RegTech-dependent obligations are being baked into policy which presents firms an opportunity to comply with these new rules in better, faster and cheaper ways. Cloud, data and AI technology are moving fast and offer opportunities for RegTech innovation.


RegTech-dependent obligations are being baked into policy which presents firms an opportunity to comply with these new rules in better, faster and cheaper ways. Cloud, data and AI technology are moving fast and offer opportunities for RegTech innovation.


RegTech-dependent obligations are being baked into policy which presents firms an opportunity to comply with these new rules in better, faster and cheaper ways. Cloud, data and AI technology are moving fast and offer opportunities for RegTech innovation.


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


Billions will be spent as ‘how’ operations are conducted is pulled into scope for all FS actors. In this conference, leading TradFi and DeFi SMEs will articulate the key challenges of connecting fast moving 2024 regulatory demands to better, faster, cheaper and safer RegTech that can align shareholder, customer, firm and regulatory interests.


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


Regulators are busy engineering sell-side and buy-side rule changes which will change the markets, customer and risk management obligations starting this year. JWG has analysed the global landscape and assembled 20+ all-stars at our *virtual* Trading Seminar to discuss our exclusive RegTech research on upcoming compliance challenges.  7 days left to get your Complimentary VIP


Trading RegTech all-stars announced

JWG’s sell-side and asset managers’ trading compliance radars are hot, and we’ve assembled and all-star cast to discuss the key trading perimeter, market data, consumer duty and risk surveillance issues on 22 March. Don’t miss this opportunity to dial-in to the debate. Complimentary VIP Pass Available – Apply Now! Register here for 22 March 2023


Finding RegTech Coalitions 2023

Public and private sectors are finding a path through the jungle of compliance to safe code. New public/private coalitions, new mandates and new ways of working are required. In many ways it feels like 12 years since we started talking about the need for RegTech, it is now more a subset of the Banking Tech


JWG RegTech Beacon 29 published

2023 RegTech Beacon – Guiding your way through regulatory storms  We are delighted to publish the 29th issue of JWG’s RegTech Beacon which now serves as our yearbook and recaps 2022 accomplishments as well as providing an outlook of what lies ahead. Our RegTech outlook is one of collaboration between the front office and its supporting


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.


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


Today’s economic crime experts face new regulatory demands to modernize risk frameworks as regulators dish out large fines. RegTech solutions have been proven to help integrate and streamline controls, but only if we align with fast-moving new rules.  How can RegTech help bridge risk silos and create effective compliance solutions in 2022? Register Here This


AML and TM 2022: ready for action?

Five years since RegTech challenges for Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Transaction Monitoring were first articulated, regulators continue to inch towards policies which would enable firms to cut into the $1.6 trillion[i] which pass through banks undetected. Is the industry ready to take the next step? In this article we recap the challenge for digital


RegTech & Sanctions 2022

With sanctions freezing assets and restricting trade, digital compliance strategies are being reworked this year. In this article we explore the impact of putting digital trade barriers in place, which will also be discussed at our 23 June virtual seminar. Register Here 2022 sanctions policy Financial services have seen a significant increase in the number


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


Digital Asset RegTech – OnDemand

This year  we will be producing 3 seminars which will facilitate regulator, firm and supplier collaboration and to develop and encourage interoperability between TradeFi and digital waves.  We are inviting Digital Asset, Crypto and TradFi market participants to join our 2022 Digital Finance Programme which will explore our global research and the role of Digital


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


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,


JWG Q421 research reveals major regulatory battles for information on third parties in 2022, which has massive implications for FS suppliers. Combined with Cloud, AI and other new controls, knowing your supply chain just became a lot more critical and complicated.   Without standard supply chain messages, regulators, regulated firms and their suppliers run the


 We are delighted to reveal more details for our annual conference. With so much happening in this space – make sure that you know what risks are coming and how to tackle them! See details below and sign up now to hear a great cast of regulators, academia, firms and suppliers discussing the next generation


RegTech for Quants – JWG’s 16/17 November conference computes!

