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JWG FCA RegTech Roundtable – key takeaways
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27 Apr
2016

JWG FCA RegTech Roundtable – key takeaways

  • 27th April 2016
  • Mark Robinson

In November the FCA issued a call for input on RegTech. JWG argued that new and proven tools can be employed but, to do so, the debate must be reframed as a ‘RegTech commons’ for the market to take off. We assembled top technologists from 14 leading firms with the FCA under Chatham house rule Read More

04 Apr
2016
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RegRoundup 4 April: the pursuit of clarity

In the post-Easter week, regulators were busy shining a spotlight on remuneration practices in the industry.  We saw the EBA releasing a report looking at the high earners in EU banks and ESMA focusing on sound remuneration policies under the UCITS Directive and AIFMD. The FSB also met in Tokyo to discuss their priorities for Read More

01 Apr
2016

The UK puts one foot forward in the battle for more transparency on beneficial ownership

  • 1st April 2016
  • David Miller

FinCEN’s proposed rules on beneficial ownership due diligence, the incoming 4th Money Laundering Directive (AMLD IV) and now the UK’s Register of People with Significant Control (PSC) Regulation all push for more transparency in beneficial ownership or significant control of companies. The aim is to reduce acts of money laundering and tax evasion and to Read More

02 Mar
2016

The RegTech marketplace: in depth analysis (Part 1 of 3)

An EY report released this week in conjunction with the UK Treasury, declared the UK to be the highest ranking FinTech sector in the world with a market size of £6.6 billion.  The authors predominantly attributed this to the UK’s accommodative regulatory regime for startups and the associated disruptive technologies they bring to market. We Read More

03 Feb
2016

The new safe harbour: EU – US privacy shield

In November last year, at JWG’s monthly CDMG meeting, we discussed the incoming General Data Protection Regulation which – at that stage – remained a draft and the implications of the removal of the US safe harbour rule.  The safe harbour rule was an agreement between the US and EU allowing businesses to transfer personal Read More

21 Jan
2016

FATF updates – renewing effort to tackle terrorism

  • 21st January 2016
  • David Miller

FATF updates – renewing effort to tackle terrorism A special three-session meeting to discuss tackling terrorist financing was organised by the Financial Action Task Force in reaction to the atrocities that have taken place in the last few months.  Whilst the agenda focused on broader ways to tackle terrorist financing, the Islamic State of Iraq Read More

14 Jan
2016
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Client due diligence on your client’s client

  • 14th January 2016
  • David Miller

The UK, EU and the Financial Action Task force have promoted banks to adopt and implement a measured approach to de-risking clients that pose money laundering and financial crime risks.  The central message has been for financial institutions to manage money laundering risks and to cease relationships with clients as a last resort. But, the Read More

11 Jan
2016

RegRoundup 11 January: risks and regulatory battles

The new year has not brought any better luck for China’s economy. As stocks continue to slump, the People’s Bank has again devalued the Yuan to somewhat limited results. Meanwhile the debate over how best to control Wall Street is getting no less fiery. Bernie Sanders has made clear his intentions to ringfence investment banks Read More