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6 key questions on costs and funds under MiFID II
27 Oct

6 key questions on costs and funds under MiFID II

  • 27th October 2015
  • Aisha Dudhia

JWG analysis. Fees and costs currently present themselves as the top controversial issues within the investment industry. The key challenges on this topic, bearing MiFID II in mind, were discussed by Aisha Dudhia (JWG Group), Steven Charlton (Vanguard Asset Management) and Bart Heenk (Avida International) at Professional Investor’s latest roundtable. This article offers answers to Read More

22 Oct

5 things you need to know about MiFID II commodity rules

The MiFID framework is venturing into unchartered territory as European legislators aim to place new restrictions on commodity markets.  This element of MiFID II has been one of the most contentious parts of a highly controversial process.  In light of the recent publication of the Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) by ESMA, we look at five Read More

16 Oct

JWG redefine MiFID II implementation training

  • 16th October 2015
  • Daniel Simpson

PRESS RELEASE:  Think-tank deploys RegDelta to help train MiFID II workforce JWG, the financial services regulation think-tank, are offering a ground-breaking new face-to-face training course on 3 November 2015 in London.  Ground-breaking, because it is supported by the complete library of MiFID II documentation now loaded in RegDelta. The clock is ticking for the thousands Read More

14 Oct

Managing the complexities of client classification: the MiFID II push for LEIs

  • 14th October 2015
  • Mark Robinson

JWG analysis. As financial regulations keep piling up in the post-crisis world, it becomes increasingly difficult to recognise the similarities and differences between them.  The interdependencies on the Know Your Customer (KYC) front are present, but somewhat tangled.  Here we provide an overview of the current and upcoming client classification requirements under prominent regulations, and Read More

07 Oct

MiFID II implementation training – all systems go for 3 November

  • 7th October 2015
  • RegTechFS

With the MiFID II technical standards finally being published, the time is right to give our successful MiFID II implementation training its latest run on 3 November in London. We suspect that, soon, regulators will be asking tough questions about how you plan to be ready for system integration testing in a mere nine months Read More

05 Oct

Welcome to the ‘new world’ … of increased reporting requirements

  • 5th October 2015
  • Stefan Cristian Dorin

JWG analysis. Reporting systems are already buckling under the weight and complexity of new compliance demands, and yet more requirements are on the way.  Trade and transaction reporting regimes are set to expand significantly in 2017 when the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) and the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR) come Read More

02 Oct


  • 2nd October 2015
  • David Miller

JWG analysis. Over the course of the year, JWG’s Customer Data Management Group (CDMG) has covered in-depth customer due diligence and KYC requirements under global tax, reporting and anti-money laundering regulation, and market monitoring under MAR/MAD2.  For the ninth CDMG meeting, JWG took a different direction and covered fund management regulation and the regulatory interdependencies Read More

30 Sep

There is nothing new under MAR RTS …

  • 30th September 2015
  • David Miller

JWG analysis. … at least, not much!  This week is a significant one for compliance and legal professionals in the financial services industry.  ESMA has finally released 1,500 pages of draft regulatory standards covering trading, market abuse and the settlement of securities. In the past few months, JWG has spent considerable time covering MiFID II, Read More

28 Sep

MiFID II technical standards published

Today, ESMA has published the long-awaited MiFID II Technical Standards, leaving implementation teams across the industry with hundreds of pages to get to grips with.  The publication confirms that MiFID II will represent the biggest change to the regulatory framework in living memory.  It represents an extremely complex puzzle, but at least now we have Read More

04 Sep

10 key takeaways from the latest FCA MiFID II roundtable

  • 4th September 2015
  • Aisha Dudhia

JWG analysis. The minutes of the latest MiFID II implementation roundtable, on 17 July, were published in August.  At the meeting, the FCA spoke with a number of industry trade bodies, including the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA), to Read More