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2020

September

Summary

For those of us who are in the UK, I think it’s safe to say Summer is over. The temperature has dropped and the rain is ready to set in. I hope, wherever you are, you’re ready for the last sprint to the end of the year.

September was a great month, we launched our latest research report, commissioned by the New South Wales Government and the Australian Trade and Investment Commission. From that research, we are hosting a webinar tomorrow to look at the RegTech landscape in the UK and Ireland and talk about what it takes for a RegTech to make it in this market. If you’re interested to joining the webinar, you can register here.

One of the biggest news items this month was the leak of the FinCEN files, exposing some of the world’s biggest banks allowing dirty money to be moved around the world. We’ve included a useful article that outlines the ‘what now?’.

Finally, It has been amazing to see Global RegTech funding continuing apace, SumSub & ACIN (UK), FirstAML (New Zealand) and Honcho (USA) to name a few. Congratulations to the teams and founders. Keep posting your news on social to #RegTechReview.

August

Summary

In Europe, Summer holiday season is drawing to a close, I hope everyone was able to get away from your screens and enjoy a bit of the sunshine.

The development of the RegTech Directory continues and we have big news to share later in the year. Right now, data quality is our mantra – If you think your listing might be out of date, or if your product isn’t on the directory, please have a look and submit those details. Our delivery team have recently completed two very big and exciting projects where we used the data from our directory to complete – so make your company and product details are correct. It allows us to showcase your product in the best possible way.

Are you following us on LinkedIn and Twitter? If you’re feeling like our monthly newsletters just aren’t enough, follow us on these channels so you can see what we are up to and what’s happening in the industry. And, if you have some news you would like to share with our network, include the hashtag #RegTechReview in your posts so we can find it.

I am really excited to renew my mentoring arrangement with the FinTech Innovation Lab in London, run by Accenture. I cannot recommend the program more highly, take a look below.

Finally, Michael Lawrence who was with us again this summer as a Senior Research Analyst, was awarded two scholarships, The Bath Postgraduate Bursary and The MSc Economics for Business Intelligence and Systems Scholarship for the Master’s degree of the same name. We will be sad to see him go, whatever he does in life we wish him the very best of luck!

July

Summary

As the year speeds by, July was another good month for RegTech Associates. We held our final webinar in the Digital Regulation Series which was focused around the theme ‘AML – a new era’. Now, we are beginning the planning for our physical roundtables and deciding when, and how, they should go ahead.

My Co-Founder, Sian Lewin, was named as one of the top ten influencers in RegTech and our Senior Research Analyst, Michael Lawrence, was awarded a first class honours in his BSc in Economics from the University of Bath.

We are continuing to showcase our research in the RegTech Directory, adding new products and updating 1000’s of data points. If you haven’t had a chance to check your listing, jump on the directory and have a look. If you can’t find your company or product, get in touch or submit an application form.

Make sure you following us on LinkedIn and Twitter and keep up-to-date with what we are doing and what’s going on in the RegTech world. If you have any news you’d like to share, use the hashtag #RegTechReview so we can reshare and include it in our next newsletter.

Finally, congratulations to friends at Lucinty, Hummingbird, ComplyAdvantage and Quantexa who grabbed the funding headlines over the last month!

June

Summary

We are now six months into 2020, one of the most unprecedented years of change in our lifetime so far. All of us here at RegTech Associates hope everyone is staying safe, healthy and finding peace in the current circumstances.

We have seen quite a few changes this month. As the team has been working so effectively virtually, we said goodbye to our physical office in Barbican. Once the current climate looks like it might be close to getting back to what is was, we will look for a new place to meet with clients and work together (physically) again.

We also welcomed two staff members, Michael Lawrence who has come onboard to help with research and delivery over the summer period and Kurosh Amini who joins our commercial team.

