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26 Jun
2017

Paying for research under MiFID II

  • 26th June 2017
  • Darshna Pindoriya

The topic of research under MiFID II has been a popular discussion lately amongst top firms at JWG’s MIG meetings. MiFID II demands that firms be transparent to investors about how they plan to pay for research and the value which they place on it, which has led managers to think about how much they Read More

20 Apr
2017

Halfway there: the Capital Markets Union (CMU) plan

  • 20th April 2017
  • Darshna Pindoriya

The Capital Markets Union (CMU) is the European Commission’s (EC) plan to mobilise capital in Europe through growth, reduce the EU economy’s reliance on banks for loans and create jobs, including youth employment. Heavy reliance on the banking sector for funding needs remains, which is why one of the main actions in the CMU plan Read More

14 Mar
2017

RegTech experts: get out of your own way

As we’ve covered frequently on this site, incumbents are spending billions complying with the thousands of new, granular obligations demanded by FS regulators. So why, after eight years of regulatory reform, is the industry still struggling to fund companies that can revolutionise the way we establish policies and ensure compliance? In 2016 we told UK Read More

14 Feb
2017

Panel: the challenge of funding RegTech – the COO/CIO viewpoint

  • 14th February 2017
  • Darshna Pindoriya

One of the costliest and most troublesome activities that financial institutions face is complying with regulations. With information technology having already revolutionised consumer financial products, business models, applications, processes and services otherwise known as “FinTech,” it is less well known that information technology could also be used to help financial institutions meet the growing regulatory Read More

22 Aug
2016

Volcker delay – big Wall Street banks ask for 5 more years

Several large Wall Street banks, including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and J.P. Morgan, have requested five more years to comply with the Volcker rule, in order to sell their holdings which will become more difficult to sell as the summer deadline moves closer.  If their request is accepted, it will give them until 2022 to Read More

24 Mar
2016

What does Brexit mean for asset managers?

  • 24th March 2016
  • Stefan Cristian Dorin

UK investment managers are becoming increasingly vocal in the Brexit debate, with the June referendum possibly marking a turning point for the industry.  These are top players in the European fund management industry, yet their dominance is dependent on the ability to do business across the continent.  In this sense, regulation matters … a lot.  Read More

27 Oct
2015

6 key questions on costs and funds under MiFID II

  • 27th October 2015
  • Aisha Dudhia

JWG analysis. Fees and costs currently present themselves as the top controversial issues within the investment industry. The key challenges on this topic, bearing MiFID II in mind, were discussed by Aisha Dudhia (JWG Group), Steven Charlton (Vanguard Asset Management) and Bart Heenk (Avida International) at Professional Investor’s latest roundtable. This article offers answers to Read More

08 Oct
2015

Know Your EU Remuneration

JWG analysis. Since the 2008 global financial crisis, there have been multiple bones of contention and areas of tussle between the regulators and members of the financial industry.  One example is the issue of remuneration, because of its reputation as a key driver for instilling particular behaviours within the financial industry.  Used correctly, it can Read More

07 Sep
2015

Ticket to ride – part two: new ventures under EuVECA

  • 7th September 2015
  • Mark Robinson

JWG analysis. Regulators have given a huge boost to the small and medium enterprise (SME) markets under EuVECA, which aims to support the harmonisation and growth of the EU’s venture capital funds.  Venture capital funds are investment funds that specifically focus on pooling funding from other financial institutions (such as pension funds) in order to Read More