Meet the team
At JWG we’re passionate about our people. Our core team of 15 is supported by a number of external analysts, developers and advisors to ensure we provide the very highest quality products and services.
Since 2009 we have supplemented our industry expertise with bright analysts eager to learn the world of regulatory reform. They have come from diverse array of backgrounds: from mathematics to history, economics and even biology. After passing our regulatory aptitude test, we put them to work sifting, synthesising and analysing the ‘so what’ of regulations. We are proud to have JWG alumni in top tier institutions and their regulators across the globe.
PJ Di Giammarino is the founder and CEO of JWG and was formerly COO IT at Barclays Capital.
Prior to setting up the independent think-tank, he co-chaired the IT Subject Group of the MiFID Joint Working Group. In this capacity he collaborated with banks, the European Commission, CESR, FSA, HM Treasury and their counterparts across Europe. He spent 14 years providing IT strategy and implementation services with McKinsey, Booz Allen & Hamilton and AT Kearney. He is a frequent author and public speaker on topics including EU regulation and financial services infrastructure. He serves as a Wholesale Banking Technology Innovation Award judge for the Financial Times’ The Banker magazine and the Financial News Awards for IT excellence.
Blythe brings 12 years of experience in global capital markets to the JWG senior management team.
He has an extensive network throughout the front, middle and back-offices of the largest FS firms and a practical knowledge of working with them to increase their client intelligence and benchmarking solutions. An exciting and welcome addition to the fast growing team, he will build out the JWG platform, footprint and strategic partnerships to serve the global FS marketplace for regulatory change management solutions. Prior work experience: Director at Expand Research (subsidiary of the Boston Consulting Group), Managing Principal at Capco, Senior Trader at Schneider Trading Associates.
Joe reunited with former A. T. Kearney colleague, PJ, to join JWG as their Commercial Director.
After graduating University, Joe joined Ford Motor Company and worked throughout Europe in several sales and marketing management roles before leaving to run a large £22m turnover Ford dealer in Ipswich. Before realising his ambition to build an automotive retail empire, he was head-hunted into management consulting, got bitten by the consulting bug and went on to establish a new strategic niche firm, Optima Consulting, before joining A. T. Kearney to set up and lead the European marketing practice. As a partner and VP in the firm, he managed multi-million global projects, won IP awards, published research papers, was regularly seen on TV, heard on radio and read in the press.
Dan received a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and History from the London School of Economics in 2012, focusing his studies around international political economy. He is currently researching the impact of MiFID II /MiFIR and other EU trading regulation on the global marketplace, writing articles for RegTechFS and modelling G20 regulatory reform.
Originally from Manchester, he spent much of his educational life in Melbourne, Australia, where he read history at undergraduate level and went on to receive a Masters in Global Media Communications from the University of Melbourne. A frequent contributor to JWG’s news website, RegTechFS, Elliot’s areas of regulatory focus include structural and trading reform across the globe, as well as tracking the international bodies that shape financial regulation.
Since joining JWG, Aisha has focused on the implementation issues of MiFID II/MiFIR and other trading regulations on participants within the financial services industry. She is also responsible for sourcing and writing news features and articles across the financial regulation horizon for RegTechFS and developing a financial services regulatory ontology. Prior to joining the company, Aisha received a Master’s in Economics from the University of Warwick where she also completed her bachelors in Economics.
Will received a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Leicester in 2014, and a Master’s degree in Global Politics from Durham University the following year. He focused his studies around international political economy and tax regulation. Will joined JWG in 2015 and is primarily focusing on developing the company’s golden source regulatory data management platform, RegDelta. This involves tracking G20 regulatory reform and liaising with RegDelta clients.
With an interest in capital markets and a global outlook, Jasper joined JWG with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and French Studies from the University of Birmingham.
Although focusing primarily on developing and retaining strategic relationships as part of the Client Services team, Jasper also provides a versatile hand across all business lines by: tracking regulatory reform, assisting with the delivery of our special interest groups and supporting the expansion of the RegDelta platform.
Originally from Ireland, Aoife completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Law and English at Maynooth University. She then decided to move to the UK in order to complete a Master’s Degree in European Law at the University of Edinburgh, where she looked at the law of the European Union across a broad range of policy areas. At JWG, her current role involves writing articles for JWG’s news and analysis platform, RegTech, and helping the JWG research team track and analyse the entirety of G20 financial services regulatory reform.
Kara received her Batchelor of Laws degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies in 2016, where she specialised in comparative and international law. Since joining JWG, Kara has been researching the implementation issues of both PRIIPS and MiFID II and has used this knowledge to further develop JWG’s financial services ontology as part of the RegDelta platform. She is responsible for preparing for, and running, JWG’s Customer Data Management Group (CDMG) meetings. Her role also includes tracking changes that occur on the regulatory horizon and using these to keep JWG’s members and followers up to date with the G20 reform agenda through features and news articles published on RegTechFS.
Darshna received her Bachelor’s degree in Investment and Financial Risk Management from City University London in July 2016. During her degree, she learnt about how financial institutions measure and mitigate risk and brings this knowledge-base to her work at JWG. Since joining the company, Darshna has been researching the Basel accords and the current implementation of Basel III for RegTech. Her role also involves monitoring the financial regulatory space to keep clients updated of any new publications or changes, through a process of tracking and maintaining the document set in RegDelta.
Having received her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Italian from Oxford University, Letitia became interested in the financial sector and the regulations that govern it after completing her work experience within a trading firm. Since joining JWG, she has been researching MiFID, AIFMD, and HFT regulation which has contributed to RegTech articles and JWG’s social media presence. In addition to researching and writing articles on the latest in financial regulation, her role includes developing the platform ontology and tracking regulatory changes to ensure that RegDelta’s database is kept up to date.
Alexander joined JWG with 5 years’ experience in IT infrastructure management. Having previously worked with award winning Architectural and Engineering Practices, he comes with specialist experience in IT project management and service delivery management. Alexander oversees the software development cycle of the RegDelta platform as well as managing the internal IT infrastructure of the company.