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18 Dec
2017

European Commission to fix broken reporting framework – starting in 2018

  • 18th December 2017
  • Eman Galea

Two years after its Call for Evidence determining whether EU regulation is fit for purpose, the European Commission (EC) has found that automation and standardisation should ultimately pave the way towards reducing the regulatory burden for the industry – improving law making in the EU. This means that reporting experts and RegTech providers of all Read More

10 Nov
2017

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 Read More

21 Sep
2017

Defining systematic internaliser under MiFID II

  • 21st September 2017
  • Yaa Asare

With only 3 months left before the implementation of MiFID II, on 28 August 2017 the European Commission published a delegated regulation which added to the definition of a systematic internaliser.  Under MiFID I, the SI regime was limited to equities transactions but, under MiFID II, it has an increased scope.  A systematic internaliser is an Read More

08 Sep
2017

CRR II/CRD V and Basel III: tackling global regulatory fragmentation

It has been nearly four years since the implementation of CRR/CRD IV which cover prudential rules for banks, building societies and investment firms with the main aim of reducing the likelihood that these financial institutions will become insolvent.  To an extent, this reflects the Basel III rules on capital measurement and capital standards which is Read More

17 Aug
2017

Refocusing regulatory reporting: a shift in global sentiment

  • 17th August 2017
  • Eman Galea

The implementation of trade and transaction reporting was intended to improve transparency and mitigate systematic risk in the derivatives markets. To achieve this, global leaders have committed to implement standards globally and consistently in a way that ensures a level playing field – reducing market fragmentation and regulatory arbitrage.  Whilst progress has been made on Read More

09 Aug
2017

Re-engineering the Capital Markets Union

  • 9th August 2017
  • Eden Afework

As the EU-28 evolves into the EU-27, the European Commission (EC) has ensured their members that this will only be a bump in the road towards financial integration. The flagship initiative of the European Commission, the “Capital Markets Union Action Plan”, recently underwent a mid-term review of progress so far, highlighting both the achievements and Read More

10 Jul
2017

Addressing the reporting disconnect: we must formalise regulatory governance

  • 10th July 2017
  • Henry Hair

In the eight years since the G20’s Pittsburgh summit, regulatory forces have reshaped the complexity of market infrastructure.  Unfortunately, there has not been a corresponding increase in the maturity level of industry engagement between the public and private sector. The current landscape for regulatory reporting is riddled with complexity – made evident by waves of Read More

02 Jun
2017

We need better reporting tools for the RegTech ascent

  • 2nd June 2017
  • Henry Hair

16 May 2017 signalled the end of the European Commission’s public consultation period on the operations of the European Supervisory Authorities.  The purpose of the outreach was to gather market evidence on the progress of the ESAs towards their objectives for short, medium and long-term stability and the effectiveness of the financial system. JWG brought Read More

02 Feb
2017

JWG RegTech Conference: bigger, better and getting FS to base camp – still time to join in!

  • 2nd February 2017
  • Jasper Bird

JWG are proud to announce that registrations for our second RegTech Conference on 28 February 2017 have topped 300 from over 50 firms, regulators, standards bodies and leading technology companies. After five years and hundreds of articles from our analysts on www.regtechfs.com and 47 special interest group meetings on regulatory implementation in 2016 alone, we Read More

30 Jan
2017

‘Too limited’: blacklist of countries at risk of money laundering and terrorist financing is rejected

  • 30th January 2017
  • Letitia Bolton

On 19 January 2017, MEPs rejected the European Commission’s blacklist of countries at risk of money laundering and terrorist financing as being ‘too limited’. The rejection suggests that the list should be broader, by including countries that facilitate tax crime, for example. The list from the Commission contained the names of 11 countries, including Afghanistan, Read More