JWG started off life as the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) Joint Working Group - IT subject group. After sorting out what MiFID actually meant in 2007, we are back at it in 2011 looking the impact of expanding the scope and depth of change to trading regulations to 'business as usual' (BAU) globally.


Press releases
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New research: Five years on, G20 regulatory risk is a top priority for senior executives25 September 2014
Engagement model between regulators and the financial industry is broken, according to JWG report 10 April 2012
Is your ICT infrastructure robust enough for G20 regulatory reform?29 March 2012

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[RegBeacon] Issue 613 January 2014
[RegBeacon] Issue 619 July 2013
[RegBeacon] Issue 414 February 2013
[RegBeacon] Issue 31 October 2012
IOSCO ĘC ESMA recordkeeping and business continuity plan gap analysis8 June 2012

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2013-06-07 HB Client Alert - New EU Benchmarks Regulation.pdf11 June 2013
Your G20 compliant operating model2 October 2012
The operational perspective: the nuts and bolts of implementation6 January 2012
MiFID nuts and bolts16 November 2011

JWG alerts
Bad news for insider traders: ESMA review finds most countries aligned on market abuse ahead of MAD II/MAR:
US continues to lead on LEI: CFTC publishes rule recognising European identifiers for swap data reporting compliance:
Dual registration affirmed: US court upholds ruling that SEC-registered mutual funds must also register with CFTC:
Mutual exodus? Uncertainty over AIFMD reporting requirements to see US fund managers abandon Europe:
Cumbersome and contradictory: Conference reveals foreign hedge funds avoiding US; SEC/CFTC registration to blame?
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Regulatory identifiers (GRIS)
The Global Regulatory Identifier Steering Group (GRIS) is a collaborative initiative bringing together European sell-side trade bodies. It represents the European sell-side perspective, whilst creating a global dialogue between, and amongst, policymakers and industry.
G20 systemic risk
The Systemic Risk Group provides thought leadership both for the politicians who aim to control, and the managers that run, financial services. JWG's analysis of the G20's 93-point action plan provides decision makers with what they need to do the job from strategic direction to practical compliance with new regulations.

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FS infrastructure: ready for G20 reform?12 March 2012
How good is your data radar? Exploring the need for global risk and trading12 September 2011