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Regulation AT: creating a dialogue on automated trading regulation
06 Feb

Regulation AT: creating a dialogue on automated trading regulation

  • 6th February 2017
  • Jordan Dilworth

The current buzzwords circulating around the media, “digital revolution”, succinctly capture what is occurring in the futures markets.  With automated trading now constituting up to 70% of trades in regulated futures markets in the US, a modern-day Gordon Gekko would be using a cutting-edge code to create an automated trading system rather than relying on Read More

05 Apr

How to make RegTech Real: Four Policy Initiatives and Recommendations

  • 5th April 2016
  • Adedayo Banwo

JWG’s recent series on the emerging regulatory barriers and issues in FinTech, does an excellent job of setting forth the main issues for what is sure to be a busy few years of calibration for regulatory compliance and reporting. The emergence of RegTech, roughly the ways in which the adoption of new technologies can help Read More

06 Jan
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Key takeaways from the CFTC’s proposed rules on automated trading

  • 6th January 2016
  • Aisha Dudhia

On 24 November 2015, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) unanimously approved a notice of proposed rulemaking addressing several issues related to automated trading.  These proposed rules have been collectively termed ‘Regulation Automated Trading’ or ‘Regulation AT’. Regulation AT has been designed to reduce the likelihood of automated trading disruptions and potential risks and Read More

09 Jun

Regulatory reporting 2015: recap of the standoff – Part 1

  • 9th June 2015
  • RegTechFS

JWG analysis. Catch phrases, like ‘caveat emptor’, have been the rallying cry of the financial industry for millennia.  In 2009, the G20 sought to change the status quo by introducing the notion of global transparency to all markets. After spending billions on the first wave of reporting, we are only now realising how difficult it Read More

13 Mar

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 Read More

07 Mar

The OTC forest: seeing the wood for the trees

JWG analysis. “When a tree falls in the woods, does it make a noise?” While some may find the question trivial, it has provided much food for thought for philosophers since it was first raised in the early 1700s. The answer to the question relies on one’s assumptions on whether observation is a necessary condition Read More

11 Dec

Banks spared prop trading ‘apocalypse’ … for now

  • 11th December 2013
  • RegTechFS

Today, a final version of the long-awaited Volcker Rule has been published by the five US agencies involved in its drafting.  The rule as finalised is something of a victory for banks owing to multiple broad exemptions and an extension of the timeline.  However, there are many questions still outstanding, and implementation will be a Read More