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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.


Nick Wakefield, Co-founder & Managing Director
Nick co-founded Regulation Asia and oversees sales and marketing aspects. He has worked in financial services publishing for over 15 years, including at leading publications Risk, Euromoney and Global Custodian. 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. Nick plays an active role in the fintech space, holding a senior position at Bambu, a Singapore B2B digital wealth technology company.
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Bradley Maclean, Co-founder & CEO
Bradley co-founded Regulation Asia and currently serves as CEO and Head of Research. He was previously Vice President of Business Development at SunGard Financial Systems (now FIS) 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 in 2008 for the US Treasury Department and the World Bank.
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Editorial & Research

Manesh Samtani, General Manager & Editor
Manesh manages the research team and serves as editor, also contributing his own coverage of significant regulatory changes that impact banking, capital markets, asset management and financial services across Asia more generally. Manesh is a former trader and investment consultant with a degree in Finance and Banking.
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Sanday Chongo Kabange, Senior Reporter
Sanday Chongo Kabange is a Senior Reporter at Regulation Asia. He focuses on regulatory compliance in financial services, with a focus on financial crime matters, fintech and payments. He was previously at Red Flag Group, where he advised clients on compliance, regulatory and legal obligations. Sanday has a Master of Journalism from the University of Hong Kong and a Master of Global Public Policy from the University of Southern California.
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Mark Johnston, Senior Reporter
Based in Singapore, Mark is an experienced journalist and editor with over a decade of experience reporting on technology and business trends throughout Asia. Mark got his start as an engineer, graduating from the UK's Queen's University of Belfast with a Master's degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. As senior reporter for Regulation Asia, Mark focuses on regulatory changes impacting financial markets, with particular interest in fintech, cybersecurity and crypto markets.
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Charlene Zhang, Research Executive
Charlene is a research analyst in the Regulation Asia research team, covering various financial regulation related topics across Asia Pacific. Charlene holds a masters degree in professional accounting and applied finance from the University of Queensland.
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Ranamita Chakraborty, Reporter
Ranamita Chakraborty is an experienced journalist specialising in business and finance news, and covers financial regulation in banking and capital markets across the Asia Pacific region.
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Pongnut Thanaboonchai, Contributor
Pongnut is a contributor to Regulation Asia. He is also special counsel to Thailand's Securities and Exchange Commission, working to improve the capital markets regulatory landscape and securities laws in the country. Pongnut is a regulatory specialist on the digital economy for the World Bank Group, and was previously an associate in Banking & Finance at Baker McKenzie's Bangkok Office.
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Darien Choong, Senior Reporter
Darien Choong is an experienced journalist and a contributor to Regulation Asia. He is a former content manager of a private bank and has extensive experience in financial markets.
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Duruthu E Chandrasekera, Reporter
Duruthu Edirimuni Chandrasekera is a senior business journalist based in Sri Lanka with over 15 years of experience covering stock markets, banking and trade.
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Charmaine Athaide, Sales & Business Development Director
Charmaine works closely with clients to plan, design, build and execute marketing campaigns, whether to increase client visibility in APAC, identify potential new clients and gain market share, or reinforce branding. She leverages full range of services to meet client needs in all projects.
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Erika Saldanha, Marketing Manager

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Ethan D'Souza, Data Analyst

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Events & Operations

Una Chee, Event Operations Manager

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