Risk Accounting by Financial IntergroupAt the Forefront of Understanding and Innovation in the Financial Services Industry

Welcome to Financial InterGroup - strategists, consultants and researchers in financial services with particular focus on bank regulation and the design and implementation of innovative enterprise solutions at the intersection of risk management, accounting, data and technology in financial institutions.

Our groundbreaking solutions include:

• Our Risk Accounting method and its common metric to express all forms of risk, the 'Risk Unit' or 'RU'; and
• The 'Central Counterparty for Data Management' and associated 'Barcodes of Finance', a patented industry-wide reference data utility that implements the global identification methods and system of the universally mandated LEI (Legal Entity Identifier), UTI (Unique Transaction Identifier) and UPI (Unique Product Identifier).

We are veterans of the financial services industry and are confident that we have the requisite skills, judgment, breadth of experience and working relationships with industry thought leaders, regulators and suppliers to assist in whatever your strategic needs are. We invite your inquiries and interest in engaging our services or in participating in our innovative enterprises.

News and events:

An Update on the Legal Entity Identifier initiative - A 2023 Retrospective

For our article "Comments on the FSB's Recent Report on the Global Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) initiative" click here

For our article "The Age of Fintech – New York City Is Uniquely Positioned at the Crossroads of Finance and Technology" click here

For our article "Can a globally endorsed business entity code be the answer to risk data aggregation?" click here

For our summary of, and comments on industry responses to the FSB's Thematic Review of the LEI click here.

For our article "Risk, Data, and the Barcodes of Finance" published in the Journal of Financial Transformation click here.

For Global Risk Management Association's article Will Legal Entity Identifiers Get a Legislative Boost? June 2022 click here

For the Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions' press release "A Revolutionary Way to Measure Risk" click here.

The Global LEI initiative - What's in the Just Passed Financial Transpareny Act? 

Entity Identification in Finance - Presentation at the Data Coalition Forum May 5, 2022

For FIG's letter to President-elect Trump on "Core Data Issues of Financial Reform" click here.

For the FIG Research Paper "Trumpeting in the New Era of a Lean Technology-Driven Financial System" click here.

For our recent editorial click on "Backstopping Risk: Capital vs. Transparency" now appearing in the current edition of the Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions.