About Us

Introduction

For nearly a decade, Regulation Asia has been a constant in an ever-changing world, focused on providing breaking news, insights and analysis on the latest regulatory developments impacting APAC banking and financial markets.

Every day we serve 30,000+ financial services professionals across over 1,000+ financial institutions in 60+ countries - as well as regulatory bodies, exchanges, technology firms and other service providers - through our news, events, and research.

We create clarity from complexity, and play a key role in the regulatory agenda - reporting local insights to a truly global audience.

Regulation Asia was set up in November 2013 to track regulatory changes impacting APAC financial services.

Management

Nick Wakefield, Co-founder
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
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

Jill Wong, Editor
Jill started her career in economic research but her passion for writing led her to journalism as a correspondent with Reuters covering bonds. Her areas of coverage have expanded over the years to include all financial asset classes and non-financial subject matters such as art. She graduated with degrees in economics and law.
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Nithya Subramanian, Deputy Editor
Nithya Subramanian, a deputy editor at Regulation Asia, has wide experience covering the financial sector in India and Singapore. She has written extensively about wealth management, capital markets and insurance sectors tracking policy and corporate developments. Researching and writing about the South Asian diaspora settled in Singapore and the region is another area of interest. She has a post-graduate degree in English literature.
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Ranamita Chakraborty, Reporter
Ranamita Chakraborty is a Singapore-based reporter with over five years of experience in journalism, content writing and public relations. She holds a Master's degree in International Relations from RSIS, NTU Singapore and a Bachelor of Communication degree from Murdoch University, Australia. She started her career in financial journalism at Asia Insurance Review where she covered insurance and risk management. Prior to that, she was working in public relations managing clients in finance and technology.
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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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Sales & Marketing

Charmaine Athaide, Commercial Director, Asia Pacific
Charmaine Athaide, with over 20 years' sales leadership experience, excels in driving revenue growth, and crafting market strategies for tech solutions in Asia and the Middle East. Charmaine is a trusted advisor to her clients and works closely with them to leverage on a full suite of services to craft and execute marketing campaigns, maximise client visibility, cultivate new markets, and reinforce brand identity in the APAC region
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Maya Javier, Business Development Manager, Asia Pacific
Maya Javier brings rich experience from collaborating closely with Government Bodies and Asset Managers in her past roles. With a Master’s Degree in Media, Law, and Journalism, her expertise includes crafting impactful commercial programs, copywriting, strategic planning, and proficient project management. Maya excels in nurturing robust client relationships in the APAC region, fostering sales success while ensuring exceptional customer satisfaction.
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Robert Benjamin, Global Head of Subscription Sales
Robert runs global subscription sales for both Regulation Asia and our sister publication ESG Investor.
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Priya Varghese, Sales Support Executive
Based in Singapore, Priya works closely across Regulation Asia functions to support sales, marketing and event operations.
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Ethan D'Souza, Marketing & Data Analyst
Ethan is a data analyst for the Regulation Asia team supporting marketing, analytics and audience development.
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Events & Operations

Una Chee, Senior Event Manager
Una is an event operations manager at Regulation Asia, based in Singapore, responsible for overseeing the logistics and operations of events to ensure meetings and events run smoothly from conception to completion. She has previously served as Marketing Events Manager for Argus Media, running events and conferences in APAC regions and Managing Operations for a private finance institution. Her precision, details-oriented style, and problem-solving skills make her an excellent logistical support to her team members.
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Mia Wong, Events Operations Manager
Mia Wong helps to manage Regulation Asia projects and events, overseeing and coordinating logistics, operations and budgets, including working with various project teams, vendors, and other stakeholders to ensure deadlines are met and outcomes match expectations. Mia has a strong work ethic and attention to detail.
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Contact Details

For Editorial: [email protected]
For Sales: [email protected]
For Support: [email protected]
For Subscriptions: [email protected]

All other enquiries: [email protected]

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