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Compliance & Regulation Forum: Fintech & Digital Assets

11 February 2020 8:30am to 11:00am GMT
Reed Smith, Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose St, London EC2A 2RS

Join us on February 11 for the next instalment of the FIA Compliance and Regulation Forum: Fintech & Digital Assets.

The next instalment of the FIA Regulatory & Compliance Forum series will focus on fintech and digital assets and the technologies that create opportunities for financial and non-financial firms.

Technology companies are entering the financial space, but there is no framework at present to regulate them. The absence of a regulatory framework creates new risks – so what are these risks and how should they be regulated?

The harmonisation of smart contracts and blockchain technology has the ability to transform how derivatives are executed and managed throughout their lifecycle. So how can this technology be used to redesign derivatives infrastructure? What role does FinTech have in assisting green sustainable investment and could it be a key driver of financial markets globally?

Publication of guidance on cryptoassets and the confirmation of what instruments and activities are within the regulatory perimeter. What are the market implications and approaches to AML/KYC? What is legal treatment and status of cryptoassets in Europe? 

Gain insights into these questions at FIA's Compliance and Regulation Forum on 11 February. Regulatory officials from several jurisdictions will share their perspectives on two closely related trends at the intersection of technology and financial services: fintech and digital assets.

Panellists will discuss their strategies for engaging with fintech innovation and cover the potential impact of innovations such as artificial intelligence, smart contracts, and the challenges of adapting existing regulatory frameworks to cover non-financial companies entering the financial space. The panellists will also discuss their efforts to establish a regulatory framework for cryptoassets.


event  11 February 2020
schedule  08.30 to 11.00
place  Reed Smith // Broadgate Tower // 20 Primrose St // London // EC2A 2RS
local_atm  Complimentary for FIA members only

*Press registration is not available for this event.


08.30 – 09.00    Registration & Networking

09.00 – 09.05    Welcome Remarks

  • Bruce Savage, Head of Europe, FIA

09.05 – 09.15    Keynote Presentation

  • Claude Brown, Partner, Reed Smith
09.15 – 09.50    FinTech Panel Discussion


  • John Ho, Head of Legal, Financial Markets, Standard Chartered


  • Tom Mutton, Director - FinTechBank of England
  • Edward Bowles, Director of Public Policy, Northern Europe, Facebook
  • Richard Caven, Financial Services, UK/Ireland/Nordics, Amazon
  • Diana Paredes, CEO and Founder, Suade
09.50 – 10.00    Q&A

10.00 – 10.35    Digital Assets Panel Discussion


  • Brett Hillis, Partner, Reed Smith
  • Tom Mutton, Director - FinTechBank of England
  • David Nicol, Head of Digital Assets, R3
  • Darko Pilav, Senior Product Manager, Digital Asset

10.35 – 10.45    Q&A

10.45 – 10.50    Closing Remarks

  • Bruce Savage, Head of Europe, FIA

*Programme details subject to change



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