By PJ Di Giammarino, CEO JWG   Key points: In 2019 JWG tracked 204,469 pages with 60 million words on FS regulatory reform 8 RegTech discussions require senior management attention now and will be debated under Chatham house rule with audience Q&A 6+ regulators, 12+ firms and 8 tech SMEs will debate winning strategies and


In our previous article Trade Surveillance: restructuring the business landscape[1] we identified how holistic regulatory requirements are forcing banks to re-consider the makeup of their operational structures. Our follow-up research has revealed the severity of the situation and how the industry is reacting too slowly. Trade surveillance, if not executed correctly, can result in financial


At this year’s RegTech Capital Markets Conference a debate took place on the benefits of using RegTech for trade surveillance in the context of the evolving technical landscape, led by expert industry professionals on compliance and surveillance. Taking into consideration the volume and quality of data firms are expected to monitor, whether the current system


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


SFTR: challenges and changes down the road

Challenges are on the horizon for firms subject to the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation enforced through the European Commission.  The Securities Financing Transactions Regulation, or SFTR, was announced back in 2014 and entered into force on 12 January 2016.  It is geared to be fully implemented by 2019 with the last phase in occurring during


Since President Trump’s signing of Executive Order 13772 back in February 2017, the Financial CHOICE Act has passed through the House of Representatives with a 233 to 186 vote.  The substantial bill that was approved by the House, referred to as FCA 2.0, included new additions that have built upon and contradicted some actions from


One of the many weaknesses that the financial crisis exposed was the feeble transparency framework in financial markets.  In response, MiFID II and MiFIR built on the regulatory agenda of the G20 by aiming to strengthen the transparency framework of markets in financial instruments, including OTC trading. Building on MiFID I, the second incarnation extends


JWG are pleased to announce the launch of an independent benchmark survey {link} investigating the approach asset managers are taking to transform their operating models to be MiFID II compliant. MiFID II will be the biggest regulatory change since the 2008 financial crisis.  It is a complex and interconnected beast that will affect your business


On 19 December 2016, ESMA published its Q&A paper on the topic of commodity derivatives within MiFID II and MiFIR.  The document focuses on the promotion of supervisory approaches and practices for the application of position limits, position reporting and ancillary activity provisions.  It also provides clarity on the technicalities of the policy and the


A brief exchange of correspondence between regulators over the last fortnight has brought aspects of MiFID II’s regulatory technical standards back into question. On 14 March, a letter from the European Commission to the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), seen by Reuters, requested that the technical standards on position limits be rewritten, with the