Day 2 - 14 November 2019

Fintech, Securities & Regulation

This track explores the use for Blockchain in the Financial Services industry, hearing advice and insight from bankers, insurers, and businesses overhauling their finance systems. It will delve into blockchain solutions within the financial services and the struggles banks are having with security and regulation. We will also dip into the Crypto world looking at the tighter regulations emerging and the rise of the STO. 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 fields on their view of the marketplace.

09:30AM

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

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09:50AM

Distributed Ledger Technology: Turning Theory into Practice

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10:10AM

Blockchain and insurance

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10:30AM

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

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11:00AM

Networking Break

11:40AM

Panel: Maximising the potential of blockchain for finance systems

  • Identifying applications: what problems can blockchain technology realistically solve?
  • Building partnerships: how can FinTechs and other businesses drive innovation together?
  • When can we realistically hope to see widespread adoption of blockchain technology in financial systems?
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12:20PM

Crypto securities & regulation

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12:40PM

How blockchain can help USA regulators

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01:00PM

Networking Break

02:00PM

Panel: Blockchain and the evolution of investment

  • Looking to the future of equity markets – how will asset management change?
  • Tokenisation of assets – The changing behaviour of investors
  • Opening up to a new marketplace of millennials
  • Do we actually need the intermediaries?
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02:40PM

Blockchain for Securities Trading

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03:00PM

Afternoon Keynote: The future of regulation

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03:30PM

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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04:10PM

Session Close