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.


JWG has worked with FINOS Members to define 5 potential 2024 working group projects for a RegTech council and delivered 2 overview documents on 7 September 2023 for 5 projects including Post trade digital regulatory reporting and ESG schema for CSRD, SFDR. In November 23 JWG successfully delivered an ESG data industrialisation hackathon with 65


JWG has worked with FINOS Members to define 5 potential 2024 working group projects for a RegTech council and delivered 2 overview documents on 7 September 2023 for 5 projects including Post trade digital regulatory reporting and ESG schema for CSRD, SFDR. In November 23 JWG successfully delivered an ESG data industrialisation hackathon with 65


JWG has worked with FINOS Members to define 5 potential 2024 working group projects for a RegTech council and delivered 2 overview documents on 7 September 2023 for 5 projects including Post trade digital regulatory reporting and ESG schema for CSRD, SFDR. In November 23 JWG successfully delivered an ESG data industrialisation hackathon with 65


U.S. regulators have started to fine tier-one firms for failing to capture complete and accurate trade data in surveillance systems tracking market abuse. Trade data accuracy and completeness was a significant U.S. regulatory focus, said a senior UK market abuse compliance official speaking at a conference held under the Chatham House rule this month. JP


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


The financial services sector has an opportunity to leverage its newly deployed common domain model to scale trade surveillance controls, making the system safer, less noisy more efficient by billions of dollars across the markets. Research has shown that standardized business events and data dictionaries can streamline the process for spotting suspicious trading activity across


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


The financial services sector has an opportunity to leverage its newly deployed common domain model to scale trade surveillance controls, making the system safer, less noisy more efficient by billions of dollars across the markets. Research has shown that standardized business events and data dictionaries can streamline the process for spotting suspicious trading activity across


The financial services sector has an opportunity to leverage its newly deployed common domain model to scale trade surveillance controls, making the system safer, less noisy more efficient by billions of dollars across the markets. Research has shown that standardized business events and data dictionaries can streamline the process for spotting suspicious trading activity across


In this session, PJ Di Giammarino will discuss what it takes to get open standards fit for regulatory purpose. He will cover lessons learnt from JWG’s highly successful Derivatives DRR working group, reveal what’s next on the radar, and what actions FINOS members can take now to make sure they don’t miss out on the


After conducting over 50 interviews with firms, regulators and their suppliers, JWG has focused FINOS’ regulatory-driven open-source opportunities into 3 broad regulatory buckets: post trade regulatory and market transparency; digital assets compliance and ESG data validation. This JWG-facilitated 12-person physical roundtable will help define desired outcomes, business cases, priorities and pathways for successful execution of


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


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


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


10 Sanctions RegTech priorities

The political process by which sanctions are agreed is difficult but the process for implementing them is worse. As a result, sanctions are not nearly as effective a weapon as we would like to think they could be. Ten RegTech building blocks are on the table for discussion – how do we configure a case


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


5 April: RegTech + Digital Finance

Crypto bros might struggle to see it this way, but digital asset regulation has moved at great pace in a short time. Will it be fit for purpose? With interoperable standards on the way, RegTech has the power to unify digital and TradFi rails. Join an all-star cast on 5 April for our virtual conference


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


Digital reporting 2022

With newly minted FS reporting strategies, the EU and UK are focused on enabling the fasteners of digital finance. This article summarizes the 2022 transformation drivers for public and private sectors, and how you can get involved in DRR. 2022 transparency drivers As we discussed in our 2022 Outlook, digital assets are coming into the


2022 RegTech Outlook

New digital rails are being laid next to traditional finance (TradFi) which puts RegTech in the critical role of integrating markets and defining safety standards. In our inaugural episode of RegCast here we lay out the key themes which peek over the horizon as JWG enters its second decade of RegTech. RegTech meets Digital Finance


JWG RegTech Beacon 28 published

RegTech Beacon – Guiding your way through global regulatory storms. We are delighted to publish the 28th issue of JWG’s RegTech Beacon which now serves as our yearbook that recaps 2021 accomplishments and provides an outlook of what lies ahead. Our focus this year is defining the next steps required for a truly digital financial infrastructure. 


RegTech Beacon – Guiding your way through global regulatory storms. We are delighted to publish the 28th issue of JWG’s RegTech Beacon which now serves as our yearbook that recaps 2021 accomplishments and provides an outlook of what lies ahead. Our focus this year is defining the next steps required for a truly digital financial infrastructure. 


