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JWG returns triumphant from the FCA’s TechSprint!
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16 Nov
2016
TechSprint, FCA, RegTech, Project Innovate, FCA RegTech

JWG returns triumphant from the FCA’s TechSprint!

  • 16th November 2016
  • Aoife Quinn

After an action-packed two days of innovative ideas, collaborative spirit and technical expertise, JWG, are pleased to report that our participation at the FCA’s TechSprint event was an exciting, informative and rewarding experience. Held on 9 and 10 November, the event focused on the issue of ‘Unlocking Regulatory Reporting’ using RegTech solutions. We were specifically Read More

03 Nov
2016
RegTech, FCA TechSprint, FCAsprint

JWG to help industry unlock regulatory reporting

  • 3rd November 2016
  • Aoife Quinn

With the FCA’s commitment to innovation and to becoming a global leader in the development and adoption of RegTech solutions, JWG is excited to announce that we have been invited to participate in their upcoming TechSprint event. Held across two days, on the 9 and 10 November, the event, which focuses on the topic of Read More

11 Oct
2016

FCA third MiFID II consultation paper aimed at investor protection

  • 11th October 2016
  • Bora Nanaj

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its third consultation paper (CP3) with regards to the implementation of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) on 29 September 2016. MiFID II, which comes into effect on 3 January 2018, is aimed at making markets more efficient, transparent and responsible.  Strengthening consumer protection is one Read More

01 Aug
2016

4 key suggestions from the FCA’s CP on PRIIPS accommodation

On 18 July 2016, the FCA produced a consultation paper (CP16/18) outlining suggestions on how to prepare the rulebook for the introduction of PRIIPS.  PRIIPS, which is designed to increase transparency of costs, risk and intended market, will take effect on 31 December 2016.  It requires each manufacturer and distributor of insurance-based investment products (IIP) or packaged Read More

19 Jul
2016

Instilling a culture of compliance

On 5 July, JWG hosted their RegTech Capital Markets Conference in London, attracting over 150 attendees from top tier banks, buy-side firms, vendors, lawyers and academics from across the industry.  A speech from the FCA’s own Nick Cook at the start of the day told of the clear signs of progress being made and reiterated Read More

21 Jun
2016

The RegTech domains

In our response to the FCA’s call for input on RegTech, we recommended framing the thinking via the RegTech domains to help enable the prioritisation of new technological solutions in the context of external regulatory circumstances. As we have stressed before, RegTech is about the application of technology to solve a specific regulatory problem, not Read More

31 May
2016

Mis-selling: the case for regulation and redress

This month, the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts released its forty-first report of session 2015-16 which looks at ‘financial services mis-selling: regulation and redress’.  The Committee is tasked with ensuring value for money of public spending and generally holds the government and its civil servants to account for the delivery of public services. Read More

27 Apr
2016

JWG FCA RegTech Roundtable – key takeaways

  • 27th April 2016
  • Mark Robinson

In November the FCA issued a call for input on RegTech. JWG argued that new and proven tools can be employed but, to do so, the debate must be reframed as a ‘RegTech commons’ for the market to take off. We assembled top technologists from 14 leading firms with the FCA under Chatham house rule Read More