RegTech Asia 2020

2-3 September 2020



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About the Event

The Rise of RegTech

A surge in regulatory requirements across Asia-Pacific in recent years has brought with it an explosion in the use of technology – specifically, RegTech – by financial services firms to maintain compliance.

Meanwhile, to keep up with the ever-changing demands of customers and the threat of BigTech and FinTech firms entering the sector, incumbent firms have looked to technology to ensure they are able to keep pace. But, with the dramatic shifts in the financial services landscape come the need to ensure that technology is both well understood, resilient and compliant with regulatory standards.

RegTech Asia 2020 brings together industry experts in an online forum to provide a comprehensive overview of the key regulatory issues impacting Asia-Pacific and the technology solutions that offer support.

Hosted by Regulation Asia alongside leading market participants.



Combination of keynotes, panels, interactive sessions and networking



Hear from Regulators, Senior Market Participants, Technologists and Academics.



Network and discuss with your market peers from across Asia-Pacific.


Day 1: 2 September,2020
12:30 - 13:00
Event Opens: Login, Network & Check Your Tech
13:00 - 13:10
Opening Remarks
Nick Wakefield Managing Director & Co-Founder, Regulation Asia
13:10 - 13:55
Panel: RegTech 2020 – Review and Outlook
  • - A review of RegTech trends in the past year and how priorities may have changed amid the pandemic
  • - Has the pandemic sped up RegTech adoption and procurement processes? In which areas?
  • - Challenges and outlook for RegTech firms: funding, development & testing, procurement processes, etc.
  • - What is needed from regulators and industry to boost RegTech adoption?

Bénédicte NolensHead, BIS Innovation Hub Hong Kong Centre
Grace ChongOf Counsel, Simmons & Simmons JWS
Brian TangManaging Director, ACMI; Co-chair, RegTech Committee, FTAHK
Malavika SolankiMember of the Management Team, The Derivatives Service Bureau

Moderator: Danny FlattContributing Editor, Regulation Asia
13:55 - 14:40
Panel: RegTech tools for the LIBOR transition
  • - An update on transition progress in Asia Pacific
  • - The biggest transition challenges facing many financial institutions, large and small
  • - How is technology helping to facilitate the transition? What are the tools available?
  • - Looking ahead: Where can technology help speed up the transition?

Jing GuHead of Legal, Asia-Pacific, ISDA
Dennis ToRegulatory Data Specialist, Enterprise Solutions, Asia Pacific, Bloomberg LP
Natalie CurtisPartner, Financial Services Regulatory, Herbert Smith Freehills
James IentChief Financial Officer, Tradition Asia

Moderator: Manesh SamtaniEditor, Regulation Asia

14:40 - 15:00
Presentation: Leveraging Regulatory Initiatives to Deliver Operational Control

Vincent Kilcoyne EVP, Product Management. SmartStream Technologies

15:00 - 15:45
Panel: Improving Trading Risk Through Surveillance and Monitoring
  • - How the pandemic has impacted markets, volatility and trading
  • - New client communication modalities, what they mean for regulatory compliance
  • - How FIs have adapted controls, monitoring processes, communications surveillance
  • - Best practices for managing conduct risk in financial services

Kelvin KohSenior VP, Head of Surveillance, SGX RegCo
Jerome LambertAPAC Market Director, Financial Market Compliance, NICE Actimize
Parsa KhoshdelOperational Risk Change Lead, Banking, Synpulse Management Consulting (Singapore)

Moderator: Manesh SamtaniEditor, Regulation Asia
15:45 - 16:30
Panel: Liquidity Risk During a Crisis
  • - How has Covid-19 impacted bank liquidity risk management?
  • - Have current modelling, assessment, and stress testing practices passed the Covid test?
  • - How can banks better prepare for future market volatility and ongoing credit demands?
  • - Technology as a facilitator to better decision-making

Nadeem ShamimHead of Cash and Liquidity Management, SmartStream Technologies
Yves TomballeChief Risk Officer Singapore, MUFG Bank

Moderator: Danny FlattContributing Editor, Regulation Asia

16:30 - 17:15
Panel: Regulatory reporting & data management
  • - Changing reporting requirements amid the pandemic for financial stability monitoring
  • - Best practices for implementing change and managing data
  • - The use of AI and alternative data sources to clean up data and fill in missing gaps
  • - Digital regulatory reporting: How far have we come? What’s next?

Catherine LeeDirector, Risk & Regulatory, PwC South East Asia Consulting
Joanne HorganChief Innovation Officer, Vizor
John RaymentCEO, Identitii

Moderator: Patricia LeeIndependent Journalist and Contributor, Regulation Asia
17:15 - 18:00
Panel: RegTech Lessons from Digital Bank Licences
  • - How has the ongoing pandemic impacted the roll out of digital banks in Asia Pacific?
  • - Have social distancing norms been a boon for digital banks or has competition from rapidly digitalising incumbents intensified?
  • - How do digital banks ensure compliance with regulatory requirements? In which areas has this been most challenging?
  • - How have digital banks and incumbents compared in speed and pervasiveness of RegTech adoption?