In Partnership with:

We really enjoyed speaking to the leadership of the Quantitative Finance Community in advance of our 6th annual conference in November. We covered a lot of ground: Key RegTech / SupTech issues for quantitative finance professionals How can quants contribute to the RegTech discussion How data management and agility have influenced the regulators The latest


The UK Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has warned firms about deficiencies in their regulatory reporting governance arrangements, systems and controls as well as the of key rules interpretations. The PRA’s ‘ Dear CEO’ letter published last week, admonished firms for their “historic lack of focus, prioritisation, and investment in this area” and called for firms


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


The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is developing a single-view-of-firm dashboard and other early warning systems to identify and potentially shut down problem firms more quickly, said Nikhil Rathi, chief executive. Upskilling in technology, operations and data science would permit the regulator to design systems to detect misconduct, fight fraud and react more quickly to rapidly


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


It has been a very busy 2021 and it is a very noisy financial services regulatory marketplace. JWG is pleased to be helping to contextualise the strategic issues in play with a new podcast series called RegCast which you can access here.   So what is RegCast? RegCast is an industry spotlight on the business


Ready for digital regulation?

  JWG are pleased to announce new research in partnership with MarkLogic, which shows that financial institutions are ill-equipped to deal with the data demands of new regulation.   During Q4 2018, JWG conducted in-depth interviews with senior executives from 12 global financial institutions to develop the insight published in a subsequent paper titled ‘


RegTech and trading: re-gaining control

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


It has been nearly four years since the implementation of CRR/CRD IV which cover prudential rules for banks, building societies and investment firms with the main aim of reducing the likelihood that these financial institutions will become insolvent.  To an extent, this reflects the Basel III rules on capital measurement and capital standards which is


On 3 February 2017, President Trump announced in a press briefing that “we expect to be cutting a lot of Dodd-Frank” because “so many people, friends of mine, with nice businesses” had been stifled by regulations and therefore faced difficulties acquiring loans.  Later that day, Trump signed Executive Order 13772, which established the agenda for


On 23 November 2016, the European Commission published its proposal for a comprehensive reform package aimed at continuing risk reduction and to further strengthen resilience across the European banking system.  Included within these proposals are amendments to the current capital requirements (CRR/CRD) and resolution framework (BRRD/SRM). The Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) and Directive (CRD IV,


Merry Christmas from Team JWG!

2016 has added tens of thousands of new regulatory pages to the pile, which has kept us, at JWG, very busy boys and girls. Unlike the last decade, however this year has been about unexpected twists and turns in the road: It’s been a year of MiFID II/R panic, implementation delays, regulators waking up to


The Securities Financing Transitions Regulation (SFTR) has been introduced in the light of the G20’s agenda to address concerns of the build-up of leverage and pro-cyclicality which can be caused by securities transactions. Article 29(3) of SFTR specifically asks ESMA along with European Banking Authority (EBA) and European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) to help ESMA


The Federal Reserve Board published a final enhanced supervision rule, known as Regulation YY, on 18 February, 2014.  This regulation implements certain provisions of Section 165 and 166 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to establish enhanced prudential standards for large US bank holding companies (BHC) and foreign banking organisations (FBO). 