My Co-Founder Sian has been showcasing her expertise in the RegTech Market and also celebrated her two year anniversary with RegTech Associates. Our Client Delivery Manager, Tom, has been accredited with the UNPRI qualification and we held the second webinar in the Digital Regulation Series on the theme ‘Crises, fraud and the use of AI’.

Based upon your feedback, we are going to be reviewing and highlighting RegTech news that caught our eye over the previous month, alongside news about ourselves (of course!). We hope you enjoy the new format and content.

Reach out if there anything you would like to discuss in the world of RegTech.

May

Summary

How are you and your teams getting on with this ‘new normal’? Here at RegTech Associates we have managed to smoothly transition to online meetings and Slack messaging, though nothing beats a face-to-face interaction. I’m sure you are feeling it too.

It has been really busy lately, we announced the appointment of Janet Adams, Head of Strategic Projects and Performance, Business Banking at TSB and Ian Hollowbread, Head of RegTech, ING Labs at ING, to our Industry Advisory Board. We are very fortunate to have Janet and Ian work with us to provide strategic oversight as we continue to grow.

We held our first ever webinar as part of our established Digital Regulation series. The series is now in its 3rd year and right now we have a major focus on financial crime. However, we are planning to cover topics such as ESG, Digital Compliance and Regulatory & Compliance management later in 2020. Get in touch if those topics are of interest.

You might not know, but part of our mission in life is to help educate the industry on the use of RegTech. We would love your feedback on how we can do this more effectively, please take 2 minutes to complete this short survey

Finally, although it looks like there might be a light at the end of this lockdown tunnel for much of the world, I hope you are staying diligent and helping to minimise the spread of the virus.

April

Summary

Since our last newsletter a lot has changed. We hope that everyone is adjusting to this new way of life, are safe and staying indoors where possible.

The team are into our sixth week of working from home and we are happy to report we have been as busy as ever. We have daily catch-ups to discuss current projects and to have a laugh with each other like we would in the office.

We have adjusted our Digital Regulation Series to be working-from-home-friendly and have introduced three new webinars to the series. Each financial crime theme will have a webinar to provide knowledge and understanding on the subject matter to lead to a more focused conversation at the roundtable.

A new service has been launched, our Content Creation subscription, to help startups build their content strategy and establish their voice in the market.

We carry on having great conversations with companies such as Encompass, iMeta, Evalueserve, Napier, Feedzai, Glassbox Digital and many more.

We have a few projects in the pipeline and I’m looking forward to sharing them with you soon. Please also get in touch if there is interesting news or insights you would like to discuss in the RegTech industry.

March

Summary

Welcome to our March newsletter, I have a lot to update you on.

This month we’ve had a close look at Cyber, Identity and Privacy (or CIP for short). This is one of our categories of the RegTech Directory and we have curated pieces of research looking at providers who solve problems in this market.

Our 2020 industry roundtable series exploring financial crime has officially launched. The first event, looking at evolving from data to risk management, takes place on Thursday 21st May. Spaces are limited and screened so make sure you apply to attend today.

We’ve been taking our Thomson Reuters powered regulatory change management platform to Europe, met with the FCA and the Bank of England, and spoke at Regtech Live about tech solutions for the 5th AML Directive.

As the team continues to grow we are in the final throes of confirming our Advisory Board. The quality and reputation of our Board validates how we are influencing the RegTech industry. I look forward to announcing more in the coming weeks.

January/February

Summary

Here at RegTech Associates, we have had a fast and exciting start to the new decade. Will 2020 be the year that RegTech solutions really come to the forefront and the true value in their adoption is realised? We certainly think so… 

Our work this month has focused on Financial Crime and Fraud Detection, as well as conducting a deep dive on the category of CyberSecurity, Identity and Data Privacy, including a brand new market map which will be released in February – make sure you keep an eye out! 

