APAC Focus: Adapting to Rapidly-Developing FinTech and RegTech Sectors

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  • When: June 8, 2018
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM HKT
  • Level: All

Fintech and RegTech sectors throughout the APAC region are providing financial institutions with new and improved banking, payment and financing options. As a result, financial institutions have made technological innovation a priority with an eye to improving and expanding their product and service offerings without compromising compliance efforts. Our panel of experts will examine FinTech and RegTech developments throughout the APAC region, as well as practical approaches to undertake effective customer due diligence around FinTech products using emerging technology.

Learning Objectives

  • Creating risk profiles and identifying the unique risks of FinTech to ensure onboarding screening models are effective
  • Reviewing specific KYC/CDD challenges, including transaction monitoring, sanctions screening, fraud detection and other AML issues as they relate to technological innovation
  • Closely monitoring shifts in the regulation of FinTech products, with an eye to harnessing innovations in RegTech to maintain a robust compliance program

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Officers
  • Industry Consultants
  • Regulatory Representatives
  • AML Information Technology Specialists
  • Risk Assessment Managers


  • APAC
  • Global
  • Banks
  • FinTech/RegTech

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William Scott Grob
  • Dr. William Scott Grob, CAMS-FCI

  • AML Director – APAC


Dr. Grob has over 25 years of financial and banking expertise. His most recent role was as Regional Head of Affiliates Management, HSBC, where he worked on mitigating financial crime and correspondent banking risks across Asia. His 12-year career at the bank also included managing risk within the Equity/FX prime brokerage business, Structured Funds business, and Hedge Fund units.

Dr. Grob earned a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University, a Master of Arts from George Mason University, a certificate from Harvard Business School’s General Management Program, and a Doctorate of Management from SMC University (USA), where his dissertation was focused on correspondent banking- “IMPACT OF CORRESPONDENT BANK ENHANCED DUE DILIGENCE PRACTICES.” Also, he has designations from the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, and Global Association of Risk Professionals (FRM).


Maria Gaitanidou
  • Maria Gaitanidou

  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Coins.ph


Ms. Gaitanidou is a qualified lawyer, Compliance and Business Development specialist with international growth and compliance focus. Her areas of expertise are AML, KYC/KYB, virtual currencies and partnerships. Ms. Gaitanidou currently acts as the Compliance Officer at Coins.ph. She is responsible for strategy, planning and implementation of all compliance efforts for the Philippines group.

Ms. Gaitanidou holds a Bachelor of Law degree from King’s College London and a Masters’ in Corporate and Commercial Law with Merit from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Praveen Jain
  • Praveen Jain, CAMS

  • Head of Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) Innovation and Controls Strategy
  • Standard Chartered Bank


Mr. Jain is the Head of Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) SAIL and Innovation at Standard Chartered Bank. He is the Accountable Executive for implementation of the Transaction Monitoring solution and responsible for designing the strategic surveillance solutions for the AML and Sanctions programs. He also leads the innovation program to support the bank in staying at the forefront of FCC risk management and leverage new technologies within the Financial Crime Compliance space.

Mr. Jain was previously responsible for Strategy and Transformation within the financial Intelligence Unit at Bank of America. His early career was with ABN AMRO Bank in AML compliance and with Detica in product management and consulting.

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