Which RegTech leaders could stand out in 2023?


One of the fastest-growing technologies in recent years has been the area of regulatory technology, better known as RegTech. Going into 2023, who are the leaders who stand out?

In a recent post by Moody’s Analytics, the company outlined some of the key movers-and-shakers in the RegTech space and what they are offering.

The first individual highlighted is Jane Jee, who is a company secretary for payments firm Numitor. She also serves as member of the board of RegTech Women.

Moody’s highlights that Jee has a ‘broad background’ of legal and compliance experience, having worked for a diverse range of businesses, including mobile phone payment firms, money transmitters and internet payment gateways.

The firm said, “Jane shares her vast industry knowledge with her community by publishing articles on anti-money laundering, speaking at conferences and advocating for the widespread adoption of regtech to reduce costs and increase the efficiency of compliance practices.”

Secondly, Sian Lewin could be a key RegTech leader this year. Lewin is a co-founder of RegTech Associates, which is the largest independent network of RegTech platforms, regulated financial institutions and regulatory experts collaborating on industry-wide goals.

She currently leads the organisaiton’s research and content generation activities, and works alongside RegTechs and regulated firms to help them improve and scale their operations. She has also created RegTech Women, back in 2019.

‍Moody’s remarked, “With more than two decades of experience helping international financial institutions like JP Morgan, UBS, and RBS increase their ability to respond to the evolving regulatory climate, Dr. Sian Lewin is certainly a person to watch.”

Another key individual to watch out for is Moody’s own Chor Teh. Moody’s said, “Working tirelessly in the back offices of major financial institutions for many years, Chor Teh knows what it takes to transform financial crime compliance programs for the better.

“With a specialty in client lifecycle management, Chor has first-hand experience in helping organizations bring together the best data, technology, and processes to ensure exceptional customer experiences with compliance as the priority.”

Teh has apparently a wide knowledge of client lifecycle management, regulatory and KYC remediation as well as regulatory classification.

Prior to joining Moody’s, he worked for firms such as Investec Bank, BNP Paribas and JP Morgan, driving ‘strategic activity to deliver efficiency through people strategies, target operating models and large-scale digital transformation.

Another key head is Samantha Sheen. “Sheen is no stranger to the spotlight,” said Moody’s. “A frequent chairwoman, moderator, speaker and panellist, Samantha has spoken on the topic of financial crime prevention, and the role technology must play in it, at many prestigious events around the world.”

She is experienced in the development and delivery of financial crime prevention training, sharing her expertise in risk management, enhanced due diligence and product-specific financial crime risk detection.

“Her experience includes serving in various senior level positions for different financial institutions across Europe. Recently, she’s been closely involved in projects specifically relating to fintechs and their use of regtech to stop financial crime and effectively screen customers and third-parties,” added Moody’s.

John-Paul Eaton rounded off the list. “To make a positive impact in the world of anti-financial crime, John-Paul Eaton has been busy building a community teams can turn to for support in their pursuit of building world-class anti-financial crime experiences,” quipped Moody’s.

Currently, he serves as global community director at consultancy firm FINTRAIL, and helps organisations access new and agile financial crime and risk management tools.

His work involves building long-term partnerships between FINTRAIL’s community members, helping them address common challenges and connect to other like-minded people in the world of anti-financial crime.

“His work involves understanding that modern risk management requires new approaches, that compliance cannot simply be a box-ticking process or accepted as a burden. Instead, it’s possible – with the kind of tools regtech provides – to combine commerciality with intelligence and achieve results that are scalable and fit for a modern world where criminals move fast, and customers demand world-class experiences,” concluded Moody’s.

Read the post here.

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