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Cyber, Identity and Privacy (CIP) Part VI– A deep dive into synthetic data

This blog continues our series of insights into the Cyber, Identity and Privacy (CIP) sector of our RegTech Taxonomy. Previously, we have looked at synthetic data being the key to opening new opportunities, the importance of identity in a crisis,  explored the intersection between Cyber Security and Data Privacy, examined the flurry of M&A activity … Continue reading Cyber, Identity and Privacy (CIP) Part VI– A deep dive into synthetic data

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RegTech and ESG – hand in hand

Welcome to RegTech Associates inaugural blog on environmental, social and governance (ESG) and socially responsible investing (SRI), from a RegTech perspective. This piece, by guest expert writer Precious Oyelade, introduces the subject and takes a look at the effect that the current crisis has had on the ESG market as a whole. Keep an eye … Continue reading RegTech and ESG – hand in hand

Cyber, Identity and Privacy (CIP) Part V – Synthetic data, the key

This blog continues our series of insights into the Cyber, Identity and Privacy (CIP) sector of our RegTech Taxonomy. Previously, we have looked at the importance of identity in a crisis,  explored the intersection between Cyber Security and Data Privacy, examined the flurry of M&A activity in this space, and investigated the often missed opportunity … Continue reading Cyber, Identity and Privacy (CIP) Part V – Synthetic data, the key

Press release: ‘Big-hitters’ join forces to promote RegTech revolution

Janet Adams and Ian Hollowbread RegTech Associates is delighted to announce two new appointments to its Industry Advisory Board. The highly regarded team of Janet Adams (Head of Strategic Projects and Performance, Business Banking at TSB) and Ian Hollowbread (Head of RegTech at ING Labs, London) with their diverse backgrounds and wealth of experience will … Continue reading Press release: ‘Big-hitters’ join forces to promote RegTech revolution

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Top 10 Highlights for RegTechs from the FCA and PRA’s 2020/21 Business Plans

As Woody Allen once quipped: “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” Those responsible for defining the 2020/21 business plans for the UK’s financial regulators - the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) - have had to significantly alter them in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. … Continue reading Top 10 Highlights for RegTechs from the FCA and PRA’s 2020/21 Business Plans

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Cyber, Identity and Privacy (CIP) Part IV – Identity in Crisis

This blog continues to explore the Cyber, Identity and Privacy (CIP) sector, building on our insight series into this section of our RegTech Taxonomy. To date, we have looked at the intersection between Cyber Security and Data Privacy, examined the flurry of M&A activity in this space, and investigated the often missed opportunity relating to … Continue reading Cyber, Identity and Privacy (CIP) Part IV – Identity in Crisis

Cyber, Identity and Privacy (CIP) Part III – FMI Opportunity

Have you asked yourself if your product could address the security challenges of Financial Market Infrastructures?  At RegTech Associates, we believe this market segment presents a significant opportunity for innovative RegTech solution providers, but is often overlooked due to lack of subject matter expertise.   Did you know: There are more than 300 financial market infrastructure … Continue reading Cyber, Identity and Privacy (CIP) Part III – FMI Opportunity

Cyber, Identity and Privacy (CIP) Part II – The Response to a persistent problem

This is the second part of our series of two posts exploring the Cyber, Identity and Privacy (CIP) category of our RegTech Directory. Below, we take a look at the response from financial services firms, and how they attempt to mitigate the increasing threat being faced by the industry.  In recent years, the threat from … Continue reading Cyber, Identity and Privacy (CIP) Part II – The Response to a persistent problem

Cyber, Identity and Privacy (CIP) Part I – Trends and Challenges

This is the first of a series of two posts exploring the Cyber, Identity and Privacy (CIP) category of our RegTech Taxonomy. Below, we explore the challenges posed to the financial industry from cyberattacks, data security, and privacy. The next post will explore the technological solutions and trends we are seeing in the market. Banking … Continue reading Cyber, Identity and Privacy (CIP) Part I – Trends and Challenges

