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The impact of a hard Brexit on the financial services industry

27 FEBRUARY 2019
BY MICHAEL ROBERTSON

With little over a month until the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union, JDX continues to monitor some of the key challenges which could impact financial services companies in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.

Many firms will have assessed their readiness for Brexit on the basis of having a transitionary period after 29 March, but we now have to strongly consider a cliff-edge outcome where the UK effectively crashes out of the EU with no formal agreements in place around key areas such as financial services.

Regulatory Reporting: Time for a Rethink

Our research in partnership with Inforalgo, the Capital Markets data automation specialist, shows that after years of ‘making do’, financial institutions are now proactively ramping up their regulatory compliance capabilities to cope with intensifying global requirements – and the significant additional demands of MiFID II.

Webinar: Time to rethink regulatory reporting?

New research by independent financial regulatory think-tank JWG, in partnership with Inforalgo, the Capital Markets data automation specialist, shows that after years o

How The Brexit Stole Thanksgiving!

SONIA and LIBOR: The end of an infamous benchmark

On 23rd April, the Bank of England took over the administration of the benchmark rate known as SONIA (Sterling Overnight Index Average), and issued a series of reforms to the well-established benchmark as part of its implementation as a replacement to LIBOR. As a consequence of the LIBOR scandal in 2012, a Bank of England

SONIA reform FAQs and publication of GBP-SONIA-Compound

Click here to view the SONIA reform frequently asked questions (FAQ) document, or download the attached PDF.

These FAQs, which may be updated from time to time, comprise information on the SONIA benchmark reforms and the derivatives industry’s implementation of the relevant changes.

Click here to view Supplement 55 to the 2006 ISDA Definitions or download the attached PDF.

New regulatory fines to penalise bad culture?

The CEO of a major bank admits wrong-doing and pays a fine in the UK, while the NY DFS still mulls the case over. The same day, a different CEO has to tell his shareholders that his bank will pay $1 billion fine for poor practices. Quite a different result for breaking a rule. With

SONIA reform FAQs and pre-publication draft of GBP-SONIA-Compound

Click here to view the SONIA reform frequently asked questions (FAQ) document, or download the attached PDF.

These FAQs, which may be updated from time to time, comprise information on the SONIA benchmark reforms and the derivatives industry’s implementation of the relevant changes.

A paradigm shift for KYC/AML compliance

Several interconnected global trends have heightened the risk banks face when combating financial crime. First, regulators are continually revising rules as they expand their focus from organised crime to global terrorist networks, many of which have grown more sophisticated in recent years. Second, integrated networks and an increase in cross-border transactions have left gaps in

A DLT-based approach for more efficient regulatory reporting

Following a successful seventh reporting and reference data special interest group (RRDS 7) at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on 13 February 2018, participants met for the usual post-RRDS drinks and networking session. At one point during the evening, we found ourselves mediating a friendly debate between two senior compliance officers on the post-trade reporting

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