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Thomson Reuters reports on regulatory reform in 2017

In this recently published annual report, Thomson Reuters outlines its predictions around regulatory reform for the year 2017. The skilled team of journalists at Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence provide expert insights around the regulatory events expected to shape the year, as well as advice on how best to prepare.

What lies ahead for the conduct risk regulatory environment in the coming year? How will this landscape continue to evolve going forward? What is the potential to cure financial industry headaches with distributed ledger technology (DLT)? And, on the other hand, what challenges does it create for the industry? How could innovations in automation help to ease the regulatory burden firms face today? 

These are just a few of the pressing questions tackled by Thomson Reuters in its extensive report, The State of Regulatory Reform 2017: A Special Report, which outlines predictions made by the journalist team of Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence. The publication by Thomson Reuters addresses relevant regulatory issues for four major world regions, and takes every opportunity to highlight the benefits of choosing its own Thomson Reuters branded risk management solutions. Despite this, the report still delivers extensive, carefully researched knowledge around several critically important impending changes to regulatory reform currently on the global horizon.

Thomson Reuters’ 2017 report on regulatory reform is divided geographically, covering four major global markets: the Americas, the UK and Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. The overview below offers a look into the some of the key regulatory issues addressed in each section of the report.


  • Regulation Under Trump: Balancing Growth and Financial Resiliency
  • S. Regulatory Enforcement Signals Are Mixed as Trump Takes Over
  • Banks Seek International View of Customers in Key Challenge
  • Standardization and Clarity Are Clearinghouse Priorities
  • Uncertainty Aside, U.S. Advisers Will Disclose More in 2017
  • U.S. Insurers Focus on Federal Role Under Trump, Amid State and International Initiatives
  • Canada’s Unification of Regulators Put on Ice After National Effort Stalls

UK & Europe

  • UK Regulators Invite Firms to Produce Industry Good Conduct Standards – Then Embed Them
  • ESMA’s Ambitious Reference Data Project Critical to MiFID II Success
  • FCA to Prioritize Financial Crime, Insider Dealing and AML
  • MiFID II Prep, Brexit to Dominate Continental Reform
  • Expert Views: What Are the FCA’s Priorities in 2017?

Middle East & Africa

  • Gulf Regulators Target Stability, Enhance Standards


  • Market Misconduct and AML to Be Top Singapore Concerns
  • Trading Book Reforms on Track, Full Basel Implementation Still Three Years Away
  • Coordinated Implementation of Margin Rules Expected in Asia
  • North Asia Nations Confront Unique Domestic Challenges
  • Asian Jurisdictions Aim to Become Regional Fintech Hubs
  • Australian Regulators to Focus on Risk Culture

To read or download the full Thomson Reuters State of Regulatory Reform 2017 report (in PDF format), click here.

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