Day 2 - 20 June 2019

Fintech, Securities & Regulation

This track explores the use for Blockchain in the Financial Services industry, hearing advise and insight from bankers, insurers, and businesses overhauling their finance systems. It will delve into blockchain and indeed cryptocurrency within banks, the struggle with security and regulation and inevitably blockchains potential for financial services. It has been a rollercoaster of a year for the Crypto world, with dizzying fluctuation and tighter regulation around ICOs and token sales, but is the future bright? Will using blockchain technology in the financial capital markets to build a new infrastructure have benefits that outweigh the risks? Hear from the experts in these field on their view of the marketplace.


Fintech, Securities & Regulation: Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

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Distributed Ledger Technology: Turning Theory into Practice

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Blockchain and insurance

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Morning Keynote: Blockchain: turning the financial world on it’s head

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Networking Break


Panel: Maximising the potential of blockchain for financial services

  • Identifying applications: what problems can blockchain technology realistically solve?
  • Building partnerships: how can FinTechs and incumbents drive innovation together?
  • When can we realistically hope to see widespread adoption of blockchain technology in financial services?
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Crypto securities & regulation

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Blockchain innovation in wealth and asset management

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Networking Break


Blockchain for Securities Trading

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Afternoon keynote: The future of regulation

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Panel: Crypto and blockchain – Threat or opportunity for financial services?

  • Traditional banking methods – Current dependence on centralized service providers or entities.
  • Pros & cons of Decentralized Financial System. Barriers & regulation.
  • Timeline of the movement. The extent & limitations on the inclusion of blockchain, crypto asset, & currencies.
  • How blockchain can innovate FINTECH products & services for growth, increasing effectiveness in fraud detection & pricing, & reducing admin costs.
  • Advantages of security, borderless transaction settlement, efficient payment clearance, secondary Market Trading & Clearing, Primary Market Issuance, & IPOs.
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