Fitch Ratings, one of the largest three credit rating agencies, released a report on 11 September 2016 on how the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) increase in capital requirements under Basel III is likely to put nearly half of Indian banks in danger of breaching capital triggers. They emphasised that government owned banks are the


On 18 August 2016, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published two final guidance papers for authorities and firms as part of the agenda to end the “too big to fail” risk. Some progress is being made, and the FSB has said that “banks have begun to develop issuance strategies to meet new total loss-absorbing capacity


Benchmarks and indices are vital tools for assessing the underlying price of financial instruments and contracts as well as for measuring the performance of investment funds.  Despite this, recent LIBOR and EURIBOR scandals have exposed how vulnerable to manipulation these instruments are.  In the light of these events, the European Commission produced a benchmark regulation, which


The Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA), a banking lobby, has warned regulators that new rules must be closely examined to assess their impact on the global financial markets. This comes as a result of the proposed changes to capital requirements that the Basel Committee is currently implementing. These changes to capital requirements could have a


On 25 May, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) reported on jurisdictional progress in implementing their policy framework for strengthening oversight and regulation of shadow banking entities. Shadow banking emerged as a financial stability priority following the events of the financial crisis in 2008, when a number of non-bank financial entities entered into liquidation due to


The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) final text was published in January 2016 by the Basel Committee (BCBS).  The aims of the FRTB BCBS standards are to better factor market risk into trading book risk models, and to prevent banks moving instruments between the trading book and the banking book in order to


In a week which has seen cyber-risk cement itself on the agendas of regulators across the world, we’ve witnessed action in the trading space with plenty of developments occurring in Europe’s markets in financial instruments’ overhaul, as well as a concerted effort to rethink the way in which regulations and regulators work in the financial services industry.


On 1 April 2016, the European Commission’s Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/467 relating to Solvency II – the European risk-based capital regime – was published into the Official Journal of the EU.  This covers the new risk charges imposed on insurers’ equity and debt investment in infrastructure projects. Based on advice from the European Insurance and


Following the announcement of a landmark deal on international cooperation over tax avoidance last week, Tuesday saw the signing of a transatlantic pact on data transfer.  Even when the EU are in the process of stocktaking the cumulative effects of regulation so far, there is clearly no break in the ongoing pace of financial markets


After a long week at Davos, there are a number of interesting conclusions from this year’s World Economic Forum.  China appears to have come out less of a worry than it was when it went in, with the IMF’s Christine Lagarde stating that the country is going through a transitional stage towards sustainable growth, and


Over the last week, regulators have been signalling that they will not be tolerating risky or illegal finance in 2016 any more than in the previous year.  Margin requirements are back on the table, along with bankers’ remuneration and fines – plenty of fines.  Despite this, the inquiry into the UK FCA’s scrapped banking review


Add another category to the ever expanding list of risks posed to the financial sector with the new kid on the block: Climate Change. Climate risk has now expanded beyond sheer physical damage to companies and their assets to encompass the risks posed by investments in fossil fuels and their rapidly declining value. In response


Financial regulation remains as complex as ever. Complex new niches such as shadow banking, Fintech, and Over-the-Counter Derivatives, and the increasing interconnectedness of Financial Institutions (FIs) across the world, have led to greater risks to be managed for regulators. With this in mind, how they manage to get ahead of these rapid financial evolutions and


JWG analysis. Q3 has been an incredibly busy quarter for global regulators. We could fill pages with acronyms describing the new requirements for financial institutions, but we will spare you that. Instead, RegBeacon will provide an overview of the latest developments in the regulatory landscape as well as updating you on what the JWG team


With Stefan Ingves, Chairman of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, attending last week’s Institute of International Finance (IIF) Annual Membership Meeting in Lima, the Basel III topic made its way into the discussion. Looking ahead to the next twelve to eighteen months, Mr Ingves highlighted that the Committee’s policy agenda would be focused on


10 new hot EBA releases this quarter

JWG analysis. The European Banking Authority (EBA) have been particularly busy this year, publishing over 30 key documents (5 consultations, 5 guidelines, 7 technical standards, 4 opinions and 11 reports and other notable publications) between June and August. Keeping up this pace, according to the EBA’s September newsletter, we can expect 25 deliverables covering 16


Bringing down the borders

JWG analysis. Euromoney’s article, earlier this year, stated that regulatory arbitrage in Africa is growing as banks begin to establish branches across their borders and exploit regulatory loopholes in the host country.  This may result in a lack of accountability due to the frameworks not being in place for consolidated supervision, and is a stark