Securities tokenisation permitting firms to settle trades on a blockchain reduces counterparty risk and settlement costs while providing a vehicle for compliance automation. Last year saw some tokenisation of traditional securities such as equities, bonds and foreign exchange; consultants say that 2022 will usher in “tokenisation of everything”, be that bonds settled on the Ethereum


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


 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


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


UK financial services regulators have asked bank chief executives to sign up to and largely pay for work to improve regulatory data collection. The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) last week wrote to bank chief executives explaining their plans for transforming data collection, which regulators expect will deliver integrated reporting,


JWG RegTech Beacon 27 published

RegTech Beacon – Guiding your way through global regulatory storms. 2021 is off to a fast start with regulators redoubling their efforts to police a more digitally enabled market. In this Members newsletter we provide an overview of what JWG has been up to and what lies ahead. Topics covered: New themes for RegCast. We summarize our research on emerging global digital regulatory themes 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


A UK Government-led forum in its third year. A dynamic and engaging event bringing together the leading public and private sector actors from the UK, China and Southeast Asia to exchange knowledge and innovative practical techniques and solutions to tackle financial crime and related issues. A vibrant and vital interaction between policymakers, regulatory bodies, law


Collaboration to finally realize GFC reforms via digitalization The good news about compliance is that financial firms are finally getting the last generation of G20 Global Financial Crisis (GFC) regulations under control, said PJ Di Giammarino, CEO of JWG, a financial regulation think-tank based in London. The not so good news is that the industry


Gentrifying The Wild West

Can suptech take DeFi to the next level? As technology-driven decentralised finance (or DeFi) grows in popularity and market value, it appears that a battle is brewing between DeFi protocols and regulators. But can technological tools in the hands of regulators head this off at the pass? A reasoned, transitional approach to compliance, along with


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


The RegTech domains

In our response to the FCA’s call for input on RegTech, we recommended framing the thinking via the RegTech domains to help enable the prioritisation of new technological solutions in the context of external regulatory circumstances. As we have stressed before, RegTech is about the application of technology to solve a specific regulatory problem, not


With JWG’s RegTech conference coming up on 5th July, we thought it wise to spell out a few of the most pressing issues up for discussion on the day. Our first panel – Unblocking the ecosystem* – will provide a comprehensive review of the barriers to RegTech development and adoption. On this topic, we have


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


In our two previous articles, we mentioned that, despite the technology existing to enable ‘good regulatory practice’, the market has failed to overcome the four main barriers.  Why? In short, while we have a strong chorus of support from the side-lines, the regulators are only just now beginning to take on the job of making


JWG analysis. This summer, we took a look at the emerging MiFID II/MiFIR technical standards and concluded that the ‘hearing’ that they were getting would result in a war of many parts. Since the summer, over 700 MiFID II/MiFIR responses have been submitted, the FCA has run a conference crying for action and JWG is


ESMA gets an earful from industry

By Anna Reitman, Automated Trader. Public hearing was a marathon run for industry questions and comments on every aspect of upcoming MiFID II and MiFIR reforms. We highlight a few issues, including market making obligations and requirements that could find direct market access providers identifying clients’ proprietary algorithms. Paris – As the financial industry prepares


By Dominic Hobson, COOConnect. If you are a hedge fund manager, it is always tempting to believe that you are too small to be of interest to regulators. Or not the intended target of regulation at all. The fact that resources are too short to understand the detail of every regulation tends to encourage this (potentially ostrich-like) approach.


ESMA: “No more guidance from us”

JWG analysis. Depending on whom you listen to, Europe’s trade repositories either popped in for a chat with ESMA, or were hauled in for a stern reprimand last week.  Whichever it was, the resulting discussion was pretty explosive.  ESMA made themselves very clear; trade repositories must work harder to address low levels of inter-trade repository


In our previous article we looked at the current surveillance regime in Europe and the challenges of extending it. See here for more background on the 860 questions that need to be answered by 1 August. While not comprehensive, this will help describe three issues that should be on your checklist: context, identification and linkage.


As debate rages across the Atlantic today over controlling HFT in Chicago, we’ve been digging into ESMA’s 42 pages on transaction reporting in its MiFID II discussion paper.  See here for more background on the 860 questions that need to be answered by 1 August.  Years after Dodd-Frank upgraded the surveillance capability of the US,


JWG analysis. Our jaws hit the floor when it was revealed at our CDMG meeting last week that ESMA’s MiFID II technical standards are expected to be in excess of 800 pages with more than 800 questions to be answered by August 2014. And this is just the start.  ESMA’s 2014 work plan has over


JWG analysis. As the European Parliament adopted MiFID II/ MiFIR on 15 April, the financial services industry was left wondering what exactly the new transparency regime is going to mean. Despite a curiously low EC estimate of compliance costs, at between €512 and €732 million, it is clear that MiFID will have a large impact


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


The OTC dilemma: is the data awesome?

JWG analysis. There is a new film making the rounds where the evil ‘Lord Business’ locks up all the master builders in a think-tank and uses them to design his empire. Quite apart from giving JWG analysts a lot to laugh about, it’s a useful theme when exploring what is going on with OTC trade


JWG analysis. With 9 working days to go before compulsory reporting of derivatives trades becomes a daily reality, firms are in the final phases of implementing their individual solutions.  These differ from firm-to-firm, for example some are planning to report in real-time (as in the US), while others plan to report later within the T+1


This time next year, the market is going to be a very different place.  No-one knows the complete, consolidated impact of regulation on the market, and many of the parts are still in motion, but the core structure is starting to take shape. In Europe, our research tells us that most institutions are opening 2014