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16 Jun
2016

MiFID II: strategic and business model implications

The revised European Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) looms over the regulatory horizon like an oncoming storm in the financial services industry. Aiming to improve the safety and transparency of financial markets, MiFID II reaches far beyond investment banks, impacting asset managers, commodity firms and OTC brokers and dealers too.  In terms of Read More

13 Jun
2016

Plumbing the reporting infrastructure

At JWG’s RegTech conference, now less than a month away, our second panel* will bring experts together to discuss the matter of aligning reporting obligations using RegTech to ease the regulatory burden. Panellists confirmed so far include Adedayo Banwo (Legal Counsel at Deutsche Bank, London Branch, former Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at Read More

23 May
2016

RegRoundup 23 May: Locking down cyber-security

  • 23rd May 2016
  • Aoife Quinn

In a week which has seen cyber-risk cement itself on the agendas of regulators across the world, we’ve witnessed action in the trading space with plenty of developments occurring in Europe’s markets in financial instruments’ overhaul, as well as a concerted effort to rethink the way in which regulations and regulators work in the financial services industry. Read More

05 May
2016

ESMA updates RTS on position limits

On Monday the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published opinions on the Regulatory Technical Standards for position limits (RTS 21) and non-equity transparency (RTS 20) under MiFID II, in response to the Commission’s request to ESMA in April to modify the draft RTS issued in September 2015. This article will detail the updates on Read More

04 May
2016

BOARD MEMORANDUM: Subject: Time to put RegTech on our agenda?

Date: April 2016 Dear fellow board members, As the Financial Conduct Authority’s acting head has so rightly pointed out, sustainability is the key to pleasing our shareholders and delighting our customers with a global approach to compliance. Since taking the seat which oversees our global compliance function in 2008, I’ve watched in horror as G20 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

15 Apr
2016

MiFID II’s unnatural data acts explained

  • 15th April 2016
  • Mark Robinson

We were pleased to speak at the Asset Control User Conference on Tuesday about the challenges of using RegTech in the context of comprehensive MiFID II data requirements.  JWG’s CEO, PJ Di Giammarino, presented a helicopter view of the regulatory landscape ahead of us, an approach to getting the cost of the data under control. Read More

14 Apr
2016

PRA issues first consultation paper for MiFID II

On 24 March, as part of the UK’s effort to set rules to transpose the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) set out its proposals in its first consultation paper. The application deadline for MiFID II/R has been delayed by one-year to 3 January 2018, with just the European Read More

05 Apr
2016

Full steam ahead for the LEI

  • 5th April 2016
  • Mark Robinson

The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) has come some way since its formal establishment in November 2011.  10 March marked a new date for going forward, when a report by the LEI Regulatory Oversight Committee (LEI ROC) set out their policy design for the phase 1 collection of level 2 relationship data for the Global Legal Read More