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23 Feb
2016

JWG asked to host RegTech roundtable by the FCA

In answering the Government’s demand for the UK to become a leader in the RegTech field, the FCA issued a call for input in November. Given that JWG have been supporting the development of RegTech – via this publication and our other activities – for a decade now, we thought it would be helpful to Read More

30 Oct
2015

DerivSource interview: PJ Di Giammarino on MiFID II

  • 30th October 2015
  • Aisha Dudhia

Julia Schieffer, the founder and editor of DerivSource.com, recently interviewed PJ Di Giammarino, CEO of JWG Group, on some of the key stumbling blocks of MiFID II requirements. Extracts from the interview detailing issues on reference data, the transparency principle and how financial institutions are implementing changes can be seen below. The full transcript and Read More

02 Sep
2015

ESMA’s proposal for changes to EMIR

  • 2nd September 2015
  • Stefan Cristian Dorin

JWG analysis. Derivative contracts are not a financial innovation of recent decades, allegedly coming into use around 1700 BC in ancient Mesopotamia.  On 16 August 2012, a new chapter in derivatives’ history was written when the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) entered into force, as part of a global initiative to reduce counterparty and operational Read More

11 Dec
2014

The Blockchain as a regulated platform

  • 11th December 2014
  • RegTechFS

By Darragh O’Grady and JWG. In this fourth article in our Blockchain series, we asked RegTechFS contributor, Darragh O’Grady, what benefits blockchain technology could bring to the establishment and maintenance of trading platforms, particularly Multilateral Trading Facilities (MTF) in the context of forthcoming MiFID II implementation planning. According to MiFID, an MTF is a “multilateral Read More

18 Sep
2014

Trade reporting – watch out!

  • 18th September 2014
  • RegTechFS

JWG analysis. The challenges of gaining oversight over the financial system are not going unnoticed.  We come back from the summer holidays with 5 leading indicators that suggest we are on the brink of bad news.  Bad news that is likely to spread far and wide. Firstly, in a new report, the US Government Accountability Read More

09 Jun
2014

Battle weary? RegDelta is on its way!

  • 9th June 2014
  • RegTechFS

JWG analysis. For the past decade we have been making sense of the changes regulators want to make … and it’s not been easy.  JWG has worked with over 100 financial institutions, dozens of trade associations and regulators in several countries to mirror the detailed compliance requirements specified by the regulatory agenda to help define Read More

13 Mar
2014

The OTC dilemma: is the data awesome?

JWG analysis. There is a new film making the rounds where the evil ‘Lord Business’ locks up all the master builders in a think-tank and uses them to design his empire. Quite apart from giving JWG analysts a lot to laugh about, it’s a useful theme when exploring what is going on with OTC trade Read More

07 Mar
2014

The OTC forest: seeing the wood for the trees

JWG analysis. “When a tree falls in the woods, does it make a noise?” While some may find the question trivial, it has provided much food for thought for philosophers since it was first raised in the early 1700s. The answer to the question relies on one’s assumptions on whether observation is a necessary condition Read More