Additionally, we have welcomed a new member of the team, Thomas Harding, who joins us from Northern Trust, who will be working closely with our very own Reg Doctor – Sian Lewin, augmenting our client delivery capabilities and releasing new product and services throughout the year – major announcements coming soon!

Looking ahead, the team are lined up for a number of speaking engagements at industry events and conferences coming up throughout February. See further details and get in touch to arrange an introductory conversation with one of our team.

2019

November/December

Summary

Last week, Sian and I visited Printworks, the venue for RegTECHTalents on November 13th. A venue more used to entertaining London’s clubbing elite will host our latest RegTech adventure and we are getting very excited – hope to see you there next week.

For those of you who cannot make it to RegTECHTalents, we do our best to make our content available to you and this month we feature some new videos, a blog from our September Financial Crime roundtable and news from around the RegTech World.

September

Summary

Welcome back to all who have enjoyed a summer break, and commiserations to those that didn’t. September is already flying by and we have lots to share. 

We hosted our first FinCrime roundtable in collaboration with the FCA on the 12th September, which was fantastically well-attended and (if we say so ourselves) a runaway success. Sian Lewin moderated a panel at the Exactpro Extent Conference in London on the 17 September. RegTech Associates Jason and Stuart are going on tour next month – Stuart will be speaking at the HighQ Update in Copenhagen on the 9 October. Momentum is also building for our next event, the RegTECHTalents festival as part of the FinTECHTalents festival, 11-13 November.

Our team continues to grow – this month, we are delighted to welcome back one of our former interns and re-introduce Jack Rowbotham, who joins our Client Delivery team.

We’re also working with many of you in the wider RegTech community, and always welcome the opportunity to collaborate with our peers – so please do drop me a line if you have any insights you’d like to share or projects you’d like us to be involved with. Looking forward to hearing from you!

July/August

Summary

We have spent much of the early summer working on growth, as a result we have some exciting new interviews, content, clients and people to share with you.

Firstly, please join me in welcoming Stuart Boardman who joins us as Commercial Director; he has a lot to contribute to RegTech Associates and is looking forward to meeting many of you over the coming months.

We have further news on our industry roundtables in collaboration with the FCA, a blog from the Sian Lewin on the Digital Regulatory Reporting roundtable we ran in June and also some more information about the first of our Financial Crime roundtables, which is shaping up nicely.

Once again, please let us know if you have any products to add to the Directory and feel free to forward this to anyone you like to join the largest independent RegTech community at http://rtassociates.co/. We are migrating from Mailchimp very soon, so if you want to continue receiving news it would be a good time to renew your sign up.

Hopefully you’ll be enjoying a break at some point over August – looking forward to speaking to you when we’re all back together again.

May/June

Summary

We continue to bloom and grow with our clients and the wider RegTech community into early summer 2019.

The emphasis for us is still team, partnerships and collaborations – more information about one such partnership is included in this newsletter. On the team front please join me in welcoming Emma Parry as the latest RegTech Associate and expert in Conduct Risk; we’re delighted that she’s contributed her insightful first blog for us on what’s on the horizon for accountability regimes.

We have updates to share on the series of industry roundtables in collaboration with the FCA throughout 2019 – see below for details of the most recent DRR roundtable and also some news about the first of our Financial Crime roundtables.

Continuing with the third of our articles in 2019 exploring the crypto ecosystem, we are pleased to share with you an interview with Teana Baker-Taylor of Global Digital Finance on conduct standards for crypto and global assets.

Once again, please let us know if you have any products to add to the Directory and feel free to forward this to anyone you like to join the largest independent RegTech community at http://rtassociates.co/.

Here’s to a great ongoing summer, and I look forward to catching up with you soon.

April

Summary

April was just as action-packed for RegTech Associates as the rest of 2019, so again we have a lot of exciting news to share.

In this edition of the newsletter, we are covering a summary of our activities in the industry, none of which would be possible without our team. We’ve been expanding with more news this area to come in June. Please join me in welcoming Yavor Aleksandrov and Lilia Tira.

