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RegTech Q&A: Our risk influencers tackle the big issues

Andrew Yuille

22 Jan 2018

Financial institutions are able to use RegTech to navigate the compliance landscape. Photography: Lucas Jackson
By embracing RegTech, financial institutions are able to navigate and cut through the compliance landscape. Photography: Lucas Jackson

RegTech is changing the risk ecosystem, but also increasing pressure on compliance teams. To answer their questions on the march of regulatory innovation, we asked our #TRRiskUK30 influencers to join the conversation.

In the race to meet regulations such as MiFID II, the EU’s Fourth Money Laundering Directive, or the U.S. Federal Reserve’s final rule on financial stability, institutions need trusted innovative technology that goes beyond just compliance.

This means having the ability to deliver additional advantages such as greater shareholder value, better visibility, or an enhanced experience for customers in areas such as KYC and regulatory communications.

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To help meet these requirements, Thomson Reuters is playing host to a Virtual RegTech Summit. The event offers an opportunity for regulators and financial institutions to engage in a dialogue about key challenges affecting the industry and consider potential RegTech solutions.

As part of the build up to this summit, we recently hosted a Twitter Chat involving the UK’s top 30 social influencers in risk, compliance and RegTech.

Watch video — Will FinTech and RegTech really have an impact on compliance management?

The #TRRiskUK30 influencers included regulatory and compliance expert Toyin Olakanpo and corporate governance and risk management specialist David Doughty.

During the session, we asked for their opinions on issues ranging from RegTech budgets to the best way to assess an entire risk ecosystem.

Collaboration not competition

The need for the development of RegTech solutions has rapidly grown over recent years.

Numerous firms are applying technologies capable of automatically interpreting regulations, but how important is co-creation with partners?

Q3 Twitter Chat

Christian McMahon, globally experienced CIO and #8 on the #TRRiskUK30, responded to this question by stating:

Christian McMahon Quote

Working with RegTech is about collaboration rather than competition.

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RegTech benefits

Firms are still trying to get to grips with the regulatory regimes in their home jurisdictions while the number of extra-territorial regulations continues to rise.

Regulatory change has become the only constant.

Embracing RegTech not only helps shift the regulatory burden off firms, it also helps to drive down costs by consolidating data through single reliable systems.

David Doughty, #1 on the #TRRiskUK30, said:

David Doughty Quote

Though the benefits of artificial intelligence have yet to be truly developed, companies are still investing billions in AI products, and entire industries are making it a priority. This led to the following question:

Q6 Twitter Chat

Toyin Olakanpo, Regulatory & Compliance Expert and #13 #TRRiskUK30, answered:

Toyin Olakanpo Quote

“Regulation and compliance to date has been tactical and reactive — in the future it should be moving towards being strategic and pro-active,” added @daviddoughty

Q7 Twitter Chat

David Doughty & Andrew Yuille Exchange

Building scalable management solutions is key to many businesses, and targeting those solutions to the size of your business can be vital.

Enhancing awareness, bolstering debate and encouraging conversation can provide real value.

Q8 Twitter Chat

David Doughty replied:

David Doughty Reply

Trusted intelligence

It’s clear that these are questions that will continue to be asked; on the subjects of changing demographics, new markets, growth, intuitive technology and the future of regulation.

To anticipate and navigate global regulatory compliance confidently, with the most comprehensive and trusted intelligence available, conversations such as these must continue to be had and be heard.

That’s why the Thomson Reuters Virtual Summit is so important as an immersive learning experience, providing a breadth of knowledge and insight from industry experts across key areas and themes.

This unique event offers access to a range of materials that are interactive and informative, enabling you to participate in live webinars and debates, network with peers or explore and download detailed reports and analysis on key topics within your chosen business area.

Learn how Thomson Reuters can help you reduce compliance risk and improve communication with stakeholders

Connected approach

Our connected approach to regulatory change provides enhanced content integration and mapping capabilities to ensure you don’t miss a regulatory development.

Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence allows your business to review and implement regulatory change as it occurs, providing world-class content and advanced technology that cuts through the complexity and the sheer volume of content and developments within the regulatory compliance environment.

If you would like to learn more from our influencers or Thomson Reuters, join the community.

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