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23 Apr
2018

New regulatory fines to penalise bad culture?

The CEO of a major bank admits wrong-doing and pays a fine in the UK, while the NY DFS still mulls the case over. The same day, a different CEO has to tell his shareholders that his bank will pay $1 billion fine for poor practices. Quite a different result for breaking a rule. With..

30 Jun
2017

JWG announce 12 July MiFID Webinar

  • 30th June 2017
  • Daniel Simpson

In our previous article we announced some of the key findings from our recent buy-side focused MiFID survey. Now we are pleased to announce a webinar on 12 July to review and analyse the results in more depth with a panel of experts. The webinar will aim to present new survey findings to help inform..

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
conduct risk, regtech and conduct, regtech conference

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..

06 Sep
2016

FATCA Concerns: Expats request tweaks to unintentionally punishing regulation

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) has become infamous for its unintentionally damaging effect on the average American expat, as many foreign financial institutions (FFIs) attempt to mitigate their paperwork and risk by denying custom to American citizens according to expat groups with mainly anecdotal evidence. Groups protecting US expats are proposing tweaks to..

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..

31 May
2016

Mis-selling: the case for regulation and redress

This month, the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts released its forty-first report of session 2015-16 which looks at ‘financial services mis-selling: regulation and redress’.  The Committee is tasked with ensuring value for money of public spending and generally holds the government and its civil servants to account for the delivery of public services...

23 May
2016

RegRoundup 23 May: Locking down cyber-security

  • 23rd May 2016
  • Aoife Quinn

In a week which has seen cyber-risk cement itself on the agendas of regulators across the world, we’ve witnessed action in the trading space with plenty of developments occurring in Europe’s markets in financial instruments’ overhaul, as well as a concerted effort to rethink the way in which regulations and regulators work in the financial services industry...

11 May
2016

RegTech and change management at the heart of the Brexit debate

  • 11th May 2016
  • Aoife Quinn

With 23 June just around the corner and a vote deciding the future of the UK in the EU on the horizon, we at JWG have issued a ground-breaking report today – Brexit: changing out the engine of finance. The report finds significant technical and leadership challenges ahead in the event of a decision to..

04 Apr
2016
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RegRoundup 4 April: the pursuit of clarity

In the post-Easter week, regulators were busy shining a spotlight on remuneration practices in the industry.  We saw the EBA releasing a report looking at the high earners in EU banks and ESMA focusing on sound remuneration policies under the UCITS Directive and AIFMD. The FSB also met in Tokyo to discuss their priorities for..