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KYC compliance: automation and the human
03 Jul

KYC compliance: automation and the human

  • 3rd July 2017
  • Jordan Dilworth

In Megan Butler’s speech on creating a more effective approach to combatting financial crime, she posed the question “can technology help make your compliance processes slicker, more efficient and more effective?”.  For combatting anti-money laundering and developing an effective KYC framework, the answer is a resounding yes. Firms that operate on a global basis will Read More

20 Jun

The quest for a transparent global financial market

  • 20th June 2017
  • Jordan Dilworth

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 Read More

13 Feb

Trumping Dodd-Frank: building on the foundations of the Financial CHOICE Act

  • 13th February 2017
  • Jordan Dilworth

On 3 February 2017, President Trump announced in a press briefing that “we expect to be cutting a lot of Dodd-Frank” because “so many people, friends of mine, with nice businesses” had been stifled by regulations and therefore faced difficulties acquiring loans.  Later that day, Trump signed Executive Order 13772, which established the agenda for Read More

12 Feb

Trade data: seeing through the smoothie

JWG analysis. When G20 leaders met in Pittsburgh back in September 2009, there was clear consensus on the direction that the financial industry needed to take in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.  Transparency was a key theme. The view was that, by mandating industry-wide reporting obligations for OTC derivatives, regulators would be armed Read More

10 Dec

Beyond EMIR: The future of regulatory data exchange

  • 10th December 2013
  • RegTechFS

One of the things we’ve learnt the hard way in 2013 is that the sell-side need better ways of communicating with their clients.  Maintaining a web of communications between increasingly complex, multi-entity organisations and many thousands of clients is never going to be easy, but new regulatory data demands are making it even harder. EMIR Read More

03 Dec

Moving the goalposts: How does the CFTC’s recent announcement change the game for non-US swaps businesses?

The OTC trading space is being kept on its toes by the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC); recent developments mean that more market participants worldwide are in scope of US derivatives rules than ever before.  In our previous piece, JWG analysed the CFTC’s rules on who is a ‘US person’ for their purposes, and Read More

03 Oct

No Madoffs please: What does US government shutdown mean for enforcement and rulemaking?

On 1 October, the US government failed to reach an agreement on appropriate budget levels and a nationwide shutdown of federally funded entities ensued.  Clearly enforcement actions are going to take a hit.  But what effect will this have on the rulemaking process, especially given that we are in the middle of a delicate balancing Read More

27 Sep

One footnote to rule them all: Close reading of the CFTC’s SEF rules reveal a controversial requirement

If you thought the debate on swaps reform in the United States was settled, you were wrong. A new row has emerged between the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), international regulators, and firms as the definition of who is a Swap Execution Facility (SEF) has been greatly expanded under a controversial footnote in the Read More