The Regulation Asia Podcast
In this podcast series, we cover all things regulation, compliance and risk management across Asia Pacific. Interviewing key regulators, market participants, and industry observers, we find out what keeps them up at night and deep-dive into the challenges facing the financial services industry.
Hosted by Regulation Asia Co-founders, Nick Wakefield & Brad Maclean
Frederic Boulier: Operational Complexities of an Ever Evolving Sanctions Landscape
Published on 10 April 2023
The continuing evolution and growing complexity of the sanctions landscape have made it more important than ever for banks to have in place a robust sanctions compliance programme. In this context, Regulation Asia Co-Founder Brad Maclean sat down with Frederic Boulier, Senior Director and Global Head of Financial Crime & Compliance Management Solution Consulting at Oracle, to discuss the operational, technology and data-related challenges associated with effective sanctions compliance in the current environment, as well as the processes firms should have in place to manage and mitigate risk while maximising efficiency.
Redefining Risk: Moving to a Customer Centric Risk Approach in AML Programmes
Published on 4 July 2022
From New York and London to Singapore and Hong Kong, all eyes are on the decisions being made by lawmakers and regulators to ensure financial services remain accessible, safe and resilient - and that they are not used for illicit purposes. In this context, APAC regulators and industry bodies make it clear that they expect financial institutions to understand and manage customer risk. The Regulation Asia team sat down with Matthew Field, APAC AML Market Director for NICE Actimize, to discuss the approaches being used to enhance data quality, create more dynamic customer profiles, improve detection capabilities, and flush out money launderers.
Redefining Risk: Illegal Wildlife Trade and the Financial Sector Response
Published on 4 April 2022
In this episode, Regulation Asia co-founder Brad Maclean and editor Manesh Samtani talk to Chinali Patel, International Illicit Finance Policy Lead at the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong, and Henry Williams, Head of Investigations at Themis, about illegal wildlife trade and the development of a new toolkit to help financial institutions combat this activity.
The toolkit was developed by the UK and UAE governments in collaboration with WWF, TRAFFIC and Themis – and is freely accessible here.
Redefining Risk: Russia Sanctions and Impacts on Financial Institutions
Published on 3 March 2022
In this episode, Regulation Asia co-founder Brad Maclean and editor Manesh Samtani sit down with Tom Keatinge, founding director of the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies (CFCS) at RUSI, and Nick Turner, a lawyer with Steptoe & Johnson in Hong Kong and a RUSI associate fellow, to discuss the sanctions being imposed against Russia and how they are impacting financial institutions and business.
Check out the CFCS 'Suspicious Transaction Report' podcast series here, and follow Nick Turner's weekly 'Sanctions Top-5' updates here.
Julie Bolan: The Power of Collaborative Innovation in Financial Services
Published on 12 January 2022
In the third episode of this special series of podcasts in partnership with SWIFT, Brad Maclean, co-founder of Regulation Asia sits down with Julie Bolan, Head of Business Innovation for Oceania at SWIFT, to discuss how financial institutions can leverage the power of Collaborative Innovation to address rapidly evolving customer expectations that continue to challenge existing business models.
Nicolas Stuckens: Guiding Principles for Screening ISO 20022 Messages
Published on 14 December 2021
In the second episode of this special series of podcasts in partnership with SWIFT, Brad Maclean, co-founder of Regulation Asia sits down with Nicolas Stuckens, Head of Sanctions Initatives at SWIFT, to discuss how sanctions screening and financial crime compliance will be impacted as the financial industry migrates to ISO 20022.
Guiding principles for screening ISO 20022 payments: Download
Stella Lim: The Changing Payments & Securities Landscape
Published on 8 December 2021
New Season: In this special series of podcasts in partnership with SWIFT, Brad Maclean, co-founder of Regulation Asia sits down with Stella Lim, Managing Director for Asia Pacific, to talk about how SWIFT is enhancing its transaction management platform to adapt to changes in the global payment and securities business landscape.
SWIFT Transaction Monitoring: Find out more here
Chew Chin Yee: Enforcement & Whistleblowing
Published on 16 August 2021
In the second of this special series of podcasts in partnership with SGX, Brad Maclean, co-founder of Regulation Asia sits down with Chew Chin Yee, Head of Regulatory Development and Policy & Enforcement at SGX RegCo, to talk about whistleblowing and what it takes to build a culture of good faith and trust among listed entities.
Boon Gin Tan: Talking SPACs & Sustainability with the CEO of SGX RegCo
Published on 30 April 2021
In the first of a special series of podcasts, hosted by Regulation Asia Co-founders Nick Wakefield and Brad Maclean, we sit down with Boon Gin Tan, CEO of SGX RegCo, to discuss his career to date, key priorities for SGX, as well as the key areas of focus planned for the 7 May 2021 SGX Regulatory Symposium, including SPACs and Sustainability.