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06 Sep
2017

Unity of purpose, unity of action – a call for better reporting capabilities

  • 6th September 2017
  • Eman Galea

Following one of the Trump administration’s financial executive orders, the US Treasury Department issued a report which calls for regulators to streamline reporting obligations and review their coordination efforts, incorporating greater accountability and clarity into examination procedures and data collection requirements. The request mirrors commentary from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, who, during his..

23 Aug
2017

FinTech: what standard?

  • 23rd August 2017
  • Letitia Bolton

Now seems to be the time for vital standards discussions on financial services technology.  But perhaps the overarching questions for a global industry like FinTech are: who sets the standards and how? Of late, bodies like the EC have begun asking such questions, for example in their Q2 FinTech consultation.  Our view is that we..

10 Aug
2017

RegTech: strategic, automated solutions

  • 10th August 2017
  • Letitia Bolton

Regulation is constantly changing and evolving, reflecting the turbulent and innovative nature of financial services, with hundreds of regulators in different regions and financial spheres formulating regimes and detailing the obligations firms must prove compliance with. The implication for any firm is that keeping track can be a drain on resources – and risky if..

30 Jun
2017

JWG announce 12 July MiFID Webinar

  • 30th June 2017
  • Daniel Simpson

In our previous article we announced some of the key findings from our recent buy-side focused MiFID survey. Now we are pleased to announce a webinar on 12 July to review and analyse the results in more depth with a panel of experts. The webinar will aim to present new survey findings to help inform..

01 Jun
2017

The RegTech Council: bringing the climbing parties up the mountain

  • 1st June 2017
  • Letitia Bolton

Before the climb, you must have a vision of what success will feel like.  You may not know the precise route, but a general direction, who you need beside you and a sense of the milestones along the way are key to getting in the right frame of mind. After 8 years of compliance efforts,..

18 May
2017

The RegTech mountain: we win, one step at a time

  • 18th May 2017
  • Letitia Bolton

After the financial crisis in 2008, there was an effort to put in place regulation to support the markets and prevent such a crisis in the future by, in the words of Mark Carney, moving the global financial system “from fragility to  resilience”.  In his recap of what a difference a decade makes, however, we..

25 Apr
2017

The collaborative path through the RegTech and FinTech jungles

  • 25th April 2017
  • Daniel Simpson

The terms FinTech and RegTech are both used increasingly frequently in the financial services industry. However, they are not by any means used consistently, or indeed necessarily separately. What they most definitely describe is the increasing use of technology in the provision of financial services and the solving of regulatory problems, but beyond that it..