to the failure of two federally chartered institutions (United States National Bank and Franklin National Bank), every national bank, state bank, federal savings bank, federal savings association, and credit union is mandated by law to report highly standardized and detailed information about its operations to a central authority, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC).
Advanced Data Analysis Helps Connect the Dots to Highlight the Nation’s Top Performing Community Banks
OTC Markets Group Garners Blue Sky Exemptions in 35 States
Since May 2016, we have fostered an active dialogue with constituents at the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and individual state regulators with the goal of providing investors, companies, brokers and other market participants with a defined regulatory structure that recognizes the transparent current disclosure provided by OTCQX and OTCQB companies. We appreciate the hard work and diligence of NASAA members as we work to achieve important exemptions for our OTCQX and OTCQB markets under state Blue Sky laws governing secondary trading. Continue reading “Blue Sky Recognition Continues to Gain Traction”
OTC Markets Group recently announced the acquisition of QaravanSM Inc., a leading provider of innovative software and risk & performance analytics tailored to the banking industry.
We sat down with Tony Hodson, now the Senior Vice President of Market Data at OTC Markets Group, to learn more about how bank data and analytics have evolved over time. Continue reading “A Conversation with Qaravan Founder Tony Hodson”