PwC Japan launches “Compliance & Regulatory Group”

Offering one-stop compliance and regulatory services to support financial industries

June 24 2019
PwC Japan Group

Wednesday, 24 June 2019 - PwC Japan Group (Chairman and Senior Partner: Koichiro Kimura) is pleased to announce the launch of “Compliance & Regulatory Group” which is newly established to highlight the regulatory agenda and growth strategies of financial industries, and starts its services on 1st July, 2019.

While meeting global regulatory changes and social demands have become ever more important management issues in financial industries today, this new cross-functional group will offer one-stop services on compliance and regulatory related issues, which each of PwC network firms including audits, consulting and deal advisory have been providing to clients separately for many years.

Compliance & Regulatory Group will leverage the expertise accumulated by the member firms of PwC Japan Group and global networks in areas such as compliance and financial regulation, insights on the data processes and systems required by financial institutions and financial service companies, and experiences gained through support for their growth strategies and regulatory agenda (cross-border M&A, etc.). Based on robust client relationships with trust, we aim to serve our clients consistently with the best services available in the industry.

To be and remain as a trusted advisor who will be there to support requirement of clients, we will also consider enhancing our broader advisory services not directly related to financial area in line with changes in the regulatory environment and social demands going forward.

Overview of the Compliance & Regulatory Group

  1. Services and solutions
    • Compliance area
      • Financial crime (such as AML/CFT)
      • Global compliance framework and management
      • Due diligence for M&A and post-merger integration (PMI)
    • Regulatory area
      • Financial markets regulations, including over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives regulatory reform
      • Basel III framework implementation such as capital adequacy requirements and liquidity requirements
      • Other regulatory compliance, and change management for financial regulations including “Business model transformation for financial regulations”.
    • Broader Financial Markets related advisory area
      • LIBOR and reference rate reforms
  2. New Group will provide services to the following markets/clients
    Financial institutions (commercial banks, trust banks, insurance companies, securities companies, asset management companies, investment advisors, leasing companies, credit card companies, money lenders, etc.), financial holding companies, funds transfer service providers, and other organizations related to the financial business (including general business corporations)
  3. Organizational Structure and Personnel
    • PwC Japan Group Compliance & Regulatory Group Leader
      • Yoshihiko Nishikawa (Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Arata LLC)
      • Yoshiaki Ishizuka (Partner, PwC Consulting LLC)
    • Size of the Group
      • Approximately 100


About PwC Japan Group

PwC Japan Group represents the member firms of the PwC global network in Japan and their subsidiaries. Each firm of PwC Japan Group undertakes its business as an independent and separate corporate entity.

To address complex and diversified business challenges, PwC Japan Group consolidates expertise of assurance, deal advisory, consulting, tax and legal services as well as enhances its structure in order to cooperate organically. As a professional service network with a total number of more than 7,300 partners and staff, PwC Japan Group provides quality client services to meet their needs and expectations.

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About PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC

In fulfillment of its mission to provide audits and assurance as outstanding professional services, PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC applies the approaches and best practices of PwC, one of the world's largest accounting firms, in ways tailored to conditions in the Japanese market. In addition, we provide clients with a wide variety of assistance in adopting International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and addressing matters related to internal controls for financial reporting as well as advice on IPOs.

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About PwC Advisory LLC

PwC Advisory LLC helps changing companies achieve their growth strategies by offering highly specialised advice on M&A, business recovery, and infrastructure-related deals. In collaboration with the PwC global network, we provide optimal services to help our clients establish an even stronger competitive advantage in the global market.

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About PwC Consulting LLC

PwC Consulting LLC offers comprehensive consulting services from strategy through execution. In collaboration with the PwC global network we work to resolve complex and challenging management issues faced by our clients, helping them bolster their competitive advantage in the global market.

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