RegTech Capital Markets Conference – 7 March 2018


David Silverman

David Silverman, Managing Director, Data Science Executive, Legal – JP Morgan

David manages a team within JPMC Legal that develops and operationalize methods and solutions for improving efficiency and effectiveness of Legal work using the technology domains of AI, machine learning, NLP, and advanced search. He has held roles in Compliance, Oversight and Control and other operational risk functions at JPMC and at Morgan Stanley and Citigroup.


Paul North, Head of Product Management EMEA – BNY Mellon

Paul is Head of Product Management across the EMEA region within BNY Mellon Asset Servicing. In this role Paul has responsibility for overseeing the enhancement and development of products that support clients across the 107 countries in the EMEA region.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon in early 2006, Paul was an executive within the Investment Operations business for JP Morgan Chase Worldwide Securities Services where he took a leading role in the development of its investment operations outsourcing business infrastructure.

Paul has significant experience in the financial services industry and has held various senior positions across business development, IT, operations and project management during his career to date. Notably he spent 15 years with Accenture, three of these as Partner, charged with responsibility for several major client relationships. During his tenure at Accenture Paul worked on various IT and operational architecture, change management and outsourcing projects. He also served as a partner in the asset management group.

Paul lives in Oxfordshire and holds an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College of Science and Technology.


Alan Blanchard, Handbook Publisher / Policy / Strategy and Competition – FCA

Alan joined the FCA in 2014 having spent 15 years in legal and regulatory publishing. Responsible for publishing the FCA’s Handbook, he has launched a new Handbook website and introduced topic-based searching and navigation with the aim of making the content more user-focussed. He is now looking forward to developing machine-executable rules and continues to explore different technologies to enhance the production and consumption of FCA rules.

Raymond Hanson

Raymond Hanson, Managing Director, Global IT Program Lead for OTC Derivatives Regulatory Reform – Credit Suisse

Raymond Hanson is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Global Markets division, based in New York. He is the global technology lead for the Financial Regulation (FinReg) Program, responsible for the technology delivery of regulatory driven change across multiple regions, jurisdictions, and asset classes. Ray is also a member of the DTCC DerivServ Technology Advisory Council.

Prior to this role, Raymond held a variety of front office technology roles at Credit Suisse in both New York and Tokyo, primarily focused on Fixed Income Trading across cash and derivatives markets. In addition, he has served in a number of regional IT management roles, including Head of Tokyo IT. Raymond received a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from the University of Rochester.


Kevin Taylor, Managing Director, Head of Compliance Europe & Asia-Pacific – TD Securities Limited

Kevin has over 25 years gaining in the financial services industry working for the City regulator, investment banking and broking sectors. His experience includes running compliance teams responsible for advisory and monitoring functions across all asset classes and client types. He is currently registered as SMF 3 and SMF16, CF1 and CF10. His knowledge has been applied through his external work with RegTech forums and Councils where he has shared his industry experiences to help identify and promote use of technology and its use in Compliance. Kevin is also a frequent speaker at conferences particular in respect of market abuse related topics.


Stéphane Malrait, Managing Director and Global Head of E-Commerce for Financial Markets – ING Bank

Stéphane is Managing Director and Global Head of E-Commerce for Financial Markets at ING Bank. Stéphane joined ING to lead the bank e-commerce initiatives across all financial market products and to develop on the financial market group’s cross-asset ecommerce strategy. Before joining ING in May 2015 Stephane was global head of FIC eCommerce at Societe Generale since August 2007. Previously, Stéphane has worked at JPMorgan Chase for ten years based in New-York and London, working in different roles in Global FX E-Commerce Business Management and cross asset eCommerce technology. Stephane is also a board member for several eTrading market initiatives and market associations.


Stephane has been active with the ACI since 2005, participating in ACI world congresses, meeting with global regulators and local ACI events in Europe. In October 2010 Stephane was nominated chair of the ACI FX committee. The FX committee is focussed on and comprised of FX Experts who support both the ACI Executive Board and Regional ACI’s and ensure that the views of the professional FX community are heard at the highest levels, in co-operation with other associations that have an FX. In 2015 Stephane worked with the ACI board to launch the ACI Fixed Income committee. Similar to the mission of the ACI FX Committee, the new Fixed Income committee look at changes in market structure in fixed income products (government and corporate bonds, fixed income derivative products), changes in regulation impacting the fixed income industry (UK FEMR review, MIFID II, …) and represent ACI in Fixed Income industry events.


