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05 Jul
2018

AMLD V’s top implementation challenges and the fight against financial crime

  • 5th July 2018
  • Eman Galea

As the European Union starts to roll out its Fifth Amendment of the Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD V), financial criminals continue to become more sophisticated and less detectable. With an 18-month transposition period, it is critical for firms to implement the new, more prescriptive rules efficiently and effectively. Join us and 20-plus firms at the..

18 May
2018

JWG to help tackle $1.6 trillion crime challenge

At JWG we are pleased to announce our involvement with the FCA this month at their AML & Financial Crime International TechSprint. This TechSprint will attempt to increase understanding of how to increase the hit rate of detection of $1.6 trillion of illicit proceeds up from 1%. Clearly, there are real benefits to be had!..

14 Feb
2018

Waking up to the power of RegTech?

  • 14th February 2018
  • Letitia Bolton

The past year has been illuminating for the RegTech market, the past twelve months has seen an increase in discussion on the application of technology to regulatory compliance. We have seen action from the regulators, including the FCA’s recent TechSprint in which we at JWG were involved, and major regulatory initiatives, most notably MiFID II,..

10 Jul
2017

Latest RegBeacon available now

Over the past quarter, we have made considerable progress towards the creation of a RegTech Council. In this members-only issue we cover our latest activity in the RegTech arena including:   The progress of our new RegTech SIGs – The restructured membership groups are broadening and improving our coverage MIG update – With 6 months to go, firms are moving from..

03 Mar
2017

The state of RegTech 2017: meeting expectations?

On 28 February 2017, I was pleased to chair our second RegTech Capital Markets Conference in London.  As many have been asking how it measured up to our expectations, here’s a recap and an overview of what we think comes next. With a very senior audience of over 260 attendees from top-tier banks, buy-side firms..

16 Feb
2017
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Culture, conduct and how RegTech can help

Improving the culture and codes of conduct within financial services firms has been a longstanding issue of contention since the financial crisis.  Combatting negative behaviours and inefficient controls has proven difficult to regulate and tackle head on. In 2013, the FSB officially acknowledged business conduct as a new category of business risk and now, in..

30 Jan
2017

‘Too limited’: blacklist of countries at risk of money laundering and terrorist financing is rejected

  • 30th January 2017
  • Letitia Bolton

On 19 January 2017, MEPs rejected the European Commission’s blacklist of countries at risk of money laundering and terrorist financing as being ‘too limited’. The rejection suggests that the list should be broader, by including countries that facilitate tax crime, for example. The list from the Commission contained the names of 11 countries, including Afghanistan,..

19 Jan
2017

Countering terrorism: Commission’s proposal to strengthen anti-money laundering measures

  • 19th January 2017
  • Jordan Dilworth

The European Commission proposed on 21 December 2016 to strengthen Europe’s criminal law framework to combat money laundering by drawing on international standards to establish minimum rules for defining criminal offences, imposing sanctions in relation to money laundering and improving cross-border cooperation between Member States.  In the press release, Commissioner Avramopoulos stated that this proposal..

19 Jul
2016

Instilling a culture of compliance

On 5 July, JWG hosted their RegTech Capital Markets Conference in London, attracting over 150 attendees from top tier banks, buy-side firms, vendors, lawyers and academics from across the industry.  A speech from the FCA’s own Nick Cook at the start of the day told of the clear signs of progress being made and reiterated..

21 Jun
2016

The RegTech domains

In our response to the FCA’s call for input on RegTech, we recommended framing the thinking via the RegTech domains to help enable the prioritisation of new technological solutions in the context of external regulatory circumstances. As we have stressed before, RegTech is about the application of technology to solve a specific regulatory problem, not..