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09 Aug
2017

Re-engineering the Capital Markets Union

  • 9th August 2017
  • Eden Afework

As the EU-28 evolves into the EU-27, the European Commission (EC) has ensured their members that this will only be a bump in the road towards financial integration. The flagship initiative of the European Commission, the “Capital Markets Union Action Plan”, recently underwent a mid-term review of progress so far, highlighting both the achievements and Read More

03 Aug
2017

The new MiFID world: research from the buy-side perspective

The clock is ticking and the EU market has less than half a year left to implement the regulatory changes required from it.  The revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) sets new legislation effective 3 January 2018, containing a range of complex provisions intended to enhance transparency and investor protection within the financial Read More

28 Jul
2017

FCA releases asset management market study final report

The FCA has released its final report on the Asset Management Market Study, which was launched in order to understand how asset managers compete to deliver value to clients, highlighting the weak price competition in several areas, issues with lack of clarity over charges and objectives. The study was launched in November 2015, with an Read More

26 Jul
2017

Chipping away at Dodd-Frank: speculation subsides as US Treasury releases reform recommendations

On 12 June 2017, the US Treasury released the first in what will be a series of financial regulatory reports in accordance with Executive Order 13772 signed by President Trump.  The publishing of “A Financial System That Creates Economic Opportunities – Banks and Credit Unions” now gives us a better understanding of what the future Read More

10 Jul
2017

Addressing the reporting disconnect: we must formalise regulatory governance

  • 10th July 2017
  • Henry Hair

In the eight years since the G20’s Pittsburgh summit, regulatory forces have reshaped the complexity of market infrastructure.  Unfortunately, there has not been a corresponding increase in the maturity level of industry engagement between the public and private sector. The current landscape for regulatory reporting is riddled with complexity – made evident by waves of Read More

05 Jul
2017

Asset managers and best execution: obtaining the best possible results from MiFID II

  • 5th July 2017
  • Jordan Dilworth

The end is in sight.  In under six months, the deadline for MiFID II implementation will have passed.  Since its legislative inception, JWG has iterated the importance of forward planning and anticipating the major changes under MiFID II.  In concrete terms, our MiFID Implementation Group (MIG) meetings have provided the platform for senior managers from Read More

03 Jul
2017

KYC compliance: automation and the human

  • 3rd July 2017
  • Jordan Dilworth

In Megan Butler’s speech on creating a more effective approach to combatting financial crime, she posed the question “can technology help make your compliance processes slicker, more efficient and more effective?”.  For combatting anti-money laundering and developing an effective KYC framework, the answer is a resounding yes. Firms that operate on a global basis will Read More

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