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15 Apr
2016

MiFID II’s unnatural data acts explained

  • 15th April 2016
  • Mark Robinson

We were pleased to speak at the Asset Control User Conference on Tuesday about the challenges of using RegTech in the context of comprehensive MiFID II data requirements.  JWG’s CEO, PJ Di Giammarino, presented a helicopter view of the regulatory landscape ahead of us, an approach to getting the cost of the data under control. Read More

05 Apr
2016

How to make RegTech Real: Four Policy Initiatives and Recommendations

  • 5th April 2016
  • Adedayo Banwo

JWG’s recent series on the emerging regulatory barriers and issues in FinTech, does an excellent job of setting forth the main issues for what is sure to be a busy few years of calibration for regulatory compliance and reporting. The emergence of RegTech, roughly the ways in which the adoption of new technologies can help Read More

04 Apr
2016
financial services regulation, fs regulation summary

RegRoundup 4 April: the pursuit of clarity

In the post-Easter week, regulators were busy shining a spotlight on remuneration practices in the industry.  We saw the EBA releasing a report looking at the high earners in EU banks and ESMA focusing on sound remuneration policies under the UCITS Directive and AIFMD. The FSB also met in Tokyo to discuss their priorities for Read More

10 Mar
2016

The RegTech ecosystem: in depth analysis (part 3 of 3)

  • 10th March 2016
  • Mark Robinson

In our two previous articles, we mentioned that, despite the technology existing to enable ‘good regulatory practice’, the market has failed to overcome the four main barriers.  Why? In short, while we have a strong chorus of support from the side-lines, the regulators are only just now beginning to take on the job of making Read More

07 Mar
2016

The RegTech barriers: in depth analysis (part 2 of 3)

  • 7th March 2016
  • Mark Robinson

In our previous article, we argued that a number of next-generation technologies have the potential to dramatically disrupt the financial sector’s manual and outdated legacy infrastructure which is, as we write, fighting a losing battle with the ever-growing pile of regulatory rules. It’s curious.  With thousands of actors spending billions on hundreds of technologies – Read More

02 Mar
2016

The RegTech marketplace: in depth analysis (Part 1 of 3)

An EY report released this week in conjunction with the UK Treasury, declared the UK to be the highest ranking FinTech sector in the world with a market size of £6.6 billion.  The authors predominantly attributed this to the UK’s accommodative regulatory regime for startups and the associated disruptive technologies they bring to market. We Read More

23 Feb
2016

JWG asked to host RegTech roundtable by the FCA

In answering the Government’s demand for the UK to become a leader in the RegTech field, the FCA issued a call for input in November. Given that JWG have been supporting the development of RegTech – via this publication and our other activities – for a decade now, we thought it would be helpful to Read More

09 Feb
2015

Digital identity – KYC for the digital age?

  • 9th February 2015
  • RegTechFS

By Darragh O’Grady and JWG. Regulatory requirements coming in over the next 3 years will mean firms need to know – and prove that they know – more things about their customer than ever before.  Combined with the growth of ‘digital banking’, firms are now having to innovate on the digital front, whilst ensuring compliance Read More

11 Dec
2014

The Blockchain as a regulated platform

  • 11th December 2014
  • RegTechFS

By Darragh O’Grady and JWG. In this fourth article in our Blockchain series, we asked RegTechFS contributor, Darragh O’Grady, what benefits blockchain technology could bring to the establishment and maintenance of trading platforms, particularly Multilateral Trading Facilities (MTF) in the context of forthcoming MiFID II implementation planning. According to MiFID, an MTF is a “multilateral Read More