Know Your EU Remuneration

JWG analysis. Since the 2008 global financial crisis, there have been multiple bones of contention and areas of tussle between the regulators and members of the financial industry.  One example is the issue of remuneration, because of its reputation as a key driver for instilling particular behaviours within the financial industry.  Used correctly, it can


Operational risk and regulatory change

By Helen Pykhova, Director, The OpRisk Company, and Meredith Gibson, Head of Legal Risk, Santander UK. Introduction The reader will agree that we live in the age of regulation.  There is an enormous amount of change coming out of the new legislative and regulatory publications and the sheer number, scale and complexity of the initiatives


Preparing for the ‘ringfence’

JWG analysis. Following the introduction of the new ringfencing law, due to come into force 1 January 2019, the biggest UK banks strongly voiced their concerns. Although this new law will be difficult (and expensive!) for all banks involved to implement, firms with more global and diversified business models are facing additional complexities.  In particular,


Battle of the bonuses

JWG analysis. On 7 September, the EU published a statistic showing that, according to the EBA, the percentage of high income earners that have a material impact on an institution’s risk profile has increased from 53.68% to 59.00%.  They stated, though, that this trend is likely to change in the future following the adoption of


Helen Pykhova, Director, The OpRisk Company, and Elizabeth Roberts, Managing Director, Sheffield Haworth, share their thoughts on the identity of an operational risk professional.  Over recent years, the importance of the operational risk profession within financial services has undoubtedly increased.  This has been due to a number of reasons, such as major corporate failures and


JWG analysis. On 21 July 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank for short) into law.  Since its inception, the number of pages of Dodd-Frank related rules has risen to 22,296, representing over a 550% increase on the 4,049 pages released in the first year. It may have


JWG analysis. With a number of regulatory deadlines looming, we thought we’d remind you of another one – mark January 2017 in your calendars (if you haven’t already) for MiFID II. The aftermath of the recent financial crisis exposed weaknesses within Europe’s current Economic and Monetary Union and highlighted the need to strengthen it.  Although


Risk off

This article originally appeared in the autumn 2014 edition of Markit Magazine.   JWG analysis. The Basel Committee’s principles for effective risk data aggregation and risk reporting (BCBS 239) may be among the least well known components of the post-financial crisis reform package. Yet they could ultimately bring about the most significant changes to the


Trade reporting – watch out!

JWG analysis. The challenges of gaining oversight over the financial system are not going unnoticed.  We come back from the summer holidays with 5 leading indicators that suggest we are on the brink of bad news.  Bad news that is likely to spread far and wide. Firstly, in a new report, the US Government Accountability


MiFID II set to expand op risk remit?

In our previous articles we’ve explored the expanding requirements for robust systems and risk controls under MiFID II, the nature of proportionality as it relates to algorithmic trading and the new accountability implications for senior managers. This article, written by Meredith Gibson, Head of Legal Risk, Santander UK plc and Helen Pykhova, Director, The Op


JWG analysis. As the sun slips back into hibernation, schools reopen and autumn looms, regulators, lawyers, risk specialists, change managers and compliance professionals are returning to their desks. Here at JWG we have been busy tabulating the enormous level of movement in the regulatory space during the summer. For those of you lucky enough to


JWG analysis. Following our review of the $260,000,000,000 total cost of regulatory transgressions, we now take a look at what the actual fines are and what the future holds? Firstly, according to the LSE’s review of 2009-2013 fines, is that 38% of fines are related to control failures like governance, internal controls, market abuse and


How much? The cost of regulation

JWG analysis. It seems you can’t open a paper these days without reading that a financial institution is being fined for some discretion, controls failure or mismanagement. This stark reality that all firms face in the post-crisis financial services landscape. Mounting pressure to get on top of regulatory reform has been matched by a frightening escalation


