PwC's Strategic Regulatory & Sustainability Services

Helping financial institutions and authorities see into the future and set up an effective regulatory framework

With a veritable regulatory tsunami sweeping the financial industry, regulation and compliance have become a top management responsibility. Because of their structure and cross-border business activities, financial services companies have to meet complex regulatory compliance and regulatory reporting requirements. If they fall short in terms of the identification and interpretation of regulatory changes (e.g. EU Action Plan Sustainable Finance, BRRD, EU intermediate Parent Undertaking Regulation, MiFID ll, Basel V, STS Regulation, PRI, PRB, TCFD), they risk overlooking potential pitfalls and missing out on valuable opportunities.

On the other side of the regulatory equation, the challenge for regulators, central banks and international standard setters is to handle the economic and legal/regulatory treatment of developments in areas such as Sustainable Finance, central bank digital currencies and new regulatory standards – and to create a crypto and sustainability framework that provides adequate protection while enabling these novel technologies and models to flourish.

 PwC's Strategic Regulatory & Sustainability Services makes the whole equation work: on the one hand by helping financial institutions identify regulatory changes early on and analyse their strategic impact, and on the other by helping governments, regulatory bodies to define a robust and effective regulatory framework.

What PwC can offer

Our interdisciplinary team focuses on providing financial institutions with strategic impact assessment throughout the process of identifying and analysing new regulatory initiatives. Our strength lies in our ability to understand the regulatory requirements and their potential impacts on your business as the basis for tailor-made analysis and guidance on where you could be taking action.

With its experience of delivering country-specific regulatory analysis and its profound government, industry and legal knowledge, our team is also uniquely equipped to advise regulators and governments on how to handle regulatory challenges.

Our services

  • Identification and interpretation
    Identifying, monitoring and robustly interpreting regulatory developments with PwC’s Legal Regulatory Radar
  • Strategic opportunities & threats
    Identifying the value proposition and strategic opportunities and threats for financial institutions and their business
  • Shaping the pipeline
    Yearly regulatory outlook brochure and tailor-made impact assessment reports
  • Ad-hoc advice
    Ad-hoc advice on relevant regulatory and blockchain-related topics
  • Country specific framework
    Support with developing a clear and transparent legal/regulatory ICO & crypto framework
  • Impact analysis and benchmarking
    Technical support in preparing impact assessment reports. Benchmarking legal and regulatory framework against the Swiss, EU and international standards and best practices.

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  • Regulatory authority and central bank support
    Technical support for governments/regulators and supervisory authorities in the preparation of a strategic regulatory framework.
  • Define & design
    Defining and designing regulatory guidelines for regulators and standard setters. 

Strategic Regulatory Foresight Banking Report

2019/2020 Switzerland and Europe

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Rethinking Switzerland’s lender of last resort regime

Restoring financial stability in the financial markets

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Central Bank Digital Currency

Benefits and drawbacks

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Global Banking & Financial Policy Review


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