Stamos Fokianos, Managing Director, Global Head of eBusiness – Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank

Stamos is Crédit Agricole CIB‘s Global Head of e-Business, based in London. Prior to joining Crédit Agricole CIB in 2014, Stamos was Global Head of FIC e-commerce with Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets. Stamos originally joined RBC as Global Head of e-FX Trading before taking the FIC role in April 2012. Prior to this he worked at Standard Chartered for 3 years as Global Product Manager and Global Head of e-channels. His career spans 20 years in the Capital Markets industry, and he has held various positions at RBS, Citi and Swift.

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PJ Di Giammarino, Founder and CEO – JWG

A pioneering entrepreneur with a global network of senior bankers, regulators and technologists, PJ Di Giammarino is a frequent author and, for the last two decades, has been an international public speaker on the role of new technology within the financial services infrastructure.

He has over a decade of experience bringing together the industry’s leading technologists, policy makers and market leaders to solve global challenges via collaborative working groups. PJ is currently the driving force for progressive change behind the MiFID Implementation Group and a wide range of regtech forums.

Based in Europe for 20 years and London for 15, he has served as founder and CEO of JWG Group, a think-tank based in London, which is recognised globally by regulators, financial institutions and technology firms since 2006. Here, his team of independent analysts help senior executives within the public and private sectors determine how regulations can be implemented in the right way.

He is an active member of the International Organisation for Standardization, through the ISO UK committee for financial services, IST/12, and serves as the Secretary for the Fintech Technical Advisory Group. In addition to his standards and JWG roles PJ servers as Chariman of the Committee to establish the RegTech Council.


Mark Whitcroft, Founding Partner – Illuminate Financial Management

Mark Whitcroft is a Founding Partner at Illuminate Financial Management, a London-based venture capital firm exclusively focused on financial markets technology investments globally. Prior to Illuminate, Mark was an EIR at StartUpBootCamp FinTech London, on the Industry Advisory Board of ValueStream Labs and attached to the FinTech Innovation Lab in New York via Deutsche Bank. Mark spent twelve years in various senior fixed income markets roles at Deutsche Bank and HSBC based in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York. He has been an early stage fintech investor since 2010 and is on the Board of Directors of Illuminate portfolio companies ChartIQ, Privitar, AxeTrading and TransFICC.

Nicholas Wise

Nicholas Wise, Domain Architect Communication Surveillance – Deutsche Bank

Nick has over 10 years of experience within the surveillance space, holding senior IT positions within a number of global banks including Standard Bank, HSBC and Deutsche Bank. He has experience of developing custom AML and Market Abuse surveillance systems from scratch, as well as working with a number of large vendors to implement solutions e.g. Actimize, Attivio and CA DataMinder.

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Nirvana Farhadi, Global Head, Financial Services RegTech, Risk & Regulatory Compliance Affairs – Hitachi Vantara

As the Global Head, Financial Services RegTech, Risk & Regulatory Compliance Affairs, for Hitachi, Nirvana is the business owner and strategic leader for Hitachi’s Financial Services RegTech business. A thought leader and pioneer in the Financial Services RegTech sector, she is a global compliance, operations and risk expert across multiple FS sector Regs and jurisdictions. As the former Head of Regulatory Reporting at KPMG, she has lead the business, practice, and development for Regulatory Transaction Reporting. She has served as a lead regulatory expert across Trade, Transaction, Periodic, and Positional reporting requirement under various global regulations including, but not limited to: MiFID, MiFID2/MiFIR, EMIR, REMIT, DFA, SEC, CFTC, Hong Kong TR, Canadian TR, ASIC TR, Commodities Position Reporting, and Threshold reporting requirements. She has over 20 years of senior experience in the Financial Services industry. Between 2014-2015 she was appointed as the lead expert to a European Regulatory body on the MiFID II/MiFIR Transaction Reporting Technical Standards, and Instrument Reference Data Standard, as well as writing the approach for their consultation paper. As well as advising on the impacts above she has helped firms with the effect of Brexit on their business. Heavily involved in industry working groups with studies with the involvement of key market participants as well as NCA’s across Europe and the US on regulatory compliance, operations and risk and audit matters, provides training to a broad spectrum of industry stake holders, including global investment banks, Asset Managers, Trading Venues, Regulators, and Members of the European Parliament. She has published various industry articles, co-authored the upcoming RegTech book, presents at numerous industry and client round tables & spoken at high profile conferences in relation to her specialist area of expertise. Nirvana is also a Founding Member, of the Committee to Establish the RegTech Council and a lead expert on multiple industry working groups across Regulation, Cyber security and Blockchain.