FCA to Support Regtech Solutions through new Digital Sandbox

Director of innovation at the FCA, Nick Cook, says the regulator is looking at ways to better support RegTech solutions through the creation of a new ‘digital sandbox’. During a speech in London in early November, Cook said that RegTech, which enables better management of regulation within the financial industry through technology, is a "key underserviced area" of the FCA's Sandbox.

November 16, 2019  / 

Neuchâtel – gateway to innovation

In 2019, Switzerland was named #1 in the Global Innovation Index, leading the way in ‘knowledge & technology outputs’ and ‘creativity’. At the centre of Switzerland’s innovation ecosystem is the Canton of Neuchâtel, home to the Swiss watchmaking industry. Here, precision skills developed by Omega, Breitling, Cartier & Tag Heuer have spawned outstanding expertise in micro & nanotechnology, microfabrication and life-sciences. It is also building a strong reputation for blockchain & crypto.  Ideally located between Geneva and Zurich and with easy access to France, Germany & Italy, Neuchâtel has attracted global corporates including Glenmark, Johnson & Johnson and On Semiconductor as well as fast-growth businesses such as BITY and Wireless Zoo by Alpha Vet Tech. These companies have been drawn by; the region’s strengths in miniaturisation and commercialisation of ideas; Neuchâtel’s innovation hub, Microcity, and its network of 6000 apprentices, 7000 students & 1000 researchers; as well as the expertise of the Swiss Centre of Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) in converting ground-breaking research into innovative products, including the first solar powered plane.

October 19, 2019  / 

Beyond Innovation, Business Growth in the 2020s

Innovation has reshaped the business environment; re-imagining work, disrupting established business models, removing borders and blurring the boundaries between sectors. At the same time, megatrends in technology & data, globalisation and demographics have created a fundamental shift in job-roles with skills-needs evolving faster than roles can be filled. Despite these many new disruptors, incumbents are all driven by similar strategies focused around cost reduction, simplification, better customer & employee experience and adaptability. As company leaders look beyond innovation, for the key drivers that will take their businesses into the 2020s and beyond, we business leaders to join executive leaders from Derry City and Strabane District Council, in association with London & Partners, at an exclusive business seminar.

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Publication of The RegTech Book

The long-awaited REGTECH Book: The Financial Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries in Regulation, was finally published in August 2019 and reviews have been excellent. It is a truly comprehensive resource, crowdsourced from more than sixty leading compliance practitioners, banking regulators, and technology entrepreneurs. Authors: Janos Barberis, Douglas W. Arner, Ross P. Buckley.

September 21, 2019  / 

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