29 March 2018
According to EY, international banks are spending more than US$1 billion per year each to implement regulatory compliance and controls. As financial regulations evolve with the changing industry landscape, the burden of compliance will continue to increase in both cost and complexity.
At the previous IBF MasterClass, we heard from EY on how advancements in Regulatory and Supervisory technology - or RegTech and SupTech – are bringing innovative, agile and scalable solutions to help financial institutions address key compliance and reporting challenges, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of compliance processes. The key benefits of adopting RegTech as a compliance tool include reduced compliance costs, enhanced data analytics, improved regulatory reporting and positive customer experience, amongst others. There are, however, no all-encompassing RegTech solution. Therefore, financial institutions must first identify gaps and understand their specific compliance needs before exploring possible solutions in RegTech. Additionally, collaboration is crucial in the ecosystem of regulators, financial institutions and RegTech providers, in order to effectively deploy such technology for compliance and risk management efforts.
With the growing need for innovative compliance solutions, EY suggested that data science, analytical capabilities and creative thinking are the skill sets that are increasingly important within compliance functions, and that financial institutions should look to learn from leading Tech companies in how they manage and handle vast amounts of data for compliance requirements.
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29 March 2018
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Presentation on "The Rise of Regtech & Suptech" Liew Nam Soon, Managing Partner, Asean Markets, EY
Liew Nam SoonManaging Partner, Asean MarketsErnst & Young Solutions LLP
Nam Soon is Managing Partner, Asean Markets, EY, and is responsible for managing the advisory, assurance, tax and transactions business. He is a member of the Financial Services Asia Pacific Leadership team and is also the Diversity and Inclusiveness leader for Asia Pacific.
Nam Soon has over 24 years of consulting and industry experience in large scale business and technology transformation, as well as risk management and compliance. He has worked extensively in retail, private, commercial and investment banking, asset management, insurance and private equity.
Prior to joining EY, Nam Soon held senior leadership positions as Chief Transformation Officer, Prudential Asia; and Partner, Financial Services and Wealth Management leader, IBM. He was also previously a partner with PwC and started his career with Andersen Consulting.
Nam Soon has deep experience in advising senor client executives on business, technology and digital transformation; risk management and governance, regulatory compliance; M&A, operations improvement of shared services information technology and operations; design and implementation of target operating models; managing cross-border IT and operations and outsourced portfolios across countries including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, U.S. and the U.K.
CredentialsNam Soon graduated with an MBA from Imperial College, London and a Honors in Bachelor of Engineering from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. He has also attended executive programmes at Harvard and Insead and is a Director of EY Singapore.
Varun MittalASEAN FinTech LeaderErnst & Young
David ScottPartner, Financial Services Risk Management, SingaporeErnst & Young
Brian ThungPartner, Financial Services, AssuranceErnst & Young
Brian Thung is a partner in the Financial Services group based in Singapore. He has more than 20 years in-depth experience from both external audit and advisory work capacities for financial services clients. Prior to working in Singapore, he spent three years working in EY FSO in New York.
Currently, Brian leads the Southeast Asia and Singapore Financial Services practice and is a member of the EY Global Hedge Fund Steering Committee.
Previous experienceBrian has vast experiences serving asset managers, hedge funds, private equity funds and investment companies and is involved in a wide range of advisory projects. His expertise lies in audit examinations (including mock audits and regulatory inspections), advising on fund structuring, leading internal control reviews, and providing performance audit consultation on regulatory matters as well as performing due diligence procedures associated with asset management acquisitions.
He has extensive industry knowledge of core and alternative funds’ structural and operating issues, including offshore entities and fund of funds. Brian is a key member of the GIPS and ISAE 3402 team in Singapore.
He has also led numerous due diligence and forensic accounting teams in Hong Kong, Seoul, Jakarta and Manila for a number of major Asian and US corporations. Some of his major clients include Broad Peak, Citigroup, Dymon Asia Capital, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Standard Chartered Bank, Lion Global Investors, Ichigo Asset Trust, and Axiom Asia Private Capital Funds.
Prior to joining EY, Brian was a Police Inspector with the Singapore Police Force.
Brian graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy, Nanyang Technological University (Honors), Singapore. He was qualified to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in New York in 2000, and is also a practicing member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Singapore Chapter of the Alternative Investment Management Association.
In addition, he received a Singapore Police Force Local Merit Scholarship in June 1991.
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