RegTech Intelligence

RegTech 2.0: Winning in the decade ahead – 7 February

By PJ Di Giammarino, CEO JWG


Key points:

  • In 2019 JWG tracked 204,469 pages with 60 million words on FS regulatory reform
  • 8 RegTech discussions require senior management attention now and will be debated under Chatham house rule with audience Q&A
  • 6+ regulators, 12+ firms and 8 tech SMEs will debate winning strategies and share lessons learnt in the race to ‘good RegTech’
  • Heads of regulatory change, compliance, legal, and operations from over 100 institutions will be in attendance
  • You are invited to join us on 7 Feb in London


Today there are lots of places you can chat about RegTech, but JWG’s annual conference is the best place to get a holistic understanding of what the right questions are and who has the best answers.

JWG’s RegTech 2.0 conference in the City of London on 7 February 2020, gives you the opportunity to spend the day understanding the new challenges with regulators, regulated and leading technology suppliers, in the spirit of collaboration to define strategies on how to get ahead of mountains of requirements.


2020 Recap

Last year JWG ran 18 round tables with hundreds of professionals from 40+ financial institutions and regulators, held 2 webinars, published 2 research reports and ran 1 conference on RegTech.  All this helped us with a holistic understanding of the obligations implied by new regulation and how RegTech can help.

We covered new global requirements including AML, Surveillance, Reporting, Reference Data, Brexit transparency, Conduct, Culture and Ethics. All the while we have been very conscious of the big shifts that are taking place in risk management (Operational resilience, ESG) and trading with the dawn of MiFID III (gasp) this year. We have been staggered by the number of new agendas which are being explored by regulators under the banner of SupTech and RegTech collaboration (e.g., TechSprints/Sandboxes/Buildathons) across the globe.

However, we have been able to speak about just the tip of a regulatory iceberg. In total, JWG consumed 6,188 documents from 284 regulatory issuers globally that have 204,469 pages. If these were all printed and piled on top of each other it would be a good 12 story building to read. 80,000 of those pages were issued in the last 3 months of the year, and this year already we have tracked over 300 new documents. Quite a ‘dump and run’ over the holidays!


Source: RegDelta master instance January 2019 – December 2019 (6,188 total document count)


Once again, it’s time to bring all the themes together bring together the world’s largest financial institutions, public bodies and systems-providers for far more than your usual conference chat.


Top RegTech themes for 2020

This year we have been diving into the latest discussion papers, understand lessons learnt from RegTech proofs of concept and attempted to expose what is driving the race to ‘good RegTech’ this decade across the full spectrum of Banking in a single day:

  • Reporting: new EU and UK digital consultations impacting risk, trade and transaction reporting and data mangaement #BoE #FCA #European Commission (research here)
  • Infrastructure: new consultations on cloud concentration risk, 3rd party risk and operational resilience #JP Morgan, #RegTechCouncil
  • AML: new 5MLD obligations for registries #ICO #FCA #Companies House (research here)
  • Risk and controls: Horizon scanning, policies and procedures for 374 regulations in flight #ING #BlackRock #Morgan Stanley
  • Surveillance: ML, NLP and analytics for conduct, culture, SM&CR, AML and trade surveillance #SocGen #StateStreet

See the full agenda here.

Throughout the day there will also be the opportunity to find out more about the RegTech Council, the new global not-for-profit public/private forum focused on changing the way FS regulations are developed, implemented and monitored.


Who will be there?

We will once again have a highly targeted audience of 300+ senior decision makers from 100+ institutions. We already have confirmed senior delegates from:

Buy side and sell-side financial institutions: Barclays, Blackrock, BNP Paribas, BNY Mellon, Citi, Credit Agricole, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, GAM Investments, Goldman Sachs, Lyxor Asset Management, Macquarie, NatWest Markets, Northern Trust, Renaissance Capital, Ruffer, Santander, Scotiabank, SEB, Societe Generale, Standard Chartered, State Street, TD Securities, UBS, Wells Fargo, Westpac and MASECO Private Wealth.

Regulators: presence has grown this year as well with Autorité des Marchés Financiers (Québec), Bank of England, Bank of Italy, Companies House, European Commission, FCA, the ICO and ONB all represented.

Technology and service providers: Brooklyn Vendor Assurance, Bureau van Dijk, Cappitech, Cloudera, Cygnetise, E&Y, Fujitsu, Governor, JWG’s RegDelta, Kaizen Reporting, NICE Actimize, the RegTech Council, Redland, SEI, ING SPARQ and VoxSmart.


How is it different?

At JWG, we are RegTech SMEs who spend our days working with all parts of the industry to help regain control of regulatory change in a collaborative manner, so we have our fingers on the pulse of regulatory change and know RegTech is the lifeblood of compliance.

Our network brings together the best legal, compliance, operations, technology and data experts so you can re-connect with your colleagues and meet new ones. Once again this year we will be using Blendology badges so you can make valuable connections.

This hallmark event is featured on Business Insider’s top global RegTech conferences and offers delegates the chance to form a strategic perspective of the 12-story mountain of paper and determine how to race to ‘good RegTech’ this decade.

This year, not only we will be presenting research and polling the audience throughout the day but we will be crowdsourcing questions from you via


Joining in the debate

If you are dealing with reporting or data issues, please let us know if you’d like to register for our exciting programme of events and projects this year. If you’re new to our event, please have a look at our video from last year here.

If you would like to join please register here: or contact Entry is free for regulators and people working at financial institutions. Vendors can purchase delegate tickets from

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