JWG analysis. This summer, regulatory pressure on financial services firms has ratcheted up to unprecedented levels.  Many may have breathed a sigh of relief as Dodd-Frank rule-making slowed … but the respite was only fleeting.  Since July, the industry has been bombarded with 39 new consultation papers (in the EU and UK alone) just as


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


JWG analysis. At the turn of the century, the framers of the UK’s financial infrastructure rulebook enshrined four fundamental concepts into systems and controls practice.  The rulebook in question is the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA), which created the FSA.  (The FSA was then subsequently split into the FCA and the PRA in


JWG analysis. The BCBS appears to be putting the screws on national regulators to expand the scope of their Risk Data Aggregation Principles to affect more banks.  Now Singapore is the first to react. June has been a busy month for all regulatory agencies, and the BCBS is no exception.  With 3 consultations, 2 sets


JWG analysis. June has been a busy month for all regulatory agencies, and the BCBS is no exception. With 3 consultations, 2 sets of principles and 1 regulatory consistency assessment as well as a 2013/14 annual report published in this month alone, we can see 5 years from the crisis that international standard setting is


JWG analysis. This month the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation published a proposal amending the Annual Stress Test rule. The Annual Stress Test rule, originally published in October 2012, requires that non-member banks and FDIC insured state-chartered savings associations with total consolidated assets of more than $10 billion conduct annual stress tests. The proposed amendment to


JWG analysis. Last week the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) released several key documents including its annual Policy Statement amending certain aspects of the PRA Rulebook. These policy changes are sure to have an impact across all firms that come under the PRA’s regulatory jurisdiction. The PRA has: Amended eight of its Fundamental Rules which replaced its


Super Tuesday RegDelta alert no 1

JWG analysis Last week, long after the news of Super Tuesday which reshaped the EU regulatory landscape, Europe made MiFID II, MAR, CSMAD, DGSD and the BRRD law of the land. The final Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) , weighing in at a slim 69% fewer pages thanks to repagination, appears to be


JWG analysis. On 15 April the European Parliament formally adopted the Regulation on Central Securities Depositaries (CSDR), a crucial piece of the new EU landscape for securities trading.  The impact will be far reaching – and not just for Europe. As firms chart their way through MiFID II and global OTC reform, they will be


The ‘Super Tuesday’ safety net

JWG analysis. While the significant reforms of MiFID II, the BRRD, the SRM and the DGS stole the limelight on ‘Super Tuesday’, other significant legislation also made its way through Parliament. The following reforms highlight Parliament’s move to solidify consumer protection within the wider European market.  These reforms, the BAD, PRIIPs KID and UCITS V


JWG analysis. Without a consolidated viewpoint on what new risk data requirements mean, firms will be at a loss when it comes to determining best practice. We are in the middle of a massive, global industry transformation with many rulebooks. With divergent regulatory timelines, standards and existing data architectures a common and holistic ‘best practice’


JWG analysis. On Tuesday, 15 April the European Parliament approved several new reforms to manage banking sector risk and ensure that shareholders, not taxpayers, pick up the tab for the next crisis. Now the political work is done, the MEPs are busy campaigning, and it’s up to the industry and ESAs to work out how


JWG analysis. Last week, Nasdaq OMX became the first infrastructure provider to be authorised as a Central Counterparty (CCP) under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).  The decision sent waves of mild panic rippling through the OTC markets, putting the focus back on an issue that was already predicted to pose problems for European banks


JWG hosted a jam-packed CDMG meeting last week for the first sneak-peek of what MiFID II holds in store for 2016. The big conclusion:  a lot of work still needs to be done to scope out the operational implications of MiFID II / MiFIR and firms will need to coordinate responses quickly once the consultation


Putting the ‘PRA’ in suPRAnational

JWG analysis. The Prudential Regulation Authority last week published a consultation paper that threatens to impose stricter requirements on international banks operating UK-based branches. The new proposals have been designed to ‘ensure the stability of the UK financial system’ by promoting ‘safety and soundness’, including requirements for increased transparency, resolution measures to protect investors and