Bringing people together for conversations that change the industry is a key goal of ours, if you want to join in take a look at the series of industry roundtables we’re producing with the FCA throughout 2019. We are also delighted to introduce you to our RegTECHTalents 2019 steering committee.

Our exploration of the RegTech categories in our Directory continues – this month The RegDoctor examines Market Integrity and Transparency (part 1). As before, please do drop us a line if you’d like to collaborate on a blog in this field over the next month or two.

We’re also continuing to explore the crypto ecosystem, and are delighted to share with you a fascinating interview with Dr Iwa Salami of the University of East London, about achieving a global regulatory framework. Iwa provides some really valuable insights here on international regulation, blockchain and financial crime.

Once again, please let us know if you have any products to add to the Directory and feel free to forward this to anyone you like to join the largest independent RegTech community at http://rtassociates.co/.

March

Summary

March has been an incredibly busy and exciting month for RegTech Associates, so we have a lot of news to share with you!

We’ve been talking to financial institutions and RegTech/FinTech providers about the series of industry roundtables we’re producing with the FCA throughout 2019 – these promise to be valuable events with some really useful outcomes. See below for how you can get involved with these.

We announced the launch of RegTECHTalents last week, and have already had a lot of interest – this really does have the potential to be a bit special. In this newsletter there’s a link to my blog explaining why we decided to get involved with this partnership with the brilliant team at FinTECHTalents.

Continuing our deep dive into the RegTech categories in our Directory, we’ve created a Market Map for Digital Regulatory Change and The Reg Doctor provides a market assessment in her blog below. Next up will be Market Integrity and Transparency – as before, please do drop us a line if you’d like to collaborate on a blog in this field over the next month or two.

We’re also diving deeper into the world of crypto, and exploring how and when this could be regulated. This issue contains Part 1 of an interview with Erik Wilgenhof Plante, Chief Compliance Officer at Bequant Crypto Currency Exchange on this fascinating subject.

As usual, please let us know if you have any products to add to the Directory and feel free to forward this to anyone you like to join the largest independent RegTech community at http://rtassociates.co/.

February

Summary

In this unseasonably warm February, and with so many Anti Money Laundering cases currently under the spotlight globally we’ve been focusing again on Financial Crime at RegTech Associates.Take a look at our FinCrime Market Map and read RegTech Associate Vesna McCreery’s predictions for 2019.

However, we don’t want to neglect the many other RegTech categories and so have begun work on mapping Regulatory Change products and companies, which we will share with you shortly. In fact, as we dive deeper into mapping the Regulatory Change and Market Integrity & Transparency categories of our Directory, we’d like to invite you to share your expertise with us. Drop us a line if you’d like to collaborate on a blog over the next month or two.

You may think we’ve gone a bit quiet on the subject of events lately – watch this space for the big reveal about the launch of our new series in collaboration with the FCA. There will also be major news about a date for your diary later this year.

February also saw the launch of RegTech Women and we’ve included an interview with one of our own RegTech women, Dr Sian Lewin.

Let us know if you have any products to add to the Directory and feel free to forward this to anyone you like to join the largest independent RegTech community at http://rtassociates.co/.

January

Summary

We’ve started off 2019 with a brand new office and we have started some exciting projects in January. Today sees the launch of our new updated RegTech Product Directory – take a look and and make sure your product is included. The data, originally evaluated by 30+ financial institutions, can be searched and results can be filtered by category.

We are working with some new associates, and in December had been focussing on Finance Crime with Vesna McCreery – watch out for more as the team will be growing in February.

We’re also looking back at our successful International Digital Regulation Series in October, November and finally the last London event at NatWest in December 2018. We have some great footage and content from all these events on our website, celebrating partnerships and collaboration between the regulator, financial institutions and tech providers. Check out our latest blog of the December 11th event there too.

