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12 Jan

RegBeacon shines light on 2017

  • 12th January 2017
  • Daniel Simpson

Seismic decisions around the globe last year will make this year the most uncertain for future plans since the G20 agreed regulatory implementation priorities in 2009. Though the shifting tectonic plates of geopolitics will dominate 2017 headlines, the uncertainty doesn’t matter from an implementation perspective. There is an unprecedented level to change to get on Read More

18 Oct

Dodd-Frank: smaller players and the cost of regulation

The plight or health of community banks has become a key weapon in the war between supporters and critics of Dodd-Frank and even financial regulation in general. The unmistakable decline in the number of community banks is used by many as an example of why the 12,000+ page legislation is flawed, as it supposedly hurts Read More

18 Aug

Concerns are raised over the cost of the Basel reforms

  • 18th August 2016
  • Darshna Pindoriya

The Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA), a banking lobby, has warned regulators that new rules must be closely examined to assess their impact on the global financial markets. This comes as a result of the proposed changes to capital requirements that the Basel Committee is currently implementing. These changes to capital requirements could have a Read More

15 Jun

Jurisdictions lacking the tools for shadow banking oversight

  • 15th June 2016
  • Mark Robinson

On 25 May, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) reported on jurisdictional progress in implementing their policy framework for strengthening oversight and regulation of shadow banking entities. Shadow banking emerged as a financial stability priority following the events of the financial crisis in 2008, when a number of non-bank financial entities entered into liquidation due to Read More

29 Apr

Q1 RegBeacon now available to members

  • 29th April 2016
  • Daniel Simpson

We are pleased to publish the 14th edition of our members only newsletter, RegBeacon. RegBeacon, is now available here. In this quarter we look one of the most contentious periods since the G20 agreed the regulatory reform agenda seven years ago. As politicians, courts, regulators, and firms wrestle with the same issues, we see a Read More

05 Apr

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 Mar

Financial crime and counter terrorist financing updates

  • 4th March 2016
  • David Miller

The attacks in Paris and the continued threats posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have once again seen fresh emphasis placed by financial regulators around the world on countering terrorist financing and money laundering. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a Paris based intergovernmental body that sets standards and promotes Read More

10 Aug

Piecing RFQs into the MiFID II puzzle

  • 10th August 2015
  • Aisha Dudhia

JWG analysis. With many of the regulations that have come into force since the 2008 financial crash, the rules may appear simple enough, but the devil is very much in the detail.  MiFID II is no exception. With MiFID II looking to enhance transparency within the industry, firms that currently provide RFQ services must consider Read More

30 Jun

A fresh look at regulatory design: Impact assessments and post-implementation reviews for EU regulation

  • 30th June 2015
  • RegTechFS

JWG analysis. TheCityUK today published its research report on EU reform.  In it, they outline proposals for a more competitive Europe, focusing on regulatory reform in section five. As TheCityUK emphasises, and we have previously mentioned in our publications, a spate of fresh regulation has been initiated within and beyond the G20 since the global Read More

09 Jun

Regulatory reporting 2015: recap of the standoff – Part 1

  • 9th June 2015
  • RegTechFS

JWG analysis. Catch phrases, like ‘caveat emptor’, have been the rallying cry of the financial industry for millennia.  In 2009, the G20 sought to change the status quo by introducing the notion of global transparency to all markets. After spending billions on the first wave of reporting, we are only now realising how difficult it Read More