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

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?

GDF – Setting the conduct standards for Crypto & Digital Assets

Teana Baker-Taylor is the Executive Director of Global Digital Finance Firstly, can you tell us about yourself and your background? I am the executive director for Global Digital Finance, which is a members association facilitating the development of standards and best practices for the blockchain, crypto and digital assets industry through the creation of a … Continue reading GDF – Setting the conduct standards for Crypto & Digital Assets

Top Ten Highlights for RegTech from the PRA & FCA 2019/20 Business Plans

Both UK Financial Regulators - the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) - issued their 2019/20 business plans just before Easter. These plans lay out the work programmes of each authority for the next twelve months, making them an essential read for firms with products that support the compliance of regulated … Continue reading Top Ten Highlights for RegTech from the PRA & FCA 2019/20 Business Plans

Market Integrity and Transparency Part 2 – The How and the What

In this second of two posts, we explore the difficulties presented by complying with market integrity and transparency regulations. Thankfully, there are many innovative technology solutions on the market to address these challenges and we have created a market map of this category to help buyers understand which products might fit their particular use case. … Continue reading Market Integrity and Transparency Part 2 – The How and the What

Market Integrity and Transparency Part 1 – The Why

Fair and effective financial markets are critically important to the broader economy because: “They help determine the borrowing costs of households, companies and governments, set countries’ exchange rates, influence the cost of food and raw materials, and enable companies to manage the financial risks they incur through investment, production and trade. They also support employment … Continue reading Market Integrity and Transparency Part 1 – The Why

Regulating Crypto – An Interview with Erik Wilgenhof Plante

How will regulation impact the crypto world? Actually, my very first presentation in the crypto world was about regulations and I was basically booed off stage. During that time the crypto world was only really about Bitcoin. Back then the Bitcoin world was free and anarchistic, basically people were saying ‘we don't need any regulation … Continue reading Regulating Crypto – An Interview with Erik Wilgenhof Plante

Regulatory Change Products – Our Market Assessment

Our RegTech product directory covers nearly 500 different RegTech products, categorised according to the type of regulatory problem they address. This year, we are extending our research to further understand the market.  We will create market maps of each category and provide insights on the current state of each market segment. In March, our focus … Continue reading Regulatory Change Products – Our Market Assessment

Financial Crime predictions for 2019

We asked our new Associate, financial crime expert Vesna McCreery to tell us her key predictions for fighting financial crime in 2019. Financial Crime in banking is usually synonymous with regulatory measures to combat money-laundering, corruption and ensuring compliance with financial sanctions. However, we should also consider cybercrime under this umbrella, even though it has … Continue reading Financial Crime predictions for 2019