Digital finance leads to a paradigm shift in fraud detection technology

2019 was not a good year for fraud detection. The Cifas Fraudscape report showed that fraud in the UK actually rose by 6% in 2019. Accompanied by the fact that 9 of 10 flagged transactions that are suspected fraud are later cleared, this rocky landscape can ruin relationships with consumers and waste company time and … Continue reading Digital finance leads to a paradigm shift in fraud detection technology

Machine Learning can bolster our defences against financial crime

As winter approaches, so does the season of coughs, colds and ‘flu. Many of us will take the opportunity of having a ‘flu vaccine to ward off this seasonal lurgy. Unfortunately, ‘flu vaccines are not 100% effective because the ‘flu virus mutates rapidly, making it difficult for medical experts and scientists to predict precisely which … Continue reading Machine Learning can bolster our defences against financial crime

How technology can make name screening easier….

Whilst President Donald Trump’s tweets have already been found to move markets, and having significant consequences for investors, his more recent pronouncements about economic sanctions against Turkey are likely to prove even more of a headache for compliance departments. Financial firms are obligated to comply with economic sanctions as part of their financial crime compliance … Continue reading How technology can make name screening easier….

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Joining the FinCrime dots

For our fourth in our series of industry roundtables in collaboration with the FCA, we gathered financial crime practitioners, regulators and RegTech vendors in the Shard for a morning of lively and engaging discussion on all things KYC. Over 20 global banks, asset managers and FinTechs were represented and we also welcomed members of the … Continue reading Joining the FinCrime dots

Navigating the Fog of RegTech Innovation

As with all markets, the RegTech market comprises buyers and sellers - buyers being the regulated institutions dealing with the challenges of ever-increasing regulation and the sellers are the RegTech vendors, offering innovative technological solutions to help regulated firms meet those challenges. Sitting between both sides of the market, here at RegTech Associates we are … Continue reading Navigating the Fog of RegTech Innovation

Trade Finance: the challenge for RegTech

In discussion with Farah Shaikh, Trade Finance Expert, member of the ITFA* FinTech Committee Tell us about Trade Finance - how big is this market?  In simple terms, when goods are exported, the exporter will require payment for the goods in advance of the shipment, meaning the importer bears the risk of those goods not … Continue reading Trade Finance: the challenge for RegTech

The role of RegTech in the future of markets: Part 2

RegTech Associates were in discussion with Richard Fenner, Manager, Regulatory Affairs, World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) Part 2: What the WFE sees in the future What is the potential and interest for new technologies (AI, ML, DLT)? One of the things that characterises a lot of these new technologies is the necessity for collaboration. The … Continue reading The role of RegTech in the future of markets: Part 2

Tariq Khan on Crypto: the Opportunities and the Dangers

Tariq Khan is a qualified lawyer, angel investor, startup board member and co-founding partner of Outrun Ventures. Hi Tariq. Can you provide our readers with some background? I qualified at the Bar twenty years ago, specialising in consumer-focused subjects and company and commercial law. As one of the early wave of lawyers to then go … Continue reading Tariq Khan on Crypto: the Opportunities and the Dangers

The role of RegTech in the future of markets: Part 1

RegTech Associates were in discussion with Richard Fenner, Manager, Regulatory Affairs, World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) Part 1 - The current situation, as evaluated by the WFE What is the WFE and what do you do? The WFE is the global body that brings together the exchange and Central Counterparty clearing (CCP) community. We represent … Continue reading The role of RegTech in the future of markets: Part 1

Euronext : building a tech enabled risk and compliance culture

Anne Giviskos is the Head of Risk and Compliance at Euronext RegTech Associate Lilia Tira recently caught up with Anne Giviskos, Head of Risk and Compliance at Euronext. Financial markets have gone through a number of regulations over the last 10 years. Which regulations have had the most impact on financial market infrastructures?  "The regulation … Continue reading Euronext : building a tech enabled risk and compliance culture

What’s on the horizon for Accountability Regimes?

Our newest RegTech Associate and Conduct Risk Expert, Emma Parry, talks about some of the challenges and opportunities firms are facing as they address the requirements of the emerging Accountability regimes. With input from John O'Dwyer of Axiom HQ. With focus on the extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) in December 2019 … Continue reading What’s on the horizon for Accountability Regimes?