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RegTech and innovation – making it safe
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28 Mar
2018

RegTech and innovation – making it safe

  • 28th March 2018
  • Eman Galea

When 350 senior individuals from more than 65 financial institutions, as well as the vendor and regulatory community, met at this year’s JWG RegTech Capital Market Conference ‘innovation’ was at the top of everyone’s agenda. Perhaps this is not surprising – given the new disruptive technologies being controlled in a fast-changing, and fiercely competitive market. Read More

28 Mar
2018

A New Paradigm for Regulatory Change and Compliance

We are pleased to publish this whitepaper from the RegTech Council (RTC) which was discussed at our recent event – RegTech Capital Markets Conference on 7 March 2018. The objective of this paper is to demonstrate how regulations can be processed using open-standards-based semantic technologies and regulatory compliance made more efficient and effective. Specifically, it sets out to define Read More

16 Mar
2018

KYC and RegTech: innovating to regain control

One of the hot topics at our Capital Markets Conference this year was how RegTech could help institutions with their Know Your Client (KYC) obligations. With an expert panel from a range of backgrounds presenting fascinating perspectives on this current issue, a issues were given fresh attention ranging from artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, data architecture Read More

09 Mar
2018

RegTech 2018: beyond base camp

I was pleased to chair our third RegTech Capital Markets conference last week in London. Team JWG worked hard to get a global audience of over 350 senior individuals from more than 65 financial institutions as well as the vendor and regulatory community to frame a holistic perspective on where the industry is on its journey up Read More

02 Mar
2018

A paradigm shift for KYC/AML compliance

  • 2nd March 2018
  • Eman Galea

Several interconnected global trends have heightened the risk banks face when combating financial crime. First, regulators are continually revising rules as they expand their focus from organised crime to global terrorist networks, many of which have grown more sophisticated in recent years. Second, integrated networks and an increase in cross-border transactions have left gaps in Read More

27 Feb
2018

Building Bridges: Semantics in regulation

In financial services there is a chasm stretching out between key players when it comes to regulation. This chasm comes with a huge risk of plummeting, and what lies at the bottom? Hefty fines for non-compliance? Unmet policy goals? Unintended Consequences? All of the above, and what is causing this rift? Semantics. The language used Read More

22 Feb
2018

A DLT-based approach for more efficient regulatory reporting

  • 22nd February 2018
  • Eman Galea

Following a successful seventh reporting and reference data special interest group (RRDS 7) at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on 13 February 2018, participants met for the usual post-RRDS drinks and networking session. At one point during the evening, we found ourselves mediating a friendly debate between two senior compliance officers on the post-trade reporting Read More

21 Feb
2018

RegTech and trading: re-gaining control

  • 21st February 2018
  • Daniel Simpson

For years the industry has been at work on the construction site of MiFID II. This has produced a building of basic structural integrity, but one that remains incomplete, and one that has required such a singular focus that surrounding constructions have been neglected. MiFID II is one of the biggest regulatory changes since the Read More

16 Feb
2018

Trade Surveillance: restructuring the business landscape

Both MiFID II and MAR have completely changed the regulatory landscape in terms of voice communication surveillance. Both pieces of regulation place a greater emphasis on firms to monitor the surveillance controls that they implement, and also introduce new holistic trade surveillance requirements that, in turn, have driven the development of new, innovative, RegTech solutions. Read More

14 Feb
2018

Waking up to the power of RegTech?

  • 14th February 2018
  • Letitia Bolton

The past year has been illuminating for the RegTech market, the past twelve months has seen an increase in discussion on the application of technology to regulatory compliance. We have seen action from the regulators, including the FCA’s recent TechSprint in which we at JWG were involved, and major regulatory initiatives, most notably MiFID II, Read More