ESMA publishes 3rd country CCP list

JWG analysis. ESMA has published an updated list of non-EEA central counterparties (CCPs) that have applied for recognition under Article 25 of EMIR. ESMA has taken care to note that the list is not exhaustive and only includes applicants that have agreed to have their name mentioned. Those CCPs that pass the approval process will be permitted


JWG analysis. The Fed made some concessions in timing and scope, but pressed ahead with measures to insulate the US financial sector from future bailouts earlier this week.  The news stoked fears that European regulators may look to reciprocate, triggering a race to the highest common denominator when it comes to determining capital buffers, and potentially


JWG analysis. EU and US taxpayers scratched their heads in disbelief this week as the regulators made it painfully clear that they have squandered both years and billions with little to show for it. The politicians that gathered in Pittsburgh were quite explicit – they want OTC transparency.  Did they expect that, nearly five years


Trade data: seeing through the smoothie

JWG analysis. When G20 leaders met in Pittsburgh back in September 2009, there was clear consensus on the direction that the financial industry needed to take in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.  Transparency was a key theme. The view was that, by mandating industry-wide reporting obligations for OTC derivatives, regulators would be armed


By Conor Foley, Hume Brophy.  This alert summarises the key provisions of the proposed Regulation on structural measures improving resilience of EU credit institutions (SBR proposal) and the proposed Regulation on reporting and transparency of securities financing transactions (TSFT proposal). Both proposals were published on 29 January by the European Commission and follow the 2012


Counterparty classification regimes, such as CRD IV and EMIR, give banks a good reason to centralise their reference data, and the BCBS’ Risk Data Aggregation Principles provide a clear framework for doing so. From 1 January 2014, under CRD IV, firms will need to calculate CVA and hold additional capital on all derivatives contracts.  However,


The European Banking Authority (EBA) has finally published its final draft Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) (here) on supervisory reporting for CRD IV. Long awaited, the technical standards set out the near-final reporting requirements, as part of COREP, for own funds, financial information, losses stemming from lending collateralised by immovable property, large exposures, leverage ratio and


The FSB has produced a revised set of guidance on the implementation of recovery and resolution planning, based on a consultation issued last November. This may have an impact on how national authorities draft and interpret their RRP regimes, with consequences for legal, treasury and back office functions. The direction taken gives welcome breathing room


On Thursday, consultation opened on secondary legislation from the Banking Reform Bill, which centres on implementing the Vickers recommendations to ring-fence retail banking activities. The legislation will have potentially large consequences for KYC on-boarding, risk and corporate governance. Banks are required to identify and report their ‘core’ and ‘non-core’ deposits. Core deposits must be held


The IMF has released a working paper on Systemic Risk Monitoring detailing the policy options and methodologies available to regulators to accurately measure systemic risk. The problem is that, although touted as being a practical guide, none of the options given are a solution to the problem of “how can we measure systemic risk?” “The


Given the exponential growth of reporting requirements since the crisis, firms often ask: ‘Where does all this data go and who has the time to look through it all?’  In fact, recent statements by regulators have made this question all the more valid given that regulators’ data systems, it is increasingly apparent, often suffer from


Recent developments give firms some reasons to celebrate but be prepared for a long engagement With lots of different regulatory benchmark efforts now underway, the industry could be forgiven for not taking a common stance. With IOSCO set to issue final principles in July, ESMA and the EBA are simultaneously consulting on a European set


Out of the shadows, into the rulebooks?

Shadow banking could soon force infrastructure upgrades and additional business costs– will the industry find ways to ease the pain? As repos, securities and, potentially, CCPs become part of the transparency agenda via new shadow banking regulation, this could result in infrastructure upgrades and increased business costs looking set to be on their way in