We are pleased to announce the first wave of confirmed firms, regulators and trade associations are participating in JWG’s 8th annual RegTech conference, ‘Getting real about RegTech 2024. Don’t miss this opportunity to join this premier global event which articulates the key challenges which RegTech can help overcome in 2024. Register here RegTech year 8 Regulators


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


Join us to set the 2023 RegTech agenda

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


Join our all-star virtual cast 9-10 Nov

We are pleased to announce the first wave of confirmed firms,  regulators, trade associations in JWG’s 7th annual RegTech conference,  ‘Digitally-native compliance’. 2022 regulatory agendas have been rocked by political and market turbulence unseen in recent decades. Don’t miss this opportunity to join this international group of all stars who will articulate the key challenges which RegTech


New policy efforts in by Australian, US, UK, EU and International rule setters will widen the scope of regulatory oversight for financial institutions to include ‘how’ the business runs. As we have seen with US Federal reserve consultation released this week, boards are on the hook for a holistic approach to ensuring their digital infrastructure


Technology contracts in the age of DORA

New UK and EU regulations are forcing banks to demand new controls from their suppliers. Not only do they now need a comprehensive view of how each supplier fits in, but they also need to know how to swap them out. Senior managers across the bank should be working to establish plans now for these


Think-tank JWG urges Financial Services firms to collaborate with suppliers to close infrastructure gaps as fines loom London, UK – 13 September, 2022 – JWG, the trusted financial services regulatory intelligence company, has announced the publication of a ground-breaking research paper ‘Managing Digital Infrastructure Risk: a collaborative path to financial services safety’. New regulation will fundamentally


JWG, the trusted financial services regulatory intelligence company, has announced the publication of a ground-breaking research paper ‘Managing Digital Infrastructure Risk: a collaborative path to financial services safety’. New regulation will fundamentally change the landscape for the biggest tech companies–particularly cloud providers. By 2025, overlapping requirements to mitigate operational resilience threats (UK PS6/21,DORA); control third


DeFi and the AML car

Criminal networks have eluded Anti Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (AML/TF) nets for decades. Digital assets have forced policy makers and RegTech providers to rethink the challenge and chart a course towards digitally-native compliance. If the sector engages now, it can reap enormous benefits for digital asset and TradFi compliance. Like a dog that has


Rulings by the Belgian and French data privacy authorities (DPAs) emphasise the risk posed by social media monitoring and scraping technology to firms and regulators such as the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) that commonly use such tools for sentiment analysis, as well as to monitor individuals’ and organisations’ online activity. “The public nature of the personal data available


Doing Wholesale Digital Finance Right

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) holds great promise for Financial Services and is being used to transform some markets.  In advance of JWG’s 5 April Digital Assets virtual Seminar JWG  brought Alex Dorfmann, SIX, Dan Doney, Securrency, Peter Randall, SETL and Tom Zschach, SWIFT together to discuss what digital assets mean for TradFi practitioners, the opportunities


2022 RegTech agenda reloaded

1,000 visits to the JWG Annual Conference site are keeping the conversation alive. There is still time to listen to the all-star debate, participate in the debates and help set the 2022 RegTech agenda. 2021 Annual conference On the 16th & 17th November, JWG held its 6th annual and its 1st virtual global conference, where


Behavioural monitoring and conduct analytics technology promise to make it easier for firms to detect employee misconduct as well as predict where it might occur next. However, reliance on data- and technology-led solutions may fail to deliver insights and controls, while increasing firms’ exposure to data privacy risks and ethical issues. The emergence of surveillance


100+ Organizations have registered for RegTech 2021   JWG has finalized an all-star cast of  37 speakers from the best and the brightest in our space which will be gather virtually on 16th & 17th November 2021. Don’t miss this opportunity to join international firms, the Bank of England, FCA, global regulators and trade associations and top banks,


The Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)-convened Artificial Intelligence Public-Private Forum (AIPPF) this month discussed potential accountability and governance frameworks that could form future guidance for the use of AI in financial services. Senior management accountability as well as the creation of a chief AI officer role were contemplated as oversight options,


A decade ago, JWG worked with Banking Technology to produce the world’s first RegTech magazine for our sector. We are now delighted to be hosting the 6th annual RegTech / SupTech  Conference on 16 & 17 November 2021 which promises to be one of the most exciting, digital events of the season. Register Here Today Agenda


Why attend for Sponsors Why attend for Delegates Register Now   For our sixth annual RegTech conference we are bringing our global network of regulators, trade associations, academia, firms and leading technologists together to define the top challenges facing both private and public sector and debating potential strategies to overcome them. Our global regulatory debate


UK banks’ annual reports show an emerging understanding of operational resilience that emphasises business continuity planning and conflates pandemic performance with high operational resilience. Banks have asked regulators for more guidance on what they want operational resilience work to look like. That safe harbour will not be forthcoming, and firms need to work on evolving


The number of cyber incidents at UK banks, asset managers, wholesale brokers and exchanges rose from 21 in 2019 to 55 in 2020, a 161.9% increase, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The disclosure was made in response to a request under the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act. Asset managers, wholesale brokers, platforms and


London – 2 February, 2021 – JWG, the trusted financial services regulatory intelligence company, today announces the launch of RegCast, a series of podcasts designed to contextualise the strategic issues in play, within the noisy, and digitizing financial services marketplace. The first episode, 2021 Retail Madness, Digitized Markets and Future Regulatory Responses focuses on what GameStop means to