Take a look at the updated 2019 version of the Directory and feel free to forward this to anyone you like to join the largest independent RegTech community at http://rtassociates.co/.

2018

November

Summary

November has been a hive of activity at RegTech Associates, but we have managed to find some time to take stock and would like to hear from you about how we are doing – please do take a minute or so to complete our survey.

We have a new team member to be announced next month and are also hiring into our growing team. December sees our final Digital Regulation event of the year, focusing on Digital Regulatory Reporting. Our November event took place in Zurich giving us an opportunity to reflect on the differences and similarities in the RegTech market between the UK and Switzerland.

The team has also been busy spreading the message of RegTech – I made my podcast debut with 11:FS on a FinTech Insiders Insight show and Sian spoke at both CodeFirst Girls and the DerivSource conference. We are both back in action at RegTech Rising in the first week of December.

Do feel free to forward this to anyone who like to join the largest independent RegTech community at http://rtassociates.co/.

October

Summary

October has been an incredibly exciting and productive month here at RegTech Associates, with the start of our Digital Regulation event series in Collaboration with the FCA and the planning for our next events.

It was wonderful to see representatives from two financial regulators join with senior leaders in regulation from financial services firms to discuss the challenges and opportunities of Digital Regulatory Change. As always, we are determined to make the output from industry activities available for free to our community – you can read our blog post about the roundtable and event by clicking the link below.

Our next event in London will be on the topic of Digital Regulatory Reporting on 11th December so do register your interest if you would like to attend.

In advance of our event on Digital Regulatory Reporting, we published our second blog post on the topic of SFTR reporting and the data and technology challenges this poses for regulated firms – there is a lot of work to do to meet the first reporting deadline in Q1 2020.

We are continuing to further the cause of RegTech by participating in industry conversations about FinTech, capital markets and are delighted to be supporting the 2018 RegTech Rising conference from 3-5 December.

Do feel free to forward this to anyone who like to join the largest independent RegTech community at http://rtassociates.co/.

September

Summary

As the days start to get shorter, our To Do lists at RegTech Associates are getting longer – something we are very happy about! We continue to grow our team, and this month we welcome Helen O’Connor, our new Head of Events.

Helen will be coordinating our Digital Regulation Series In Collaboration with the FCA, international regulators and financial institutions series of events that will run throughout the autumn and into 2019. Our first event is approaching and a few places remain, so sign up before it is too late.

For RegTech companies in our community wishing to apply for the Accenture FinTech Innovation lab, applications close on 19th October so you still have time to submit your application.

This month, the Reg Doctor spent some time with Robert Keane from Pirum Systems to find out more about the SFTR (or Securities Finance Transaction Regulation in long hand) . In Robert’s words, SFTR is ‘a bit of a beast’ so stay tuned for the next post on this topic which will explore some of the related challenges.

We are also pleased to be involved with RegTech Rising for the 2nd year in a row.

Finally, we are delighted to welcome new clients Arctic Intelligence, Limehouse Consulting and Kompany. We are excited about working with these fantastic companies.

Do feel free to forward this to anyone who like to join the largest independent RegTech community at http://rtassociates.co/.

August

Summary

Whilst August is typically a quiet month in the City of London, we have been very busy at RegTech Associates with new clients and planning for some up and coming announcements. I am especially excited to announce our new event series on the theme of Digital Regulation, in collaboration with regulators and financial institutions.

We are once again delighted to work with Accenture on their London FinTech Innovation Lab. Not only am I continuing my work with the Lab as a mentor but we are also helping the Accenture team to find the best RegTech firms to apply for this great opportunity.

The Reg Doctor made her debut on the fantastic 11:FS Fintech Insiders podcast, discussing all things regulation, including the the launch of the OCC’s FinTech charter. In further regulatory innovation news, this month also saw the announcement by the FCA of the Global Financial Innovation Network – a community of financial services regulators and related organizations to collaborate across borders on all aspects of innovation.

