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01 Sep
2015

Ticket to ride: EuSEF privileges social investment funds to get an Access All (European Economic) Areas pass

  • 1st September 2015
  • Mark Robinson

JWG analysis. “This regulation has the possibility to create a strong ecosystem for social enterprises across the union” In December 2011, the European Commission issued a press release highlighting the problems that businesses face when seeking conventional sources of funding due to the confusion surrounding their mix of social goals and business techniques.  Responses from Read More

31 Jul
2015

One giant leap for the American financial services industry?

JWG analysis. It may have taken five years and five regulatory agencies to bring about, but the final version of the Volcker rule has officially landed. The Volcker Rule, also known as Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), was named after former Federal Reserve chair, Paul Volcker, who Read More

29 Jul
2015

China and peer-to-peer lending

JWG analysis. Peer-to–peer lending has grown at a rapid rate in China over the last two years, with more than 2000 peer-to-peer platforms in operation.  But the sector has been plagued by questionable sales techniques and rogue operators taking a fly-by-night approach and disappearing with customers’ funds.  In addition, regulators are worried that an industry Read More

11 Dec
2013

Banks spared prop trading ‘apocalypse’ … for now

  • 11th December 2013
  • RegTechFS

Today, a final version of the long-awaited Volcker Rule has been published by the five US agencies involved in its drafting.  The rule as finalised is something of a victory for banks owing to multiple broad exemptions and an extension of the timeline.  However, there are many questions still outstanding, and implementation will be a Read More

15 Nov
2013

Please bank responsibly: Three areas where the buy-side are being forced to take more responsibility in 2014

  • 15th November 2013
  • RegTechFS

2013 has been a real wake-up call for the buy-side.  New requirements from regulations like EMIR, AIFMD and Dodd-Frank have meant that funds, asset managers and even corporates are suddenly in regulators’ sights, some for the first time.  In the past, the reaction to such changes has frequently been to delegate new compliance responsibilities to Read More

04 Nov
2013

The regulatory almanac: The top ten regulatory events of 2013

  • 4th November 2013
  • RegTechFS

With no fewer than 70,000 pages of regulation, and some record fines, 2013 will be a year to remember (or possibly to forget) for many financial services professional.  And with only four weeks to go until December, and some well-earned rest, we thought it was time for a little retrospection.  With that in mind, here, Read More