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JWG’s 2020 research has found that the financial services market exhibits an ever-growing blind spot from technology risk which lurks off balance sheet. High profile outages like Google and Microsoft have underlined the issue for both the regulator and regulated this month. This point has not been lost on regulators who in the middle of


By PJ Di Giammarino, CEO JWG and Chair RegTech Council Key points 10 January marked the first day of 5MLD in the EU with new UK procedures announced JWG has been out in front of tough new UBO data quality requirements RegTech offers exciting opportunities to reduce operational pain and increase safety The RegTech Council


A key focus of our RegTech Capital Markets conference this year was ‘the future of rule books and policy controls’. To discuss this topic, we assembled a panel of experts including Paul North, Head of Product Management EMEA at BNY Mellon, Alan Blanchard, Senior Associate and Handbook Publisher at the FCA, Mark Sweeting, Head of Strategic Change, Basel Measurement


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


DLT- The solution to KYC inefficiencies?

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is currently a hot topic for financial services, and with good reason, as banks are looking for efficient solutions to costly and cumbersome regulatory burdens and this is exactly what DLT promises to deliver. One of the key areas where there is clear application for this is in meeting Know Your


Big data and financial regulation share two striking resemblances: both are overwhelming and largely impenetrable to the uninitiated.  Although combining the two is pursued with noble intentions by regulators, the result is a concoction of stress, confusion and frustration for most firms.  This combination, however, is of paramount importance for firms’ and clients’ concerns about


The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) has become infamous for its unintentionally damaging effect on the average American expat, as many foreign financial institutions (FFIs) attempt to mitigate their paperwork and risk by denying custom to American citizens according to expat groups with mainly anecdotal evidence. Groups protecting US expats are proposing tweaks to


Brexit and IT Law (II): Data Protection

This is the second in a series of occasional blogs we’ll be writing about what Brexit means for IT and IT Law in the coming weeks and months. Deirdre Moynihan reviews what Brexit is likely to mean for Data Protection, where the approach to implementing the General Data Protection Regulation could well turn out to


This is the first in a series of occasional blogs we’ll be writing about what Brexit means for IT and IT Law in the coming weeks and months. It looks at the choices facing the UK IT industry around Brexit and Article 50.  In the second, Deirdre Moynihan reviews what Brexit is likely to mean


Data standards was one of several key themes at the JWG RegTech Capital Markets Conference on 5 July 2016. Conversations about regulatory data standards centre on the need for alignment of data obligations and standards, data protection issues, infrastructure legacy issues and the acquisition and ownership of clean, valid and robust data that can be


Dismantling data standards barriers

The push for increased transparency following the financial crisis has had a visible impact on the financial services industry.  Many regulations have created similar, but slightly different, requirements, in particular across the Atlantic.  Increased – but uncoordinated – demand on data, and proof of process in different formats and languages, without proper impact assessments conducted


FinCEN’s proposed rules on beneficial ownership due diligence, the incoming 4th Money Laundering Directive (AMLD IV) and now the UK’s Register of People with Significant Control (PSC) Regulation all push for more transparency in beneficial ownership or significant control of companies. The aim is to reduce acts of money laundering and tax evasion and to


The new regime for transaction reporting, being introduced under MiFID II, represents a significant overhaul and expansion of what is currently required by MiFID I.  On 9 March, as part of their two-year programme on MiFID II, City & Financial Global held a highly topical event on transaction reporting under MiFID II. The last City


An EY report released this week in conjunction with the UK Treasury, declared the UK to be the highest ranking FinTech sector in the world with a market size of £6.6 billion.  The authors predominantly attributed this to the UK’s accommodative regulatory regime for startups and the associated disruptive technologies they bring to market. We


In November last year, at JWG’s monthly CDMG meeting, we discussed the incoming General Data Protection Regulation which – at that stage – remained a draft and the implications of the removal of the US safe harbour rule.  The safe harbour rule was an agreement between the US and EU allowing businesses to transfer personal


Getting your head round the main objectives of the current financial reform agenda is a task in itself, but when it comes down to the increasing data management requirements that follow hand in hand, it’s all about the nuts and bolts. Whose responsibility is it to manage this data, and keep it up to quality?


GDPR … tick … tock … tick … tock

JWG analysis. Amongst a number of themes and issues that are raised on a regular basis at our monthly Customer Data Management Group (CDMG) meetings, data protection and the need for harmonisation are consistently top contenders. Recently, CDMG has covered the OECD Common Reporting Standard, MiFID II and the new Market Abuse Regulation, and will


By Darragh O’Grady and JWG. Regulatory requirements coming in over the next 3 years will mean firms need to know – and prove that they know – more things about their customer than ever before.  Combined with the growth of ‘digital banking’, firms are now having to innovate on the digital front, whilst ensuring compliance


On the 22nd January, over 30 stakeholders from 12 firms met Customer Data Management Group (CDMG)  meeting to discuss their 2015 priorities for regulatory KYC requirements. JWG presented a summary of 40+ new regulations that require firms to manage counterparty information over the next 3 years.  Alec then presented summaries of the 11 regulations in scope


Happy EU Data Protection Day!

By Sam Tyfield, Vedder Price. Back in 2009, the EU issued a Recommendation (which has no binding legal effect) on the use and application of RFIDs (which, for our purposes, means ID/swipe/access cards).  The EU has just issued a review of the implementation of the Recommendation EU-wide and has found take-up by EU member States


Is data protection soon to become the biggest compliance hurdle facing the back office? In an effort to improve the protection offered to consumers, and to harmonise data practices, the EU is currently in the process of passing two pieces of legislation: the Cybercrime Directive and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Few people have