RegTech

From fiction to reality to necessity: regtech’s world takeover

It was about two years ago that articles about regtech first began hitting newsstands. The financial world had been undergoing huge waves of new laws for about a decade, complex regulations usually accompanied by high penalties for non-compliance. The idea of these regulations was, generally, to make sure supervisory authorities had accurate documentation with w […]
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The utter digital transformation of operational tax compliance

During the past 10 years, the banking and asset management sectors have gone through a restructuring phase, following the 2008 financial crisis which prompted major banking groups to redefine their strategies. As is well known, a huge increase in regulatory and tax compliance obligations followed the crisis, affecting banks and investment managers heavily. In […]
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One microphone, five minutes, and €50,000

Luxembourg’s fintech scene is not quite like anything I’ve seen elsewhere. Startup contests—and I’ve been to loads—all share a common energy, an ambitious spirit, a love of the future and the futuristic. Fintech in Luxembourg has all that, of course, but it has something else too. It has a relaxed togetherness, forged by the smallness of the country […]
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Meet the warriors of fintech

The third annual Fintech Awards Luxembourg (powered by the LHoFT and KPMG) take place tomorrow! Thirteen molten hot companies will pitch in front of a panel of experts and hope to win one of the top prizes, which include €50k in startup money, membership in accelerator hubs, and advertising campaigns. But what do this year’s contestants say about the matu […]
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Distributing funds in the digital age

In the last decade the banking industry has made tremendous efforts to digitalise its services. The investment industry has been slow to catch up, but has begun to find its footing with robo-advisors making a loud entrance. But what about funds?
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The age of RegTech

Living in the present means we’re perpetually at the peak of technology, sitting on a pyramid of past achievements. In the 1950s credit cards became plastic miracles of payment, an apex of FinTech resting upon the [modern] invention of credit some half-century prior, along with
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