Europe took a big step towards Digital Operational Resilience last week by issuing half of its new final technical standards one year from its implementation deadline. JWG has analysed the new, final standards and the second batch of DORA  consultations with other technology efforts underway across the globe. We find that while some welcome clarity


New JWG research  JWG, the trusted financial services regulatory intelligence company, has announced the publication of a ground-breaking research paper ‘Embedded Compliance Unlocked: Leverage AI-enabled compliance tooling now to be ready for 2025.’ With the relentless demand for improved compliance and cost/income ratios, financial institutions of all sizes are experiencing pressure to upgrade their approaches.


New JWG research  JWG, the trusted financial services regulatory intelligence company, has announced the publication of a ground-breaking research paper ‘Embedded Compliance Unlocked: Leverage AI-enabled compliance tooling now to be ready for 2025.’ With the relentless demand for improved compliance and cost/income ratios, financial institutions of all sizes are experiencing pressure to upgrade their approaches.


Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) technical standards, due to come into force in January 2025 have been released to a quick retort from industry. AFME and EACB warn of missing data, confused risk controls to implement tough new data and reporting requirements. Firms and their suppliers now have a little over 400 working days to


On June 20, 2023, PJ Di Giammarino, CEO and founder of JWG and Matt Caine, Director of EMEA Financial Markets Communication Compliance at NICE held a discussion on ‘Navigating the Winding Regulatory Road of Communication Compliance’ with a group of Financial Services Compliance and IT experts at the NICE Interactions 2023 conference in London. During


In response to mounting global concerns about generative Artificial Intelligence (AI), legislators and stakeholders have been listening hard to technologists while finalizing tough new rules for digital non-financial risk. Will AI be a wake-up call for firms to define ‘what good looks like’ for infrastructure standards before massive fines start to land? To avoid a


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


This report is a companion guide to a larger research report, ‘Managing Digital Infrastructure Risk: A collaborative path to financial services safety’ produced by JWG. It is intended to help IT managers understand the implication of new regulatory demands on the IT supply chain.


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


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


Technology, data and infrastructure provision to banks now puts 3rd parties on the critical path for systemic oversight. Knowing your supply chain just became a lot more critical and complicated. There is an opportunity to take the pain away with a more joined up approach that requires senior engagement, trust and ‘safe space’


The great financial climate change

The 2016 edition of the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Risks Report lists “failure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation” as the greatest risk facing the world over the next 10 years.  That was the collective judgment of 742 surveyed experts and decision makers drawn from business, academia, civil society and the public sector. Last year’s


The first signs of rule automation

In November, the Financial Conduct Authority issued a call for input on facilitating the development and adoption of RegTech, or the use of technology to solve critical problems in compliance.  JWG argued that new and proven tools can be employed but, to do so, the industry must first collaborate in a ‘RegTech commons’ to set


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


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