Who are we?

JWG are recognised by regulators, financial institutions and technology firms as the independent analysts to help determine how the right regulations can be implemented in the right way

Who is the event for?

CIOs, COOs, heads of regulatory change management, heads of regulatory reporting, operations, technology, data compliance, legal and ecommerce from investment banks, private banks, commercial banks, hedge funds, custodians, asset management companies, other financial institutions and their suppliers.

To date, delegates are registered from the following firms: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BBVA, BNP Paribas, BP, Citi, Commerzbank, Crédit Agricole, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Exane, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, GLG Partners, Henderson Global Investors, HSBC, ING, Investec, J.P. Morgan, Legal & General, Lloyds, Macquarie Group, Morgan Stanley, Nomura, Northern Trust, RBS, Ruffer, Rothesay Life, Santander, Société Générale, Standard Chartered, State Street, Toronto Dominion, UBS, UniCredit, Wellington Management, Zurich Insurance.

Conference overview

In November the FCA issued a call for input on RegTech. JWG argued that new and proven tools can be employed but, to do so, the debate must be reframed as a ‘RegTech commons’ for the market to take off. We assembled top technologists from 14 leading firms with the FCA on 11 March 2016 to frame the thinking about what it will take to successfully lay the foundations.

The objective of the conference is to explore the issues in greater depth, generate collaborative proposals, agree on the priorities and establish an action plan.

Event Speakers

Full Details of Speakers
  • PJ Di Giammarino
  • CEO at JWG Group Ltd


  • Adedayo Banwo
  • VP Legal at Deutsche Bank


  • Joanne Hannaford
  • Partner at Goldman Sachs


  • Andrew Rourke
  • Head of Data Management at RBS


  • Adrian Shedden
  • Senior Associate at Burges Salmon


  • Leda Glyptis
  • Director at Sapient Global Markets


  • Beverley Aspeling
  • Managing Director of Chief Compliance & Regulatory Affairs at Credit Suisse


  • Ayaz Haji
  • Head of MiFID 2 Technical Architecture and Data Strategy at Goldman Sachs


  • Chad Giussani
  • Head of Transaction Reporting Compliance at Standard Chartered


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  • Matthew Hampson
  • Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Nomura Wholesale


  • Dileepa Karunadasa
  • Investment Bank IT Account Manager - Regulatory Programmes at UBS


Vincent Grandjean
  • Vincent Grandjean
  • eCommerce Fixed Income Product Manager at Santander Global Banking & Markets


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  • Jim Bennett
  • Managing Director at Sapient Global Markets


  • Stamos Fokianos
  • Managing Director, Global Head eBusiness at Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank


  • Chris Collins
  • Partner - Risk & Regulation at CGI

  • David Masters
  • Director – Head of Operations Regulatory Reporting Production at Société Générale


  • Chris Dingley
  • Head of Sales at Abide Financial

  • Mike Bennett
  • Semantics Repository Lead at EDM Council


Paul North
  • Paul North
  • Head of Product Management, EMEA at BNY Mellon


  • Hugh Daly
  • CEO at Message Automation

Frances Cook
  • Francis Cook
  • Head of Regulatory Analysis at GFT

  • Kevin Barry
  • Head of Investment IT and Change at Henderson Global Investors


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  • Nick Cook
  • Head of Data & Information Operations at the Financial Conduct Authority



08:15 Registration

08:45 Welcome and introduction from the chair
RegTech: overcoming blockage, budgets and Brexit fallout
– Putting RegTech on the board agenda
– Putting RegTech on the political and standards agendas
– The real impact on your people, customers and suppliers if you don’t

PJ Di Giammarino, CEO, JWG Group

09:05 Keynote: Making RegTech real – a regulatory progress update
– What is RegTech and what does it mean to the regulators?
– How does the regulatory community help to foster RegTech development?
– When can game-changing concepts, like the robo rulebook, be introduced?

Nick Cook, Head of Data & Information Operations, FCA

09:35 Panel: Unblocking the ecosystem – what it takes to see the benefits
– What are the barriers currently holding back RegTech development?
– How can these barriers be lifted or overcome and who should lead this approach?
– How can we foster a collaborative approach to this?
Kevin Barry, Head of Investment IT and Change, Henderson Global Investors
Matthew Hampson, MD, Global Wholesale CTO, Nomura
Joanne Hannaford, Managing Director, Technology, Goldman Sachs

10:15 Panel: Plumbing the reporting infrastructure – using RegTech to master regulatory reporting obligations, including DFA, EMIR, SFTR, MiFID II
– The impact of the complexity of trade, transaction and risk reporting
– Getting beyond reactive programmes to a common response
– What is required to master the complexity and minimise costs?

Adedayo Banwo, Legal Counsel, Deutsche Bank London Branch, former Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Chris Beevor, Division Director, Market Operations Division, Regulatory Operations, Macquarie Group
Chad Giussani, Head of Transaction Reporting Compliance, Standard Chartered Bank
Jim Bennett, Managing Director, Sapient Global Markets

11:25 Panel: The RegTech domains – prioritising ‘compliant’ RegTech solutions
– How to get the modelling and reference data right
– Why is it important to build the data standards before the blockchain?
– Who are the key stakeholders and where can the leadership come from?

