I was a panelist for a discussion on the suitability of global regulation in policing new technology while encouraging innovation and adoption.
I spoke about general trends in fintech as well as the potential applications of blockchain in the real estate industry.
My presentation dealt with the potential applications of blockchain in capital markets, with a particular focus on fx trading.
I moderated a panel discussion on how fintech can be used to improve efficiency, reduce costs and make financial products available to the general public. In addition, I participated in an Oxford style debate where I argued that fintech posed a threat to the asset management world.
My presentation dealt with the impact of fintech and blockchain on capital markets, notably:
1- The evolution of fintech throughout the history of banking;
2- A brief explanation of blockchain technology;
3- Smart contracts and their potential in the context of clearing and settling trades;
4- The advent of robo-advisors;
5- Regtech and the use of technologies such as big data analytics and artificial intelligence to facilitate regulatory reporting obligations for financial institutions; and
6- A comparison of the responses of governments to these emerging technologies.
Finnovasia 2016 - Hong Kong
I was a member of the first panel discussion in Asia on regulatory technologies entitled "How Innovation in RegTech Will Save Billions on Compliance Costs". I discussed inherent benefits, how the technology differs from previous iterations and potential applications for regulators.
I was a member of a panel that discussed fintech and blockchains applications in financial services, along with potential associated risks.
I was a participant on panels discussing how best to engage the next generation of banking customers with fintech and how regtech helps financial institutions.
I addressed the following topics in a video discussing fintech developments:
- The impact of fintech on the compliance and regulatory aspects of the financial services industry;
- Whether fintech is a positive change that is facilitating compliance or making it more difficult;
- If the current regulatory landscape is adequate to foster innovation in financial services; and
- The impact of fintech on compliance and regulatory professionals.