JWG adds 3 to the awards shelf

London, UK – 14 June 2024 – JWG, the trusted financial services regulatory intelligence company, has been honoured with three more industry awards. Global Business & Finance Magazine has named JWG, Most Trusted Financial Services Regulatory Intelligence Company, UK 2024, Best Networking Platform of the Year, UK 2024 and purveyor of the Best AI-Powered Compliance RegTech,


With only 6 months left to deliver compliance with Europe’s Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA), financial entities and their suppliers face a myriad of new ICT risk management, testing and reporting obligations. Governance, policies, incident logs and contracts need to be recalibrated to new standards which vary based on business models. 22,000 entities are getting


The landscape of financial regulations is evolving rapidly, with new technologies paving the way for unprecedented opportunities. We invite you to join us on June 28th, 2024, at 13:00 GMT for a webinar titled, “How RegTech Helps FinTech Eat BankingTech.” Register here Webinar Highlights: Expert Insights: Hear from PJ Di Gammarino, a pioneering RegTech founder,


In a pivotal move, regulators have unequivocally thrown down the data gauntlet to banks, underscoring a pressing challenge: few banks are currently positioned to meet these rigorous standards. After taking on board 300 industry comments, EU regulators issued a new, comprehensive and granular Guide on effective risk data aggregation and risk reporting. Though the 20 page


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


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.


Getting green data right in 2024

Regulators are disappointed with Banks’ data management and they have been careful to point out that they expect ESG data to be up to scratch. Getting ESG data right is now a board-level imperative for 2024. The implementation of Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) will formally put controllers on the hook. However, unlike some regulatory


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


Just in time for Xmas – SHC is out!

Since the year 2000, banks have been fined almost a third of a trillion dollars. Yet, every year billions more are imposed. Why? This book explains why banks break the law (it’s not just the money), explains the challenges facing Compliance functions, considers that the majority of financiers don’t want to do wrong, and puts


UK RegRadar Update – 7 Feb 24

The UK Financial Services Regulatory Initiatives Forum released its second major Regulatory Initiatives Grid update of the year and the 7th edition of the Grid overall. Over three dozen new initiatives have been added to last year’s plan (JWG Grid 6 analysis here) taking into account the summer update which flagged the significance of Financial


The UK’s Digital Securities Sandbox (DSS), which will test a new approach to rulemaking for digital securities trading and settlement infrastructure, should launch at the end of the first quarter 2024. “This is not our traditional Innovate sandbox. It is being specifically set up to allow infrastructure to test a new rule set that would


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 tops 12 awards since 2022 with 4 more

London, UK – 17 October 2023 – JWG, the trusted financial services regulatory intelligence company, has been honoured with four more industry awards. Global Business & Finance Magazine has named JWG’s cutting edge regulatory technology (RegTech) solution as the Best RegTech Innovation of 2023. Meanwhile, Corporate LiveWire has named JWG as the Networking Platform of


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 introduction of regulatory frameworks such as SFDR, CSRD, MiFID II, and EU Taxonomy Regulation isn’t just a simple compliance task. ESG rules require new systems and data to support best practices for handling this data are still in their formative stages. In great news for RegTech users, international regulators endorsed long-awaited global industry standards


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 outline of Europe’s new payments landscape is in sight. New reforms to enhance competition, innovation, and security in the financial services sector are underway. The Payment Services Directive, financial data access, the digital euro, and protection of cash are among the key proposals released for  discussion last month. Industry experts suggest that further regulatory


The global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has published the targeted update on implementation of its Recommendation 15 (R.15) across 98 surveyed jurisdictions and the results are not pretty. With more inbound rules on our VASP RegRadars, we summarise the implications of these latest findings and what to look


The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) opened “around 600” supervisory cases looking at financial crime between April 2022 and March 2023. That represents a threefold increase in its overall proactive work from the previous year and covers roughly 1% of the authorised population (21,500) subject to Money Laundering Regulations (MLR 2017), a FCA spokesperson said. “It


Three new industry awards for JWG

London, UK – 21 June 2023 – JWG, the trusted financial services regulatory intelligence company, is thrilled to announce that for the second year running AI-Publishing has recognized JWG for its global RegTech efforts. “JWG’s tireless dedication to assisting finance professionals across the world to remain compliant with the latest regulation changes, makes them the


The next five years are shaping up to be the most strategic period of regulatory engagement on industry data since the financial crisis. ESMA’s new 5 year data strategy illuminates a well thought through path to achieving real transparency though technology-enabled data hubs that cover the full scope of current and new capital markets activity.