Ayaz Haji, Head of MiFID 2 Technical Architecture and Data Strategy, Goldman Sachs
Paul North, Head of Product Management Europe, BNY Mellon
Andrew Rourke, Director, Head of CIB Data Management, RBS
Beverley Aspeling, MD, Regulatory Risk and Strategy, Credit Suisse Group

12:05 Panel: Practical application of RegTech – meeting trading obligations
– How will regulations, such as MiFID II, affect the trading infrastructure?
– How can compliance costs be reduced?
– How can Big Data, Smart Contracts, Distributed Ledger Technologies and interoperability standards help?

Stamos Fokianos, Managing Director, Global Head eBusiness, Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank
Dileepa Karunadasa, Executive Director – Investment Bank Programme & Portfolio Manager, UBS
Fred Tingey, Head of Regulatory IT Architecture, BNP Paribas
Chris Dingley, Head of Sales, Abide Financial

13:45 Panel: Dismantling data standards barriers
– Why is there an increasing need for better coordination between regulators?
– What efforts to establish global initiatives for harmonisation currently exist?
– What would be the success criteria for a good global data management initiative?

Mike Bennett, Semantics Repository Lead, EDM Council
Howard Guess, Data Architect, Deutsche Bank
Arjun Singh-Muchelle, Senior Advisor, Capital Markets, The Investment Association

David Masters, Director – Head of Operations Regulatory Reporting Production, London, Société Générale
Hugh Daly, CEO, Message Automation

14:30 – 16:00 Trading roundtable: Getting to compliant solutions in 18 months
– MiFID II and interdependent trading regulation priority builds
– How RegTech solutions keep costs under control and businesses happy
– How should the solutions be prioritised?

Vincent Grandjean, Executive Director, Fixed Income eCommerce Product Manager, Santander
Leda Glyptis, Director, Sapient Global Markets

15:00 – 16:30 Conduct roundtable: Getting to compliant solutions in 18 months
– The new obligations: recommendations, prices, advice and trades
– Getting the data, AI and workflow right
– Prioritising the potentially infinite costs of control

Co-chairs: Chris Collins, Partner: Risk & Regulation, CGI
and Adrian Shedden, Senior Associate, Burges Salmon

15:30 – 17:00 RegData standards roundtable: Developing the new regulatory data framework
– Why data management will be key to staying on top of the regulatory agenda
– How does the industry establish multijurisdictional data standards?
– How can we leverage existing standards, such as ISO20022 and FIBO?

Chair: Matthew Cossor, Managing Director – Chief Data Officer & Reporting, RBS
Francis Cook, Head of Regulatory Analysis, GFT

17:00 Wrap up summary and close

17:30 Drinks and networking


Register Your Interest

Please register your interest in attending the RegTech Capital Markets Conference by filling in your details below. A member of JWG's team will get back to you with confirmation.

5 July 2016, Cavendish Venue, One America Square, London, EC3N 2LB

Arriving on Foot

To reach America Square Conference Centre on foot maps and directions can be found on www.walkit.com. Just enter your start location and our postcode: EC3N 2LB for the best walking route.

Arriving by Bus

Minories: 15, 42, 78, 100
Fenchurch Street: 40

Arriving by Underground

Tower Hill – 1 min walk (District, Circle and Docklands Light Railway) On leaving Tower Hill tube station by walking straight out of the exit, turn right and walk for 100 meters past the Grange City Hotel and under the overhead train line bridge where you should turn right into Crosswall. The entrance to America Square Conference Centre is 50 meters on your right through the revolving doors.

Arriving by Car

To plan your journey by car visit The AA’s Route Planner and enter our postcode: EC3N 2LB. Please note that this venue is within the Congestion Charge Zone.

Car Parking

There is no parking at the America Square Conference Centre. Information on the nearest public car parks is available at NCP Parking. 4 hour Pay & Display parking spaces are in the area.



Brexit Paper

There is a popular belief that, if the UK chooses to leave, it will be free of the current rulemaking environment. The reality for operations and technology professionals that support investment firms is that they will enter a decade of uncertainty. Not only will the business models become unstable, the operating models will require a ‘mother of all change programmes’ that won’t end until 2026. Spotting, knowing and making the right changes to the new UK rulebook will feel like having an hour to count every grain of sand in the Sahara … during a sandstorm. There could be two main factors influencing the development of the new FS operating model post Brexit: RegTech and change management. Some firms will move quickly to sort out their approach and will gain competitive advantage. However, the ‘herd’ will move slowly leaving consultants, lawyers and technology providers as the ultimate winners for the next decade.


HM Treasury response

When we reach the stage that, by 2020, a document pile the height of three Eiffel Towers will have been produced by the G20 regulators since the financial crisis , it is indeed time to reconsider how regulation is produced in the 21st century. RegTech, or the use of technology to solve the critical problems of compliance, has broad change management potential across the whole of the financial industry, but first the innovation behind it must be supported. Despite increasing regulatory interest in emerging technologies, the most fundamental step that regulators could take is to build an intelligent policy hub to facilitate a common understanding, enabling all actors in the industry to spot and know their obligations so they can fulfil the intended policy objectives. The technologies to do this are available and proven and, in our response, we recommended a number of steps the HM Treasury and the other UK regulators could take to truly support this critical investment.


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