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Regulatory Compliance

Delivering regulatory change for the financial industry

The financial crisis triggered regulators across the globe to create new, overarching principles for the rules of engagement for the financial services industry. Regulations such as MiFID II, PRIIPS, EMIR and the GDPR herald not just an increase in regulatory oversight, but also a re-architecting of the European capital markets. Effective and efficient translation of those regulations into practice requires an in-depth understanding of the banking environment and of the regulations themselves.
GreySpark has assisted global and regional banks in the translation of regulations into change initiatives through reviewing emerging policies, planning change programmes and implementing new tools and processes.

Our Value

Delivering regulatory change comes with a special set of challenges. Firms have little control over the timelines for delivery and the obligations are revised as the regulatory legislation evolves and legal interpretation is developed. Distilling regulations into obligations is just the start – determining how the obligations apply to the specific business model and taxonomy of a firm is often a complex and laborious process. GreySpark brings specific regulatory knowledge and experience to help stakeholders define objectives and requirements.

When it comes to implementation and delivery, there is no substitute for careful, detailed analysis and planning. However, subject matter experts who hold the crucial organisation-specific knowledge within a firm lack the bandwidth to deliver required project artefacts such as business requirements and functional specifications. With experience in a broad range of organisations and a proven track record of delivering regulatory change in a well-defined but pragmatic manner, GreySpark delivers a powerful combination of expertise, leadership and advice that is tailored to the specific requirements of each engagement. GreySpark helps clients to look past their regulatory obligations and see the opportunities beyond.

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Service Elements

Impact Assessment

  • Product/asset-class/business line scope determination
  • Business stakeholder training and engagement
  • Business process impact analysis
  • Technology impact analysis

Solution Design

  • Vendor analysis and buy vs build decision support
  • Peer analysis and comparison of approach
  • Business and technical architecture
  • Technical and functional specifications
  • Budget planning and delivery schedule
  • Business stakeholder training and engagement

Delivery Health Check

  • Requirements accuracy and completeness review
  • Cross-functional/multi-regulation solution assessment
  • Technical design evaluation
  • Independent delivery risk assessment
  • Cross-workstream alignment and gap analysis
  • Test case definition and process evidencing

Implementation Support and Acceleration

  • SME input and advice
  • Best Practice workshops
  • Full project lifecycle documentation, using waterfall, agile or mixed toolsets
  • Vendor selection & PoC delivery
  • Project Management & PMO Support
  • RAID management

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