The future of RegTech: join us 7 March for our best RegTech Conference yet

JWG are delighted to be hosting the 3rd annual instalment of the RegTech Capital Markets Conference on 7 March 2018 in London.

Over 300 people have already confirmed their attendance to hear thought leaders from both the regulatory and private sector. Overall, there will be 5 speakers from the regulatory community, over 25 from top firms and over 5 from technology providers – the biggest and best line-up of over 60 organisations involved in RegTech yet assembled.

We are proud to have lots of new faces from the BoE, ECB, ESMA as well as Barclays, BlackRock, BNY Mellon, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, ING, JP Morgan and Santander amongst the confirmed speakers and lots of exciting tech providers on board as well. Our third conference will bring together the world’s largest financial institutions, public bodies and systems-providers for far more than your usual conference chat.

With so much momentum now behind the RegTech agenda from firms and regulators alike, the market needs to be on the same page about standards, collaboration and technological capabilities. The aim of March’s event will be to check in on the progress that firms, regulators and their suppliers have made on RegTech during the previous 12 months and to help establish leading practices for RegTech.

Regulators are taking strides toward driving standards. Banks are wondering how to build the infrastructure required and where to start. Technology providers are developing innovative new approaches. Standards bodies are beginning to help shape RegTech requirements – but, for all of this great work, we must ensure that all sides remain on the same page about intentions, priorities and possibilities.

Why is a think-tank organising the event? We think few can bring this community together in the way we can, and it’s a conversation that needs to be had. JWG is neither a consultancy nor a law firm – we spend our days working with all parts of the industry to enable RegTech to help manage regulatory change. That is what this conference is all about. There is no issue more pressing in today’s financial landscape, and we’ve been amazed by the response in this third year of pulling it all together.

Last year’s event was a resounding success and saw a 35% increase in audience size from 2016, as we took a pulse check on what the regulators and the industry were thinking about this new sector and how their priorities aligned.  The event featured on Business Insider’s list of the top 10 RegTech conferences for the year, and the feedback from 250+ C-level execs, managing directors and others from big-name institutions in both the public and private sectors was tremendous.

However, the market is still nascent and the many new technology entrants find the siloed discussions and game of passing the baton between compliance, ops and technology as they offer their solutions overwhelming, whilst decision makers remain frustrated at the fractured nature of what is on offer and regulators are trying to define priorities.

The reality is that whether you work for a firm, regulator, standards body or technology company you are likely overwhelmed by the sheer size, complexity and scale of regulatory reform that needs to be delivered. It is clear that RegTech can help to tackle this and that now more than ever there is an opportunity for the industry to come together and deliver on the promise of the last few years.

With many big-name sponsors such as Hitachi, NICE Actimize, Synechron and many more there will be plenty to see on the stands and you will have time to talk to the experts about solving real problems better, faster and cheaper.

Oh, and the best part is that if you are employed as a senior manager at an investment firm you get in for FREE. If you are not one of the registrants, come and join JWG and those in the know on 7 March 2018 in London here: http://regtechconference.co.uk/register/.

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