21 November 2017 at 09:00 BST

A&O launches RegTech apps for financial services clients

Allen & Overy's online legal subscription business aosphere has launched a range of RegTech apps as part of its product offering to financial services clients.

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aosphere has worked with Neota Logic, producer of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) software platform, to create three apps, each of which extracts and presents key information from one of aosphere’s cross-border services. The apps are the first output to emerge from aosphere’s use of the Neota Logic software, and represent an important step towards making complex legal data easier and quicker for clients to access. 

Marketing Unregistered Funds Into Europe

The Marketing Unregistered Funds Into Europe app untangles the rules applicable for non EU managers marketing funds into the EU. Clients can find the content that fits their profile by selecting jurisdictions and the preferred marketing strategy to tailor the results. In a matter of seconds clients are presented with a comparison between the likely complexity of marketing in different ways across Europe. 

G20 Equivalence app

The G20 Equivalence app uses data from aosphere’s Rulefinder G20 service to show clients which jurisdictions have adopted equivalence determinations for the topics covered by the rules governing OTC derivatives regulation, such as clearing and margin rules.

Initial Thresholds app

The Initial Thresholds app presents users with a snapshot of the major shareholding disclosure thresholds, which clients can view for the jurisdictions which matter to their business. 

Client experience key driver

Client experience has been the key driver behind this product development. The aim is to provide clear and user-friendly initial guidance before a client delves into the detailed legal content that aosphere provides. ‘We have always had incredibly detailed data as a core part of our services,’ said Claire Farley, aosphere Executive Director, former A&O M&A transactional lawyer and most recently app coder.  ‘The difference now is that clients can interact with that data through different applications to apply complex law and regulation to their own scenarios.’


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