Press Announcement

Wednesday 3rd June, 2015

Raiffeisen Bank International appoints Thomas Murray Data Services for its counterparty monitoring obligations under AIFMD and UCITS V


LONDON - Thomas Murray Data Services (TMDS) is delighted to announce that Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) has appointed the firm to assist it with its efforts in monitoring its market counterparties. RBI will benefit from TMDS's extensive experience in monitoring the risks of its appointed global custodian and sub-custodian service providers, where RBI will utilise TMDS's proprietary Risk Assessments and Service Capability Assessments, which includes on-site Operational Reviews.

Like many banks, RBI is facing increased regulatory pressures and is eager to proactively demonstrate that it is adequately monitoring the markets that its clients invest in, as well as their counterparties. The bank also wants to underline that it has developed and put in place robust solutions to demonstrate its compliance with the requirements of AIFMD and the forthcoming UCITS V Directive adopted by the European Commission.

TMDS provides an independent service that supports the operational, regulatory and compliance efforts of banks and broker dealers, including depositary banks, to meet their AIFMD and UCITS V obligations through a structured risk assessment programme that expands to market monitoring and counterparties including transfer agents, prime brokers and cash correspondents. TMDS has been providing such support for over 12 years.

"We are pleased that Raiffeisen Bank International has elected to appoint TMDS and utilise our services to assist it with its monitoring efforts of its global custodian relationships and sub-custodian network," says Simon Thomas, CEO of TMDS. "We have been able to utilise our in-house experience as an independent provider of support to banking groups in their compliance efforts with various regulations down the years, to offer an exceptional service that aids compliance with the complex AIFMD regulation."

For more information on TMDS's AIFMD/UCITS V monitoring services, please contact:

Derek Duggan
Director Sales & Marketing
Thomas Murray Data Services

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8600 2300

David Dickinson
Director, Global Head Client Relationship Management
Thomas Murray Data Services

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8600 2300

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About Raiffeisen Bank International

RBI, a leading regional sub-custodian in Central and Eastern Europe, is also one of the largest providers of fund administration services in Austria and in many of its CEE home markets, servicing its domestic and international clients in 65 markets via its network of local sub-custodians.

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About Thomas Murray Data Services

Thomas Murray Data Services is a specialist custody rating, risk management, research and information provider specialising in the global securities services industry.

Our range of products and services provide reports on over 250 custodians, 130 central securities depositories and 100 markets globally.

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