ASIC’s Innovation Hub


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ASIC is committed to helping innovative start-ups navigate the regulatory system to facilitate innovation that has the potential to promote good outcomes for consumers and financial markets.

ASIC is equally committed to maintaining and not compromising on the key principles of that regulatory system, including the provision of important protections for consumers and investors.

In 2016, ASIC expanded its focus to include regtech and has recently been provided with $6 million of funding over the next 2 financial years to further their work in this space.

This webinar will explore:

  • ASIC’s approach to innovation
  • The provision informal assistance to innovative businesses
  • ASIC’s licensing experience with fintechs
  • ASIC fintech licensing exemption to enable concept testing (the ‘regulatory sandbox’)
  • Initial Coin Offerings and crypto-assets
  • International engagement and networks
  • ASIC’s approach to regulatory technology, current trials and upcoming initiatives

Webinar Learning Outcomes:
Attendees will learn about the work ASIC is doing to support innovation and resources and services that ASIC has available for innovative fintech businesses. They will also gain insight on ASIC’s approach to regulatory technology plans for new funding announced this August.

Suited to: 
This session will appeal to those with an interest in the changes technology is bringing to the financial services sector including the potential of regtech.
It is suited to fintech start-ups, technologists, academics, regulators, government agencies and legal and compliance professionals at all levels. 

Presenters Bios:
Mark Adams, Senior Executive Leader, Strategic Intelligence, and Co-Ordinator Innovation Hub, ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission). 
Mark leads the team responsible for ASIC's economic and risk analysis as well as driving ASIC's data science agenda. Mark also coordinates ASIC's Innovation Hub initiative. Mark has held a range of senior executive positions at ASIC including lead of ASIC's competition in equity markets project and the Exchange Market Operators, Regulatory Policy and International teams. Between 2012 to 2014, Mark held secondments as Principal Adviser, Financial System Inquiry Secretariat and Director, Strategy, Research and Risk, Ontario Securities Commission. Prior to joining ASIC, Mark worked in the corporate and superannuation areas of a national law firm.

Peng Lee, Senior Manager, Licensing, ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission). 
Peng started work at ASIC in financial services, then moved to mergers and acquisitions and fund raising, and now back to financial services in ASIC’s Licensing team. Before that Peng was an in-house lawyer at ASX and started his legal career working in private practice in Adelaide and Sydney.

You will be provided with: 
• PowerPoint presentation slide deck 
• Any Supporting documentation 
• Webinar Recording to view multiple times for up to 6 months 
• An opportunity to ask questions to the presenter

Helping Australian fintech and regtech startups navigate the regulatory framework

  • Webinar Recording
    • PD hours: 1
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