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Confluence Clients Successfully Complete ESMA Money Market Fund Article 37 Reporting and Liquidity Stress Testing

Unity NXT® Regulatory Reporting and Revolution Analytics platforms have ensured European firms’ compliance with new disclosure regime for Q1 and Q2 2020

Pittsburgh, PA, and London, October 20, 2020 – Confluence, a global leader in investment data management automation for regulatory, financial and investor reporting, today announced that its fund administrator and asset manager clients servicing or managing European Money Market Funds (MMFs) have successfully met their Article 37 reporting obligations under the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Money Market Fund Regulation (MMFR) by filing their Q1 and Q2 reports to multiple European national competent authorities. MMF manager clients are also calculating and storing their Liquidity Stress Testing results, as per ESMA mandate.

Beginning in Q1 2020, European MMFs – investments regarded as being as safe as bank deposits while still giving a higher yield – are required by ESMA to provide more detailed information on performance, liquidity, stress test results and holdings level-data. Under Article 37 of the MMFR, an extension of Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) and Annex IV AIFMD, large MMFs and their administrators have been faced with the steep challenge of meeting these significant and complex disclosure requirements, on a quarterly basis for funds with over 100 million EUR in assets under management and annually for smaller MMFs. Individual national competent authorities (including in Luxembourg and Ireland) further customized the ESMA reporting formats, requiring slightly different reports to be produced.

Confluence’s Article 37 MMF reporting solution allows clients to integrate and validate their data, then successfully submit filings to multiple European regulators. Clients using Confluence’s reporting and analytics products in tandem benefit from integrated Risk, Liquidity, and Performance data fed seamlessly into their reports. Confluence’s LST solution allows fund managers to monitor liquidity across different market conditions, analyze time-to-liquidate and funds resilience over different periods of time, simulate changes in liquidity profiles upon variations in portfolio allocation and ultimately monitor investors breakdown and concentration.

“BBH successfully filed Q1 and Q2 Article 37 reports on behalf of our clients. Thanks to strong collaboration with Confluence, the submissions were accepted as the filing window opened. This marked a favorable culmination of nearly two years of effort for regulatory filing support to our European money market fund clients,” said Melissa McDonough, Vice President, Brown Brothers Harriman.

 

“Following the publication of ESMA’s guidelines for the monitoring of liquidity risk, BG Fund Management Luxembourg decided to move from its internal model to the framework of Confluence’s Revolution,” said Marie-Catherine Voltz, Head of Risk and Performance Management at BGFML. “We are pleased to announce the successful implementation of the liquidity risk module, reinforcing a fruitful collaboration between BGFML and Confluence that’s been in place for many years and we hope will continue for many more.”

 

“We are extremely proud to have been able to help our clients successfully meet their reporting obligations by using both our Unity NXT® Regulatory Reporting and Revolution Analytics solutions,” commented Todd Moyer, President and Chief Operating Officer at Confluence. “This achievement was made possible through our new, integrated product line that offers accessible and easy-to-use solutions for the most complex challenges facing fund administrators and asset managers and service providers in today’s continuously-evolving regulatory environment. Confluence’s platform will continue to advance so our clients have the reporting, liquidity, risk and stressing testing tools they need to ensure long term success.”

Unity NXT® Regulatory Reporting is Confluence’s solution for global regulatory reporting obligations like ESMA MMFR. Revolution Analytics is Confluence’s solution for ESMA LST and other liquidity, risk, and stress testing calculations.

About Confluence

Confluence is a global technology solutions provider delivering innovative products to the worldwide money management industry that meet asset manager and service provider performance, reporting, analytics, risk and data needs. With the recent acquisition of StatPro, Confluence offers its clients a broader range of data-driven managed investment solutions, including post-trade regulatory and shareholder reporting, performance and attribution, portfolio analytics, asset data services and data management, delivering a full technology suite to the front, middle and back office. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Confluence services over 400 clients in 39 countries, with locations across Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia and Asia. For more information, visit https://www.confluence.com/en-us/

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