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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

RegTech and trading: re-gaining control

For years the industry has been at work on the construction site of MiFID II. This has produced a building of basic structural integrity, but one that remains incomplete, and one that has required such a singular focus that surrounding constructions have been neglected. MiFID II is one of the biggest regulatory changes since the

Waking up to the power of RegTech?

The past year has been illuminating for the RegTech market, the past twelve months has seen an increase in discussion on the application of technology to regulatory compliance. We have seen action from the regulators, including the FCA’s recent TechSprint in which we at JWG were involved, and major regulatory initiatives, most notably MiFID II,

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