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04 Dec
2017

GDPR: everything you need to know to become compliant

With the implementation date of GDPR just seven months away, firms will need to start getting to grips with the requirements soon to be ushered in under the EU’s flagship regulation for data protection.  As things stand, GDPR will kick in before the UK formally leaves the European Union, meaning that its implications will still 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

29 Mar
2017

Brexit: smooth transition through collaborative planning

  • 29th March 2017
  • Letitia Bolton

The UK’s departure from the European Union will be a seismic event for the financial sector, requiring extensive planning and transitioning from all corners of the industry.  To implement all of the necessary changes in time, many assumptions will need to be made.  In order to make this more efficient and lower the substantial costs Read More

27 Jan
2017

MAR and commodity derivatives – An inside scoop

Following on from last month’s Q&A on commodity derivatives within MiFID II/MiFIR, on 17 January ESMA published its guidelines for the disclosure of inside information on commodity derivatives and spot markets under the Market Abuse Regulation framework.  This publication is a response in accordance with Article 7(5) of MAR, that expresses ESMA to be the Read More

26 Sep
2016

Payment Services Directive and third party involvement

The Payment Services Directive (PSD) was adopted in 2007 as a means for providing a legal foundation for establishing safer and easier electronic payment services throughout the European Union.  The goal was to make cross-border payments quick, efficient and secure.  In July 2013, the Commission decided to review PSD and modernise it to adapt to Read More

28 Jul
2016

RegBeacon Published

  • 28th July 2016
  • Daniel Simpson

We are pleased to publish the latest copy of our newsletter, RegBeacon. In this edition we look back on a quarter that saw us host a successful conference on RegTech and we consider where this leaves the industry and what the next steps need to be. This quarter, despite the most serious political event the Read More

24 Jun
2016

Brexit: what next?

  • 24th June 2016
  • Aoife Quinn

So, it’s official.  The voting public of the United Kingdom have made their decision and, with a 52% majority, the result is final – the UK has declared that it wants to leave the European Union. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen the polls fluctuating wildly and the odds of leaving grew determinedly, sending Read More

17 Jun
2016

Top 3 things every Brexit voter should know

With both sides of the Brexit debate feeling the heat, and the countdown timer running out of sand, there is less than a week before the voting public of the United Kingdom converge on the ballot stations to decide whether they see a future in the European Union or whether they would rather bring to an Read More

03 Jun
2016

DerivSource and JWG podcast on Brexit

  • 3rd June 2016
  • Aoife Quinn

Last week, JWG had the pleasure of taking part in a podcast to discuss the recent publication of our Brexit research paper.  Hosted by Julia Schieffer from DerivSource, the podcast, which can be found here, takes an in-depth look at some of the most pertinent issues raised in the report. The discussion focused on the Read More

11 May
2016

RegTech and change management at the heart of the Brexit debate

  • 11th May 2016
  • Aoife Quinn

With 23 June just around the corner and a vote deciding the future of the UK in the EU on the horizon, we at JWG have issued a ground-breaking report today – Brexit: changing out the engine of finance. The report finds significant technical and leadership challenges ahead in the event of a decision to Read More