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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

10 Feb
2017

Regulatory reporting in 2017: What does good look like?

  • 10th February 2017
  • Will Payne

The sheer number of overlapping regulatory reporting regimes makes compliance difficult. MiFID II, which comes into effect in January 2018, significantly expands the scope of transaction reporting. EMIR, which is a reporting regime for derivative transactions under the EU regulation on OTC derivatives, CCPs and trade repositories, came into effect on 10 April 2014. Reporting Read More

15 Dec
2016

Harmonised transaction reporting: probable or impossible?

Transaction reporting can be a difficult regulatory requirement to get right and compliance can be even more complicated due to multiple overlapping transaction reporting regimes, which all serve slightly different purposes and have varying structures. This article looks at the transaction reporting requirements under four key regulations: MiFID II, EMIR, REMIT and SFTR. The first Read More

21 Oct
2016

Did ESMA address the industry’s key issues in their MiFID II guidelines for transaction reporting?

  • 21st October 2016
  • Kara Paslawska

In December 2015, ESMA published a consultation paper on transaction reporting, order record keeping and clock synchronisation.  Shortly after, we summarised the 10 key issues from the MiFID II guidelines for transaction reporting.  Now, having considered the issues raised in the responses to the consultation paper, ESMA has published its guidelines. Considering the key topics Read More

05 Oct
2016

Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTs) – a regulation that is not only about SFTs

  • 5th October 2016
  • Kara Paslawska

There is no hiding that securities financing transactions, thanks to their role in the financial crisis of 2007-2008, do not have a good reputation.  The Financial Stability Board’s policy framework seeks to address SFTs’ complex and opaque nature through increased transparency of these products to allow clients a more accurate assessment of where to invest Read More

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

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

13 Nov
2014

Doing MiFID II right – shaping your what AND how

  • 13th November 2014
  • RegTechFS

JWG analysis. In our last article on this topic, we spelt out our views on regulatory implementation standards.  And the first standard that needs to be defined is how you’re going to organise your work programmes. The shape of your MiFID II programme MiFID II is far beyond just a few ‘tweaks’ to MiFID I.  So much Read More