JWG’s eighth annual conference will be the premier, global event for setting the 2024 RegTech agenda on 7 February in London. Join us to help shape the debate today. Register for 7 February 2024 About the JWG RegTech agenda Long recognised as the first, biggest and most professional public/private sector agenda debate, JWG is continuing
US Regulators fired a $555m shot across Wall Street’s bow last week by holding them accountable for their employees’ pervasive use of unauthorized communication methods, like private texts and in some cases WhatsApp. This is the second batch of ‘market moving’ fines in the US within a year , yet no other country has followed
Senior managers have 163 days left to get ready for new rules in Ireland which will become effective on the 31st December 2023. In the wake of the pandemic, FinTech and digital assets have become real, the next big round of post-crisis derivatives reforms is in here, trading rules are being rewritten and the regulatory framework
UK Regulators have finally disclosed their plans for 2023 which are 29% bigger than last year with the FCA owning the lion’s share of the 143 initiatives. Practitioners should update their firm’s radars with this version but beware: further updates are expected over the course of 2023. JWG RegRadars are primed and ready. Join us
Trading desks face unprecedented levels of regulatory change from the mechanics of the markets and how they monitor them, to how they interact with customers, the way they de-risk their technology suppliers and provide information to regulators. This article summarises the critical changes and lays out the context for our 22 March virtual trading seminar.
An all-star cast of 40+ speakers will gather virtually on 9th & 10th November 2022 to set the 2023 RegTech agenda at JWG’s 7th annual premier RegTech conference. Markets have been rocked by turbulence unseen in over a decade and the regulatory agenda has shifted quickly. JWG research has defined 10 panels and worked with the industry to
Accountability regimes will force board members and senior management on the Continent to rethink compliance for the Senior Executive Accountability Regime (SEAR) in 2024. The new regime will ‘gold plate’ current EU law and present international firms with major new hurdles. Irish bankers will be individually accountable for their responsibilities, with fines and even jail
Technology, data and infrastructure provision to banks now puts 3rd parties on the critical path for systemic oversight. Knowing your supply chain just became a lot more critical and complicated. There is an opportunity to take the pain away with a more joined up approach that requires senior engagement, trust and ‘safe space’
Presentation from SIG meeting on 27 July to review updates to the trade surveillance regulatory agenda, review global artificial intelligence gaps and agree next steps.
Presentation from SIG meeting on 18 May to review updates to the trade surveillance regulatory agenda, review global accountability regimes and agree priorities for RegTech and SupTech tooling.
In an increasingly digital sector with divergent rule sets, the ability to manage the global compliance deltas in complex senior management accountability rules is fast becoming a critical differentiator for senior management seeking to work across borders. As we summarized in our latest Beacon, JWG’s surveillance community has covered quite a patchwork of regulatory obligations
On Thursday last week, 5th November, the FCA published three Decision Notices, all prohibiting individuals from performing “any function in relation to any regulated activity carried on by any authorised or exempt persons or exempt professional persons” as each lacked “the necessary integrity and reputation required to work in the regulated financial services sector”. The offences
With enough regulatory change to last another decade already, JWG remains committed to collaborating throughout the pandemic. We look forward to a robust on-line discussion with colleagues from Avivia, Blackrock, GAM, Itau Unibanco, Janus Henderson, Northern Trust, RBC, Renaissance Capital, Macquarie, Santander, Scotia Bank, Soc Gen, State Street, TD and Westpac. Please see the
We have a great group of 40+ registrants including: Avivia, BAML, Blackrock, BNP, CS, GAM, Janus Henderson, Northern Trust, RBC, Renaissance Capital, Scotia Bank, Soc Gen, State Street, TD, UBS and Westpac.
The FCA issued Market Watch 63 with a grave warning of post-COVID surveillance thematic or retrospective review. This confirms the expectations of many last month (minutes attached) and we are delighted to add it to our meeting’s agenda as we discuss the worked SM&CR Surveillance guidance example to define how the deliverables can help firms
In exactly one year, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply across the European Union, yet firms are struggling to prepare for new data security obligations due to the sheer quantity of regulations due to be enforced in 2018. With the current date of MiFID II being 3 January 2018 and PSD2 due 10
7 March 2017 marked the first anniversary of the implementation of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR). The rules set out by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority seek to instil a culture of conduct and responsibility across the UK banking sector by focusing on individual accountability and placing explicit standards on
The common image of a cybercriminal is that of a slovenly, yet highly-skilled, individual sitting alone in a basement having not seen daylight in weeks. The modern cybercriminal, however, is far removed from this. Cybercriminals are organised in large networks, often well-funded and highly talented which allows them to unleash devastating attacks. According to online
Only hours before JWG’s Customer Data Management Group (CDMG) met on 23 February, an announcement was made that more than a third of firms that submitted their responsibilities under the Senior Managers Regime (SMR) had been rejected for technical reasons. The UK FCA/PRA SMR passed its first major milestone for grandfathering on 8 February and
There will no doubt be many concerned faces amongst senior management this year as the new rules for the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMR) come into force over the next 12 months. The first implementation date will be in February 2016 when firms will have to submit documents for grandfathering, then commencement of the
The FCA has just dropped their comprehensive review of UK banking culture, which focused on whether pay, promotions or incentives in the financial sector encourage malpractice. Shortly after its announcement last year, it has been shelved, with the FCA citing that each business is unique and thus cannot easily be compared. To some this is
JWG analysis. The ousting of Martin Wheatley from the Financial Conduct Authority during the summer is a sign that the UK Government wants to take a stand on ‘bank bashing’, sending a global message that London is a bank friendly capital, and that there will be more emphasis on individual responsibility. During this year, there
JWG analysis. At the 8th Customer Data Management Group (CDMG) meeting of 2015, on 18 August, over 20 members from 10 firms came together to discuss the new Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) and the potential challenges it holds. With less than 11 months until particular sections of MAR will apply to the financial services industry,
JWG analysis. The commencement date (March 2016) of the Senior Managers Regime is fast approaching – but what does it mean for senior managers? And will anyone want to be a senior manager when the regime finally commences? Whilst the new regime will only affect new applicants directly, those who are certified under the existing
By Sam Tyfield and JWG. As RegTech readers may recall, back in 2014, the prudential regulator in the UK released new rules for the firms it regulated – the ‘senior managers regime’ or SMR – and that the Bank of England was running a Fair and Effective Markets Review (FEMR) looking at what needed to change in
This summer, we found that the industry could face up to three Eiffel Towers high worth of paper from the G20. Curious about the risks inherent in managing that many documents, we asked Meredith Gibson, Head of Legal Risk at Santander UK, and Helen Pykhova, Director of The Op Risk Company and Chair, Operational Risk
JWG analysis. The Bank of England (BoE), along with the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority, has released 2 joint consultations and 1 policy statement on remuneration, clawbacks, and accountability in Financial Services: 30 July – Policy Statement PS7/14 Clawback – here 30 July – Consultation Paper PRA CP15/14/FCA CP14/14 Strengthening the
By Sam Tyfield, Vedder Price Whilst it comes as no surprise that the FCA would like to see a UK branch or subsidiary of an overseas firm managed from within the UK, it is worth reiterating the point given that, in a speech given last month by Clive Adamson, Director of Supervision at the FCA