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


The recent allegations made against Coinbase and Binance by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have cast a spotlight on the compliance challenges faced by the cryptocurrency industry. However, it is not just the US that is grappling with regulatory issues pertaining to digital assets – a high degree of correlation has been noted


Consumer trading in unbacked crypto-assets is akin to gambling and should be regulated as such, a committee of influential UK lawmakers said today. Technology underpinning crypto may have some benefits for financial services, but those are unclear, the Treasury Committee’s crypto-asset report said. Large parts of the crypto-asset industry remain a “wild west”, said Harriett


JWG scoops another industry award

London, UK – 5 May 2023 –  JWG, the trusted financial services regulatory intelligence company, is thrilled to announce that our global RegTech efforts have once again been recognized, this time by Feedspot, naming us one of the Top 10 global RegTech Blogs. This latest accolade is a testament to our commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions


UK RegRadar Flash Update

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


New UK Asset Management RegTech Drive

The UK’s second discussion paper of 2023 on the benefit of modern technology presents a great chance for the industry to engage on the future of TradFI and DeFi RegTech standards. Successful reference models can help shape the path for asset management. However, this is an enormous cultural and technical shift which will require broad


Navigating choppy digital asset waters

With new waves of regulation and enforcement coming fast, navigating cryptocurrency and digital assets rules has keeping middle and back offices hands on the tiller this quarter. JWG’s Crypto asset RegRadars are hot and this article provides three dozen links to contextualise choppiest waters in Q12023 in advance of JWG’s 22 March Trading Compliance seminar.


UK confirms Crypto needs RegTech

The UK Treasury’s fired a warning shot across the bow of digital assets businesses yesterday. The proposed regime will be a significant challenge for the current exchanges and digital asset firms who do not have access to institutional-grade RegTech solutions. With so much at stake, it is essential that those affected understand what impact these


The UK Treasury’s consultation on further crypto asset regulation signals a heavy compliance burden for crypto businesses and some vertically integrated firms may be required to restructure to gain authorisation. Crypto businesses operating in the UK must be registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and compliant with the Money Laundering Regulation (MLR 2017). Around


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


JWG scoops 5 industry awards for 2022/2023

JWG has won five global awards for its RegDelta platform and website. If you’re looking for the broadest regulatory intelligence with the deepest enrichment, within the fastest timeframes, then you need to check out JWG’s RegDelta platform. It showcases the latest analysis, highlights relevant products, services, and events so you can create a bespoke library


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


Crypto market capitalization has receded by nearly 75% as $2 trillion were wiped off the market[1] leaving many crypto investors to reflect on the words Warren Buffet: “You only learn who has been swimming naked when the tide goes out”. Rulemaking continued to push the digital-asset agenda forward over the summer with over 3,000 pages published


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


Hack-to-trade schemes and confidential information dealing on the dark web, combined with regulatory warnings about firms’ management of material non-public information (MNPI), are raising further concerns about markets’ ability to keep a lid on insider dealing and other forms of manipulation. The number of cases brought against individuals using stolen data or MNPI to trade,


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


Economic crime: policy simulator 2022

The way we look at economic crime risks and controls is changing. Sanctions and other drivers have forced institutions to take a more holistic view of risk disciplines and integrate process that on-board clients, screen their transactions and monitor the marketplace. This policy space is ideally suited for an idea contributed by a late RegTech


Economic crime RegTech – countdown!

