Post Tagged with: "Regulation & Compliance"

What would Gandhi have thought about Bitcoin?

What would Gandhi have thought about Bitcoin?

by November 30, 2016 at 12:00 am 1 comment

  Bitcoin is anti-establishment. It is feared by most governments and banks. Yet Bitcoin is also a driver of innovation – which drives productivity and wealth creation which is what citizens want their governments to focus on. That is why the relaxed attitude to Bitcoin in wealthy Switzerland, where theRead More

The radical change coming to Financial Services; Fintech in Switzerland

The radical change coming to Financial Services; Fintech in Switzerland

by November 16, 2016 at 12:00 am 1 comment

Financial Services accounts for 10% of GDP and 5% of employment in Switzerland and the country is a global leader in Wealth Management. So, what happens here really matters and what is happening is earth-shattering (and we normally avoid hyperbolic language on Daily Fintech).  I mean radical in the positiveRead More

XBRL usage from Banks and Fintechs

XBRL usage from Banks and Fintechs

by September 4, 2016 at 2:00 am 2 comments

XBRL adaptation for reporting, monitoring and supervisory purposes is a broad topic that encompasses Central Banks, Regulators, Stock exchanges, individual companies (both private and public). Main relationships that can benefit from XBRL adaptation in the financial sector Central Banks can improve their favorable financing business to the banks, if theyRead More

Back to Growth Despite the Triple-Witching in Banking; with a AAA Regulatory Recipe

Back to Growth Despite the Triple-Witching in Banking; with a AAA Regulatory Recipe

by July 4, 2016 at 2:00 am 2 comments

What I heard at the Swiss International Finance Forum Last week I attended the Swiss International Finance Forum organized by NZZ konferenzen and with a theme “Back to growth”. Sergio Ermotti, CEO of UBS reminded the audience that all the “Regulations that are killing us” (us the regulated banks) haveRead More

Regtech in Capital markets; Investing

Regtech in Capital markets; Investing

by June 21, 2016 at 2:00 am 3 comments

Working on Wall Street has always been a hazardous profession, especially for those in the front line of the business, the traders. Market risks, volatility, and uncertainties, are the stressors for traders and those allocating capital and managing risk. This is the nature of the business, the markets, whether currencies,Read More

Announcing Regtech Week on Daily Fintech

Announcing Regtech Week on Daily Fintech

by June 20, 2016 at 2:00 am 1 comment

This thematic week will be devoted to Regtech, which includes all tool kits to deal with the Mandatory, Free service (to regulators, carrying out various mandates) that is very Costly to regulated entities. My top tweet in the month June remains rock solid (inspired by a Finnovasia discussion): #FinTech solves Consequences of last crisis #RegTechRead More

KoreConx: a Global Re-bundling Fintech Case

KoreConx: a Global Re-bundling Fintech Case

by June 7, 2016 at 2:00 am 3 comments

Crowdfunding is real. Whether it is equity or debt platforms, the trend is very much alive with regional variations and adapting regulations. A real global market opportunity The simple explanation is “Capital continues searching for investment opportunities, as deposit rates remain low” & “Companies continue searching for funding as “normal”Read More

Advance Finance Together in Switzerland: AFTS

Advance Finance Together in Switzerland: AFTS

by April 4, 2016 at 2:40 am 0 comments

In some ways, Fintech feels like EM (Emerging Markets) to me. Possibly because I spent part of my Wall Street career in that subsector. Objectively, EM maintains a flavor of Less mature, of upcoming, of under-developed and of course, feels More threatening in terms of growth potential compared to the developed,Read More

Cracking Silos Between Insurers and Asset Managers: A Fintech Solution

Cracking Silos Between Insurers and Asset Managers: A Fintech Solution

by March 17, 2016 at 3:00 am 0 comments

Financial institutions are fenced within a regulatory terroir. Europe is a multi-lingual continent with less than half a dozen currencies and more than two dozen legal & economic jurisdictions. Wilkommen y benvenuto. Financial regulations in Europe can fill a library, if there was an audience for it. But I can’tRead More

Zenefits Joins Uber & AirBnB in Regulatory Battle as InsurTech Grows Up

Zenefits Joins Uber & AirBnB in Regulatory Battle as InsurTech Grows Up

by February 18, 2016 at 2:00 am 1 comment

The Zenefits innovation is brilliant. They give away software to manage employee benefits and then monetize via the leadflow to insurers. That led to a rocket ship growth that reads like a fairy tale until in February of this year we read about the CEO resigning after compliance issues withRead More