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The 2015 challenge: hurdling the KYC bar
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02 Mar
2015

The 2015 challenge: hurdling the KYC bar

JWG analysis. With 40+ regulations covering 500+ KYC data requirements due to be implemented over the next 3 years, meeting the requirements poses significant challenges to all firms in the market, not least client outreach, data management and multiple, iterative, implementation dates.  Combined with record fines for AML failures, and new personal liability for senior..

09 Feb
2015

Doing regulation right? Go tribal

JWG analysis. It’s only February and we’ve laid out quite a programme of work for 2015.  Digesting the 4,000-page Christmas gift, curing the KYC sickness, cutting a trail through MiFID II and taming your global trading troubles – and we’re not yet at the midpoint of the first quarter.  Sadly, it is not a blip..

09 Feb
2015

Customer data battle: can the KYC clearing house break the stalemate?

JWG analysis. There is a war going on to ‘Know Your Customer’.  As regulators continue to release new requirements for firms to collect and maintain information about their clients and counterparties, the struggle to comply has turned into trench warfare fought across many fronts, and new strategies are needed to avoid a long and uncertain..

16 Jan
2015

The cure for KYC sickness

JWG analysis. 2015 will see a number of new regulatory requirements, long in the proposal or draft stage, crystallise into prescriptions for better customer data management.  At a time when record fines for AML failures and new personal liability for senior managers have intensified the pressure to ‘get KYC right’, these ‘remedies’ pose significant challenges..

08 Jan
2015

The Christmas gift …

JWG analysis. While most of us basked in the holiday spirit, the regulatory Grinches were hard at work.  In the two-week period between 19 December and 2 January, regulatory bodies in the UK, EU and US alone published over 40 critical documents. JWG’s tracking revealed a broad range of subjects.  CRD IV/CRR, BRRD, UCITS V,..

12 Nov
2014

JWG Q4 2014 data helicopter view

Video: Regulatory reform: 2014 helicopter view.   At our visit to FIMA this month, we summarised our current views of the latest data requirements as covered in our recently published research, ‘G20 FS reform: will you survive or thrive?’ By 2020, the industry could face a regulatory page count that tops three Eiffel Towers high worth..

02 Sep
2014

New regulatory consequences could be personal nightmares

JWG analysis. Following our review of the $260,000,000,000 total cost of regulatory transgressions, we now take a look at what the actual fines are and what the future holds? Firstly, according to the LSE’s review of 2009-2013 fines, is that 38% of fines are related to control failures like governance, internal controls, market abuse and..

29 Aug
2014

How much? The cost of regulation

JWG analysis. It seems you can’t open a paper these days without reading that a financial institution is being fined for some discretion, controls failure or mismanagement. This stark reality that all firms face in the post-crisis financial services landscape. Mounting pressure to get on top of regulatory reform has been matched by a frightening escalation..

11 Aug
2014

Ready for the ‘summer of 39’ aftermath?

JWG analysis. This summer, regulatory pressure on financial services firms has ratcheted up to unprecedented levels.  Many may have breathed a sigh of relief as Dodd-Frank rule-making slowed … but the respite was only fleeting.  Since July, the industry has been bombarded with 39 new consultation papers (in the EU and UK alone) just as..

03 Jul
2014

EMIR: gaining control of old errors and new requirements

By Chris Kentouris. EMIR, it’s short for European Market Infrastructure Regulation. It has also become a four-letter word for fund managers struggling to fulfill reporting requirements. About five months after the effective date for fund managers and broker dealers to send details of trades executed on exchange-listed and over-the-counter swap transactions to recognized trade repositories, fund managers are..