As sanctions barriers rise and market access is cut off for a digitized market, AML/TF and Surveillance capabilities need to respond quickly with safe and appropriate RegTech.  Join us on 23rd June as 16 market SMEs discuss what this means and what comes next. Register Here In this seminar, leading AML, KYC, Terrorist Financing, Sanctions


Culture war topics, the spread of misinformation, and the war in Ukraine have further complicated firms’ social media presence and their efforts to craft policies guiding what employees should and should not say online. Firms should reassess policies guiding employees’ social media posts on accounts linked to the company and weigh up whether they are


The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is seeking to improve its market surveillance technology and has tendered for a systems upgrade, a sentiment analysis tool and data sets. It is looking to update and develop the functionality, scope, or capabilities of its existing solution, according to the FCA’s procurement portal. The regulator collects trade information


Yesterday, 22 digital asset regulators and market participants gathered virtually across 39 jurisdictions to debate the RegTech challenges presented by digital assets. Tracking this sector’s regulatory obligations is like playing a three dimensional game of chess and small details can make or break markets. In this article we recap where we took away, how you


The UK’s finance ministry yesterday announced its plans to regulate certain stablecoins within existing payments regulation and begin to formulate its regulatory framework for crypto assets. HM Treasury has commissioned the Royal Mint to create a non-fungible token (NFT) this summer to mark the UK’s ambition to become a crypto-asset hub. “We see enormous potential


Digital RegTech – countdown!

The digital assets marketplace is moving fast and this month, regulators have started policy efforts in anger. Join us 5 April as 22 market SMEs discuss what this means and what comes next. REGISTER HERE In the past month, US policy makers have fired the starting gun, The European Parliament has issued a DLT pilot


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


US Order: Get your RegTech ready

Yesterday, President Biden fired the starting gun for the US regulators’ race to control Digital Assets. Crypto enthusiasts have been looking for regulators to take firm positions on whether digital assets race on Formula 1, NASCAR, or Motocross tracks. Regardless, it will be RegTech that is waving the chequered flags very soon. Join an all-star


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


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. 


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,


 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


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


The regulatory merger we all need

  The last eight months have borne witness to a lot of regulatory to-ing and fro-ing about the jurisdictional parameters of cryptoasset regulation. What has become clear to the industry and hopefully to some of the US politicians in particular over this time, is that there are far too many unnecessarily grey areas overall in


Listen to the Podcast here Since the 2008 crisis, the markets have been asked to put everything on a venue, deliver vast quantities of transparency data, protect the customer and deliver growth. It has taken Europe over 15 years to build a mountain of rules that is millions of paragraphs high and stretches across the


Following a great discussion about the major surveillance AI control gaps highlighted by JWG’s July research  the FATF and BIS have both published complementary AI policy papers.   With penalties of up to 6% of annual revenue 500 working days away, we have decided to build RegTech AI surveillance use cases to: Tease out the


Listen to the Podcast here Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) are now under central bankers’ microscopes as they explore ways to improve digital commerce, reinforce systemic resilience and preserve the foundational role of fiat money in global finance. Emerging technology for digital identities, fraud detection and other elements of a robust payment solution can be


Following our discussion of several global accountability regimes and forthcoming culture audits we are turning our attention back to AI. This is a very noisy space with Germany, UK, Japan and the US all mandating new controls in advance of MiFID III update which could raise the algo trading bar even higher.   In this


Sponsored by Accountability is a theme that has been on the industry’s to do list since the Great Financial Crisis. Five years since new senior management regimes started rolling out, global regulators are already raising the bar to include front-office culture audits which apply behavioural science to new culture and conduct measurement. New JWG research


The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II “quick fix” consultation signposts issues for further consultation as the onshored regime evolves post-Brexit. At the same time, the paper alerts industry to further consultations — at least two more from the FCA this year — including one contemplating the consequences of Libor


Newsflash: RegCast 7 – Democratized MiFID III?

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We are pleased to release our 7th RegCast today. Cries for faster, better, and cheaper access to financial services by millions of investors have shaken the markets this year. With advice out of reach for most individuals racing into the markets, they are placing risky bets which are poorly understood. In this episode, Jackson Mueller, Seccurrency,  Sam


HM Treasury and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have used FinTech Week to set out their regulatory support plans to make Britain more attractive to the financial technology sector. Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Nikhil Rathi, the FCA’s chief executive, confirmed plans to take forward many recommendations made by the Kalifa review of


We are pleased to release our 3rd RegCast today. This episode shines a spotlight on the new. digital capabilities required to track neo brokers, digital influencers (e.g., roaring kitty) and the new on-line herds of citizens that can influence market pricing (e.g., GameStop). Picking up with Sam Tyfield, Rachel Wolcott and Gavin Stuart where we


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


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,