In advance of the G20 Summit this month in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) released a list of ten recommendations for G20 countries to support the global economy. Centring around the need to pursue smart regulation, greater transparency and inclusive growth, the recommendations are designed to help rebuild public trust in institutions and advance economic progress.
A Deutsche Bank white paper published this month recognises the importance of regulators in driving innovation and the uptake of new technology in finance.
While the financial services sector has transformed dramatically in the last few decades, taking advantage of the technological power of the fourth industrial revolution, tax and regulation has been slow to catch up.
Markets have always relied on trust and information to function; however, the accelerating changes in the data economy over the past decade require new approaches. In an important speech, SEC Commissioner Kara Stein outlined several issues that financial regulators, companies and markets need to react to. These are issues that “affect you, your money and your identity” as she puts it.
In a speech this week, Steven Maijoor, the ESMA chair, reiterated how the democratisation of information and increased scope for AI applications presents a novel chance to build a better, more trusting future. The notion that information can, in the most profound of ways, radically transform markets is clear. Combined with the fact that many […]
Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM), the Emirate’s international financial centre, expand their Fintech ambitions with the launch of a digital sandbox. The aim is to offer banks, fintech companies and watchdogs an open digital marketplace in which to collaborate on the creation, testing and adoption of new products, while also promoting local Fintech firms to […]
In a recent release, the European Commission has iterated the importance of exploring the impact of artificial intelligence, not only economically but ethically as well. A strong European approach to coordinating and regulating AI is, of course, necessary. However, in order to maximise the benefits of AI investments, ensuring that there is an ethical framework in place […]
Using defined terms helps with clarity – even more so when you are dealing with complex issues. The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published a draft Cyber Lexicon for public consultation. The draft comprises a set of 50 core terms related to cybersecurity and cyber resilience in the financial sector. The Lexicon is intended to […]
Some ideas to make Asia a Fintech/Regtech/Suptech powerhouse, following the recent XBRL Asia Round Table meeting in Japan.
One of the best ways to understand your own weaknesses and minimise your vulnerability to external threats is to stress-test yourself. This is exactly the ethos that the European Central Bank has taken in an attempt to build resilience in its financial markets. Under a programme burdened with the name “Threat Intelligence-Based Ethical Red Teaming […]