Do feel free to forward this to anyone who like to join the largest independent RegTech community at http://rtassociates.co/.

July

Summary

July was a very hot and sunny month but the heat has not slowed us down here at RegTech Associates. We have been working hard on some exciting client projects as part of our new Partnership Programmes, launched last month. Our team has also expanded temporarily, and I’d like to welcome Michael and Alexander to RegTech Associates, who will be working with us over the summer.

We were delighted to collaborate with Finnolux at their inaugural RegTech For London event which focused on ‘Do you really know and understand your customer?’. The session focused on AML and KYC and our very own Reg Doctor chaired a lively and engaging panel discussion.

As is customary before the summer holidays, the UK regulators have been very busy and have issued a flurry of consultation papers and policy statements. We take a look at the developments most relevant to our RegTech network.

Do feel free to forward this to anyone who like to join the largest independent RegTech community at http://rtassociates.co/.

June

Summary

One of the aspects of my role that I most enjoy is meeting and working with some amazing people within the industry. I am really proud of the team we are building in RegTech Associates and it gives me great pleasure in announcing that Sian Lewin ‘aka’ The Reg Doctor has joined us. Sian is already well known in the regulation space.

On the events and thought leadership front, on 17th May we held an “In Partnership” event with BNY Mellon New York entitled “2018: The Time for Regulatory Data Platforms”. We have now released our corresponding whitepaper which I hope you enjoy reading.

Finally, I am excited to announce our Partnership Programmes designed to help your business succeed in the RegTech market.

Do feel free to forward this to anyone who like to join the largest independent RegTech community at http://rtassociates.co/.

May

Summary

Well, what a month it has been!

The RegTech Associates team has been spread across the globe yet again. On the same day last week, we were in China, Saudi Arabia, the USA and the UK. As I’ve said before it is a genuine privilege to have a diligent team of high calibre behind us.

On the events and thought leadership front, on 17th May we held a “In Partnership” event with BNY Mellon New York entitled “2018: The Time for Regulatory Data Platforms” following the successful one here in London a month earlier. In the same week, we published our whitepaper on the London event and released our Mid-Year Report to coincide with our RegTech keynote presentation at London Tech Week@China.

Our active collaborations with financial institutions and regulators continue this month. RegTech Associates was invited by the FCA as a supporting organisation to mentor the FAST Award winners of AML and Financial Crime International Techsprint . We congratulate all the participants and look forward to working with the winning team at The Connected Picture.

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April

Summary

With so much going on in the RegTech world, we have decided to send an additional newsletter in April . We hope you enjoy it.

We have exciting news to share, RegTech Associates have been selected as the Official RegTech Partner of London Tech Week @China.

On the events and thought leadership side – we held the first of two consecutive in Partnership events with BNY Mellon, Our London event featured speakers from Janus Henderson, Actiance, AxiomHQ and Corlytics. We are happy to extend this relationship and will be hosting an event in New York on May 17th. Get in touch if you are based in New York and would like to meet the team.

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March

Summary

March has been a busy month for the Regtech Associates team and our clients. We have been in Frankfurt, Paris, Guernsey and London.

We partnered with Accenture to complete the RegTech stream within the FinTech Innovation Lab. We mentored 4 companies including Regnosys, Safescribe, Waymark and Cognitv+ and we congratulate all of the 20 companies that successfully completed the 12 week program.

We also spoke at the FCA TechKnow session and appeared at the Digital Finance World in Frankfurt.

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February

Summary

RegTech Associates was founded by Jason Boud in Feb 2017. During the last 12 months we have established the largest RegTech directory featuring 600+ products in the market alongside a global community of 1200+.

We are a fully independent RegTech community facilitator, with the ambition to be the premium resource to help the marketplace find, select and procure technology to meet regulatory obligations

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January

Announcing RegTech Associates – The home of the RegTech Directory