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Our Agenda Technology to Meet Compliance Demands

The rapid digitalisation of the financial services sector – alongside a surge in regulatory requirements across APAC in recent years – has brought with it an explosion in the use of technology to maintain compliance.

In many APAC jurisdictions including Hong Kong and Singapore, the use of RegTech specifically has been encouraged by regulators, provided that relevant safeguards are in place and risks are managed appropriately.

RegTech Asia 2021 brings together industry experts to provide a comprehensive view of the regulatory landscape in APAC and the technology solutions that offer support to financial services firms.

This event will be hosted in an online forum by Regulation Asia.

Full agenda launching soon

12:30 - 13:00
Registration & Check your Tech
13:00 - 13:05
Chairman’s Welcome
13:05 - 13:20
Opening Regulatory Keynote Address
13:20 - 14:05
Opening Panel: Redefining Risk and Responding With RegTech
The pandemic has revealed unexpected limitations in the business models, stress testing approaches and business resilience measures that banks have had in place for years. How has the pandemic redefined risk? Are banks prepared to address the challenges of the next crisis?
• Credit and liquidity risk, early warning systems and indicators
• Modelling and stress testing approaches: Is change needed?
• Market risk in a near zero-rate environment
• The role of regtech in a changing risk landscape
14:05 - 14:50
Panel: Embracing Basel IV: A Strategic Approach to Architecture
The latest revisions to the Basel III framework, collectively labelled 'Basel IV', will change the way banks calculate how much capital they need to hold against credit, market, and operational risk. Implementation by January 2023 will require a strategic approach, one that embraces technology to gain efficiency, and ultimately results in a more sustainable operating model.
• The changing architecture of data management systems
• Achieving optimal capital with analytics and risk modelling
• The data ask, complex calculations, and computational capabilities
• The path ahead; planning for implementation
14:50 - 15:05
Networking Break
15:05 - 15:50
Panel: Meeting the ESG Technology Challenge
Momentum is building for banks to account for ESG-related risk. Standards and frameworks for measuring and reporting ESG risks currently exist, but they are fragmented across international forums, central banks, academia, and private sector stakeholders. How can technology help to weave together a template for addressing climate and ESG risks at banks?
• Emerging frameworks for disclosures and reporting
• Incorporating ESG considerations in lending and investment decisions
• Modelling and provisioning for credit risk in high carbon sectors
• Stress testing and scenario analysis for climate risk
15:50 - 16:10
Presentation: Data and Technology for Climate Risk Stress Tests
Regulatory attention is increasingly being directed toward assessing the preparedness of financial institutions for climate related financial risk. How have traditional stress testing approaches changed? How are data gaps being filled? What is the role of technology in climate risk assessments?
16:10 - 16:30
Presentation: A New Digital Normal for Regulatory Reporting
Regulatory reporting workflows are becoming increasingly digital and automated, driven by a need to reduce the compliance burden, enhance efficiency and improve data quality. How are regulatory and industry initiatives to drive automation progressing? Where are the bottlenecks? What does the future hold?
16:30 - 17:15
Panel: The LIBOR End Game and Technology for Transition
The days of LIBOR are coming to an end - and very soon. Risk-free rate (RFR) adoption is accelerating in key LIBOR markets, as trading conventions shift and the industry looks to prevent systemic risk. How are technology, data and analytics facilitating transition efforts? What are the remaining risks and how can they be addressed?
• Shifting trading conventions, conversion and compression
• Active conversion of legacy LIBOR contracts
• The role of technology in managing the transition
• The need for credit sensitive rates and adoption challenges
17:15 - 18:00
Panel: Early Warning: The Role of Tech in Preventing the Next Archegos
The default of Archegos Capital in March 2021 highlighted inadequacies of regulatory systems and risk management. How will excessive risk-taking by banks and investment funds be identified to avoid similar incidents in future? Regulatory change is needed, but the change will rely on technology.
• Regulatory gaps identified, and the initiatives to address them
• The use of data and disclosures to generate early warning signs
