financial services regulation, fs regulation summary

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...
benchmark regulation, benchmarks regulation, benchmarking, esma discussion paper benchmarks, wheatley review, LIBOR, EURIBOR,

On 15 February, ESMA released a discussion paper with the purpose of consulting stakeholder opinions on the technical implementation of the incoming Benchmarks Regulation. ...

The market abuse regulation (MAR) is fast approaching and will impact not just financial services firms, but also any EU listed company. Identified in a...

On 28 January 2016, ESMA published a paper consulting on a number of draft guidelines falling under a fraction of the Market Abuse Regulation...

After a long week at Davos, there are a number of interesting conclusions from this year’s World Economic Forum.  China appears to have come...
Review of banking culture, FCA review of banks, UK banking review

The FCA has just dropped their comprehensive review of UK banking culture, which focused on whether pay, promotions or incentives in the financial sector...

JWG analysis. On 9 November 2015, ESMA published its Q&A on the implementation of the current Market Abuse Directive (MAD).  For those of you looking...

JWG analysis. … at least, not much!  This week is a significant one for compliance and legal professionals in the financial services industry.  ESMA has...

JWG analysis. The Regulation on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT) was introduced in 2011 to stem insider trading and market abuse in European...

JWG analysis. Last week we wrote about thwarting financial crime through suspicious transaction reports (STRs) in the UK, and the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) concern...