About Us


Regulation has traditionally been the talk of the back-office. But since the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, financial executives have been keeping a more watchful eye on the evolution of risk management and concurrent regulatory changes being discussed and adopted across the globe.

Asian regulators have been playing catch up to their Western counterparts, with each jurisdiction adopting different facets of global best practice to preserve order in their respective banking sectors and financial markets. Meanwhile, the presence of international financial institutions in Asia has caused global regulations to seep into the region’s financial services industry. The resulting regulatory landscape has grown increasingly fragmented and understanding the various nuances across Asia Pacific markets can be time-consuming and burdensome, particularly for global and regional players.

Regulation Asia tracks and analyses financial regulation across Asia to keep readers informed on the changes and their impacts. Since November 2013, our audience and subscription base have grown to include key regulatory bodies, exchanges, banks, asset managers, law firms, technology vendors and consultants.

Through our research, reporting, featured content and events, we play a key role in the regulatory agenda.

Our Team

Nick Wakefield – Co-founder
Nick co-founded Regulation Asia and oversees sales and marketing aspects. He has worked in publishing for over 15 years, including at some of the leading publications such as Risk, Euromoney and Global. Nick has overseen teams across the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific, and has worked with governments and regulators across Asia to produce leading conferences aimed at attracting high-level investment into local infrastructure projects. He holds a degree in Business Communication Systems and a Diploma in Economics.

Brad Maclean – Co-founder & Editorial Advisor
Brad co-founded Regulation Asia and currently serves as Editorial Advisor. He was previously Vice President of Business Development at SunGard Financial Systems heading up strategic, business planning and product development across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, in total overseeing 36 countries. Prior to that Brad was a management consultant focused on alternative assets. He was involved in several significant research programmes, including one assisting on TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) in 2008 for the US Treasury Department and the World Bank.

Peter Guy – Editor-at-Large
Peter Guy is an award winning financial journalist. His analysis and coverage includes capital markets, private banking and asset management. As Editor-at-Large Peter is also involved in editorial strategy and production, and additionally provide his investigative and analytical expertise to help shape event themes and agendas. Peter is also a weekly business opinion columnist for the SCMP.

Manesh Samtani – General Manager
Manesh manages day-to-day operations for Regulation Asia, including in areas such as research, editorial and business development. His background includes a mix of finance and technology.

Charmaine Athaide – Sales & Business Development Director
Charmaine works closely with clients plan, design, build and execute marketing campaigns. She leverages our full range of services to help client needs.

Garima Chitkara – Correspondent
Garima is an independent journalist and event producer based in New Delhi. Her work for Regulation Asia includes articles, commercial content, event production and several high-profile research projects.

JP Reimann – Correspondent
JP covers a wide array of regulatory topics in his coverage for Regulation Asia. He additionally advises fintech firm FinFabrik and its clients on regulatory and compliance matters.

Karen Chiu – Correspondent
Karen is a recent Law graduate from City University of Hong Kong and a contributor to Regulation Asia.

Contact Details

For Editorial Enquiries: editors@regulationasia.com
For Sales: charmaine@regulationasia.com
For Support: support@regulationasia.com

For Subscriptions: subscriptions@regulationasia.com

All other: info@regulationasia.com

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