Adrian TseChief Executive and Board Member, WeLab Bank
Debbie ManChief Compliance Officer, Ping An OneConnect Bank
Xuna ShaoRegulatory Change Lead, Virtual Banking, Synpulse Management Consulting (Singapore)
Matthew FieldAPAC Market Director - Anti Money Laundering, NICE Actimize

Hosted by: Jamie Lloyd EvansIndependent Consultant & Contributor, Regulation Asia

End of Day 1

Day 2: 3 September,2020
12:50 - 13:00
Event Opens: Login, Network & Check Your Tech
13:00 - 13:45
Panel: Enhancing Transaction Monitoring with Data and Analytics
  • - Adapting transaction monitoring systems to pandemic circumstances
  • - The limitations of rule-based transaction monitoring, and changing regulatory expectations
  • - Enhancing transaction monitoring with AI, machine learning, and better data
  • - Integrating typologies into transaction monitoring systems

Lee Ashmore Global Head Anti-Money Laundering Technology & Regional Head of Financial Crime Risk IT, HSBC
Richard CarrickCEO, Crime Stoppers International Asia
Douglas WolfsonDirector, Commercial Strategy, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Moderator: Manesh SamtaniEditor, Regulation Asia

13:45 - 14:15
Fireside Chat: Privacy and Ethics Considerations Amid the Growth in AI
  • This discussion will focus on privacy and ethics concerns following the enormous growth of AI and machine learning, and the move to enhance regulatory oversight, minimise market fragmentation and address localisation of data.

Maria Francesca MontesHead of Artificial Intelligence & Data Policy, UnionBank

Hosted by: Nick WakefieldCo-founder, Regulation Asia

14:30 - 15:15
Panel: The Future of AML & Fraud Case Management
  • - Regulatory expectations in case management and internal investigations
  • - Moving from procedural monitoring to identifying and intercepting true crime
  • - Integrating AML and fraud analytics into case management systems
  • - Optimising investigative resources through tech for better, faster outcomes

Mark NuttallSingapore Country Manager, Hill & Associates
Rashmi DubierManaging Director, APAC Head of AML, MUFG Bank
Robin LeeVice President, APAC, Napier AI
Karyn KennyUS Department of Justice, Resident Legal Advisor, US Embassy Malaysia

Moderator: Manesh SamtaniEditor, Regulation Asia
15:15 - 16:00
Panel: The Evolution of Typologies Amid the Pandemic
  • - How have financial crime typologies evolved this year?
  • - The increasing universe of bad actors in the face of geopolitical fragmentation
  • - New trends and regulatory expectations on the use of typologies in detecting financial crime

Richard CarrickCEO, Crime Stoppers International Asia
Henry YuRegional Head, Financial Crime Compliance, Natixis
Archana KotechaAsia Region Director and Head of Legal Department, Liberty Shared

Moderator: Danny FlattContributing Editor, Regulation Asia

16:00 - 16:45
Panel: Digital KYC, Onboarding & Authentication - the Key to Continuity
  • - Accelerated digital transformation amid the pandemic
  • - Defending against money laundering, fraud and cyber attacks
  • - Regulatory expectations and best practices for onboarding and authentication
  • - New use cases: The future of KYC, onboarding and authentication

Genevieve NoakesHead of Compliance, TransferWise
Andrew Bud CBEFounder and CEO, iProov
Douglas Arner Kerry Holdings Professor in Law, University of Hong Kong

Moderator: Manesh SamtaniEditor, Regulation Asia

16:45 - 17:30
Sanctions & PEPs Screening in Hong Kong and Beyond
  • - Background on recent US sanctions on Hong Kong and Chinese government officials
  • - Fragmented sanctions regimes, enforcement activity, and the cost of non-compliance
  • - Role of technology in identifying sanctioned customers, related parties, and transactions
  • - Due diligence best practices for PEPs and high risk customers

Ola FundowiczDirector, Regional Head of Sanctions Asia Pacific, MUFG
Nick TurnerOf Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Rachel WoolleyDirector of Financial Crime, Fenergo

Moderator: Manesh SamtaniEditor, Regulation Asia

17:30 - 18:00
Fireside Chat: Digital identity – Benefits and Challenges
  • This discussion will focus on bridging the gap between ever sophisticated technological innovations for digital identification with regulation and compliance.

  • Douglas WolfsonDirector, Commercial Strategy, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

    Hosted by: Nick WakefieldCo-founder, Regulation Asia

End of Day 2


  • nolens

    Bénédicte Nolens


    BIS Innovation Hub, Hong Kong Centre


    Lee Ashmore

    Global Head Anti-Money Laundering Technology & Regional Head of Financial Crime Risk IT



    Maria Francesca Montes

    Head of Artificial Intelligence & Data Policy


  • arner

    Douglas Arner

    Kerry Holdings Professor in Law

    University of Hong Kong


    Henry Yu

    Regional Head, Financial Crime Compliance



    Debbie Man

    Chief Compliance Officer

    Ping An OneConnect Bank

  • rayment

    John Rayment




    Andrew Bud CBE

    Founder and CEO



    Joanne Horgan

    Joanne Horgan, Chief Innovation Officer


  • Grace Chong

    Grace Chong

    Of Counsel

    Simmons & Simmons JWS


    Mark Nuttall

    Singapore Country Manager

    Hill & Associates


    Vincent Kilcoyne

    EVP, Product Management

    SmartStream Technologies

  • Shamim

    Nadeem Shamim

    Head of Cash and Liquidity Management

    SmartStream Technologies


    Brian Tang

    Managing Director, ACMI

    Co-chair, RegTech Committee, FTAHK


    Douglas Wolfson

    Director, Financial Crime Compliance, Asia

    LexisNexis Risk Solutions

  • Lambert

    Jerome Lambert

    APAC Market Director, Financial Market Compliance

    NICE Actimize


    Parsa Khoshdel

    Operational Risk Change Lead, Banking

    Synpulse Management Consulting


    Robin Lee

    Vice President, APAC

    Napier AI

  • Shao

    Xuna Shao

    Regulatory Change Lead, Virtual Banking

    Synpulse Management Consulting


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