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12/07/2018by Matt Elton

“RegTech is trust, as a service”: the outcome of this week’s RegTech for London event in Canary Wharf

As everyone in the industry will tell you, RegTech is styled to be ‘the next big thing’, ‘bigger than FinTech’, ‘more profitable than bitcoin’. Numerous events take place week on week, repeating the same story. At the same time, the financial industry has suffered serious reputational damage through the 2008 crisis and other scandals, including mis-selling and misconduct, facilitating money laundering and terrorist financing.

This week was the first in a series of events being held in London – The RegTech For London series. The event was attended by leaders from the financial services industry, consultants, as well as by a number of RegTech firms and the wider technology sector.

The title of this first session was “Do you really know and understand your customer?” taking the subject of AML and KYC, increasingly seen as a compliance burdens, and exploring how to regain the confidence of the market and to ultimately profit from KYC.

It has been made evident that RegTech will play a hugely important role in the defining of the future of the Financial Services Industry, in London, throughout Europe, and globally. For those who are not aware, RegTech is the application of technology to solve challenges relating to regulation, compliance and supervision. Regulatory Technology is the application of technology to facilitate regulation compliancy. It has become evident that the future of the industry depends upon the industry’s ability to redefine themselves by reapplying RegTech to the ever-fluctuating market. As regulation becomes more complex, it becomes harder to manage costs. RegTech allows the companies to shift their focus to true products and services instead of spending millions on compliance alone.

Advertised as “a completely different kind of RegTech event”, the event did not disappoint; “the program was outstanding!” said Digital Trust’s Bharat Pathiavadi.  The series of events is the brainchild of RegTech visionary, Matt Elton who added “we have brought speakers from around the world, to London, the home of RegTech, bringing speakers London hasn’t seen before, with a message the industry hasn’t heard before. We brought a line-up of speakers from around the world who came from as far away as Silicon Valley, Toronto, and Singapore as well as throughout Europe”.

One of the speakers, Laurent Marochini, Head of Innovation & Quality at Société Générale described the session as a “great discussion around a challenging topic, that need to be transformed into an opportunity”, he concluded that “RegTech is trust, as a service”.

The series is organised by FinnoLux; an international firm focussed on enabling organisations to thrive in a digital world through delivering Expertise, Technology Solutions and Projects. A key part of the firm’s activities is in working with firms to develop and deliver holistic RegTech strategies.  FinnoLux CEO, Matt Elton believes that “the future of the industry depends on us looking at regulatory compliance through another lens – it is not just about cost and burden, regulation provides opportunities for business growth, technology is the key to unlocking these opportunities.

The next session in the series will tackle another complex and controversial topic – “Brexit and regulatory divergence” and will be held in September.  For more information please see https://regtech.events/london.

The event featured a number of influential RegTech leaders:

Matt Elton, CEO at FinnoLux
Donna Bales, Co-Chair of RegTech RoundTable Foundation from Toronto, Canada
Rosalie Koerts, Senior Sales Manager at Keesing Technologies from Netherlands
Sam Gibbins, MD/Lead Facilitator at Complilearn Pte Ltd from Singapore
Kunal Patel, Senior Business Leader, Product/Strategy from UK (previously in India and Singapore)
Laxmi Ramanath, CEO at La Meer Inc from Silicon Valley, California
Sian Lewin, Client Delivery Director at RegTech Associates from London
Laurent Marochini, Head of Innovation and Quality at Société Générale from Luxembourg
Rhys Collins, Director of Business Development at Total Systems plc from London
Adam Richards, Operations Director at Albany Group from London



08/01/2018by Matt Elton

Singapore-based Founder and CEO of RegPac Revolution, Mona Zoet LLM, CAMS, will deliver the keynote at RegTech Solutions for Wealth Management and Private Banking in Luxembourg city on the morning of 18 January.

Mona has worked for more than 15 years around the globe in top tier Financial Institutions, including JP Morgan (Hong Kong), State Street (Boston, USA), Lloyds Banking Group (NYC, USA) and Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Singapore), and has seen most of the banking landscape from a Local, Regional and International perspective, before setting up her own  a boutique regulatory compliance & risk management consultancy firm, ThinkMola in Singapore.

During her banking years, she became acutely aware of the Regulatory, Operational and Risk Management pain points faced by banks and other Financial Institutions alike and concluded that many of the same problems could be eliminated more effectively with the use of Regulation Technology (RegTech).

Mona is an Executive Board Member, Southeast Asia Lead and Singapore Chapter President of the International RegTech Association (IRTA) which exists to ease andaccelerate the evolution of the RegTech industry, by facilitating integration, collaboration and innovation of all stakeholders, within the Financial Services sector.

The event, RegTech Solutions for Wealth Management and Private Banking is a part of the “RegTech for Luxembourg” series, and focusses on the opportunities brought by RegTech for the Wealth Management & Private Banking Industry. The RegTech for Luxembourg series is brought by FinnoLux in association with the International RegTech Association (IRTA). We focus on real technologies than can be deployed now.

Come and join us for an exciting and thought-provoking breakfast-briefing in which we will show you how to create revenue from regulation and compliance.

Entry is free, however as places are limited, please register at


The event will start at 8:30 on 18 January, at Ca(fé)sino, 41 rue Notre Dame, 2240 Luxembourg City


09/11/2017by Matt Elton

FinnoLux is delighted to announce the first of a series of RegTech events, specifically focussed on the Luxembourg Financial Centre. The first in the series will take place on Thursday 23 November, and will focus on the challenges in managing and maintaining AML, KYC, FACTA/CRS, sanctions screening, PEP checks for new and existing individual and institutional clients.

See how RegTech solutions can facilitate, improve and continuously monitor your processes of customer on-boarding, ongoing due diligence and customer off-boarding.

When? Thursday 23 November 2017 from 8 am
Where? Hotel Mélia, Kirchberg

Please register to reserve your place at:



8am: Registrations & Welcome Coffee
8.30am: Welcome Address
8.40am: Keynote Speech from former regulator
9.30am: Presentation of 4 RegTech solutions
11am: Networking Coffee

Presentations of RegTech Solutions:

  • KYCC
  • Kompli Global
  • Taina Tech
  • Keesing Technologies

Event Series

After the successful event on Irish RegTech Solutions, FinnoLux has put together an interesting event program for 2017-2018, making RegTech tangible to the Luxembourg Financial Centre.

The first two events will focus on Customer Lifecycle Management (on 23d November 2017) and Data Management in the Fund Industry (12 December 2017). For 2018, we plan one with a specific focus on RegTech for the Wealth Management Industry in Q1 and RegTech solutions for the Insurance Sector in the second quarter of 2018.

The aim of these events is to create value for the industry by focussing on the benefits the application of Regulatory Technology can bring and by making the opportunities tangible. We bring targeted events, focussed on key decision makers from the industry, bringing the best of solutions to the stage.

The first in the series will focus on Customer Lifecycle Management and is aimed at showing attendees how RegTech solutions can facilitate, improve and continuously monitor processes of customer on-boarding, ongoing due diligence and customer off-boarding. Our keynote speaker will set the stage and provide more insight in the topic and the specific challenges the industry faces. .

After the keynote speaker has set the stage, 4 companies will dig deeper in the problems they solve and their experiences in the sector.