Speaker Interview: Stamos Fokianos

Keynote interview during the ‘RegTech Summit Europe’ which was held in London on 27 September 2017. Speaker: Stamos Fokianos, Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank Interviewed by: Ben Richmond, IRTA Ben:The past year has seen a lot of development in RegTech, including the rise of AI. Compliance has become cool; and we’ve seen the regulators […]

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Speaker interview: Nikhil Aggarwal

Nikhil Aggarwal is Data & Analytics Executive, FinTech Entrepreneur in Residence at iValley Innovation Center Given all the hype, where has RegTech fallen short over the past year, and where has it exceeded expectations? Increasingly complex regulations coupled with heightened scrutiny from regulators has resulted in more banks and financial institutions building out broad spectrum […]

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E-musing … towards a new identity?

The recent Equifax breach has prompted renewed speculation about a possible successor to Social Security numbers for personal identification in the US. Has the time finally arrived for a new – and more secure – form of digital identity? A secure, universal identifier is intuitively appealing, but soon runs up against a couple of harsh […]

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Speaker interview: Dr Solomon Osagie

Dr Solomon Osagie, Chief Legal Counsel at TSYS International What are the 3 biggest challenges for in-house teams in FS firms today? In no particular order, I suspect that most General Counsel will consider that a constantly evolving regulatory environment poses a challenge. Whether one considers BAU or M&A activity, there are pressures to keep […]

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Speaker interview: Michael Harrats

Michael Harrats, Senior Counsel, Legal & General Investment Management What are the 3 biggest challenges for in-house teams in FS firms today? A. Costs! Every non-revenue generating department is under cost pressure at the moment. Demonstrating value as a business partner is the cornerstone of the role of any in-house legal team. B. Technology/disruption. These […]

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Speaker interview: Stephan Wolf

Stephan Wolf, CEO of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF). What obligations relevant to the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) are triggered by the forthcoming MiFID II / MiFIR? Market participants that must comply with the forthcoming European Union (EU) revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR) should obtain an LEI […]

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