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04 Dec
2017

GDPR: everything you need to know to become compliant

With the implementation date of GDPR just seven months away, firms will need to start getting to grips with the requirements soon to be ushered in under the EU’s flagship regulation for data protection.  As things stand, GDPR will kick in before the UK formally leaves the European Union, meaning that its implications will still..

29 Sep
2017

Commodity derivatives: all you need to know about position reporting under MiFID II

With MiFID II’s implementation date of 3 January 2018 fast approaching, investment firms need to prepare for the changes that will be brought about by the EU’s flagship regulatory policy. All-encompassing in its scope, MiFID II will implement regulatory changes that will impact the trading of all financial instruments. In an attempt to fulfil the..

20 Apr
2017

Halfway there: the Capital Markets Union (CMU) plan

  • 20th April 2017
  • Darshna Pindoriya

The Capital Markets Union (CMU) is the European Commission’s (EC) plan to mobilise capital in Europe through growth, reduce the EU economy’s reliance on banks for loans and create jobs, including youth employment. Heavy reliance on the banking sector for funding needs remains, which is why one of the main actions in the CMU plan..

29 Mar
2017

Brexit: smooth transition through collaborative planning

  • 29th March 2017
  • Letitia Bolton

The UK’s departure from the European Union will be a seismic event for the financial sector, requiring extensive planning and transitioning from all corners of the industry.  To implement all of the necessary changes in time, many assumptions will need to be made.  In order to make this more efficient and lower the substantial costs..

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..

24 Jan
2017

A busy December for financial regulation!

  • 24th January 2017
  • Darshna Pindoriya

Never mind a busy December, all in all, it was a busy year for financial regulation as shown in one of our previous articles, as 384 regulatory documents were captured and uploaded in our trade and transaction RegDelta library. MiFID II Before Christmas, we saw ESMA publish many documents much like in January 2016 with..

07 Dec
2016

The FCA reflect on the November TechSprint

The FCA have released a video of the November TechSprint event on their RegTech webpage, which can be found here. The video, which features commentary from Christopher Woolard, Joanna Hill and Nick Cook from the FCA, rounds-up what was an exciting and informative experience for us at JWG, where we were given the opportunity to..

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..

29 Sep
2016

Brexit: is equivalence the answer?

  • 29th September 2016
  • Aoife Quinn

On Wednesday 14 September, the EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee heard evidence from Mr. Simon Gleeson, Partner at Clifford Chance, and Mr. Peter Snowdon, Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, for its Brexit Inquiry into financial services. Over the course of an hour, the discussion focused on how UK firms might hope to invoke rights of ‘equivalence’..

29 Jul
2016

A breakdown of the FCA’s feedback from the RegTech call for input

The FCA have now officially published the findings from their consultation with the industry on the development of RegTech. This is a much awaited document for those seeking to understand the direction of the regulator with regards innovation, particularly in the context of all the recent uncertainty in the wider regulatory landscape. It is evident..