• Risk management practices and the credit review process
• Emerging risk roles and use of technology to detect risk
18:00 - 18:05
Chairman's Closing Remarks
12:30 - 13:00
Registration & Check your Tech
13:00 - 13:05
Chairman’s Welcome
13:05 - 13:20
Opening Keynote Address
13:20 - 14:05
Opening Panel: Detecting Market Misconduct and Money Laundering in Capital Markets
Regulators have increasingly been paying attention to money laundering vulnerabilities in capital markets. Most financial institutions will need to do more to understand their exposures to this risk, and adapt existing surveillance and monitoring tools to facilitate detection.
• Money-laundering risks and vulnerabilities in capital markets
• The role of customer risk assessment and due diligence
• Approaches to transaction monitoring and associated challenges
• Establishing a baseline for surveillance and monitoring systems
14:05 - 14:50
Panel: Transforming Financial Infrastructure with CBDC & Digital Assets
Central banks have been pushing forward efforts to develop CBDCs, seeking to respond to the existence of digital assets, stablecoins and DeFi platforms. The advent of the CBDC represents a transformational shift for cross-border payments. What are the implications for banks? Will central banks mitigate these impacts through CBDC design choices?
• Regulatory priorities and the need to transform financial infrastructure
• CBDC technology and design choices: a fragmented landscape
• Implications for banks' business models and their role in the payment system
• Facilitating competition and innovation through open architecture
14:50 - 15:05
Networking Break
15:05 - 15:50
Panel: Disrupting the Cybercrime / Ransomware Ecosystem
Ransomware attacks have made headlines in recent months, for their role in disrupting supply chains and causing significant collateral damage in their wake. Disrupting cybercrime and stopping ransomware requires industry wide efforts, including to ensure digital assets do not serve to facilitate criminal activity.
• Threat landscape and ransomware-as-a-service
• Protecting systems through identity management & controls
• Ransomware payments and crypto exchanges
• Investigation, recovery, asset freezes and enforcement
15:50 - 16:10
Presentation: Applying Machine Learning and Analytics to Bank Fraud Detection
As cyber threats compound the risks of financial crime and fraud, institutions are crossing functional boundaries to enable collaborative resistance. How effective are current tools and techniques to combat fraud? How have artificial intelligence / machine learning and data analytics served to facilitate detection and prevention?
• Understanding the risk of bank fraud and cyber attacks
• Data control, information security, privacy and trust
• Leveraging AI/machine learning, analytics and data sharing in fraud detection
• End to end fraud management as a key differentiator
16:10 - 16:30
Presentation: Friend or Foe: Minimising Cloud Concentration Risk
The use of cloud technology is gaining traction among financial institutions due to the efficiency, scale and cost savings it affords. However, the concentration of cloud providers across the industry presents financial stability risks. How do we retain the benefits of the cloud while addressing risk?
16:30 - 17:15
Panel: Beyond Regulatory Compliance: Breaking the KYC Remediation Cycle
As criminals reaches new levels of sophistication and regulators heighten scrutiny on AML systems, financial institutions have been seeking to find a balance between efficiency and effectiveness. From KYC and onboarding to screening and transaction monitoring and due diligence, change will require a data-driven approach which relies on technology innovation.
• Evolving risk landscape in sanctions, fraud, and AML/CTF
• Effectiveness of screening and transaction monitoring, now and in the future
• Reducing false positives with statistical modelling, filter tuning and enriched data
• The digital identity footprint, a game changer for financial crime risk
17:15 - 18:00
Panel: Banking on Open Data: Privacy, Security, Trust and Ethics
The financial services industry is undergoing the most rapid change in its history, with large-scale cloud migration and a hyper-focus on personalisation: two examples of the revolution in the financial services experience. In this new environment, what is the value of privacy and the role of open data?
• The value of open data for financial institutions
• Anonymity and privacy vs accountability
• Privacy-preserving / enhancing technologies
• Open data as a driver for innovation and transparency
18:00 - 18:05
Chairman's Closing Remarks
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Contact: Manesh Samtani

Email: manesh@regulationasia.com


Contact: Una Chee

Email: una@regulationasia.com