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FINTECH: THE EUs REGULATORY PERSPECTIVE

pencil CPE: Pending approval

calendar 12 April

clock 1.30pm until 5.00pm

location Castille, Casa Leone, Floriana

FinTech has developed significantly over recent years and is impacting the way financial services are produced and delivered. FinTech sits at the crossroads of financial services and the digital single market. The financial sector is the largest user of digital technologies and represents a major driver in the digital transformation of the economy and society. There are important synergies between the Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy, the EU’s cybersecurity strategy, the eIDAS Regulation and financial services initiatives such as the Consumer Financial Services Action Plan and the CMU mid-term Review. FinTech also presents challenges such as cyber-related risks, data, consumer and investor protection issues and market integrity issues. The GDPR and the AML Directive provide fundamental safeguards for the protection of personal data and the integrity of the EU financial system against money laundering and terrorism finance. The EU aims to respond to the calls by various parties for a more future-oriented regulatory framework embracing digitalisation and creating an environment where innovative FinTech products and solutions can be rapidly rolled out across the EU to benefit from the economies of scale of the single market, without compromising financial stability or consumer and investor protection. This is where it starts!

Candidates may be eligible to claim part of the cost incurred under the Investing in Skills Scheme.  Click here for further information.  Applications forms must be received by the Investing in Skills Unit at least 21 calendar days before start date of training.

A discounted price is available for students.  Booking is subject to availability and on presentation of a valid student card.

For full programme and registration form please click the pdf file below.

 

 

Target Audience

  • Up and coming entrepreneurs
  • Members of regulated professions
  • Digital Innovation specialists
  • Directors serving on Boards
  • Audit and accountancy professionals
  • Legal and notarial professionals
  • FinServ and FinTech operators
  • All those wishing to receive information on this subject

Attendees’ expected level of knowledge: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced

 

Programme

1330 - 1400 Registration

1400 - 1415 An Intro – A definition

1415 - 1445 EU consultation on Financial Technology

1445 - 1500 FinTech Action plan

1500 - 1515 The EU FinTech Lab

1515 - 1530 The point of view of the ESAs

1530 - 1545 Coffee Break 

1545 - 1615 The view from the UK and the USA

1615 - 1630 Malta: MFSA and FinTech

1630 - 1645 Financial regulation of FinTech – A theory

1645 - 1700 The future of FinTech

 

About the Speaker

By profession, Stefan J Berry is a lawyer with a Magister Juris postgraduate specialisation in European and Comparative Laws, a Master’s Degree in International Maritime Law and over 18 years’ experience in the financial services and technical industries. He commenced his professional career as a Tax and Legal Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and later joined Lombard Bank Malta plc, a well-established and reputable local retail credit institution, where he helped ABOUT THE TRAINER set up and consolidate the Compliance, Risk Management and MLRO functions. 

He then moved on to Middlesea Insurance plc (part of MAPFRE Group), where he was appointed Compliance Officer and Company Secretary to a number of insurance and reinsurance companies that passport their products and services in the European Union. Thereafter, Stefan has been serving as Company Secretary, in-house Legal Counsel, Compliance Officer and MLRO with a number of MFSA-licenced institutions, authorised to passport their FinServ products and services to other EU Member States. Stefan is also currently very involved in providing advisory services on Internal Controls for FinServ and FinTech licenced entities. He also coaches newly appointed and established Non-Executive Board Directors, who function on licenced and listed entities, and serves as Board member and Vice-President to the Malta Association of Compliance Officers (MACO) and General Secretary to the Financials Institutions Malta Association (FIMA).

 

Tags: FinTech, Regulatory