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GDPR is now live: can technology strengthen your compliance?
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25 May
2018

GDPR is now live: can technology strengthen your compliance?

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force, it is time to reflect on such a huge overhaul of the data protection laws affecting every organization operating within the UK and the EU, from schools to large multinationals. To put things into perspective, in the UK alone, GDPR impacts over 500,000 data controllers..

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 May
2018

RegTech 2018: Keynote presentation now available

  • 14th May 2018
  • Eman Galea

The PowerPoint slide show in the clip above is a presentation which was delivered by JWG’s CEO, PJ Di Giammarino, at an Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Roundtable hosted by Burgess-Salmon and Grant Thornton on 10 May 2018. The main issues addressed in the presentation are summarised in this article.   

11 May
2018

Brexit and financial services: what we know so far

  • 11th May 2018
  • Tom Bicknell

One of the key conclusions reached at our Capital Markets conference on 7 March  was that regulatory divergence as a potential consequence of Brexit is currently one of the main worries for financial firms. When polled, 53% of our audience indicated that Brexit will be their next significant regulatory challenge. This anxiety derives mainly from..

04 May
2018

SONIA and LIBOR: The end of an infamous benchmark

  • 4th May 2018
  • Tom Bicknell

On 23rd April, the Bank of England took over the administration of the benchmark rate known as SONIA (Sterling Overnight Index Average), and issued a series of reforms to the well-established benchmark as part of its implementation as a replacement to LIBOR. As a consequence of the LIBOR scandal in 2012, a Bank of England..

27 Apr
2018

Latest RegBeacon published

2018 has started at quite a pace, with running our biggest conference yet, pressing forward with our SIGs and RegTech Council collaboration as well as onboarding new RegDelta clients. Our Q1 message to the industry is that the RegTech agenda is starting to make real progress, however the ‘end’ is still far from sight. In..

24 Apr
2018

Breaking down the banks: why firms are putting themselves at risk unless they overhaul their operational structures

In our previous article Trade Surveillance: restructuring the business landscape[1] we identified how holistic regulatory requirements are forcing banks to re-consider the makeup of their operational structures. Our follow-up research has revealed the severity of the situation and how the industry is reacting too slowly. Trade surveillance, if not executed correctly, can result in financial..

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..

20 Apr
2018

GDPR compliance and Practical Law’s new data processor clauses

The GDPR broadens and deepens the rules between data controllers and data processors for processing of personal data and for the first time, directly enforceable obligations are imposed on processors as well as controllers. The GDPR also requires that controllers and processors enter into written contracts (“C2P Clauses”). Practical Law recently published its data processing..