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The RegTech Council: bringing the climbing parties up the mountain
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01 Jun
2017

The RegTech Council: bringing the climbing parties up the mountain

  • 1st June 2017
  • Letitia Bolton

Before the climb, you must have a vision of what success will feel like.  You may not know the precise route, but a general direction, who you need beside you and a sense of the milestones along the way are key to getting in the right frame of mind. After 8 years of compliance efforts,..

18 May
2017

The RegTech mountain: we win, one step at a time

  • 18th May 2017
  • Letitia Bolton

After the financial crisis in 2008, there was an effort to put in place regulation to support the markets and prevent such a crisis in the future by, in the words of Mark Carney, moving the global financial system “from fragility to  resilience”.  In his recap of what a difference a decade makes, however, we..

25 Apr
2017

The collaborative path through the RegTech and FinTech jungles

  • 25th April 2017
  • Daniel Simpson

The terms FinTech and RegTech are both used increasingly frequently in the financial services industry. However, they are not by any means used consistently, or indeed necessarily separately. What they most definitely describe is the increasing use of technology in the provision of financial services and the solving of regulatory problems, but beyond that it..

15 Mar
2017

RegTech: the seeds of revolution are sewn

  • 15th March 2017
  • Daniel Simpson

The financial services industry is nearing a regulatory crisis point; detailed rules are being written in huge volumes, by regulatory bodies struggling to keep up with their mandates. The result: requirements that are habitually not well contextualised or articulated and often look unlikely to achieve the desired outcomes, but at the same time coming with..

14 Mar
2017

RegTech experts: get out of your own way

As we’ve covered frequently on this site, incumbents are spending billions complying with the thousands of new, granular obligations demanded by FS regulators. So why, after eight years of regulatory reform, is the industry still struggling to fund companies that can revolutionise the way we establish policies and ensure compliance? In 2016 we told UK..

08 Mar
2017

It’s unanimous: We need a RegTech council

  • 8th March 2017
  • Letitia Bolton

Over 40 senior professionals at JWG’s RegTech Capital Markets Conference unanimously stated that we are missing a governing body to assume responsibility for regulatory implementation. It was a powerful discussion which agreed that a key piece of the jigsaw is missing; a strategic dialogue to focus practical regulatory reform implementation.  There is a need to:..

03 Mar
2017

The state of RegTech 2017: meeting expectations?

On 28 February 2017, I was pleased to chair our second RegTech Capital Markets Conference in London.  As many have been asking how it measured up to our expectations, here’s a recap and an overview of what we think comes next. With a very senior audience of over 260 attendees from top-tier banks, buy-side firms..