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Taking stock of EU financial services regulation
26 Jan

Taking stock of EU financial services regulation

In December of 2015, the European Parliament released a report “on stocktaking and challenges of EU financial services regulation” and, on Tuesday 19 January, the text was adopted by a majority vote of the Parliament in Strasbourg. So, what does it say? Compiled by the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), the report assesses Read More

18 Nov

ESMA officially come out for MiFID II delay

  • 18th November 2015
  • Daniel Simpson

Yesterday, ESMA published a note – originally from 2 October – regarding the potential for a delay to MiFID II.  The note is categorical in its support of a delay to the MiFID II framework, and it will only further fuel the flames of those screaming for more time.  Below are some key highlights from Read More

16 Nov

Key takeaways from the LEI’s recent progress report – are we finally up in the air?

  • 16th November 2015
  • Mark Robinson

Last week, the Regulatory Oversight Committee (ROC) published their report on the progress the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) has made since its proposal in 2011 as a solution to transparency, organisation and risk aggregation in the financial industry. The report is split into five sections: (1) Completion of the Global Legal Entity Identifier System (GLEIS) Read More

30 Oct

DerivSource interview: PJ Di Giammarino on MiFID II

  • 30th October 2015
  • Aisha Dudhia

Julia Schieffer, the founder and editor of DerivSource.com, recently interviewed PJ Di Giammarino, CEO of JWG Group, on some of the key stumbling blocks of MiFID II requirements. Extracts from the interview detailing issues on reference data, the transparency principle and how financial institutions are implementing changes can be seen below. The full transcript and Read More

09 Oct

Week one: transaction reporting begins for the Wholesale Energy Market

  • 9th October 2015
  • Mark Robinson

JWG analysis. A new dawn began for the wholesale energy market on Wednesday, as the trade reporting obligations under the Regulation on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT) came into force. The Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) issued this notice on Monday to inform market participants that the Agency’s REMIT information Read More

28 Sep

MiFID II technical standards published

Today, ESMA has published the long-awaited MiFID II Technical Standards, leaving implementation teams across the industry with hundreds of pages to get to grips with.  The publication confirms that MiFID II will represent the biggest change to the regulatory framework in living memory.  It represents an extremely complex puzzle, but at least now we have Read More

18 Sep

To LEI or not to LEI?

  • 18th September 2015
  • Mark Robinson

JWG analysis. Continuing our Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) series, from when the universal identification of financial entities was a mere idea on the horizon to its steady increase in prominence and complexity, we now mark a new date in the KYC calendar with the arrival of the consultation paper for level 2 relationship data for Read More

04 Sep

10 key takeaways from the latest FCA MiFID II roundtable

  • 4th September 2015
  • Aisha Dudhia

JWG analysis. The minutes of the latest MiFID II implementation roundtable, on 17 July, were published in August.  At the meeting, the FCA spoke with a number of industry trade bodies, including the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA), to Read More