Upcoming Webinar Schedule

August

Rolling back Dodd Frank: capital rewards and fintech markets

Date: August 7

With plans taking shape to roll back Dodd Frank, including the implementation of changes to the Volker rule, many market participants are guessing what it could mean for the shape of the US banking industry. With fintech firms and initiatives becoming part and parcel of daily life for banks, the regulatory changes could have implications for tech proponents - particularly those in the regtech markets.

Topics covered with industry experts will include:

  • What the regulatory changes mean for financial services
  • The impact on fintech market participants
  • What the changes could mean for volatility

Moderator: David Beach

China's internationalisation: risk and reward

Date: August 30

"China is open for business," Raymond Qu of Geoswift told bobsguide at Money20/20 this year. Geoswift is a crossborder paytech company specialising in moving money in and out of China.

With the long term ambition of RMB to become the default reserve currency and settlement for international trade, the Chinese central bank has embarked on a legislative path to open the country up. But recent Chinese financial history has been heavily intertwined with that of the US and with the increasing likelihood of a trade war, this torrid relationship looks set to continue.

Topics covered with industry experts will include:

  • Chinese financial regulations, and the country's market climate
  • The state of Chinese fintech
  • Access to the country's markets

Moderator: David Beach

September

AI and risk modelling

September 27

The need for more complex risk models places greater reliance on software (market risk, liquidity risk, vendor and third-party risk etc)

Financial organisations rely heavily on quantitative analysts to build ever-more efficient and profitable ways of assessing risk. Here we will discuss the benefits AI has brought to the quant's toolbox, and how it helps model different types of risk.

Topics covered with industry experts include:

  • The need for greater risk analysis
  • Traditional quantitative models vs new AI applications

Moderator: Michael McCaw

October

Compliance and regulatory reporting for multinationals

Date: October 23

Over the past few years, financial regulations have grown exponentially, leading to new systems, processes and costs. For multinationals, the burdens are perhaps even more problematic, as they must rely on multiple jurisdictional regtech solutions which must work collectively, and report back to management in a clear and coherent manner on the state of the overall organisation's performance.

Topics covered with industry experts include:

  • How the regulatory landscape has developed within financial markets over the past few years, and the firms have had to readjust, including the divergence in regulatory goals
  • How regtech has developed to assist financial market participants
  • Regulations in the offing - such as SFTR - which firms must prepare for

Moderator: Michael McCaw

November

Quantum computing

Date: November 29

This webinar will take a look at the opportunities the fledgling technology can bring to banking, assessing its potential as well as its short term, mid term and long term impact in the financial industry.

In development at several major tech firms worldwide and the capability to operate at a 100 million times faster than conventional computing, quantum computing could displace blockchain and ledger technology by 2030 using quantum encryption.

Topics covered with industry experts include:

  • What the technology will mean for financial services
  • Who are the main players stepping up QC developments

Moderator: David Beach

December

Banking 2019

Date: December 18

If blockchain, disintermediation, AI and Open Banking were the hot topics of 2018, what will 2019 be known for? More importantly, what do regulators have in store for the market?

Moderator: David Beach